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Senior Buyer

Senior Buyer

FPC of Decatur

FPC of Decatur

 

Main Job Duties:
• Plans and manages procurement of materials and all production schedules to meet customer      delivery requirements.
• Coordinate material requirements with Engineering, Finance, Logistics and Procurement to ensure 100% on-time delivery by establishing and monitoring schedule to proactively identify and address any issues.
• Work with suppliers to establish the appropriate delivery quantity and frequency for Just-In-Time delivery.
• Maintain accurate open Purchase Order lines to define the inbound quantities and due dates from suppliers.
• Identify material demand, report/status Bill of Material issues, and collaborate with Logistics to resolve inventory discrepancies.
• Generate and provide material forecasts regularly to support production build plan, minimize freight costs, and optimize inventory levels.
• Create and maintain data parameters to ensure accurate signals for quantity and order dates to minimize excess material and shortages.
• Generate and publish metrics of performance.
• Ability to negotiate cost improvement
• Help the team meet its goals in a professional manner.
• Use written and oral communication skills.
• Read and interpret data, information and documents.
• Use math and mathematical reasoning.
• Observe and interpret situations.
• Perform highly detailed work on multiple, concurrent tasks.
• Work under intensive deadlines with frequent interruptions.
• Interact with managers, staff, customers, the public and others encountered in the course of work.


Education:
Bachelor’s degree in Engineering/Science/Business/Supply Chain.

Experience:
• Minimum 5 years related experience in supply planning and purchasing in a manufacturing setting with experience in a sheet metal/metal mechanic industry.
• MRP/ERP experience desirable.

Additional Skills/Knowledge/Abilities:
• Excellent analysis and problem-solving capabilities.
• Highly proficient with Excel and all Microsoft Office applications.
• Significant MRP usage experience also possessing strong ERP knowledge.
• Ability to communicate effectively (written/verbal) with all levels of the organization in a professional manner.
• Ability to prioritize flow of products ensuring all work centers are adequately supplied and that products move in a timely manner.
• Ability to work independently, be self-motivated and have a sense of urgency.
• Must have team-oriented, process-oriented, and solution-oriented skills.
• Ability to work in a fast-paced environment in which priorities may rapidly change.
• Strong supply planning skills of multiple custom-made products.
• Strong ability to work with internal and external suppliers/customers in a professional manner.
• Strong influential, persuasion, and negotiation skills with all levels of suppliers and internal/external customers.
• Experience with driving and coordinating supplier quality initiatives and corrective actions.

 

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