TAIT Towers

  • Sourcing Analyst

    Job Locations US-PA-Lititz
    # of Openings
    1
    Category
    251334 Product Fab- Indirect
    Shift
    Main
  • Overview

    TAIT is the World Market Leader in designing, constructing and delivering the finest live event equipment in the world. Staffed by World Class Innovators creating World Class Experiences, TAIT is at the forefront of technology and live event. Whether it’s creating awe-inspiring spectaculars, complex touring sets, theatre automation, corporate events or brand experiences, TAIT works with the brightest minds in live event to bring their vision to life.

     

    With its acquisition of Stage Technologies and Delstar Engineering, the depth of cutting edge technologies continues to advance the TAIT’s global brand and capabilities. Among its claims to fame, TAIT supplies staging for the highest grossing concert world tours including The Rolling Stones, Beyoncé, Taylor Swift, Madonna and more. Additionally, TAIT created the largest kinetic light installation in concert touring history for the Red Hot Chili Peppers, was the production specialist that partnered with NASA to put the lyrics of U2’s ‘Beautiful Day’ into orbit, received a Guinness World Record title for its LED integration and customization at the Opening and Closing Ceremonies of the London Olympics, fabricated Las Vegas’ Omnia Nightclub Chandelier at Caesar’s Palace and created the first-ever commercial use of the Cable Coaster Virtual Reality simulator for National Geographic’s “Experience Mars.”

     

    The Strategic Sourcing Analyst is responsible for sourcing complex components, assemblies, finished goods, and services for the development and release of larger scale projects.  Reporting into the Strategic Sourcing Manager, this role provides support and customer service to intercompany teams while maintaining compliance with company procedures and industry regulations. The ideal candidate for this position will be highly motivated to grow within the organization in the future, thrive on an environment of change, creativity and accountability, and can continuously improve service levels to all customers, both internal and client based.

     

    This individual will be responsible for sourcing, tracking, and expediting orders to meet aggressive product launch and production timelines. In addition, the Strategic Sourcing Analyst will help maintain current best practices and lead the development of new processes within the department to find greater efficiencies. This position will act as both analyst and lead negotiator for both internal and supplier-facing projects.

    Responsibilities

    • Identify, analyze, and drive major cost improvement projects for both direct and indirect spend and across multiple commodities at both the site and company levels
    • Managing the component qualification process with strategic suppliers and setting up sustainable strategic supply relationships for transfer to our manufacturing facilities
    • Evaluating potential suppliers based on capabilities, costs, expertise, and other strategic factors
    • Identify and develop mitigation plans to address risk to supply chain
    • Work hand in hand with designers and engineers to source complex/custom components and subassemblies for use in cutting edge products
    • Represent sourcing/procurement on major project handoffs/kickoffs and work with project team to drive on-time and on-cost deliverables.
    • Collaborate with various department representatives including design & engineering, quality, business development and manufacturing
    • Lead cross functional teams on large projects to generate formal RFP/RFQs, Make vs. Buy and supplier selection analyses
    • Lead departmental efforts to negotiate and implement strategic and project specific supply agreements where needed
    • Perform processing of purchase orders for non-recurring transactions and to satisfy project specific demands
    • Support other critical business efforts as required

    Qualifications

    • Bachelor’s degree in related field
    • 5-7+ years’ experience in Strategic Sourcing, Purchasing, and/or Operations
    • Must possess leadership qualities as well as ability to influence stakeholders
    • Experience negotiating complex supply and development agreements
    • Strong analytical and organizational skills
    • The ability to work effectively and implement solutions on a strict timeline in a cross functional team environment
    • Must demonstrate strong communication, interpersonal, and presentation skills
    • Expert level knowledge of Microsoft Excel preferred (Pivot Tables, Macros, etc)
    • Must be proficient in all Microsoft Office Applications
    • ERP/MRP system experience required (Epicor preferred)
    • Must be able to travel to supplier sites when needed (<25% travel; domestic and international)

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