Prince Castle
  • 07-Nov-2017 to 06-Jan-2018 (CST)
  • RFS (021)
  • Carol Stream, IL, USA
  • Full Time

Job Description Summary

Reporting to the Director of Sourcing, the Buyer/Planner is responsible for maintaining a supplier base that supports company objectives regarding quality, cost, and production requirements in accordance with company policies and procedures.  Responsible for procurement of materials based on actual production and established Kanban sizes; Plans and purchases the highest quality materials, parts, and components, at the most cost effective pricing while meeting delivery requirements; Communicates the availability of materials and supplies and/or new product developments; and Works with Sr Supply Chain Manager on cost and inventory metrics and goals in accordance with company policies and procedures.


Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • Evaluate material lead times and ensure supply continuity.
  • Create Purchase Orders for materials; monitor and track delivery dates of materials.
  • Respond to requests for expedites as needed.
  • Address and resolve the disposition of rejected and/or non-conforming parts.
  • Address and resolve invoice discrepancies, shipping variances, packing slip discrepancies, and transaction history discrepancies.
  • Work with Operations, manufacturing leads, vendors, and suppliers to drive the formulation of desired Kanban quantities.
  • Work with other departments and team members to manage working capital levels and inventory accuracy.
  • Lead cycle counting activities and enter, review, and/or verify proper inventory adjustments.
  • Assist supply chain team in the establishment of department practices and procedures.
  • Complete and maintain records and paperwork associated with the purchasing function, supplying relevant information to the Sr Supply Chain Manager, accounting, sales, and production functions as required.
  • Follow and comply with all safety and work rules, regulations, and housekeeping standards.
  • Request pricing quotes from vendors on existing components as well as prototype components and samples. Verify material specifications of quotes before awarding and/or placing orders.  Negotiate pricing and make purchasing decisions based on company procurement cost containment goals.
  • Assist Strategic Sourcing in preparing and issuing RFQs
  • Perform other duties as assigned.


Supervisory Responsibilities

This job has no supervisory responsibilities.


Qualifications and Competencies

Minimum degree and required experience:

  • Bachelor's degree (or higher) required
  • Professional Supply Chain certification a strong plus
  • Ability to understand the technical aspects of the product line is a plus.

Specific skills/competencies required:

  • Language Skills: Ability to read and interpret purchasing related documents such as catalogs, product-related literature, parts and materials specifications, and technical books and/or manuals.
  • Ability to prepare reports, purchase orders and correspondence related to purchasing. Ability to communicate effectively with vendors and with other employees of the organization.
  • Ability to negotiate purchasing terms and conditions favorable to the organization.
  • Reasoning Ability:  Ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out instructions in written or oral form.  Ability to deal with problems involving concrete variables in standardized situations.
  • Strong interpersonal skills:  ability to establish rapport and develop relationships with suppliers, customers, and internal colleagues.
  • Good organization skills:  must be able to manage multiple tasks and prioritize workflow
  • Must be highly organized, detail-oriented, accurate, and timely.
  • Working knowledge of Microsoft Suite (Word, Excel and PowerPoint) required.  Strong Excel skills required including VLOOKUP, Pivot Tables....etc.
  • MAS500 experience a plus.
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