Basic Purpose of Position: Perform specialized and diversified procurement functions required to supply material in accordance with Corporate Policies and Procedures; using the lowest reasonable price, ensuring the maximum quality goods delivered on-time to support manufacturing.
Primary or Major Responsibilities:
Ensure the safety & wellbeing of all employees and visitors to the facility. Ensure compliance with all safety, environmental & regulations, operating & work instructions, policies and rules in place. Report any possible violations to Management immediately.
Analyze multiple requirements and which satisfy the requirements of the requesting program or department and are in the best interest of the company.
Place PO’s per system MRP requirements and maintain all PO changes.
Ensure flow-down requirements and required documentation is provided with PO.
May assist other individuals in expediting delinquent shipments and resolving other associated problems. May provide work direction and/or assist in training other employees in the department.
Resolve supplier quality issues, purchase order accounting issues and problem receipts.
Travel, as required, to meet with Suppliers and other appropriate representatives to discuss and satisfy matters that cannot be taken care of in the plant.
Responsible for determining material requirements from engineering and production schedules.
Maintain appropriate inventory level, to achieve Cash Flow requirements.
Work independently and arrive at decisions in line with company policies of good, ethical purchasing practices.
May negotiate short and long term contracts, agreements and blanket purchase orders.
May make presentations to customers (internal/external) and to management on the status of commodities and projects.
Analyze market trends for assigned Commodities.
Develop and implement tactical plans, schedule and prepare management and analysis reports on a weekly, monthly and quarterly basis.
May assist in the direction of the procurement activity of the department and training of developing buyers.
Perform other related duties assigned by management to support the procurement process.
Ensure that all assignments are performed in compliance with all applicable Federal, State, and Company safety and health regulations, and where applicable, proper personal protective equipment is utilized.
BA/BS in related field preferred.
5 years’ experience in related discipline.
Knowledge of supply sources and marketing conditions in various commodities.
Thorough understanding of operations principles (JIT, MRP, TQC, Lean, Six Sigma) required.
Demonstrated understanding and successful results in negotiation skills and strategies.
Ability to work with little or no supervision.
Must possess a thorough technical understanding of the various commodities assigned.
Equal Opportunity Employer/Veteran/Disabled/41 CFR 60-1.4