The Procurement Specialist ensures
Procurement functional compliance at the assigned site(s) to all internal and external requirements. This associate gathers, analyzes and reports procurement metrics and is responsible for supporting budget-setting activities for standards, and for reporting ongoing budget and budget-related metrics performance.
The Procurement Specialist works in a team environment to support tactical procurement compliance and metrics activities with a broad supply base, interfacing internally with
Engineering, Manufacturing, Quality, Regulatory, and Sourcing Teams on materials issues and strategies to be able to execute functional compliance requirements.
is responsible for:
Creation of purchase orders to support the Plant Planning Group’s Production Plan as generated by MRP and plant purchase requisition requirements for material orders for intercompany and external suppliers. Communication of order releases to suppliers.
Acquisition and reporting of current material status to Production Control/Manufacturing Teams on an as needed basis. Keeping management informed of material issues and need date exceptions which may cause missed shipments.
Actioning Engineering Change Requests and establishing effectivity dates.
Maintains accurate system data to ensure supplier performance is correctly reflected in the system
Maintains system master data that drives effective purchasing, such as lot sizes and minimum order quantities.
Develops requests for Engineering Evaluation and Engineering Deviation Authorization documentation as required to achieve Materials and Quality objectives.
Dispositions and/or ensures return of defective material to suppliers
Verifies that purchasing master and other data is up to date and correct in the system.
Manages raw materials for GPDS new products once assigned on a Bill of Material.
Investigates and recommends implementation of appropriate advanced materials strategies such as Point of Use, Kanban, VMI, etc.
Requires BS in a related field and minimum of 2 years experience, preferable at plant level.
Purchasing process knowledge
Cost management practices
Solid purchasing fundamentals
Working knowledge of MRP and SAP or equivalent ERP system
Basic knowledge of processes associated with the production items to be supported
Basic appreciation of manufacturing concepts
Quantitative and financial analysis
Application of basic statistics
Excellent written and oral communications skills
Basic quality concepts and regulatory systems and compliance
Basic knowledge of SAP or equivalent ERP system and supporting data mining tools such as Business Warehouse
Regulatory Systems and Compliance including quality concepts
Quantitative and financial analysis including budgeting and forecasting processes
Strong written and oral communications skills
Procurement - Buying
First Shift / Day Job