Procurement Engineer

Procurement Engineer

Job Description

Lutron Electronics Co., Inc has an immediate opening for a Procurement Engineer in Shanghai.  In this position, you would be a key part of the Strategic Procurement team.  A successful Strategic Procurement  Engineer will …. 


  • Reduce component costs through lower cost supplier/technology and working with Engineering and Quality on qualification.
  • Drive technology selection of new and existing products toward lower cost and preferred supplier solutions.
  • Lead innovation by promoting collaboration between supplier engineers and Lutron’s engineering teams. This will utilize supplier expertise in developing new technologies and improving existing designs.
  • Develop component cost driver analysis methods to identify true cost of components to Lutron.
  • Develop commodity roadmaps and identify areas of overlap with Lutron and areas needing improvement.
  • Work with key suppliers to ensure synergy between supplier product offerings and Lutron technology requirements.
  • Support Strategic Buyers in building and maintaining strong relationships with suppliers in Asia to ensure top quality components, innovation, continued product support and lowest delivered cost.
  • Work cross-functionally within the organization between engineering, supply chain, finance and manufacturing to procure and manage components that are critical to Lutron's ever growing portfolio of innovative products
  • Develop and implement cost reduction strategies while collaborating with both other procurement engineers, design engineering, quality and suppliers.
  • Continuously evaluate, and implement world-class, global suppliers capable of supporting Lutron's technology needs
  • Manage cost reduction projects with suppliers
  • Strategically source and structure Lutron’s Asians supply chain for future growth and success
  • Develop measures to mitigate supply chain risk
  • Facilitate early supplier involvement in new product design 
  • Understand of the lighting control industry and how Lutron goes to market
  • Work with overseas Lutron plants and supplier teams.
  • Stay aligned to Lutron’s culture and values: 
    • Be passionate
    • Be flexible and adaptable to changing markets
    • Be an innovative thinker
    • Be customer focused
    • Be ethical


•Bachelor's Degree required in Mechanical  Engineering 

•Minimum 5 years work experience in engineering or purchasing/supply chain

•Strategic thinking, with innovative ideas and a keen interest in cutting edge supply chain principals with the ability to effectively communicate ideas

•Must have: strong communication skill, negotiation skills, project management, problem solving, assertiveness, business savvy

•Computer skills required (MS Office)

•Willingness to travel 10% of the time, sometimes with little or no notice


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