Procurement Manager

Employment Type

: Full-Time


: Miscellaneous

Are you ready for a change? At ZT Systems, we put People First, and from day one our team members make a difference. A fast-growing key player in a multibillion-dollar market, ZT designs and builds hyperscale compute and storage solutions for the world’s largest datacenter customers. We are passionate about teamwork, and the consistent high quality of our solutions differentiates us in the minds of our customers. Here at ZT, we recognize hard work, commitment, leadership, and results, and we truly believe that behind every quality solution is a team of highly talented individuals. Join us and become part of an industry-leading team that transforms ideas into reality.

About The Role
The Procurement Manager will be a individual contributor role and be responsible for all purchasing function requirements in supporting the business needs. This position will plan, direct, and coordinate the activities of buyers, purchasing assistants, and related workers involved in purchasing materials, products, and services.

Develop and manage supplier relationships and negotiate contracts.
Negotiate prices and terms with suppliers, vendors.
Solid understanding of the server product lines and server market place.
Define performance metrics for measurement, comparison, or evaluation of supply chain factors, such as product cost or quality.
Meet with suppliers to discuss performance metrics, to provide performance feedback, or to discuss production forecasts or changes.
Design or implement supply chains that support business strategies adapted to changing market conditions, new business opportunities, or cost reduction strategies.
Work with engineering groups, both internal and external effectively.
Manage all areas of problem resolution with suppliers, including financial discrepancies, material discrepancies, transportation, returns and credit issuance.
Confer with supply chain planners to forecast demand or create supply plans that ensure availability of materials or products.
Monitor forecasts and quotas to identify changes or to determine their effect on supply chain activities.
Work with Procurement and inventory analyst to determine how to increase inventory turns, reduce waste, or optimize customer service.
Actively manage excess and obsolete inventory to risk and cost.

Ability to effectively partner with cross functional internal teams, and with various organizational levels and functions within our supply base.
Advanced knowledge of order management, fulfillment concepts and processes.
Advanced analytical thinking, technical analysis, and data manipulation skills.
Ability to work well in both an individual contributor’s role and team environment.

Minimum Qualifications
8+ years direct experience in procurement function in companies which are manufacturing computer hardware, or providing server system solutions.
Bachelor’s degree in Business or related field.

ZT Systems offers a highly competitive salary commensurate with work experience and/or education, an excellent benefits program that includes a 401(k) plan, health and dental insurance, and paid time off. We are an Equal Opportunity Employer (EOE) and do not discriminate against otherwise qualified applicants on the basis of race, color, creed, religion, ancestry, age, gender, marital status, national origin, disability or handicap, or veteran status. ZT Systems is a Drug-Free Workplace.

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