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.
PRINCIPAL DUTIES AND ACCOUNTABILITIES (*ESSENTIAL FUNCITONS):
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.
QUALIFICATIONS, EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE:
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.
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).