Job Locations US-AR-Lonoke
Staff Req. #
LON 17-025
# of Openings

Position Summary

Performs market research to determine available and appropriate suppliers for procurement of products and services.

Primary Responsibilities

  • Negotiates contracts & supply agreements with suppliers of raw materials, services, and maintenance, repair, & operating supplies (MRO).
  • Analyzes outputs from Material Requirements Planning (MRP) module of SAP system to determine raw material needs to support production schedules.
  • Analyzes planning data in SAP and adjusts data appropriately to maintain validity of planning systems (e.g. lot size, lead time, reorder point, etc.).
  • Maintains purchase order data in support of purchase transaction accuracy (e.g. order quantity, due date, price, terms, etc.).
  • Releases purchase orders for raw materials against SAP contracts and schedules P.O. releases for delivery in support of production schedules.
  • Solicits quotations & initiates purchase orders for non-contract raw materials and schedules them for delivery in support of production schedules.
  • Processes purchase requisitions into purchase order transactions in support of system user requirements.
  • Functions as liaison between Remington & suppliers for all procurement related correspondence (e.g. quotations, purchase orders, contracts, evaluations, rejections, corrective actions, discrepancies, etc.).
  • Interfaces with supplier representatives via phone, fax, email, and in person to maintain a favorable supplier relationship.
  • Interfaces with employees from other Remington departments to resolve supplier related issues.
  • Monitors inventory levels of assigned purchase categories to optimize working capital investment.
  • Identifies cost reduction and continuous improvement opportunities as they relate to the materials management functions.
  • Produces reports and statistical analysis of purchasing activities and performance.
  • Performs other duties as assigned by the Purchasing Manager.     


This list presents only the principal duties of the position and is not intended to be comprehensive. Other duties and responsibilities may be assigned as dictated by the business needs and conditions. As an essential function of the job, good attendance is required.


Skills and Education Required


  • Minimum bachelors’ degree in business required.
  • APICS certification (CPIM – Certified in Production & Inventory Management) and/or ISM certification (C.P.M. – Certified Purchasing Manager) preferred.
  • Minimum of three years purchasing and/or materials management experience in a manufacturing environment.
  • Experience with ERP computer programs (SAP preferred) with a strong working knowledge of MRP processing logic.
  • Knowledge and experience in the use of Microsoft Office products including Outlook, Excel, Word, PowerPoint, & Access.
  • Ability to read, analyze, and interpret contracts, general business periodicals, professional journals, technical procedures, and governmental regulations.
  • Ability to write reports, memos, email, and business correspondence clearly and effectively.
  • Ability to present information and respond effectively to questions from groups of employees and/or suppliers.
  • Strong organizational skills.     

Work Environment

  • The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
  • While performing the duties of this job, employee is regularly exposed to explosives.
  • Frequently exposed to moving mechanical parts.
  • The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.  

Physical Demands

  • The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
  • While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to walk; use hands to write, type, handle, or feel; and to talk and hear. Employee is frequently required to stand, sit, and reach with hands and arms.
  • Occasionally required to climb or balance.
  • Must occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds.
  • Specific vision abilities required by this job, include close vision, distance vision, and color vision.        


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