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Materials Coordinator

Waukesha, Wisconsin, United States
Based on Experience
November 29, 2016

Under the supervision of the Maintenance and Materials Manager this position will purchase materials, finished components, assemblies, supplies, tools, and services which meet established quality standards, availability requirements, and price constraints for the Whitewater and Waukesha facilities. This position will also provide support to production, purchasing, and shipping for the Whitewater and Waukesha facilities.

Responsible for the proper processing, receipt, routing, and storage of incoming raw materials and outgoing finished product, office, and manufacturing supplies, purchased parts, logistics etc.


Purchase of items at total lowest cost from reliable sources, consistent with quality, quantity, delivery, and any other relevant requirements.

Work with both MP2 and Baan in procuring spare parts.

Maintain spare parts inventory and the effective inventory control practices

Obtain quotations and negotiates with suppliers on price, quality, freight, and delivery of purchased materials.

Facilitate the quality of purchased parts by working with inspection to communicate quality problems with suppliers, oversee the disposition of rejected parts to determine if the part needs rework, return, or scrap, and follow up on corrective action with suppliers.

Establish and maintain a harmonious relationship with vendors or prospective vendors in order to enhance the performance and reputation of the company.

Expedite orders when necessary to obtain 100% delivery to schedule.

In conjunction with Supply Base Team determine new sources of supply if needed

Coordinate with shipping and materials department for the timely filling of customer and supplier orders.

Facilitate materials training for new hires and support existing shipping, receiving, and inventory control objectives.

Complete inventory transactions and prepare inventory reports.

Coordinate logistics to support on time delivery

Exhibits initiative and accountability as to TS quality standards

Other duties as assigned

Qualifications: MINIMUM:

Associates degree in business or operations supply chain/materials management required. Bachelor Degree strongly preferred (Business Administration or Materials Management preferred). Minimum of one year experience in a Purchasing environment with knowledge of computer-based MRP and Purchasing systems.

CPIM/APICS certification preferred.

Ability to use spreadsheet, word processing and other appropriate PC-based applications.

Travel up to 10%.

Job Type: Full-time

Job Location:

Whitewater, WI

Required education:


Required experience:

MRP: 1 year

Supply Chain Management: 1 year