Activation Engineer - Elmira, NY
OVERVIEW: Reporting to the Activation Manager, the individual will be responsible for technical leadership of a high performance team of Activators. He/she will relay any information or decision that could impact respective activities such as organizational changes, supplier difficulties and local/headquarter instructions. He/she will serve as the primary point of contact for Activators and should have a strong background in client and technical services. He/she will ensure that the activator team contributes to and applies efficiently the commodity strategies. The candidate will fill a high value and skilled position within the department. FUNCTIONAL DESCRIPTION: Monitor day to day the performance and deliveries of suppliers, addressing any issues related to them. Provide a cohesive flow of information among Purchasing, Activation and Planning teams. Work in a team environment using all available inputs. Leverage relationships between Activation, Purchasing and Planning Provide a proactive approach to daily activities. Work to improve problem suppliers to obtain quicker dispute resolution and shorter delays. Develop procedures and processes and ensure QMS compliance. Promote and implement internal and external control measures. Ensure exhaustive gap analysis and risk mitigation plan built together with project commitments. Drive project interfaces with internal customers and suppliers. Respect set budgets and drive activities to match project commitments (Modifications negotiation). Manage technical aspects of the team and suppliers to ensure deliverables. Interface with project team . Report, monitor and ensure team performance tied to defined departmental KPI's. TRAINING/EDUCATION REQUIRED: BS in Engineering (electromechanical, electrical, material, mechanical) or equivalent. Master's Degree preferred in either Engineering, Supply Chain, or Purchasing Preferably 5 to 10 years work experience in Supply Chain, including knowing and using the fundamental concepts, practices and procedures in a relevant field of specialization or conflict management skills.