Responsible for all purchasing activities and assuring the supply for direct and indirect raw materials, machines, services, supplies and other items.
Represent Company in negotiating contracts and formulating policies with suppliers.
Perform regular contract checks and initiate tenders and negotiations for A-materials
Request new vendor set up as necessary from the Corporate Office.
Perform supplier management and supplier evaluation according to corporate quality procedures.
Manage relationships with key suppliers to maintain quality of goods, timely delivery and compliance to terms of contracts.
Prepare, process and verify requisitions and purchase orders for supplies and equipment.
Review purchase order claims and contracts for conformance to company policy.
Monitor and manage stock levels of raw materials to prevent stock out and manage working capital.
Prepare and submit detailed reports; keep information accessible by sorting and filing documents.
Support and maintain data management in ERP system.
Set-up and maintain purchase items and current cost in the computer system.
Develop cost reduction strategies and savings plans.
Work with Sales and R&D Managers on sourcing of new raw materials resulting from product development.
Check inventories for all Company's locations for purchase price variance at month end to ensure accuracy of inventory valuation at current cost.
Perform inventory audits at month end to ensure accuracy.
Ensure accuracy and receipt of items ordered by comparing to master request list, clarify unclear items and receive recommendations.
Authorize payment for purchases by forwarding receiving documentation.
Expedite purchase orders by verifying specifications and price; obtain recommendations from suppliers for substitute items.
Coordinate all deliveries to optimize receiving and level loading of working schedules.
Resolve vendor or contractor grievances, and claims against suppliers.
Maintain up-to-date certificate of analysis on all critical purchase products.
Adhere and comply with QS and ISO quality procedures.
Control purchasing department budgets.
Coordinate purchasing efforts with Company's Corporate team to take advantage of International purchasing power in a global economy.
Bachelor’s degree (Supply Chain Management or Finance preferred); or minimum of 10 years related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience.
10+ years purchasing related experience, manufacturing background preferred.
Strong leadership skills.
Ability to read and interpret information furnished in (English) written, oral, diagram, or schedule form.
Strong written and verbal communication skills.
Proficiency with basic office computer software, e.g., word processing, email, and spreadsheets, as well as project management software.
Aptitude to run and review reports and pin point areas of need that align with company initiatives.
Able to handle uncertainty and the unexpected and hold things together during tough times.
Ability to solve complex problems, to deal with variables and implement corrective measures.
Willingness and ability to travel frequently for extended periods of time.
It is not intended that this job description include all details of the work functions inherent in this position, nor does it give exclusive titles to every function described. The position incumbent will perform work equal or lower classification, as required or directed, and perform work of high classification for training purposes, or as warranted by emergency circumstances.