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Optium Corporation

Contract Manager

Optium Corporation - Sherman, TX

Bachelors Degree


- Reviews and analyzes purchase requisitions.

- Place order and monitor inventory program for inventory, spare parts, raw material, chemicals and gases, including gas cylinders and bulk storage.

- Coordinates purchasing activities with manufacturing, planning and engineering departments to acquire inventory in a cost effective and timely manner.

- Processes purchase requisitions, purchase change orders and requests for quotes to suppliers.

- Responsible for procurement business system data input and integrity; creates and maintains bills of material and parts/commodities numbers in supply chain management or other enterprise wide systems.

- Participates in maximizing the procurement teams' changes, part parameters; quote table maintenance, supplier database information, error report analysis, and part number/supplier code information.

- Performs cost analysis and volume planning for major commodities (e.g., materials, components, equipment and services).

- Monitors the cost, schedule and scope of assigned subcontracts to negotiate highest quality at best value.

- Develops new supply sources where vendors and suppliers are no longer competitive.

- May recommend cost saving proposals including make-versus-buy analysis or alternative sourcing.

- Interacts closely with suppliers and QA to resolve quality issues.

- Works with management to address all aspects of commodity management, including procurement support, commodity business plans, market trends assessment, pricing, and product availability.

- Works with vendors to setup and optimize supply programs for indirect materials.

- Requires domestic or global expertise of assigned commodities.

SKILLS/QUALIFICATIONS (include Education, Skills & Experience):


- Five years of experience in Supply Chain management.

- Proven experience within high volume manufacturing environment.

- ISM/APICS Certification a plus

- Good understanding of hazardous chemical requirements and the logistics for transporting chemical and gases

- Working knowledge of contracts


- BS Supply Chain management or equivalent knowledge/experience in this field is required.

9 days 5 hours ago

Optium Corporation


Contract Manager Optium Corporation - Sherman, TX, United States


Location: Sherman, TX

Company Profile:
We are a supplier of high-performance optical subsystems for use in telecommunications and cable TV network systems. Since our founding in 2000, we have developed proprietary technology and products that enable transmission, reception and switching functionality for high-bandwidth, intelligent optical networking applications.