Outsource Buyer Position
Posted: November 12, 2016
Reference ID: 670014821
Order and process inventory levels including accurate quantities; determining proper lead times, tracking storage availability. Purchase parts, materials and supplies using the (MRP) and Kanban system. Place Purchase Orders needed to ensure fulfillment of material requirements (Production, Pre-Production, and Service Parts). Assure suppliers are on schedule, and expedite as required. Coordinate with incoming logistics to facilitate timely deliveries utilizing planned transportation modes. Work with quality department to handle rejected materials, solving supplier quality issues, processing defective parts, and improving overall supplier performance.
*Support Planning and Production in all operational aspects of assigned machine models, delivery schedules, performance measurement, and inventory management.
*Run MRP action reports, prioritize supply requirements, adjusting for ECNs and schedule changes, supplier and plant capacities, and manufacturing efficiencies, so as to maintain a current schedule, low cost, timely delivery and adequate inventory levels.
*Identify and resolve inventory discrepancies to insure the accuracy of the Materials Requirement Plan.
*Generate Request for Quotes, issue Purchase orders via SAP system.
*Plan and prioritize deliveries.
*Document and communicate purchase orders or purchase order changes to suppliers.
*Follow up with Suppliers to on Back Orders & Open POs to get committed delivery dates to safeguard production schedule.
*Coordinate with Operations to expedite as required to support Production.
*Be aware and communicate significant supplier situations that may impact objectives and supply.
*Inform management of significant supplier issues and supply markets.
*Follow up, track and expedite goods and service purchases.
*Resolve any discrepancies with quantity, delivery, cost and quality.
*Support Planning and Production Operations in procuring materials.
*Ordering inventory levels for raw materials and components working with Planning, Production and Sales to set and maintain safety stocks and lead times.
*Manage supplier base, work with Design Engineering and Mfg. Engineering to source and evaluate prospect vendors including outsource vendors.
*Proactively seek cost reductions with current and/or new suppliers.
*Participate in company initiatives and contribute to continuous process improvements.
*Communicate quality issues to suppliers and coordinate resolutions of the issues with suppliers.
*Update POs as changes occur.
*Expedite RNCs to ensure replacement delivered on time.
*Assist AM with AVL documents such as Vendor Information Form
*Update Outsource PO Status on weekly basis for AM to make reports for Top Management
*Update documents such as POF according to Mfg.Eng ME, and timely update vendors with the revised drawings.
*Work with IT to improve MRP system
*Generate Ad hoc reports on cost saving, vendor performance, delayed BO impact on production and countermeasures, etc.
*Other tasks assigned by managers.
*Prepare special reports, as needed.
*Maintain files and records
•Minimum 4 - 5 years purchasing experience in manufacturing industry.
•Computer knowledge (MS Excel proficiency. MS Word.)
•Good communication skills (verbal and written), detailed-oriented.
•Knowledge of MRP, Kanban. ISO and SAP experience a plus.
•Ability to work harmoniously with others.
•Ability to accept and follow instructions.
Pay range $20 - $22 /hr
Pay range $20.00 - $22.00 /hr