Intimidator Group
  • Material Control
  • Batesville, AR, USA
  • Salary

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JOB DESCRIPTION

 

JOB TITLE: Procurement Buyer 

DEPARTMENT: Material Control                                     

REPORTS TO: Material Control Manager

EFFECTIVE DATE:    05/24/2018

 

SUMMARY: The Procurement Buyer has the primary responsibility of ensuring material availability to support the production schedule.  Other responsibilities include managing inventory levels, supporting material/product level revisions, interacting/coordinating with suppliers on a variety of topics, and supporting other business functions as required.  Building and maintaining relationships with vendors combined with skilled research and analysis obtains the best deal on quality, price, and shipping for materials.

 

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

 

  • Place purchase orders with suppliers for the procurement of production material as required by forecast and the production schedule.
  • Monitor status of open purchase orders to ensure on-time delivery of all materials, including timely resolution, communication and mitigation of future potential problems
  • Expedite or defer orders as required based on schedule/inventory changes
  • Work with Purchasing Manager and Operations Management to determine and establish optimal inventory levels based on forecast, demand variation and material lead times
  • Coordinate material flows throughout product/BOM changes, obsolescence, and the introduction of new suppliers and/or materials due to new product development
  • Manage the inter-company flow or materials between warehouse locations
  • Manage and resolve issues regarding PO to invoice discrepancies, returns and quality problems with suppliers
  • Provide back-up support for supply chain functions including shipping, receiving, material handling and other duties as assigned
  • Under the direction of the Purchasing Manager setup & maintain material master system planning parameters (MOQ, lead time, safety stocks)
  • Collaborate with internal customers and provide a high level of customer service, including recommending solutions, resources, and alternative supply options
  • Ensure and promote compliance to Company and Procurement policies and procedures
  • Performs other related duties as assigned by management

 

 

QUALIFICATIONS:

 

  • A BS/BA in Supply Chain, Business, Logistics is preferred but not required
  • 2-3 years of experience in a buyer/planner/material scheduler role working for a direct manufacturer (required)
  • Expert applied knowledge of forecasting, MRP, transportation, supply chain, inventory management and warehousing disciplines
  • Proficient with MS Office suite advanced skills with MS Excel
  • Keen sense of urgency & attention to detail including the ability to prioritize
  • Excellent organization, communication and follow-up skills as required to deal with multiple stakeholders: suppliers, customers, management, sales, etc. ...
  • Able to influence others & manage conflict including savvy negotiating skills
  • Ability to self-direct and take constructive action in ambiguous situations'good decision making under pressure
  • Extremely high standards of excellence and integrity
  • Analytical with a methodical approach to problem solving
  • Experience establishing and employing demand-pull material planning methods
  • Building rapport with suppliers

 

COMPETENCIES:

 

  • Problem Solving - Identifies and resolves problems in a timely manner; Gathers and analyzes information skillfully; Develops alternative solutions; Works well in group problem solving situations; Uses reason even when dealing with emotional topics.
  • Customer Service - Manages difficult or emotional customer situations; Responds promptly to customer needs; Solicits customer feedback to improve service; Responds to requests for service and assistance; Meets commitments.
  • Oral Communication - Speaks clearly and persuasively in positive or negative situations; Listens and gets clarification; Responds well to questions; Demonstrates group presentation skills; Participates in meetings.
  • Cost Consciousness - Works within approved budget; Develops and implements cost saving measures; Contributes to profits and revenue; Conserves organizational resources.
  • Organizational Support - Follows policies and procedures; Completes administrative tasks correctly and on time; Supports organization's goals and values; Benefits organization through outside activities; Supports affirmative action and respects diversity.
  • Dependability - Follows instructions, responds to management direction; Takes responsibility for own actions; Keeps commitments; Commits to long hours of work when necessary to reach goals; Completes tasks on time or notifies appropriate person with an alternate plan.

 

PHYSICAL DEMANDS AND WORK ENVIORNMENT:

 

  • Occasionally required to stand
  • Occasionally required to walk
  • Frequently required to sit
  • Continually required to utilize hand and finger dexterity
  • Continually required to talk or hear
  • Continually utilize visual acuity to operate equipment, read technical information, and/or use a keyboard
  • Occasionally required to lift/push/carry items up to 50 pounds
  • Occasionally loud noise (examples: metal manufacturing)

 

 

The above is intended to describe the general content of and requirements for the performance of this job.  It is not to be construed as an exhaustive statement of duties, responsibilities or physical requirements.  Nothing in this job description restricts management's right to assign or reassign duties and responsibilities to this job at any time. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

 

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