Senior Buyer in Cuyahoga Falls, OH at The Steelastic Company, LLC

Date Posted: 6/3/2021

Job Snapshot

  • Employee Type:
    Full-Time
  • Experience:
    Not Specified
  • Date Posted:
    6/3/2021

Job Description

The Position

Provide our internal & external customers with “the right product at the right time” by effectively using the company MRP package(s), maintaining and/or facilitating communication with pertinent team members within the organization to fully support the needs of the production floor and aftermarket sales department.

This role will include, but not limited to, aligning material to meet the requirements of production schedules, ensure that they are completed in a timely manner along with the creation of purchase order releases for material demands with consideration to Total Cost of Ownership (TCO) for assigned commodities.

This role will require a drive to improve quality, eliminate waste, and reduce inventory dollars while striving towards continuous improvement throughout Steelastic.

Job Description

Primary Responsibilities

  • MRP Message Management (for needed materials)
  • Place purchase orders for material and outside services to support production & sales.
  • Review requirements, delivery, costs, quality, and specifications.
  • Responsible for procuring all needed materials per commodity, including but not limited to safety stock, forecasts, lead times, standard costs, cost adjustments, drop shipments. POD’s, resolve A/P issues.
  • Communicate material specifications, quality, negotiate pricing, establish delivery commitments, and solicit substitutions and improvements.
  • Negotiate contracts, unit costs, establish Supplier on-hand as needed (i.e Kanban, VMI).
  • Continually evaluate and manage existing and potential Suppliers
  • Understanding, Maintenance and Optimization of the Supplier Score card process, with the direct attention to achieving the department annual score for all suppliers.
  • Expedite past due orders and maintain delivery schedule in ERP database.
  • Contact Supplier to obtain RMA, coordinate material disposition, warranty status & cost recovery. Follow return until all required action is completed.
  • Other duties as assigned

Essential Functions of the Role

  • Initiate & process purchase requisitions
  • Determine Supplier qualification
  • Communicate purchasing issues/problems
  • Production Planning/Scheduling Adherence
  • Coordinate reject material processing
  • Supplier Scorecards
  • Establish & assist with Policies & Procedures
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Manage PPV

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