Purchasing Specialist

Job Details

Overview :

Responsible for activities related to Supply Chain Management in relation to the purchasing and scheduling of products, materials, supplies and services required. Maintain accurate purchase order and schedule information. Demonstrate accountability for the highest quality products at the most affordable price available. Prioritize tasks through the use of time management skills.

Interpret purchasing procedures for departments and suppliers as a specialist; requiring a degree of technical knowledge. This position requires the use of independent judgment.

Principal Accountabilities :

Purchasing and scheduling of all direct and indirect materials and services throughout the facility.
Correspond with suppliers; providing information required.
Drive procurement process improvements.
Quote materials used in plant.

Analyze proposals to select the best quality products at the most affordable prices.
Follow-up on back orders; expediting as needed.
Monitor materials ordered on a regular basis to determine proper inventory levels based on usage, production schedule and supplier lead time.
Responsible for maintaining data integrity of parts database including pricing and part number changes.
Verify accuracy of company documents.
Maintain office and work place organization.

Minimum high school diploma or equivalent. Prefer college degree.
3 years experience in purchasing/contracts.
MRP experience required.
Knowledge of commonly used concepts, practices and procedures.
Ability to negotiate pricing and perform complex comparative price and cost analyses.
Able to work with limited supervision.

Must have a strong sense of urgency.
Develop procurement process improvements to ensure future long term success.
Experience with Microsoft office suite.
Excellent verbal and written communication skills required.
Valid driver’s license.
Must be able to follow company Code of Conduct and abide by company compliance policies.
Take an active part in Kaizen activities and the continuous improvement plan.