Strategic Sourcing Buyer in Niles, MI at SPARTAN TOOL, LLC

Date Posted: 7/24/2018

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    Niles, MI
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Job Description

The Strategic Sourcing Buyer will be responsible for leading and coordinating projects to improve operational goals related to quality, cost and delivery. This position will work closely with Production, Engineering, and Quality on continuous improvement projects. Additional responsibilities will include purchasing support, supplier development and supply chain improvement initiatives.

Responsibilities will include:

Identify, qualifying, and develop new sources of supply.

Prepare and manage RFQ bid process. Recommend suppliers based on competitiveness and capabilities.

Support purchasing strategies to improve operational metrics related to supplier quality, cost and delivery.

Use MRP logic to schedule the supply of materials/components to meet production requirements and maintain stocking levels.

Take follow up actions in relation to material shortages that affect production and plant efficiencies.

Monitor system integrity with respect vendor and item data, i.e. vendor lead time, part number, contacts, BOM, etc and take actions as needed.

Assist in the resolution of production, design, quality and/or delivery difficulties with suppliers.

Support the investigation and resolution of invoice/receiving discrepancies.

Effectively communicate technical and non-technical information both internally and externally.

Partner with Engineering, Production, Marketing, and Quality to support new product initiatives.

Develop and maintain strong relationships with suppliers.

Support supplier negotiations and onsite business reviews.

Maintain supplier compliance with regards to quality, governmental and customer specific requirements.

Job Requirements

Minimum Qualifications:

MAPICS experience

3-5 years of experience as Material Planner, Buyer, or Strategic Sourcing

Strong interpersonal, negotiation and influencing skills

Ability to multi-task

Knowledge of Import/Export Compliance


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