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Procurement Buyer

Associated Materials Cuyahoga Falls, OH
  • Expired: December 02, 2019. Applications are no longer accepted.

Company Description

Associated Materials is the parent company for leading building product brands such as Alside, Gentek, Revere, Alpine and Preservation.  With a legacy of over 65 years in business, we create, develop, manufacture, extrude and distribute beautiful siding, windows and more throughout our network of North American company-owned distributors.  If you're searching for a rewarding career, consider AMI!

Job Description

Reporting to the Supply Chain Manager the Buyer role is designed for the procurement professional with both the strategic vision to implement broad organizational goals and change coupled with a driving sense to "get stuff done" on the tactical level.  Under limited direction this position is responsible for obtaining the most cost effective products and services in a specified commodity, providing leadership in supplier management, the consolidation of suppliers and processes, developing supplier relationships, issuing resolutions and managing service level agreements for its stake holders. 

OBJECTIVES:

  • Effectively manage key suppliers via risk mitigation, scorecards and KPI's. 
  • Secure quotes from qualified suppliers of assigned materials to obtain most favorable total cost of product and services consistent with quality requirements.
  • Plan and negotiate long-term agreements with favorable impact on inventory goals, quality and continuity of supply and corporate cost objectives.
  • Negotiate and facilitate the return of rejected and obsolete material.

DAY-TO-DAY RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Qualify sources to support BoM of Manufactured Products, non-inventory requirements and finished goods.
  • Expedite purchase orders in order to maintain material flow and provide customer requests.
  • Track and analysis vendor quality performance.
  • Commodity tracking and analysis to meet strategic position of the company
  • Maintain appropriate purchasing files and reports as required.
  • Work with Sourcing Manager on new product development projects
  • Work on Engineering change request  
  • Negotiate and facilitate the return of rejected and obsolete material.
  • Reconcile Accounts Payable discrepancies.
  • Negotiate and facilitate the collection of non-conforming material charge backs.
  • Analyze suppliers for financial health and stability of the Company.
  • Assist quality department in assessing the supplier's ability to meet AMI's quality requirements.
  • Select and maintain suppliers to support manufacturing and corporate procurement requirements.
  • Works with Materials Management for inventory items and the requisitions for non-inventory items to assure that the supplier fully understands the quality requirements of the purchase. Participates in any quality audits of assigned supplier and maintains records, which will allow AMI to evaluate supplier performance.
  • Timely communication of commodities pricing trends and market updates affecting supply
  • Work with Materials Management and manufacturing plants to track supplier performance and share "best" purchasing practices
  • Create total cost and "should" cost models and lead make/buy analysis and decisions as needed

KEY RELATIONSHIPS:

  • Manufacturing operations
  • Supplier Quality and Engineering
  • Product Management
  • Materials management
  • Safety
  • Finance

Qualifications

 

  • Extensive vendor sourcing experience required
  • Bachelor's degree in Business, Purchasing/Supply Chain Management, Finance or Engineering
  • 3+ years of experience in Procurement, Engineering, or related field
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills
  • Must be familiar with negotiations and constructing formal supply agreements
  • Ability to work well in cross-functional teams in both plant and corporate environments
  • Strong MS Excel, Access and MS Word skills
  • Demonstrated abilities to implement process change improvements and best practices
  • CPM or APICS a plus

 

Additional Information

All your information will be kept confidential according to EEO guidelines.

Recruiters: Please note that Associated Materials, Alside and any of its affiliated companies does not seek or accept unsolicited resumes or offers of recruiting service associated with any published or unpublished employment opportunities. Any unsolicited information sent to AMI or any of its employees will be considered as unencumbered and free from any fee or charge whatsoever. Only members of our Human Resources Team have authority to engage or authorize recruiting services. Any questions regarding recruiting services of any kind must be sent to jobs at associatedmaterials dot com

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Qualifications: Extensive vendor sourcing experience required Bachelor's degree in Business, Purchasing/Supply Chain Management, Finance or Engineering 3+ years of experience in Procurement, Engineering, or related field Strong interpersonal and communication skills Must be familiar with negotiations and constructing formal supply agreements Ability to work well in cross-functional teams in both plant and corporate environments Strong MS Excel, Access and MS Word skills Demonstrated abilities to implement process change improvements and best practices CPM or APICS a plus Responsibilities: Reporting to the Supply Chain Manager the Buyer role is designed for the procurement professional with both the strategic vision to implement broad organizational goals and change coupled with a driving sense to "get stuff done" on the tactical level. Under limited direction this position is responsible for obtaining the most cost effective products and services in a specified commodity, providing leadership in supplier management, the consolidation of suppliers and processes, developing supplier relationships, issuing resolutions and managing service level agreements for its stake holders. OBJECTIVES: Effectively manage key suppliers via risk mitigation, scorecards and KPI's. Secure quotes from qualified suppliers of assigned materials to obtain most favorable total cost of product and services consistent with quality requirements. Plan and negotiate long-term agreements with favorable impact on inventory goals, quality and continuity of supply and corporate cost objectives. Negotiate and facilitate the return of rejected and obsolete material. DAY-TO-DAY RESPONSIBILITIES: Qualify sources to support BoM of Manufactured Products, non-inventory requirements and finished goods. Expedite purchase orders in order to maintain material flow and provide customer requests. Track and analysis vendor quality performance. Commodity tracking and analysis to meet strategic position of the company Maintain appropriate purchasing files and reports as required. Work with Sourcing Manager on new product development projects Work on Engineering change request Negotiate and facilitate the return of rejected and obsolete material. Reconcile Accounts Payable discrepancies. Negotiate and facilitate the collection of non-conforming material charge backs. Analyze suppliers for financial health and stability of the Company. Assist quality department in assessing the supplier's ability to meet AMI's quality requirements. Select and maintain suppliers to support manufacturing and corporate procurement requirements. Works with Materials Management for inventory items and the requisitions for non-inventory items to assure that the supplier fully understands the quality requirements of the purchase. Participates in any quality audits of assigned supplier and maintains records, which will allow AMI to evaluate supplier performance. Timely communication o

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