MRO Buyer
FPCNational - Florida

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Job Responsibilities: Will enhance company’s overall competitive position in the marketplace by implementing corporate strategies to leverage MRO spend. Efficiently source, manage and control purchases of MRO equipment and services for all US operating locations with spend responsibility of $32M.

Ensures procurement position in MRO equipment benefits by the implementation of a common set of leveraging practices.
Manage channel distributor relationships.
Assist Plant Buyers sourcing spot-buys for components.
Actively manage the process of obtaining competitive sourcing options and item substitutes together with Engineering, Maintenance, and Purchasing.
Conduct sourcing events and internal product line reviews.
Approve sourcing decision for new inventory items.
Consult with plant maintenance to Manage Min/Max settings, criticality settings and distributor-branch dedicated inventory.
Manage distributor consignment arrangements.
Arrange agreements for vendor managed inventory areas.
Coordinate value adding activates with preferred distributors.
Monitor workflow of Purchasing Interface transactions.
Establishing common communication and execution practices designed to maximize the MRO purchasing activities.
Understanding engineering requirements and performance issues related to purchasing of MRO.
Translating the requirements of a diverse stakeholder group; Operations, Maintenance and Purchasing into sourcing decisions that will assure the most efficient and lowest total cost of purchases.
Negotiating pricing, supply and quality in highly structured and well protected MRO market with multiple middle-men.
Staying abreast of the rapid new product development process to assure that new/enhanced process equipment being evaluated can be successfully and reliably sourced at competitive prices for the commercialization process.
Communicate effectively with stakeholders from different functional areas, considering each group’s interest, while making unbiased sourcing decision based on the concept of total value.

Bachelors in Engineering (preferred) Supply Chain, or Business.
CPM, APP, or other ISM and/or APICS certifications desires but not required.
Minimum of 3 years experience in purchasing operations.
Ability to understand and translate technical information into purchase requisitions using the concept of total lowest cost.
Working knowledge of ERP/MRP systems.
Experience procuring maintenance supplies, spare parts, and consumables used in the production process a must.

Experience with Six Sigma and/or Lean Manufacturing methodologies a major plus.