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Purchasing Specialist Manufacturing - TN #5096

Company:
Absolute Opportunities
Location:
Pulaski, Tennessee, United States
Posted:
November 14, 2018

Description:

Purchasing Specialist – Manufacturing - TN #5096

Relocation No

Location Pulaski TN

Position Summary:

•CONTRIBUTE TO THE DEVELOPMENT OF THE PURCHASING PLAN.

•EXECUTE THE TIMELY, ECONOMICAL AND EFFECTIVE PURCHASING OF RAW MATERIALS, CONSUMABLES, PRODUCTION SUPPLIES, EQUIPMENT AND/OR SERVICES FOR THE ASSIGNED PORTFOLIO FOLLOWING REQUIREMENTS AND IN LINE WITH ESTABLISHED PROCEDURES AND GUIDELINES IN ORDER TO ACHIEVE TIMELY, UNINTERRUPTED AND RELIABLE SUPPLY, SERVICE AND STOCK MANAGEMENT AT OPTIMUM COST, AT THE BEST AVAILABLE QUALITY AND WITHIN SPECIFICATIONS.

•A CHANGE AGENT / TEAM BUILDER

•FOCUS ON CONTINUOUS IMPROVEMENT

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

•COLLECT, ASSESS AND DISCUSS BUSINESS REQUIREMENTS AND NEEDS CONCERNING THE MATERIALS, SERVICES AND EQUIPMENT TO BE PURCHASED (INCL. QUANTITIES, SPECIFICATIONS AND SERVICES LEVELS) WITHIN THE ASSIGNED PORTFOLIO.

•EXECUTE AND VERIFY APPROPRIATE INVENTORY ON A REGULAR BASIS AND MAKE SURE RECORDED STOCK LEVELS ARE ACCURATE.

•EXECUTE AND MONITOR THE PURCHASING OF RAW MATERIALS, CONSUMABLES, PRODUCTION SUPPLIES, EQUIPMENT AND/OR SERVICES IN LINE WITH GROUP AND LOCAL PURCHASING GUIDELINES.

•CONTRIBUTE TO THE INVESTIGATION, ASSESSMENT (INCL. AUDITS) AND SELECTION OF SUPPLIERS, TESTING OF NEW MATERIALS/CONSUMABLES BY USING AGREED REQUIREMENTS AND INTERNAL GUIDELINES.

•MAINTAIN CONSTRUCTIVE RELATIONSHIPS WITH VENDORS, SUPPLIERS AND CONTRACTORS; MEASURE AND ENSURE CONTINUOUS PERFORMANCE.

•ENSURE THE FILLING, MAINTAINING AND FOLLOW-UP OF ORDERS, CONTRACTS, SUPPLIERS’ FILES AND DATA IN APPROPRIATE SYSTEMS (E.G. BAAN/SAP).

•CONTRIBUTE TO THE OPTIMIZATION, IMPLEMENTATION AND COMMUNICATION OF PURCHASING GUIDELINES, PROCEDURES AND BEST PRACTICES.

•DEVELOP AND PROVIDE PERIODIC AND AD-HOC KEY PERFORMANCE REPORTS AND INDICATORS ON PURCHASING ACTIVITIES (E.G. MATERIAL USAGE, PRICE DEVELOPMENT, 3/C REPORTING, INVENTORY LEVELS…)

•IDENTIFY AND EVALUATE QUALITY ISSUES AND OPPORTUNITIES FOR QUALITY AND/OR PRICE IMPROVEMENT THROUGH NEW SUPPLIER SELECTION, PRICE NEGOTIATION OR NEW PRODUCT INTRODUCTION.

•COMPLY WITH AND RAISE AWARENESS ON ENVIRONMENT, QUALITY, HEALTH & SAFETY AND SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY POLICIES AND BEST PRACTICES IN LINE WITH GUIDELINES AND LEGISLATION, IN ORDER TO CONTRIBUTE TO THE GENERAL WELL-BEING AND IMPROVEMENT OF GENERAL WORKING CONDITIONS.

Education:

BACHELOR’S DEGREE – BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION, FINANCE OR RELATED DEGREE (PURCHASING/LOGISTICS/SUPPLY CHAIN)

ENGLISH REQUIRED – FRENCH OR SPANISH A PLUS

PURCHASING, NEGOTIATION, BUSINESS PRINCIPLES, FINANCE, LEAN PRINCIPLES

STRONG SKILLS WITH MICROSOFT OFFICE

GOOD UNDERSTANDING OF ERP CONCEPT IS REQUIRED

EXPERIENCE IN SAP PREFERRED

Professional Experience:

3+ YEARS PURCHASING EXPERIENCE IN MANUFACTURING ENVIRONMENT

FOUNDRY EXPERIENCE A PLUS

SOME EXPERIENCE IN PROJECT MANAGEMENT IS PREFERRED

STRONG INTERPERSONAL COMMUNICATION SKILLS

Bottom line requirements we need notes on with candidate submittal:

1. Bachelor’s Degree in Business, Finance, or related (Purchasing, Logistics, Supply Chain etc.)

2. English required. French or Spanish Language are pluses.

3. 3+ years of purchasing experience in a manufacturing environment.

4. Foundry experience is a plus.