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Job Opportunity – Pinellas Park, FL – Interviews starting soon

Sr. Technology Category Manager( Job Number: 1400130)

Description

 Job Summary:

Under limited supervision, uses extensive knowledge and skills obtained through education and experience, leveraging proven sourcing experience, supply market intelligence, thought leadership, strategic thinking, negotiation and contracting and supplier relationship management skills to develop and implement procurement strategies that minimize Total Cost of Ownership while prioritizing stakeholder service.   Ensures business requirements are fulfilled, risks are mitigated and value is optimized across business units. Extensive contact with senior management is required to provide comprehensive solutions to complex problems or needs. 

 Contact:

Matthew Ruby | Account Executive
T 813.636.3707 | M 813.610.9444 | Mruby@TEKsystems.com
| F 813.636.3792 | www.TEKsystems.com
4301 Boy Scout Blvd., Suite #590, Tampa, Fl 33607

See Job Opportunities web page for more details.

Job Opportunity – Venice FL – Interviews starting April 21st

Please contact meri@procurementexpertise.com for more information.

SUMMARY

This position will be involved in selecting, managing and developing our key raw material component suppliers, as well as driving strategic operational improvements and efficiency gains in our logistics and material supply chains. In addition, this position includes extensive involvement with Product Stream Leaders to successfully launch or improve products within multiple product streams.   Success in this position will be measured via the value added supplier relationships developed to enable the Company to lower costs, improve quality, minimize inventory, lower lead-times and improve fill rate.  The Strategic Buyer will be exposed to many business disciplines including Finance, Operations, Quality, Manufacturing and Engineering

See details under Job Opportunities page.

April 17th – ISM-FGC Dinner Meeting

Please join your fellow ISM FGC members and guests for our next educational and networking opportunity – April 17th, at the Centre Club in Tampa. 

Our featured speaker will be Sam Farney.   His presentation is entitled: ”Six-Sigma Supply Chains, The Honda America Manufacturing Story”.  This meeting will also be our Annual Meeting, with voting on the 2014-2015 Nominations of Board Officers.

Most of us are very familiar with the payback of Six-Sigma and Lean principles and methods within our own organization.  Application of these highly cost effective techniques to our supply chains is far less common.  Yet applying lean practices at all levels of the supply chain can benefit the final product or service while adding tremendous financial leverage and great improvements to product/process quality throughout the supply chain.

In this workshop we will explore how these powerful tools can be used to dramatically reduce cost and improve quality and reliability in the supply chain, thereby providing benefits at all levels of the chain.  We will review specific examples from Honda America Manufacturing, a company renowned for being among the highest quality and lowest cost in the automotive industry.

For the attendee to receive the most applicable value, the workshop will focus on what can be done at the buying organization to enable these cost and quality benefits for one’s own organization and for our suppliers.

About our Speaker:  Sam Farney, C.P.M.

Sam Farney is principal of Supply Chain Advisors, an organization specializing in providing clients with education and process improvement for world-class supply chain management.  He is a Lifetime C.P.M., holds a BS in marine engineering and has extensive formal training in supply management, process improvement and financial analysis.

Sam’s 35-year career with United Technologies Corporation included 28 years with the supply management team.  His work included supplier process improvement initiatives, supply management training programs, MRO procurement and minority supplier development.  At the Carrier division of UTC he was responsible for purchasing and material control, provided strategic procurement planning and purchased private label products, MRO and field assembled systems.

Sam is coauthor of Global Purchasing and Supply Management, Second Edition, and of Volume IV of the Institute for Supply Management (ISM) Knowledge Series titled The Supply Management Leadership Process.  His work has been noted in Purchasing and Inside Supply Management magazines as well as The Purchasing Handbook

 Don’t miss this opportunity. Networking begins at 5:30PM and dinner will be served at 6PM. Your program begins at 6:45PM.

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OTHER UPCOMING EVENTS TO PLAN FOR:

Your ISM-Florida Gulf Coast Affiliate will be conducting CPSM & CPSD Review Courses on the upcoming Saturday May 10th:

  • ISM-Florida Gulf Coast will be holding a CPSM Module 1 and Certified Professional in Supplier Diversity (“CPSD”) Review Course on Saturday, May 10 starting with the CPSM Module 1 at 8:30 AM, and the CPSD will start at 12:30 PM. A $10 per person charge, payable at the door, will be required, and breakfast and lunch will be served. There is no other charge for the course itself. The CPSM Module 1 test is required in order to attain your CPSD certification. In addition to purchasing CPSM Study Materials, we will use the CPSD Exam Review Self-study Workbook. All study materials may be purchased directly through ISM National. The venue for these courses is WellCare Health Plans, Inc., Renaissance Center (corner of Waters Avenue & Henderson Road, behind Target/Lowes Shopping Center) at 8735 Henderson Road, Tampa, FL 33634.  (Please see map).  Parking is free in Parking Structure A and it’s just a short walk from Parking Structure A to the Conference Center.    CONTACT:  KARL STEVENS, Karl.stevens@stryker.com, 863-904-1637  

The materials are required for this course, and may be purchased either on the ISM web site http://www.ism.ws/products/productdetail.cfm?ItemNumber=18102 or through ISM Customer Service, 800/888-6276, Ext. 3072.

If you have any questions, please call Karl Stevens (863) 904-1637 or karl.stevens@stryker.com .

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CPSM and CPSD Review Course – Saturday May 10, 2014

ISM-Florida Gulf Coast will be holding a CPSM Module 1 and Certified Professional in Supplier Diversity (“CPSD”) Review Course on Saturday, May 10 starting with the CPSM Module 1 at 8:30 AM, and the CPSD will start at 12:30 PM. A $10 per person charge, payable at the door, will be required, and breakfast and lunch will be served. There is no other charge for the course itself. The CPSM Module 1 test is required in order to attain your CPSD certification. In addition to purchasing CPSM Study Materials, we will use the CPSD Exam Review Self-study Workbook. All study materials may be purchased directly through ISM National. 

The venue for these courses is WellCare Health Plans, Inc., Renaissance Center (corner of Waters Avenue & Henderson Road, behind Target/Lowes Shopping Center) at 8735 Henderson Road, Tampa, FL 33634.  (Please see map).  Parking is free in Parking Structure A and it’s just a short walk from Parking Structure A to the Conference Center.

CONTACT:  KARL STEVENS, Karl.stevens@stryker.com, 863-904-1637  

See CPSM Web Page for more details.

 

Nominations – Slate of Officers for 2014-2015

Attention ISM – FGC Members:

April is the Annual Meeting month for the ISM-Florida Gulf Coast Affiliate and ballots will be available at our Annual Meeting on April 17th.  We are also allowing our membership to vote via e-mail.

Per our By-Laws, the officers shall be elected by the regular members of the Association in attendance at the annual meeting held in accordance with the Association’s Policies & Procedures Manual. Internet and/or e-mail voting may be used when controlled and monitored by the Association’s Election Committee and may be used to nominate and validate the election.

Attached is the Nominations – Slate of Officers Ballot for the 2014-2015 ISM-Florida Gulf Coast.   Please review, if you have write-in candidates, please complete, sign, scan and email Karl Stevens – karl.stevens@stryker.com or call/text your vote to 863-904-1637.   Ballots need to be returned or email acceptance by May 1, 2014.

ISM- Ballot-Officers2014-15Final3-26-14

Looking for Committee Members

Do you have a couple of hours a month to volunteer?
Want to add skills to your resume?
Ever wanted to know how to run a non-profit organization?

This is YOUR ISM affiliate. If you want to help us become The best affiliate in ISM, we need your skills and leadership experience.

It only takes a couple hours a month to make new friends, learn about different companies or commodities, and give back to the profession that feeds your family. The variety of skills you can develop will support your upward progression throughout your career.

Volunteer Form

ISM Expands Requirements for Its Procurement and Supply Chain Certification

New pathway to CPSM® opened for practitioners without a degree.

(Tempe, AZ) March 11, 2013 — Institute for Supply Management (ISM) reveals new requirements for its Certified Professional in Supply Management® (CPSM®) program. Effective immediately, ISM expanded the eligibility requirements for the CPSM® certification to include a pathway for individuals who do not have a qualified degree. Qualified professionals without a degree who meet a higher threshold of applicable years of work experience may now obtain the CPSM® credential.

Proceed to Certifications link to read more about this exciting change in your association.

ISM CONFERENCES AND EVENTS

Below is a link to information for upcoming Institute for Supply Management conferences and events. Get the most from your membership by attending one of these events and invest in your future and professional skills.

ISM Conferences/Events

 

ISM 99th Annual International Supply Management Conference & Educational Exhibit

May 5-7, 2014 – Las Vegas, NV

ISM 99th Annual International Supply Management Conference Logo (Las Vegas)

 

 

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