Job Area: Procurement
Work hours: Full-time Contractor/Leased 3-6 months
Our Opening and Your Responsibilities The Buyer is responsible for for planning and procuring direct and indirect material in support of our Factory Operations.
This position provides support functions to Engineering Department, Production Planning, Accounting Department, and Corporate Purchasing.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities: This position will blend strategic thinking with tactical day to day responsibilities: material planning including determining ordering or rescheduling needs, processing requisitions and issuing purchase orders, expediting purchase orders, negotiating new item prices, preparing various reports and records, and help resolving quality problems.
Tasks will include, but are not limited to, the following: Active inventory management by determining appropriate stock levels to ensure high service levels and optimized inventory levels.
Analyzing of MRP exception messages to react to changing material requirements (quantity, requested availability dates).
Delay or expedite deliveries if necessary.
Place purchase orders for CAPEX, direct and indirect materials, based on system generated and manual requisitions
Maintenance of vendor acknowledgements to ensure up-to-date material availability information in ERP system Pro-active management of past due purchase order lines Track supply and stock situation; take corrective actions if necessary, and provide suitable information to internal customers Maintain material master data related to purchasing to ensure compliance of lead times, MOQ, Rounding values etc.
Coordinates with Accounting Department to correct any discrepancies in documents or to supply necessary documents needed for invoicing, standard costs, purchase price variances, tooling, etc.
Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
Familiar with purchasing processes, financial reporting, and manufacturing cost systems.
Exposure within a technical engineering environment, especially Engineered-to-order, is desirable.
Ability to provide informative and professional assistance when working with the suppliers/customers and co-workers, including maintaining positive interpersonal relationships which encourage openness.
Demonstration of strong verbal and written communication skills to produce
accurate, professional and error-free documents and present information and train personnel at all levels.
Good organizational skills and the ability to prioritize workload.
Strong problem solving skills and the ability to work under own initiative is required.
Proficient with Microsoft Office software and some in depth exposure to MRP
Knowledge of SAP strongly desired.