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Senior Buyer

Culligan International Company Rosemont, IL
  • Posted: over a month ago
  • Full-Time
  • Benefits: Vision, Medical, Life Insurance, 401k, Dental

Responsibilities:

The Senior Buyer is responsible for the management and coordination of all buying/sourcing activities. This individual works closely with S&OP, Application, Manufacturing, Design and Project teams to review, analyze and execute material plan in support of project requirements, as well as meet Culligan’s KPI’s/Metrics.

Specific Job Function:

  • Responsible for all purchasing and sourcing activities for multiple product lines/plants.

    • Review purchase req’s/convert to PO’s

    • Negotiate and manage supplier pricing

  • Plan, schedule and monitor assigned materials with S&OP team using MRP (SAP S4HANA).

  • Communicate and resolve any quality issues or rejects with supplier and internal stakeholders

    • NCR, Return to Supplier

    • Work with supplier to define root-cause and corrective action

  • Ability to work with R&D/Product Management to facilitate supply chain scope and feasibility for new products in the development pipeline with suppliers early in the process.

  • Ability to develop RFP’s for scope of supply, which includes product specifications, capacity, quality and distribution requirements.

  • Interview and establish relationships with suppliers to source, finished goods, services, raw materials, components, and off shelf items based on price, quality, and delivery time.

  • Measure and improve suppliers’ performance to their contractual commitments (Supplier Scorecard).

  • Work on procurement projects as required by NA Purchasing Manager.

Job Requirements:

  • Five or more years of related experience in Purchasing and Supply Chain – SAP preferred (not required)

  • Bachelors’ Degree; Masters of Business or Engineering a plus

  • Ability to work with little supervision and professionally interact directly with all levels of Engineers, Project Managers and Manufacturing, Accounting, Customer Service, and Quality Assurance

  • Knows expected industry lead times for parts and materials, and how to locate and qualify new sources.

  • Demonstrated ability to create the supplier relationships and contracts required to support and grow a dynamic business.

  • Proven capability in all Microsoft applications, with mid-level Excel skills.

Competencies:

To perform the job successfully, an individual should demonstrate the following competencies in this position:

Interpersonal Problem Solving Adaptability Planning//Organizing Dependability

Oral & Written Communication Skills Initiative Integrity Quality Control Negotiating Resourcefulness

Culligan is an equal opportunity employer

*Not accepting candidates from third party firms

Culligan International Company

Why Work Here?

Business is booming!

As the world’s leading water experts, we are dedicated to delivering high-quality water solutions to residential, commercial and industrial customers. Headquartered in Rosemont, Illinois, Culligan International offers technologically advanced, state of the art water filtration products, including: water softeners, water filtration system, industrial water treatment solutions, drinking water systems and whole-house filtration systems.

Address

9399 W. Higgins Road
Rosemont, IL
USA

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