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Buyer

OEM Clarkston ,MI
  • Expired: over a month ago. Applications are no longer accepted.
Job Description

Buyer 20-00235

To interact with customers, suppliers and sales force concerning orders and shipments in accordance with the Company's objectives. Responsible for providing friendly, high quality customer service to all customers. This would include receive, investigate and respond to all customer and sales staff inquiries regarding orders, status of shipments, product information, availability of inventory, complaints and custom stocking programs. – Resin (component) purchasing. - Working with 7-10 + Vendors daily / Weekly. The team is approximately 10 strong and hiring 1-2 more Buyers. Heavy email daily (250 a day). 15-20 orders a day. Need to be strong or mid-level at Excel and Outlook.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Responsible for maintaining Quality Customer Service in accordance with Company Core Values (Core Ideology = Purpose + Core Values)
  • Work in accordance to all aspects of the Proactive Purchasing Model
  • Approach the position with a total savings mindset as it relates to overall Supply Chain Management. Included but not limited to: negotiation of purchase cost, freight savings, and warehouse costs
  • Build and develop relationships with internal and external customers and suppliers
  • Accurate processing of purchase orders following purchasing work instructions for assigned suppliers.
  • Daily coordination of supplier shipments, confirmations, and receipt of paperwork
  • Monitor all inbound purchase orders to ensure on-time arrival/delivery including overseas containers
  • Consolidate purchases to achieve cost savings
  • Assist with quarterly and annual supplier performance evaluation process for assigned suppliers
  • Resolve supplier invoice discrepancies, material returns, damage stock, and credit processing
  • Responsible for the Demand Review, Forward Stock, Forecasting, and Reorder points for assigned suppliers and locations
  • Evaluate locations to stock material considering freight and true outside storage costs to maximize company profitability
  • Manage Aged Inventory resolution and reduction for assigned suppliers
  • Learn product line and specifics of each supplier account with regards to product lead-times, supplier product line, market, and transit time from manufacturing plants
  • Work directly with Sales and Product Management on customer related inventory issues
  • Work with Product Management in accordance with current market pricing trends & react when necessary
  • Be an active member of the Raw Material Forecast Committee and in Target Cost Meetings
  • Review of weekly sales highlights, investigate, and act when appropriate
  • Work with Service Specialists and Sales to review custom stock programs for non-performance and communicate appropriately
  • Perform warehouse transfers between South Bend Warehouse and public warehouse partners when needed for assigned supplier products
  • Take an active role in the closing of sales monthly
  • Accountable in achieving team metric goals and performance
  • Review Material shortages inventory weekly and communicate to operations team
  • Update & Maintain all supplier ISO documents to ensure accuracy
  • Perform special projects or tasks as determined by management. This may include: supplier reporting, public warehouse reconciliation, Supplier Evaluations, training, writing procedures, monitoring performance and other selected areas

Company: global supplier of thermoplastics (automotive, aerospace, medical, etc)
Employee size: 80 employees locally in the Michigan office and 120 in Indiana.
Private
Components distributed: thermoplastics resins
Travel percentage: 5%

Salary: $55k - $70k
Bonus: quarterly bonuses as well as a Xmas bonus
Core hours: 8am – 5pm or 9am – 6pm
Educational requirements: Bachelor's degree, preferring Supply Chain discipline
Workable hours in a week: 40-45
Department: Purchasing
Reports to: Purchasing Team Leader
Experience level needed: must have 2+ years. Ideally 4+ years..........

Most important to the job?

  • Buying experience
    • Understanding of Inventory Management
      • Reorder point – mix/max (do they have experience setting reorder points or just following them)
      • Experience using inventory management software (not specific to a software but using it for buying. Many Buyer in mfg are counters not analyzers)
    • PO processing experience – understanding their history in this area from entry to receipt for buys that are not only contract or services.
    • Ability to recognize opportunities for cost savings and lead/execute to realize those savings.
  • Key traits
    • Analytical (Excel comes with this most times)
    • Organized (electronically Outlook)
      • How do they manage to effectively follow-up in a timely manner?
    • Transitionally minded (volume/pace) while being a decision maker
    • Negotiation skills – examples would be requested
    • Prioritization – ability to juggle multiple projects and tasks and readjust to meet deadlines.
    • Commitment to CPS Core values – centered around service – how do they service internal and external customers.
  • Understanding of Inventory Management
    • Reorder pointmix/max (do they have experience setting reorder points or just following them)
    • Experience using inventory management software (not specific to a software but using it for buying. Many Buyer in mfg are counters not analyzers)
  • PO processing experience – understanding their history in this area from entry to receipt for buys that are not only contract or services.
  • Ability to recognize opportunities for cost savings and lead/execute to realize those savings.

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Clarkston, MI
USA