This is a full-time position based in Heath Springs, SC. Reporting to the Senior Buyer, the successful Buyer will ensure superior customer satisfaction through their positive attitude, as well as their organizational and time management skills.
Ø Reports to the Senior Buyer
Ø The Buyer works closely with the entire Management Team (Director of Procurement and Strategic Sourcing Plant Manager, Assistant Plant Manager, Engineering Manager, and Director of Innovation and Technical Solutions)
Ø Interacts with:
Knoxville office personnel
Pre-production team in Heath Springs and Knoxville
Production personnel Heath Springs
Ensures parts and materials are bought at the most competitive price and delivered on time for production. Process purchase orders and manage the flow of materials to the facility.
Maintain strategic relationships with key suppliers who are aligned to the company's needs.
With the guidance of the Director Procurement and Strategic Sourcing, identify new suppliers and negotiate supply agreements where appropriate, including discount structures and volume rebates in coordination with central purchasing team.
Foster close working relationships with associated departments: Pre-production and engineering, estimation and Production.
Continually improve purchasing methods and drive down costs.
Supplier visits as needed.
Provide ongoing review of the Purchasing function and its methodology ensuring best practices are utilized.
Supervises receipt of MSDSs and updating.
Examines complaints against suppliers and resolves.
Material Costs – stringent material control is required to assure company targets are met. This includes spend, usage, scrap, inventory levels, etc.
Evaluation of inventory and support of ERP systems.
Oversight of inventory accuracy and direct procurement of products, materials and supplies.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES REQUIRED:
5+ years of purchasing and sourcing experience for a manufacturing organization.
Must have strong communications (both written and verbal), leadership skills, coaching, negotiations, and creative problem solving skills.
Must have proficiency with MS Office Suite. Strong Excel Skills. Experience interfacing with purchasing modules in a large purchasing system such as EPICOR / SAP or Oracle.
Previous experience with helping global organizations
MINIMUM JOB REQUIREMENTS:
Solid interpersonal skills and an ability to work with others or independently.
Excellent communication, organizational skills, problem solving and able to meet deadlines as required.
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