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Purchasing Liaison/MSS Coordinator Job

Company: PACCAR
Location: Mckinney
Posted on: May 3, 2021

Job Description:

Purchasing Liaison/MSS Coordinator

Supervises the activity between Dynacraft Operations, Materials, and Business Development and Corporate Purchasing. Manage the performance, contracts, and new business initiatives of the MSS suppliers

Job Functions / Responsibilities

Possess the knowledge and ability to:

  • Identify potential opportunities to streamline material procurement and transportation, improve material handling within the facility and improve materials presentation to the production line. Responsible for overseeing and conducting material flow analysis and space utilization studies to justify proposals and to reduce indirect labor and improve plant inventory turns. Manage the execution of projects for approved initiatives.
  • Coordinate optimized sourcing initiatives. Supervise the work with production and materials to identify and prioritize projects. Enlist support and recommendations from quality, supplier quality, and purchasing as necessary. Maintain historical and active records for all projects.
  • Develop cost justifications for optimized sourcing initiatives. Coordinate with plant accounting group to ensure concurrence with internal cost assessment. Work with and assist production, materials, manufacturing engineering and other groups as necessary to obtain required data for justification.
  • Develop and submit Requests for Quotes (RFQ's) to suppliers for candidate optimized sourcing projects. Coordinate candidate selection with purchasing and supplier quality.
  • Maintain contacts and communicate status of active projects with the affected departments and suppliers. Communicate and interact effectively with external and internal customers maintaining a high level of professionalism and customer diplomacy.
  • Must be able to set priorities and eliminate road blocks. Effectively guide others to appropriate solutions.
  • Support the development of materials logistics processes and goals.
  • Lead cross-functional teams to drive improvements in quality, efficiency and cost reduction
  • Communicate production plans and schedule changes to the MSS suppliers
  • Drive efforts to eliminate issues negatively effecting Dynacraft
  • Coordinate lean practices at the supplier locations
  • Lead efforts to improve MSS performance and request corrective actions when required
  • Manages ECN's and bill of material updates at MSS site
  • Provide KPIs performance score card weekly and perform root cause analysis on out of spec KPIs
  • Support implementation and compliance to control plans to ensure that improvements are permanent
  • Develop methods of ongoing audit of processes and products
  • Other duties as assigned

Demonstrated Competencies

  • Handles challenges confidently
  • Willing and able to adjust to multiple demands, shifting priorities, and ambiguity
  • Shows resilience in the face of constraints or adversity
  • Demonstrates flexibility
  • Rapidly learns new tasks
  • Handles feedback well and learns from it
  • Seeks opportunities to work cross-functionally
  • Drives for results and success
  • Conveys a sense of urgency and brings issues to closure
  • Persists despite obstacles and challenges
  • Works safely to protect the safety of oneself and others
  • Technical Acumen
  • Makes timely and sound decisions
  • Makes decisions under conditions of uncertainty
  • Gathers relevant information
  • Asks analytical questions
  • Considers an appropriately broad range of issues or factors
  • Maintains knowledge of competitive environment
  • Grasps complexities and perceives relationships among problems or issues
  • Seeks input from others
  • Uses accurate logic in analyses
  • For leaders of people and/or projects
  • Clearly assigns responsibilities
  • Appropriately delegates to and empowers others
  • Removes obstacles
  • Allows for and contributes needed resources
  • Coordinates work efforts when necessary
  • Monitors progress
  • Creates an atmosphere in which timely and critical information flows smoothly between self and others
  • Applies a global perspective by seeking to understand issues, trends, and perspectives of various cultures and countries
  • Takes responsibility for safe working environment and continuous improvement in safety
  • Demonstrates inclusive behaviors; relates to all people in an open, friendly, accepting manner, actively listens, considers and seeks to understand points of view of others and fosters an environment where all people feel respected and valued
  • Gains support and commitment from others
  • Develops effective relationships
  • Recognizes and effectively balances the interests and needs of one's own group with those of the broader organization
  • Communicates in a clear manner with people at various levels
  • Creates enthusiasm, a feeling of investment, and a desire to excel
  • Demonstrates principled leadership and sound business ethics
  • Shows consistency among principles, values, and behavior; builds trust with others through own authenticity and follow-through on commitments
  • Promotes and demonstrates inclusive behavior
  • Encourages organizational and individual responsibility toward the community and the environment
  • Be able to prioritize multiple demands
  • Demonstrate an initiative to correct problems
  • Be an aggressive problem solver
  • Provide excellent leadership, interpersonal skills and materials expertise
  • Be able to interact professionally with employees, suppliers and all levels of management
  • Demonstrated understanding continuous improvement principles. Proven ability to work in a self-directed environment.
  • Excellent communication skills.


  • Bachelor's Degree in Engineering, Manufacturing Engineering, Business Administration or a related discipline required; Master's Degree preferred
  • Three years minimum experience supervising teams or projects in a production environment. Demonstrated understanding continuous improvement principles. Proven ability to work in a self-directed environment.
  • Excellent communication skills.


  • SAP Experience
  • 5-7 years in Logistics/Manufacturing
  • 3 years with PACCAR Inc.

Nearest Major Market: Dallas

Nearest Secondary Market: Fort Worth

Job Segment: ERP, Engineer, SAP, Manufacturing Engineer, Industrial, Technology, Engineering, Manufacturing

Keywords: PACCAR, McKinney , Purchasing Liaison/MSS Coordinator Job, Other , Mckinney, Texas

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