To plan and purchase material requirements and support items to support production needs as directed by the Purchasing Manager.
Negotiates with vendors on pricing, lead times and warranties.
Orders materials based on forecast demand.
Performs production needs demand analysis.
Tracks costing by general ledger code.
Performs continuous improvement activities on a regular basis.
Perform purchase v. rent analysis.
Reviews MRP exception message report.
Communicates with production personnel to establish needs.
Performs special expediting of products.
Follows up with orders.
Handles day-to-day production problems for products or services.
Attends production meetings.
Reviews scrap sales contracts.
Orders shop supplies and tools.
Communicates with accounts payable, receiving and sales.
Cultivates good business relationships with vendors while adhering to firm guidelines regarding purchasing practices.
Participates and is actively involved in continuous improvement initiatives and team meetings.
Assists Engineering in the development of new products.
Be able to travel to vendor’s locations from time to time.
Be able to assess vendor locations for suitability to produce a consistent quality product on time to meet company requirements.
Other duties as required.
Experience: 2-4 years experience in the field of purchasing, preferably in an industrial or manufacturing environment.
Experience working in an ISO-certified facility a plus.
Experience working with Kanban and Lean Manufacturing
Exposure to an international environment would be advantageous but not essential.
Education: Bachelor’s Degree in Materials Management/Procurement or equivalent. Professional certification (i.e. APICS, CPIM/CIRM or other) is desired.
Strong vendor negotiation skills;
Strong excel skills using pivot tables
Ability to prioritize and work;
Ability to adhere to a strict timeline;
Ability to prepare written communications skills concisely and coherently;
Ability to analyze numerical data utilizing statistical analysis capabilities;
Ability to strictly enforce company policy;
Ability to interact with vendors effectively and build rapport;
Ability to interview prospective vendors;
Ability to be punctual and manage time effectively;
Ability to pay close attention to detail.
Ability to effectively communicate to other departments within the company.
Foreign language would be helpful, but not essential.
Oral Expression — The ability to communicate information and ideas in speaking so others will understand.
Oral Comprehension — The ability to listen to and understand information and ideas presented through spoken words and sentences.
Inductive Reasoning — The ability to combine pieces of information to form general rules or conclusions (includes finding a relationship among seemingly unrelated events).
Deductive Reasoning — The ability to apply general rules to specific problems to produce answers that make sense.
Problem Sensitivity — The ability to tell when something is wrong or is likely to go wrong. It does not involve solving the problem, only recognizing there is a problem.
Speech Clarity — The ability to speak clearly so others can understand you.
Written Comprehension — The ability to read and understand information and ideas presented in writing.
Speech Recognition — The ability to identify and understand the speech of another person.
Near Vision — The ability to see details at close range (within a few feet of the observer).
Written Expression — The ability to communicate information and ideas in writing so others will understand.
Workplace Environmental Conditions:
Typical office environment.
Tools Used to Perform Essential Functions:
Equipment: Personal computer, telephone, fax, copier.
Software: Microsoft Outlook, Microsoft Excel (Pivot Tables), Microsoft Word, ERP/MRP systems.
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