Purchasing Buyer
Endevis - Temperance, MI

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Position Summary –
This position will be responsible for releasing purchase orders,
monitoring, and managing inventories (approximately $6 MM annual spend,
700 SKUs) required to support Manufacturing. Daily interactions with
suppliers will be required to ensure supplier execution and performance.
Flexible hours are required in this position specifically during the
issue resolution process with a supplier. This position makes most
decisions independently, and involves the Purchasing Manager as
exceptions occur. This position will not have direct reports. Business
travel will be infrequent but occasionally necessary.
Essential Duties & Responsibilities include the following. (Other duties may be assigned.)
Responsible
for following the established process of purchase order placement and
delivery confirmation to ensure an uninterrupted supply of material.
Review
material demand requirements against on hand quantities and vendor lead
times, respond appropriately based on results of review.
Routinely review inventory levels on the shop floor and issues replacement purchase orders as needed
Ensure
inventories are reasonable and adequate based on direction from
Purchasing Manager and daily demand requirements from Manufacturing.
Executing
duties in the material replenishment systems that are triggered through
visual management techniques such as Kanban. Participate in developing
new processes to enhance the material replenishment system.
Work with Suppliers to resolve quality and delivery issues as well as track compliancy.
Identify the need for expedited deliveries and schedule accordingly.
Participate in physical inventories and review counts for accuracy and viability.
File purchase orders and packing slips to ensure accounting compliance.
Validate purchase order price and invoice prices to ensure the correct prices are being charged.
Participate in supplier negotiation and work toward overall lower total cost for the organization.

Requirements & Qualifications:
The ability to operate a computer in a windows environment and have basic proficiencies in Word, Excel and Outlook.
The ability to use and generate spreadsheets in Excel with basic formulas and functions will be required.

Education & Experience:
Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration, Supply Chain or closely related field required.
In lieu of degree, significant work experience and education will be considered at the company’s discretion.
Prior experience in inventory control is preferred.

Physical Requirements:
The
position requires the ability to operate standard office equipment,
such as multi-line phone system, fax, copier, postage machine, etc.
Normally
requires the physical demands of sitting, sometimes for extended
periods of time, standing, walking, bending, occasionally lifting up to
15 lb, working on a computer, sometimes for extended periods of time or
performing other work requiring low physical exertion, speaking clearly,
especially when using the telephone, hearing and adequate vision on a
regular basis to perform the job requirements.
Regular attendance in the office is required.
When
in the manufacturing plant, this position requires the ability to
stand, bend, stoop, reach, push and pull and climb on a ladder on
occasion as inventories reviews or related projects are being performed.

Competencies - must be able to demonstrate the following:
Dependability
  • Follows instructions, responds to management direction; Takes
responsibility for own actions; Keeps commitments; Completes tasks on
time or notifies appropriate person with an alternate plan. Maintains
regular attendance.
Problem Solving - Identifies and
resolves problems in a timely manner; Gathers and analyzes information
skillfully; Develops alternative solutions; Works well in group problem
solving situations; Uses reason even when dealing with emotional topics.
Interpersonal
  • Focuses on solving conflict, not blaming; Maintains confidentiality;
Listens to others without interrupting; Keeps emotions under control;
Remains open to others' ideas and tries new things.
Cost
Consciousness – Participates in implementing cost saving measures;
Contributes to profits and revenue; Conserves organizational resources.
Oral
Communication - Speaks clearly and persuasively in positive or negative
situations; Listens and gets clarification; Responds well to
questions.
Initiative - Volunteers readily; Seeks increased responsibilities; Asks for and offers help when needed.
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