Procurement Manager in Prattville, AL at Kinedyne

Date Posted: 1/17/2023

Job Snapshot

  • Employee Type:
    Full-Time
  • Experience:
    Not Specified
  • Date Posted:
    1/17/2023

Job Description


JOB PURPOSE: Manage the ordering process ensuring raw materials and domestic goods are procured to meet forecasts and realize the best value.

Position is based in Prattville, AL. Relocation assistance is available.

SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES: None.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

• Evaluate and compare products and services from suppliers to determine which best meets Kinedyne needs.
• Establish goals and work processes which minimize costs while increasing efficiencies. Reevaluate and improve such processes as necessary. Communicate improvement recommendations to leadership for discussion and possible implementation.
• Form and maintain strong vendor relations.
• Develop new supplier sourcing for existing and new product ideas.
• Solicit vendor quotes, negotiate costs and payment terms, and process purchase orders including entry, maintenance, and close out.
• Identify cost drivers and waste streams with suppliers to optimize processes and materials to drive down costs while maintaining or enhancing quality.
• Establish and administer cost analysis programs and processes for inventory and support item purchases.
• Forecast price and market trends to identify changes of balance in buyer-supplier power.
• Understand and manage the freight requirements for incoming and outgoing freight needs.
• Perform make vs. buy analysis and provide recommendations for best value.
• Handle disposition of nonconforming material (scrap, return, repair).
• Update computer database for purchased inventory items for valuation purposes.
• Reduce the risk of key supplier dependency.

WORKING CONDITIONS/EXPOSURES:

• Working conditions are primarily in a climate-controlled, office setting with time often spent in a manufacturing and warehouse environment.
• Employees are expected to maintain their work area in a neat, clean, orderly, and safe manner.

COMPETENCIES:

Core Competencies:
• Customer Focus – Understanding who your customer is and their needs.
• Dealing with Ambiguity – Comfortable dealing with change and situations in which a clear answer has yet to be discovered.
• Drive for Results – Identifying key goals and using all available people and resources to get there.
• Priority Setting – Knowing what comes first.

Other Competencies:
• Demonstrated ability to learn, motivate, and sustain output from the team.
• Strong written and verbal communication, interpersonal, leadership, and team building skills.
• Strong social skills including interpersonal, telephone, and e-mail skills to successfully work and communicate with a variety of personalities.
• Must be able to maintain a professional, organized, and positive demeanor, even when dealing with difficult issues and challenging situations. Ability to stay calm under pressure and multiple demands.
• Ability to think and operate on the fly, to assess situations, to weigh options, and to make sound business decisions.
• Keen understanding of the value of compromise and cooperation.
• Must take initiative to seek out and resolve issues.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS:

• Frequent computer use (sitting for extended periods, typing, viewing screen, use of mouse).
• Limited travel, which may include overnight travel.
• Able to freely move around the plant and warehouse to observe manufacturing processes and solve problems.

KNOWLEDGE and SKILLS:

• Textile or metals purchasing experience for a manufacturing organization is preferred.
• Strong analytical skills and the ability to apply critical thinking in every step during the sourcing process.
• Experience with price analyses, source selection, and justification.
• Advanced knowledge of MS Office, particularly Excel.
• ERP and MRP experience in a manufacturing setting.
• Ability to perform formula level math to solve narrative problems.

EDUCATION and CERTIFICATIONS:

• Related college degree required. At least an Associate’s Degree is required. A Bachelor’s Degree is strongly preferred.
• CPSM or equivalent certification preferred.

EXPERIENCE:

• Prior sourcing experience required.
• At least five years in an industrial environment is required. Seven or more years is preferred.
• A combination of years of experience, advanced education, and industry-specific training and experience may be considered in lieu of the minimum requirements.