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Industrial Buyer

Company: Autoquip Corporation
Location: Guthrie
Posted on: January 15, 2022

Job Description:

AUTOQUIP

BUYER (Manufacturing)

REQUIREMENTS: 3-5 years of purchasing experience in a manufacturing environment, and/or business management degree.

NOTE: This role is subject to a graduated sign on bonus of $800.

REPORTS TO: Purchasing Manager

ACCOUNTABILITY: Responsible for all procurement activities to support on-time build schedules, coordination of diverse technical commodities, while optimizing the highest quality sources at the best procurement cost.

PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES:
Develop, grow, and maintain qualified supplier base for assigned commodities in such a manner that will strengthen the company's supply chain
Place purchased orders to meet production schedules while maintaining good supplier relationships, evaluating usage, reorder point, and requirements
High interaction with all manufacturing disciplines, driving the best technical results
Attain a level of product/commodity knowledge, and awareness of supplier operations as they pertain to the company
Strong procurement analytics and problem-solving skills to develop our purchasing position, reduce supplier risk, and make fiscally responsible decisions
Control the cost of purchased materials to the customer order, budget, and generate cost reduction action plans
Excel in all aspects of the buying assignment (continuous improvement) with the ability to be hands-on
Professionally resolve problems (both internal and external) in a fair and ethical manner

REQUIRED SKILLS:
Technical
High level of analytical skills
Organization skills
Multi-tasking
Vendor management
Mechanical drawings
Manufacturing process
ERP/MPS/MRP/INV management
Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite
Detail oriented

Social
Competitive nature
Interpersonal ability
Conflict resolution
Self-confidence
Sense of urgency
Communication skills
Dedicated work ethic
Team oriented/problem solving
Work well with others

DETAILED RESPONSIBILITES:
Manage buyer assignments as determined
Review purchase suggestions, MRP detail, and system data to determine accurate purchase needs
Consult scheduler, Quality Assurance, and/or Engineering of any specification or deviation clarification/change
Assist with make/buy decisions, outsourcing and insourcing
Review purchase part history, usage/consumption, reorder point, requirements, SOP, and ABC codes to confirm order quantity, and manage inventory levels/turns
Prepare requests for quotes on any new item or new supplier. Conduct competitive bidding, cost analysis, and financial reviews that result in cost savings for the company.
Evaluate quotations for new and existing components to determine preferred supplier, prices, and terms. Negotiate terms and delivery, keep suppliers aware of manufacturing requirements, and issue change orders as required.
Develop, grow, and manage suppliers. Protect against single sourcing and maintain the supplier data base. Assess supplier performance.
Update item master with supplier number, lead-time days, minimum balance, lot sizes and multiples
Consolidate requirements to purchase orders coordinating packing and shipping requirements
Maintain records of all buying transactions in accordance with the company's standard purchasing procedures and policies
Update and maintain purchase order detail. Follow-up on orders to ensure proper confirmation, handling, and delivery. Coordinate and expedite immediate requirements and late orders by direct contact with suppliers.
Review and coordinate purchase order change suggestions
Support all aspects of fixed asset expenditures from quote, purchase, installation, monitoring, and reporting
Establish and maintain supplier stocking programs and mange cost
Coordinate accounting transactions for proper handling in the system and invoice discrepancies with suppliers
Communicate and manage supplier non-conformance to resolution. DMR review, coordination, reporting, and correction action
Review Engineering Change Requests and drawings covering areas of material and parts responsibility
Partner with sales and engineering on new projects by obtaining quotes from existing and new suppliers, provide supplier recommendations, and facilitate supplier visits
Maintain and report purchasing help desk cases
Coordinate SDS documentation
Champion projects as required
ENVIRONMENT: This position is reflective of a support position in a metal fabrication and assembly manufacturing environment. Primary duties performed in office area with frequent visits to production or warehouse areas.

Keywords: Autoquip Corporation, Edmond , Industrial Buyer, Other , Guthrie, Oklahoma

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