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Sr. Procurement Specialist

  • Full Time
  • Anywhere
Basic FunctionPurchases raw materials, parts, assemblies, equipment, supplies, and services at the most favorable price consistent with quality, quantity, delivery, and other factors.  Makes and implements decisions which impact the supplier base, including source selection, cost reduction strategies, and service level commitments
Essential Functions

  • Places purchase orders in MRP for production, non-production, and service items with approved suppliers.
  • Initiates procurement strategies with suppliers, including blanket PO’s, pricing discounts based on total dollar volume, and supported Kanbans.
  • Establishes strong relationship with key suppliers through regularly scheduled meetings, teleconferences, or visits.
  • Issues requests for quotations to suppliers on new parts and established parts to get competitive bids and updated pricing and delivery schedules.
  • Negotiates with suppliers to achieve price reductions, and maintains a record of cost reduction achievement.
  • Reviews open order status, incorporating MRP changes (expediting, reducing, increasing, canceling) as they occur.
  • Resolves supplier billing discrepancies.
  • Works with the receiving department and quality assurance department to resolve PO’s on suspense for documentation and quality discrepancies.
  • Works well in a team environment.
Qualifications
Role Qualifications:
Skills, Abilities, and Other Requirements: Good communication and listening skills.  Proficiency in Microsoft Word or Excel.  Ability to solve problems using sound judgment.  Proficient in the use of modern MRP systems (SAP, Epicor, etc.).
Education and Experience: College degree preferred.   Ten (10) to fifteen (15) years of purchasing experience and/or supply change management in a manufacturing environment. Specific course work in purchasing or supply chain management, preferred.
Physical demands and work environment
  • Physical demands: While performing the duties of this job, the employee is occasionally required to stand, walk, sit, use hands to finger, reach with arms and hands, climb stairs, stoop, kneel, crouch, talk or hear.  The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 35 lbs.
  • Work environment: While performing the duties of this job, the employee is exposed to weather conditions prevalent at the time and an air-conditioned and heated office.  The noise level is moderate.  The factory floor is in the same building as the office.
FLSA Status: Exempt