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Robert Half International Supply Management Specialist in Cedar Falls, Iowa


Supply Management Specialist sought for a great resume building opportunity! This position will start remote and eventually move onsite full time.

As a Tactical Supply Management professional you will implement a sourcing strategy for multiple highly engineered commodities and maintain a close working relationship to the strategy owner.

You will develop and issue requests for quotation to approved suppliers based on the approved sourcing strategy. In addition you will:

  • Implement our Strategic Sourcing Process

  • Implement Continuous improvement part level changes with suppliers after production launch and may occasionally support Product Delivery processes including negotiation and execution of pricing agreements and Development Agreements

  • Analyze supplier proposals using total acquisition cost and decision analysis methodologies, develop and implement negotiation strategies

  • Implement and monitor adherence to Long Term Agreements (LTA) with suppliers, including annual price changes, exchange rate adjustments and warranty reimbursement.

  • Execute tooling purchase order (PO), price change request, replenishment forms and complete basic legal and environmental supplier requirements

  • Negotiate production pricing, prototype pricing, cost reductions, non-recurring expense, warranty reimbursement, etc with engagement from the Supply Base Manager

  • Manage tactical relationships between John Deere and suppliers

  • Schedule and manage meetings with suppliers to drive project execution to a milestone driven schedule

  • Facilitate frequent interactions with factory procurement teams to determine optimal delivery and packaging requirements

  • Support John Deere cross-functional teams in rating of suppliers against the Achieving Excellence criteria and communication of performance ratings to the supply base and execute improvement plans to close identified gaps.

  • Ensure Supplier Compliance requirements are being met and implemented

This position supports Direct material spend at multiple factories. Contact our team directly today to learn more! Double your job search options with Robert Half! Extend your job search and find the right role for you, whether it’s on-site or remote work. Unlike job boards or other staffing firms, Robert Half gives you multiple ways to advance your career. Our local staffing experts promote you to employers, help you prepare for memorable first impressions and more! See our toll free (don't worry - we're still local to you) contact information below and contact our team directly today!


Skills needed by candidate:

  • Demonstrated experience with Microsoft products with a solid understanding of Excel (V-Lookups, pivot tables, chart building a plus) and Powerpoint.

  • Experience with SAP enterprise software in a multi-factory/country environment is highly valued, although not required

  • Developed communication skills, effective working with cross-functional teams and stakeholders across the organization

  • Interest in collaborating with co-workers in multiple countries across multiple time zones

  • Business savvy - experiences with negotiating and making decisions based on choices and data to optimize outcomes

Accountemps, a Robert Half Company, matches skilled accounting and finance professionals with remote or on-site jobs on a temporary and temporary-to-hire basis. Our experienced staffing professionals can promote you to employers and advocate on your behalf. We provide access to top jobs, competitive compensation and benefits, and free online training. For more opportunities, get the Robert Half app and receive instant notifications when our AI matches your skills and experience with jobs.

When you work with us, you’re working with the best. Robert Half has been recognized as one of FORTUNE’s “Most Admired Companies” every year since 1998 and was named to Forbes’ inaugural list of America’s Best Temporary Staffing Firms.

Questions? Call your local office at 1.888.490.3195. All applicants applying for U.S. job openings must be legally authorized to work in the United States. Benefits are available to temporary professionals. Visit for more information.

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