POSITION SUMMARY:
The Buyer 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. This will be achieved by continual reviews of MRP system and determining economic order quantities based on price, ordering cost, and carrying cost.  Buyers are responsible for ensuring both new and current suppliers are compliant with current Quality Assurance standards. Success in this position results in adequate inventory levels to guarantee continuous production while keeping carrying costs to a minimum.
 
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
  • Processes requisitions for supplies, researches products, clarifies specifications, documents competitive bidding, types purchase orders
  • Purchase, plan, and expedite materials and supplies for use in the manufacturing process and operation of the business.
  • Qualify and approve suppliers of services and products ensuring their ability to provide a quality product with 100% on-time delivery
  • Ensure appropriate documentation is available allowing the Quality Department to inspect and approve supplier samples
  • 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 as laid out in document ISO/TS 16949:2009
  • Analyze vendor performance and review issues with vendors and define action plans with the vendors to correct these deficiencies.
  • Provide management with recommendations regarding new and current vendor contracts based on volume, price, payment terms, quality, and on-time delivery
  • Maintain daily, monthly, and to-date reports to determine current and future planning and purchases
     
    OTHER DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
  • 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
  • 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
  • Expedites delivery of orders while comprehending the burden and financial impact it may place on the internal customer
  • Makes special arrangements for delivery and creates plans to eliminate the need for such deliveries in the future
  • Participate in annual and periodic inventory counts to establish data integrity which, in turn, promote continual supply to the production line
  • 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 Purchasing Manager
  • Special projects as needed
  • Participate in and support the principles of Open Book Management and recognize the responsibilities of being an owner of the company.
  • Promote a positive working environment in order to achieve the organization’s goals.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.
     
    WORK ENVIRONMENT:
    Work is performed mostly in a controlled atmosphere. Some exposure to harsh conditions—such as:  dust, fumes, noise, and varying temperatures—for short periods of time is possible.  This employee will be required to demonstrate continued knowledge of Haz/Com regulations and requirements. All employees are required to follow safety standards and wear all personal protective equipment in designated areas.
     
    PHYSICAL DEMANDS:
    Sitting 70%, standing/walking 30%. Ability to lift and carry 20 pounds frequently is required.  While performing the duties of this position, the employee is required to walk, stand, and use hands and arms to reach, climb or balance; and talk and hear. Regularly required to sit or stand, reach, bend and move about the facility.
     
    MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED
  • Associate’s degree in Business, Operations/Manufacturing or related technical discipline and/or equivalent combination of education and experience
  • Three years supply chain experience or equivalent combination of education and experience
  • Excellent keyboarding and 10-key skills
  • Excellent computer skills in Excel, Word, and Outlook
  • Computer proficiency with Microsoft Office products including Word, Excel, and Outlook
  • Competent written and verbal communication, organizational skills, detail orientation and ability to multi task
     
    PREFERRED SKILL/ KNOWLEDGE/ ABILITY/ EDUCATION/ EXPERIENCE:
  • APICS, CPM, or other supply chain certification
  • Basic understanding of engines and engine components
     
     
     

Department: Purchasing
This is a non-management position
This is a full time position

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