Purchasing Specialist
Hanna Resource Group - Lexington, KY

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JOB SUMMARY

The Purchasing Specialist is responsible for source selection and procurement functions directly associated with the Company's needs for production materials and services as well as some indirect supplies such as burden supplies. The Purchasing Specialist is responsible for ensuring both new and current suppliers are compliant with current Quality Assurance standards.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES

· Adheres to all safety guidelines, and uses Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) preventing incidents or injury to self or others.

· Maintains a clean and orderly work area for safe operation as well as customer presentation.

· Performs work according to the highest quality standards to produce a superior end product, meeting or exceeding customer expectations.

· Participates in and supports the principles of Open Book Management.

· Reviews drawing(s) to determine potential suppliers from which to solicit Request for Quotes for project completion.

· Negotiate price and contract terms while ensuring that cost does not exceed project guidelines.

· Verify all suppliers have a quality approved system that demonstrates, through certification and/or a Pre-Production Approval Process (PPAP), the supplier meets the quality standard required for SRC.

· Analyze vendor performance and review issues with vendors and define action plans with the vendors to correct these deficiencies.

· Negotiate and manage contracts based on volume, price, payment terms, quality, and on-time delivery.

· Reviews back orders to establish policies and controls to reduce the number of back orders due to lack of parts considering the impact a “machine down” has on the Customer’s livelihood.

· Participate in annual and periodic inventory counts to establish data integrity which, in turn, promote continual supply to the production line.

· Maintain daily, monthly, and to-date reports to determine current and future planning and purchases.

· Review and focus on key performance indicators relating to critical parts not on hand, inventory turns, purchase price variance, freight variance, volume of short lead to full lead time orders, and other indicators as defined by the Materials Manager.

· Responsible for running MRP and expediting orders.

· Responsible for BOM maintenance

OTHER DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES

· Processes requisitions for supplies, researches products, clarifies specifications, documents competitive bidding, types purchase orders.

· Ensure appropriate documentation is available allowing the Quality Department to inspect and approve supplier samples.

· Qualify and approve suppliers of services and products ensuring their ability to provide a quality product with 100% on-time delivery.

· Review market conditions for opportunities to take advantage of long and short-term price reductions allowing the Company to maintain a competitive price to the Customer.

· Makes special arrangements for delivery and creates plans to eliminate the need for such deliveries in the future.

· Performs other duties as assigned.

SKILLS & ABILITIES

· Computer proficiency with Microsoft Office products including Word, Excel, and Outlook

· Possesses excellent written and verbal communication to communicate with potential vendors.

· Possesses excellent organizational skills to multi-task needs and requirements of multiple products and orders.

· Is detail oriented to examine product needs and requirements for supply orders.

· Basic understanding of engines and engine components.

EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS

· Three (3) years of re-manufacture or industrial supply chain experience.

EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS

· Associate’s degree in Business, Operations/Manufacturing or related technical discipline.

SKILLS & ABILITIES

· Computer proficiency with Microsoft Office products including Word, Excel, and Outlook

· Possesses excellent written and verbal communication to communicate with potential vendors.

· Possesses excellent organizational skills to multi-task needs and requirements of multiple products and orders.

· Is detail oriented to examine product needs and requirements for supply orders.

· Basic understanding of engines and engine components.

EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS

· Three (3) years of re-manufacture or industrial supply chain experience.

EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS

· Associate’s degree in Business, Operations/Manufacturing or related technical discipline.

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