Material Management Specialist
This position orders material and or ensures material availability for an assigned business area. This includes forecasting, reporting and planning material needs and coordinating supply priorities. In addition this position initiates, negotiates and contracts spot buys and manages related suppliers.
Key responsibilities include:
Execute the materials management process for assigned areas (production planning, replenishment, blanket purchase orders, inventory stocking levels, evaluation and negotiation of routine procurements); interact with assigned operating business units, legal experts, and ISC personnel; interact externally with the supplier community and industry analysts.
Initiate, negotiate and contract spot buys and manage related suppliers.
Analyze responses to routine material bid requests including the ability to distill commercial differences and bring forward succinct recommendations for assistance in selecting the appropriate supplier for contract award with limited management oversight, commiserate with experience and knowledge. Prepare materials supply agreements containing standard terms and conditions with little or no management oversight. Conduct simple negotiations successfully under aggressive time demands. Negotiate and execute purchase orders.
Perform analysis functions to support supply chain and business unit needs.
Administer policies and programs directed towards providing materials management.
Participate on materials management project teams.
Recommend and communicate materials management strategy, progress and results to supervision and ISC management.
Develop and maintain relationships with business units and suppliers;
Provide market data to support supplier selection, qualification and on-going performance management.
Drive down the total cost of ownership.
Develop new sources of supply for spot buys and monitor ongoing supplier performance.
Resolve invoice discrepancies.
Assist in managing the external spend.
Conduct business dealings with the highest level of integrity and regard for corporate guidelines, legal and environmental regulations.
Bachelors degree, with a preference in Supply Chain Management, Business, Engineering or related fields or a minimum of 2 years of related experience and demonstrated success in materials management required
Good communication, leadership, and interpersonal skills required
Preferred, SAP, Microsoft office word & excel