Job Locations US-AL-Huntsville
Staff Req. #
HSV 20-002
# of Openings

Position Summary



Manage the material procurement processes with both domestic and foreign sources for any raw direct or subcontract materials including but not limited to metals, machined components, stampings, castings, injection molding, forgings, fasteners/pins, corrugated/packaging, finishing operations,  and purchased fabricated subassembly requirements. Develop and support production, purchasing and inventory plans per established guidelines and metrics. Define and implement the aforementioned guidelines and metrics for the respective area of responsibility. Work closely with production management and suppliers to ensure material floor supports the master production schedule in a cost-effective manner.

Primary Responsibilities



  • Analyze, maintain and execute plant materials requirement from MRP
  • Analyze planning data in SAP and adjust requirements accordingly notifying the appropriate supplier
  • Maintain supplier reporting systems
  • Process purchase requisitions into purchase orders and schedule agreements (SA).
  • Release and maintain purchase orders & SA in support of production schedules for assigned commodities 
  • Maintain constant continuity of supply of all purchased components and recovery plans with 8D corrective actions when necessary.
  • Work with internal team and suppliers to create lean value streams with suppliers and internal operations.
  • Functions as liaison between Remington & suppliers for all procurement related issues; i.e., continuity of supply, production schedules, rejections, corrective actions, discrepancies, evaluations
  • Interfaces with suppliers on a daily basis via phone, fax, email, and in-person to maintain a favorable supplier relationship and to ensure on-time delivery of product
  • Assist in the forecasting of on hand inventory plan and take action to achieve forecast
  • Take daily action to meet KPI’s as defined by Management.
  • Monitor inventory for assigned commodities to optimize working capital
  • Utilize materials management tools in SAP and external such as Kanban etc…
  • Performs other duties as assigned by manager
  • Participate with New Products team members to launch new products at the HSV plants.
  • Maintain sections of SAP as assigned by management.  (ex. lead-time, lot size, etc).
  • Adhere to policy and procedure related to cost increases and suppliers additions.
  • Effectively report supply issues in a timely manner to manager.
  • Analyze the SAP information and reports that are driven by the daily processing of MRP.
  • Reschedule purchase orders as required and appropriate based upon the daily review of SAP exception reports.
  • Participate in the review, root cause and corrective action for all issues that prohibit us from delivering to the master production schedule and in turn the exact product our customer desires.
  • Participate in the “what if” process to review proposed production changes, share the information with all team members so that the group can create the most effective production scheduled.
  • Request physical inventory counts as necessary.
  • Participate in the annual Facility side physical inventory.
  • Communicate priorities to all appropriate production Supervisors and team members throughout the operations.  Expedite all respective parts as necessary.
  • Work with Quality, Engineering and Production members to address any and all quality related issues.
  • Plan purchases in a manner that will not create excess or obsolete inventory.  Work to disposition any inventory that has been deemed excess and obsolete.
  • Participate in new planning and inventory control initiatives and team activities as required.
  • Promote the development of teamwork.
  • Follows all plant safety rules and regulations.


NOTE:  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



To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


B.A. or B.S. in related field and 3-5 years’ experience in purchasing aforementioned commodities and/or in a medium to high volume manufacturing and assembly work environment. CPM or CPIM and Lean manufacturing experience desired but not mandatory.  Sourcing experience a plus. Certification in purchasing or materials desired.


Must have:

Experience in SAP Systems. Exceptional communication skills, strong project management/team leadership skills.  Excellent computer skills in Excel, Word, Outlook and MS Project.


Understand capacity constraints and work with the Production Planner and Master Scheduler to eliminate.


Ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions, MSDS sheets, and procedure manuals.  Ability to write routine reports and correspondence. Must have strong verbal and written communication skills.


Ability to understand manufacturing operations and products in an effort to create smooth flowing production schedules that are free of constraints and overloaded work centers.


Must understand basic materials management, production planning and inventory control techniques.


Proficient in the use of personal computer and current common business software such as Microsoft Excel and Word.


Strong analytical skills and the ability to identify problems, collect data, establish facts, draw valid conclusions and implement corrective actions.


Service and results oriented with a sense of urgency and bias for action.


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 sit and talk or hear.  The employee is occasionally required to stand and walk. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 10 pounds.  Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision.



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.


The noise level in the work environment is usually quiet.


Employees may encounter hazardous wastes during the course of their work.  Hazardous wastes are to be handled appropriately; including applicable use of PPE, placement into compatible containers, container labeling and marking; etc.  Additionally, wastes may need to be transported to/from satellite accumulation areas to 90-day accumulation area; via dolly, forklift, etc. All employees working with, handling, or managing hazardous wastes will receive annual RCRA training. Those employees preparing waste for shipment will receive additional trainings (DOT).


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