Reporting to the Director of Supply Chain, the Buyer is responsible for the coordination of material supply to support the successful execution of shop orders to meet on-time delivery requirements to internal and external customers.
This key role in the supply chain takes customer order requirements and supplies the materials needed to meet those schedules, and monitors the performance of the areas scheduled to ensure the impact to customer orders is minimized. This role is key to successfully meet customer delivery requirements, inventory management goals, and company profit goals.
This list of duties and responsibilities is not all inclusive and may be expanded to include other duties and responsibilities, as deemed necessary.
Create purchase orders. Communicate with suppliers and internal customers in order to confirm on-time delivery, specifications, and prices to support company''s supply chain while meeting optimal levels of inventory to maximize profit and sales.
Edit purchase requests ensuring complete and accurate information, proper signature, etc, and prepare purchase order. Upon notification and review of re-order Advice Report or receipt of requisition or traveler place orders accordingly.
Conduct transactions involved in the procurement of manufacturing materials, tools, supplies, service, etc, in accordance with approved requisitions and procedures. Place orders with vendors for standard, secondary or minor items where prices, discounts, terms of purchase, etc. are established by previous repeat buying.
Correspond with vendors to expedite orders, provide additional information regarding orders and perform necessary follow-up to support scheduling requirements and maintaining inventory levels in a team environment.
Arrange for shipments to outside vendors for processing and also pick-ups.
Direct and perform follow-up work on orders placed to ensure vendors'' compliance with terms of purchase. Review expedite list for on time deliveries. Keep plant informed of purchase parts that will effect on time delivery to SSC customers.
Edit requisitions, purchase orders, acknowledgments, quantity discrepancies, receiving slips, invoices and investigate errors.
Address reject problems and returns if necessary with the commodity Strategic Sourcing Agent.
Understand the functionality and reporting of metrics measuring of Vendors in regards to on time delivery and % of material rejected.
Participate in cost reduction and vendor analysis programs lead by Strategic Sourcing Agent.
Ensure that accurate and proper departmental records are maintained as required. This will include requisitions, purchase orders, acknowledgements, change orders and correspondence such as vendor communications, NMR''s, etc.
Establish and maintain good relationships with vendors to ensure open communication of plan to fulfill customer requirements.
Maintain the data integrity of the ERP system by demonstrating skillful data analysis and techniques to resolve missing/incomplete information and/or inconsistencies in routine research/data.
Improve the supply chain processes continuously with other Buyers, Production Schedulers, Sales, Sourcing, vendors, operations and any other personnel required to optimize area flow and resource utilization.
Maintain and improve work instruction documentation to ensure accuracy per ISO requirements.
Bachelor''s Degree in Business Administration, Supply Chain, or Production Management, an Associate Degree with 2 - 4 years of experience in purchasing or other related supply chain field, or equivalent experience.
CPIM certification is preferred (APICS certification).
High degree of computer literacy, including Microsoft applications and appropriate operations-related applications.
Strong oral and written communication skills.
Proven ability to work effectively in a team environment.
Ability to analyze/evaluate data to make proactive decisions independently.