Identifies savings and process improvement opportunities; establishes collaborative relationships internally and externally; develops sourcing strategies; negotiates with suppliers; collaborates with department to aid in internal approval process.
Reviews requisitions and issues purchase orders using purchasing system. Interviews suppliers to obtain information concerning product, price, and ability to produce product or service, and delivery date.
Ensures delivery of parts from supplier occurs in a timely manner. Studies supply chain to identify any delays/discrepancies in delivery process. Works with suppliers to determine causes of delays and develops/documents plans to prevent reoccurrence.
Assesses supplier bids and recommends selection based on price, quality, delivery, and capability. Based on requisition requirements for certain items.
Coordinates technical meetings with suppliers and internal departments to ensure requirements are met. Audits suppliers to understand if requirements can be met.
Manages external SMH assets and audits conditions as needed.
Resolves supplier issues and coordinates internally for resolution.
Purchases, tracks and understands market for more complex commodities.
Manages product purchasing costs to identify cost improvement opportunities.
Offers recommendations for improvements to the purchasing processes.
Provides purchasing support for new businesses as assigned.
Develops skills in other Supply Chain functional areas such as: Production Control, International Trade, and/or Logistics.
Learns and works toward performing Syteline, SuperUser job duties.
Investigate and reconcile invoice discrepancies for purchase price variances.
Expedite orders as necessary. Identify actual and potential delivery problems and take proactive steps to inform appropriate Operations personnel.
Ensure goods are delivered by the most economical transportation method.
Review inventory on a periodic basis as to economic order quantities for the best applicable products.
Develop and administer system contracts or blanket supply agreements with qualified vendors who have proven to provide the best service and overall lowest costs.
Establishes and maintains rapport with all levels of supplier personnel and internal customers.
May perform other duties as required.
5-10 years’ experience in purchasing/sourcing with extensive experience in the manufacturing industry
Bachelor’s degree in Business, Supply Chain, or related field.
Proficient in Microsoft Word, Microsoft Excel and Power point.
Strong interpersonal, negotiation, leadership, problem solving and communications skills.