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Parts Procurement Specialist Watertown, SD

Watertown, SD, US

The Terex Global Parts organization strives for delivering a superior, industry-leading Parts availability based on a detailed and comprehensive KPI system, measuring performance from the perspective of the customer. The position of Parts Procurement Specialist directly affects Parts availability across Terex customer network.


In this position, the Parts Procurement Specialist:

  • Manages and develops a range of suppliers across the world to ensure that the purchase order schedules are met on time and in the requested quantity
  • Is responsible for the execution of the planning for a wide range of part numbers for various warehouse locations using Terex MRP system as well for the expedition of open Purchase orders in case of unexpected demand increases
  • Manages the resolution of the customer backorder lines in close collaboration with Customer Services, as required
  • Collaborates with the supplier, Terex Operations and Finance to ensure smooth resolution of 3rd party discrepancies. In particular, the role holder is responsible for the root cause investigation of the discrepancy and the communication to the relevant stakeholders.


Main Responsibilities:
  • Execute the daily planning of the managed parts using the MRP system
  • Maintain Safety Levels for the managed parts
  • Manage the suppliers’ delivery schedule and open purchase orders, expedite, confirm according to lead-time, amend and negotiate as required
  • Minimize the number of past due purchase orders according to the agreed lead-time with the supplier
  • Resolve customer Backorder Lines for the managed parts
  • Resolve 3rd Party grief / discrepancy issues


Functional Knowledge:


The Parts Procurement Specialist needs to demonstrate good knowledge and understanding in the areas of:

  • Order execution and inventory planning
  • ERP and MRP systems
  • Inbound supply chain processes. This includes logistics processes as well as financial processes for invoice clearance.


This position further necessitates experience and understanding of supplier management since daily contact with the suppliers is required.


A good level of analytical capability together with advanced Excel skill are important to the role and need to be demonstrated through previous experience.


Business Expertise:


It is important that the Parts Procurement Specialist possesses a good understanding of:

  • Spare parts business. The role holder must understand and carefully consider the needs of Terex customer base in respect of criticality of spare parts availability for the managed products
  • Terex Global Parts supplier base, its management and performance
  • The relationship and related processes between Terex Factories and the Terex Global Parts organization
  • Terex end-to-end Global Parts Supply Chain. The role holder will interact with a number of functions across the whole Supply Chain on a daily basis (i.e. Operations, Purchasing, Forecasting & Planning, Customer Services, IT and Finance) and thus knowledge of the processes and organizations along the Supply Chain is required to perform the responsibilities of the role in an efficient manner.


Interpersonal Skills:


The Parts Procurement Specialist is expected to:

  • Operate under his own initiative and with a sense of urgency given the nature of the role
  • Prioritize tasks and manage workload in an organized and methodical manner
  • Deal with pressure from internal and external stakeholders and have the ability to react in a firm manner when required
  • Be an effective, able communicator as the role holder will represent Terex Global Parts in meetings with external suppliers
  • Demonstrate solid presentation skills as internal and external stakeholders will regularly approach the role holder for information exchange
  • Be a prime team player as the role holder will be required to build a wide network of contacts inside the organization given the breadth of functions interlinked with this position


Basic Qualifications:

  • Degree level education, with qualification in one of the following areas:
    • Business Administration
    • Supply Chain Management
    • Engineering


Preferred Qualifications:

  • 2+ years of experience in supplier management or related functions is required. 
  • Experience in a manufacturing or industrial environment is preferential.


Location: US-SD Watertown HR 

Department: Supply Mgmt & Trans 

Job ID: 5354 


Terex Overview:

Terex Corporation is a $4.5 billion, publicly traded global manufacturer of lifting and material processing products and services. The company is passionate about producing equipment that improves the lives of people around the world. Terex operations are global, yet each office or factory is a close-knit community. Terex provides team members with a rewarding career and the opportunity to make an impact. The company values diversity and inclusion, safety, integrity, respect, servant leadership, courage and citizenship. It encourages continuous improvement and offers free courses available through Terex University. Women@Terex provides a supportive network for Terex women in their jobs and careers. It’s an exciting time to be part of the expanding manufacturing sector. Terex is a place where you can work and grow. Come talk to us!


Additional Information:

It is the policy of the company to attract and retain the best qualified employees. We are committed to providing employment opportunities to the most qualified internal or external candidate based on work-related factors and without regard to non work-related factors including race, color, religion, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, disability, or veteran status as a special disabled veteran, Vietnam Era Veteran, or other qualifying veteran.


The Company offers competitive salaries, advancement opportunities, and a full range of benefits, including paid vacation, 401(k), medical, dental, and vision.


Terex Corporation is an Equal Opportunity Employer and Affirmative Action Employer M/F/D/V.



Nearest Major Market: Sioux Falls
Nearest Secondary Market: South Dakota