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Buyer - Production Materials

Company: Cypress Search
Location: Greensboro
Posted on: January 16, 2022

Job Description:

Job SummaryGrowing company on the leading edge of technology in their industry that is rapidly expanding and offers promotion potential has an opportunity for a Production Materials Buyer that will be responsible for the requisition of materials as well as the coordination and expedition of the flow of materials. They are located in a good location in east / central Alabama. This position will be responsible for computing amounts of material required to complete orders. There are very good benefits and they begin first day on the job. Relocation assistance is available also. The work day is 7:00am to 4:00pm or 8:00am to 5:00pm with occasional OT. Duties and Responsibilities Process Request to Purchase forms and verifies all information completed on formEnsures the original quote and any other pertinent information is attached to the formConfirms that the supplier of a critical component is on the Approved Supplier List prior to processing Request to Purchase. If the supplier has not been approved, notifies the requestor and Purchasing Management to resolve. Verifies the RTP has the appropriate approvalsIssues Purchase Order through purchasing software within no more than 12 hours post RTP approval. Email, fax or phone in the PO to the supplierCommunicates with suppliers on regular basis. Investigates any cost savings or avoidances. Tracks savings and cost improvements on monthly basis. Researches alternative methods or competing suppliers for services or MRO purchases. Attends all required training sessions established by company or suggested by DirectorProvides assistance to other company departments if so requested and is able to supportRetain all records in purchasing file foldersKnowledge of Lean Six Sigma manufacturing practicesProficient in prioritizing job orders/deliveriesAbility to requisition materials and establish delivery datesStrong time management and organizational skills to effectively meet assigned deadlinesExcellent written and oral communication skillsAbility to compute amount of material required for ordersMaintain manual or computerized recordsOther duties as assigned Required Skills/Abilities Strong analytical and problem-solving skillsAbility to adapt to frequent changes, delays, or unexpected events in the work environmentStrong team building abilitiesExcellent organizational, time management, and attention to detail skillsStrong reasoning and judgment skillsAbility to act with professionalism, integrity, and superior confidentialityAbility to prioritize tasks and delegate when appropriateAbility to assess own strengths/opportunities; pursues training and development opportunities, striving to continuously build knowledge and skills Education and Experience Bachelor of Science degree preferred, but will consider an Associate degree or at least some collegePrior Purchasing experience in a production environment. Minimum 3 yearsRaw material purchasing for production required with flexibility as to the kind of raw materials purchasedPrior experience in negotiations of production or non-production materials and/or services requiredWould like annual spend experience of at least $10 million dollarsPreferred experience in Logistics sourcing or negotiationsAbility to convey conclusions and recommendations concisely in properly formatted, well-written reportsKnowledge of MS Word and Excel requiredBasic knowledge of SAP/MES or other known ERP system experience requiredLean experience or training strongly preferredMust have negotiation skillsNeed to be able to demonstrate successful metrics of cost savingsMust have purchasing best practices skills

Keywords: Cypress Search, Greensboro , Buyer - Production Materials, Professions , Greensboro, North Carolina

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