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TAYLOR-DUNN- Sourcing Specialist II- MRO

Location: Anaheim, California US


This position is no longer open.

Job Number: 5797

Requisition Number: R7850

Position Title:



  • Lead coordination of resources between multiple departments to assist in the development, launch, production, and continuation support of production vehicles from multiple facilities.

Supplier Relations:
  • Conduct business within established supplier relationships.
  • Schedules each purchase order as needed to support the production schedule or requisition requirement, maintaining a minimum of inventory, while being responsive to manufacturing and other departments' needs.
  • Identify and communicate internally any supplier concerns or opportunities. Support cost recovery initiatives.
  • Support problem resolution discussions with suppliers and ensures the adequacy and timeliness of supplier correction action plans.
  • Support development and implementation of supplier contracts.
  • Provide research and input so the commodity leader can assess supplier capability and fit.
  • Coordinate the implementation of cost reduction projects, supplier exits, and tool transitions.
  • Monitor cost, schedule, technical, and drawing release status of projects and lead corrective actions as required.
  • Enter cost changes, assign selected suppliers, and support sourcing projects.
  • Prepare and solicit requests for quotes and proposals based on the defined commodity strategy.
  • Coordinate and communicate new component releases and design changes with suppliers and engineering.
  • Ensures that tooling is appropriate based on cost and quality requirements. Negotiate tooling cost with global suppliers.

Sourcing Priority Management:
  • Support part shortages and drive delivery issues from suppliers as needed.
  • Perform cost analysis to identify opportunities.
  • Execute on approved cost reduction projects. Maintain and measure cost reduction projects. Work with suppliers to resolve price and invoice discrepancies.
  • Support supplier quality function in determining root cause, necessary containment and counter measure activities for quality related issues.
  • Monitor and drive supplier performance for assigned categories to ensure suppliers are meeting Taylor-Dunn and Polaris requirements for quality and delivery.
  • Monitor supplier lead-times and production capacity improvement initiatives to ensure schedule flexibility.

Other Duties as Assigned


Education & Experience:
  • Bachelor's Degree in Supply Chain, Business Administration or Associate's Degree with equivalent working experience in the technical area is required.
  • APICS CPIM and/or ISM C.P.M./A.P.P. desired/preferred.
  • 2+ years of purchasing or relevant experience (MRO, sales, engineering, etc.)

Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities Required:
  • Effective negotiation, decision making, flexibility, and problem-solving skills.
  • Excellent written & verbal communication within team and cross-functionally.
  • Ability to creatively source for alternate suppliers.
  • Highly organized and effective in managing multiple priorities and deadlines.
  • Ability to professionally represent Taylor-Dunn and Polaris by developing productive working relationships with suppliers.
  • Capable of reading and interpreting engineering documentation and technical data.
  • Fundamental knowledge of KBM / MAPICS MRP and web-based business systems desired.
  • Knowledge of project management tools and ability to assist in tasks assigned by Project Managers.

EEO Statement

Polaris is an Equal Opportunity Employer and will make all employment-related decisions without regard to race, color, religion, creed, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, marital status, familial status, status with regard to public assistance, membership or activity in a local commission, protected veteran status, or any other status protected by applicable law.

City: Anaheim

State: California

Community / Marketing Title: TAYLOR-DUNN- Sourcing Specialist II- MRO

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