Buyer
Location:
Columbus, Ohio
Posted:
January 26, 2017
Position Type:
Full Time
Category:
Procurement, Purchasing
Reference:
996635677
Pay: $18.25 - $23.00 / hr
AMETEK Solidstate Controls (SCI) is in the business of providing continuity of electrical power to keep businesses in business. SCI currently has more than 45,000 systems installed throughout the world, including more than 100 in Nuclear Power plants worldwide. Our products have extensive applications in the following market segments: petroleum, LNG, power ¿ fossil & nuclear, specialty chemicals, mining/metals, waste water, pulp & paper, food & beverage and others requiring continuous power for mission critical applications.

Job Summary

Performs all functions related to planning, purchasing, negotiating and expediting assigned commodity items. Works closely with manufacturing, engineering and sales departments on assigned projects.

Qualifications

Ability to work independently, highly proactive work style
Ability to partner across all levels and functional areas of the organization to ensure customer needs are met
Proficient with Microsoft Office Suite (Oracle ERP a plus)
Meet strict deadlines are required attributes
Excellent communications skills, both written and verbal, are required

Experience

Minimum of 1-3 years of Procurement experience. Prior experience in a manufacturing supply chain environment or comparable work related experience, preferred.

Education

Bachelor¿s Degree in Inventory Management, Supply Chain, or Business

Specific Responsibilities

Stays in close communication with the Purchasing Supervisor, suppliers, plant management, engineering, and other associates as required. Have good written and oral communication skills. Takes directions well and follows through on projects and objectives in a thorough, complete, and timely manner.
Develop sourcing strategies and lead supplier selection process
Actively pursue methods that will reduce the lead-time for ¿critical path¿ materials with no extra risk or expense to Ametek. This person also has the responsibility to keep the E&O (excess & obsolete) inventory low and under control.
Analyze purchased components requirements
Prepare RFQ¿s, negotiate with suppliers, and initiate purchase orders
Review open orders and initiate action as relative to changes in demand and inventory position.
Monitor suppliers¿ performance against company quality and delivery goals
Develop and manage long term agreements with suppliers that are providing a strategic advantage
Lead activities required in make vs buy decision for new or current production components
Identify and develop opportunities for cost reduction utilizing alternative sourcing (including international sourcing), negotiation, supplier consolidation, etc. to maintain and achieve company-wide goals and metrics.
Monitor market and supplier trends for opportunities and risk
Provide support to resolve supply issues including expedited deliveries, payables and rejected material matters.
Interface internally with Sales, Engineering, Quality, and Manufacturing Teams as required.

Physical Requirements
Sedentary work: Exerting up to 10 pounds of force occasionally and/or a negligible amount of force frequently or constantly to lift, carry, push, pull or otherwise move objects, including the human body. Sedentary work involves sitting most of the time. Jobs are sedentary if walking and standing are required only occasionally and all other sedentary criteria are met.
Kneeling: Bending legs at knee to come to a rest on knee or knees.
Crouching: Bending the body downward and forward by bending leg and spine
Reaching: Extending hand(s) and arm(s) in any direction.
Standing: Particularly for sustained periods of time
Walking: Moving about on foot to accomplish tasks, particularly for long distances or moving from one work site to another.
Talking: Expressing or exchanging ideas by means of the spoken word. Those activities in which they must convey detailed or important spoken instructions to other workers accurately, loudly, or quickly
Hearing: Perceiving the nature of sounds at normal speaking levels or without correction. Ability to receive detailed information through oral communication, and make fine discriminations in sound.

Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential duties and responsibilities.

This job description in no way states or implies that the duties and responsibilities are the only duties and responsibilities to be performed by the individual(s) with this job description. The individual(s) maybe called upon and required to follow other instructions or perform other duties/responsibilities requested by his/her manager, consistent with the purpose of the position, department and/or company objectives.





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