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Performs the planning and procurement of materials, parts, equipment, and supplies for the business while negotiating with suppliers for the best cost, quality, and timely delivery of products and services.
Assist and support other buyers, schedulers, managers, engineers as assigned.
Support Operation s Goals and Objectives on quality improvements, cost reductions, cycle reductions, and product delivery.
Reports to Materials Manager
No supervision exercised
Essential Duties And Responsibilities:
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily.
Utilize ERP/MRP system for planning and procurement
Negotiate cost, quantity, and delivery with suppliers to provide the best price/quantity for the company
Monitor supplier performance and resolve delivery issues
Establish short and long-term purchase orders (contracts) that provide the company with the best terms and least liabilities for products procured
Manage returned goods to suppliers
Provide cost estimates/quotes from suppliers to assist in the annual standard cost roll process.
Maintain Standard Operating Procedures for the department.
Interface with inspection, receiving, & shipping personnel to facilitate the expeditious processing of materials that require purchasing department attention
Coordinate first article inspections with suppliers to assist in determining the supplier s ability to meet company's product quality requirements
Manage subcontract processes and flows
Improve business practices to reduce inventory and improve cycle times, lead times, service levels
Provide feedback/information from suppliers in the non-conforming material process
Lead supplier projects
Lead efforts to improve vendor quality
Be an effective team member on product development projects.
Perform other duties as required
Desired Minimum Qualifications:
The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill and/or ability required for his position.
Bachelor degree business or technical degree.
NAPM or APICS certification a plus
Skills & Abilities:
Comprehensive computer skills including MS Word, Excel, Outlook, & Oracle
Detail oriented and very well organized.
Minimum of 5 years experience in purchasing or planning / production control function
Experience with MRP systems and knowledge of operations / manufacturing flow
Experience using MRP/ERP systems, Oracle preferred
Strong communication skills
Strong analytical skills
Advanced Excel experience and knowledge
Medical Device ISO 13485 experience
Tools And Equipment Used:
Ability to utilize a telephone, fax, copier and desktop computer with finance and other typical business programs installed, including spreadsheets, word processing and MRP/ERP systems.
The physical requirements listed in this section include, but are not limited, to the motor/physical abilities and skills require of position in order to successfully undertake the essential duties and responsibilities of this position.
In accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), reasonable accommodations may be made to empower individuals with disabilities to undertake the essential duties and responsibilities of the position.
While undertaking the essential duties and responsibilities of the position, the employee must repeatedly
sit, listen, speak, and have the mobile ability move throughout the building. Must be capable of using a keyboard for computer purposes. The employee is required to go to all areas of the company. The employee may be required to periodically lift and/or move up to 25 lbs.
Adverse Working Conditions:
The adverse working conditions listed in this section include, but are not limited to, those environmental conditions to which the employee may be exposed while undertaking the essential duties and responsibilities of this position, which is that of a general plant environment.
Adverse exposure may result from the handling of hazardous and biohazardous materials that include, but are not limited to, flammable and corrosive liquids, compressed gases, sharps, and medical wastes.
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