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EU Purchase Program Manager

Dana Incorporated
Closing date
23 Jul 2022

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Full Time
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The EU Purchasing Manager is responsible for managing OEM launch programs, large resourcing projects, and MFO outsourcing initiatives for the Product Group. The scope of this responsibility covers plants in the UK, Hungary, Italy, Spain and South Africa. This role includes managing the activities of the Advanced Purchasing Specialists. Has overall responsibility for cost, timing, and launch effectiveness up to 90 days post SOP.

  • Assume responsibility for the life of the program with regards to budget, planning, scheduling, customer satisfaction, and direction of assigned resources from program kick-off through to a successful production launch (i.e. cradle to grave).
  • Develop, update and complete Open Issues Timelines, e- Program Books, Program Kick-off Books, Supplier Risk Assessments, Program Risk Management, Capacity Studies, APQP Status Reports, Change Logs, Lessons Learned (TGW), Customer Surveys, EH&S reviews, Customer Milestone Summaries, Launch Status Reports, Stage Gates and other tools, procedures and reports as identified in the template Open Issues Timeline and PM Web Site.
  • Define and or estimate Pro-Forma purchased BOM cost (TCO).
  • Coordinate and assist in the compilation of the overall program budget for supply chain costs in preparation of the RFA and Pro-Forma documents.
  • Prepare and present the program's top level sourcing plan to senior management.
  • Communicate or present project status as needed through reports and program management reviews at all levels.
  • Ensure the product is designed to meet Dana's and the customer's requirements and mass production manufacturability, challenge engineering where appropriate if amendments need to be made.
  • Responsible for the on-time and on-budget completion of all customer and Dana required deliverables for the program.
  • Champion regular cross functional Product Launch Team (PLT) meetings to review the program schedule and assign resources to address any open issues.

  • Three-year degree in Business (Supply Chain Management or Purchasing is preferred) or four year degree in Engineering (Product or Manufacturing)
  • Professional Supply chain certification preferred
  • At least 3-5 years of experience in procurement
  • Strong team player, able to work effectively on cross-functional teams.
  • Excellent communication skills, verbal and written.
  • Maintains an organized and professional manner when representing Dana.
  • Willing to travel as required (estimate 10%).

What we can offer you:

· Employer pension contributions up to 7%

· Life Assurance at four times your basic salary

· 25 days holiday + bank holidays

· Well-being support including EAP scheme

· Supportive training and development options - if you want to develop, we can support you!

More about us:

Dana is a world leader in the supply of axles; driveshaft's; and structural, sealing, and thermal management products; as well as genuine service parts. The company's customer base includes virtually every major vehicle and engine manufacturer in the global automotive, commercial vehicle, and off-highway markets, which collectively produce more than 65 million vehicles annually. Based in Maumee, Ohio, the company's continuing operations employ approximately 40,000 people and reported 2021 sales of $8.9 billion, with more than half of this revenue derived from outside the United States.
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