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

Date Posted: 11/3/2020

Job Snapshot

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  • Experience:
    5 to 10 years
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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


Job Requirements


  • Bachelor's degree (B.A.) from four-year College or university (preferred) with 5 to 10 years’ experience in Purchasing; or 10 to 15 years related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience.


Skills & Relevant Work Experience

  • Extensive purchasing experience and direct work-related experience in MRP, production and inventory control. Skilled in negotiations, value analysis, general business practices and knowledgeable in manufacturing processes.
  • Self-starter with excellent organizational skills required.
  • Knowledge of CNC/Machine tooling a plus.
  • APICS certification a plus.
  • Personal Computer skills including MS Office Suite
  • Minimum 5 to 10 years Purchasing experience

Specialized Skills/Technical Knowledge

  • Strong technical aptitude
  • Ability to interpret engineering detail drawings (GD&T)
  • Working knowledge of Lean Six Sigma (Green Belt preferred)
  • Excellent PC skills with a strong working knowledge of associated applications, and the ability to learn new applications quickly
  • Ability to work independently and collaboratively in fast-paced environment-remaining flexible to changing deadlines and situations

Physical Demands

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to stand, walk and sit at a desk. Occasionally light lifting may be required. May be needed to work more than 8 hours per day.




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