Job Description

Job Description
- Identify and develop new suppliers globally to support business unit needs and lower costs
- Evaluate new equipment suppliers utilizing the Company Quality System - Organize supplier meetings to update business unit engineers on the latest technology and products
- Formulate recommendations for improvements within scope of assigned work, proactively
- Negotiate with suppliers to achieve lower material cost and on time delivery
- Obtain competitive quotes for equipment and material requisitions
- Generate the Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) buyer’s report that identifies the requisitions to be processed and determine order of priority
- Process completed requisitions, enter data as required, and forward to Purchasing Specialist.
- Negotiate terms and conditions, payment terms, and other financial terms and agreements directly with suppliers
- Initiate new supplier set-up documentation and submit to finance department
- Notify finance department of new "ship-to" locations of suppliers
- Notify the Expeditor of orders which must be expedited in addition to those scheduled in the ERP
- Reconcile PO and invoice discrepancies with the finance department and suppliers
- Advise project managers and business unit engineers of equipment delivery schedules in a timely manner
- Purchase parts and materials required for inventory
- Analyze business unit needs to mitigate assigned products supply and delivery risks, recommend appropriate solutions,
implement as approved
- Manage performance evaluation of assigned product’s supplier
- Track non-conformance reports, cost of quality and lead supplier recovery activities
- Evaluate committed dates for order placement and delivery, in collaboration with business unit management- Provide timely updates on subcontractor performance, market trends, and supplier relationships to management -Recommend and implement risk assessment and abatement plan to meet budgets, targets, and schedules

General Employee Accountabilities
- Bring full effort to bear on tasks assigned by manager
- Give manager best advice
- Give earliest notice when work cannot be delivered as specified
- Cooperate and collaborate with peers and interact cross-organizationally as specified by manager
- Exemplify Company Core Values: Integrity, Client Focus, Team Orientation, and Personal Commitment
- Comply with all Company policies, practices, and procedures and all regulations and laws
- Recommend viable improvements proactively
- Ensure effective utilization of business tools and processes

Minimum Qualifications
- Bachelor’s degree in related field or equivalent education and/or work experience
- Five years’ buying experience in an industrial or commercial environment - One year of experience negotiating commercial terms
- One year of experience sourcing new suppliers
- Proficiency in MS Word, Excel and Outlook
- Demonstrated successful working relationships with customers, suppliers, and other internal and external contacts
- Demonstrated successful and positive leadership, interpersonal, organizational, administrative, and communication skills
-15% Domestic and International travel.

Preferred Qualifications
- Advanced Excel skills
- Proficiency in Oracle
- International purchasing experience

Application Instructions

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