Buyer
Sta-Rite Industries, LLC - Delavan, WI

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Pentair is 30,000 employees strong. We work around the globe to deliver industry leading products, services and solutions for our customers’ diverse needs in water and other fluids, thermal management and equipment protection. Our inventive thinking, collaborative spirit, disciplined work ethic and breadth of experts allows us to deliver inspired solutions for a changing world. Through our capabilities as a company, our innovative products and our Win Right values, we have the opportunity to define a clear and compelling role for Pentair in the global community.
Pentair’s Flow Technologies GBU is a leading provider of residential water pumps, irrigation and crop spray equipment, and marine and specialty pumps and accessories. Key markets include residential end users, waste water dealers and distributors, and agricultural irrigation, and crop protection industries. It also provides specialty application water management products for recreational vehicles (RV), marine, and mobile fire markets. Flow Technologies brands include STA-RITE, Myers, Hydromatic, Flotec, Water Ace, Berkeley, Aermotor, Simer, Hypro, FoamPro, SHURflo, Onga, Nocchi and JUNG.

This position is responsible for managing all aspects of purchasing for production, from ensuring there is enough product at the right time to ensuring customer demands are met while meeting delivery, quality, and cost objectives.

Required Skills:
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Forecast, plan and organize the procurement of materials to meet production schedule needs / and in turn customer demand.

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Work directly with suppliers to develop strong relationships, manage supplier performance and ensure expectations are met.

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Work closely with Production scheduling to understand inventory needs and schedule changes.

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Monitor forecast against demand and usage quantities to identify issues and trends.

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Manage inventory on an ongoing and proactive basis.

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Knowledge of related products is beneficial to understand the market, seasonal trends the material process flow.

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Participate in product moves across facilities as needed, managing the changes in order processing and sourcing.

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Participate on teams to assist in new product launches, product updates and the ramp down of expired products to minimize customer impact as well as minimizing obsolete inventory.

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Ability to work and communicate internally across all levels of the organization.

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Employ lean concepts and techniques

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Design and implement short term and long term business strategy plans that meet / exceed business inventory levels and supplier delivery performance targets

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Designing and implementing process improvements targeted at improved productivity, quality, safety, value engineering, cost and efficiency of operations.

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Performs other related duties as assigned.

EDUCATION & EXPERIENCE:
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Bachelors Degree along with three plus years related experience in buying or buying related role.

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Certifications such as APICS, Six Sigma, Greenbelt etc. also a plus.

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A demonstrated ability to get results through others.

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The ability to organize and manage multiple priorities.

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Problem analysis and problem resolution at both a strategic and functional level.

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Technical skills in Lean Manufacturing techniques, Kaizen, Process Improvement, and materials management and production scheduling.

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Strong customer orientation.

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Excellent interpersonal and communication skills.

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Is a strong team player.

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Strong commitment to company values.

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Excellent computer proficiency, experience with SAP a plus.

Pentair is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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