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Buyer
LocationWaco, TX - Facility
Job Code373
DepartmentSupply Chain
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JOB PURPOSE: Responsible for ensuring adequate inventories of raw materials, production and maintenance supplies, packaging materials, and related items for production as needed.
KEY TASKS & RESPONSIBILITES:
Reviews inventory levels through the use of business computer system (MRP reports) to ensure adequate inventories of raw materials are maintained.
Places purchase orders as needed and provide follow-up regarding timely delivery of goods.
Creates purchase requisitions and orders for maintenance parts, production and maintenance supplies, personal protective equipment, and others as required.
Conducts cycle counts of raw materials as determined necessary to ensure accurate and appropriate inventory levels.
Maintains and manages information regarding vendor files, quotes, and related files.
Manages vendor interactions such as issuance of purchase orders, collection of Certificates of Analysis, complaints, etc.
Manages and maintains proper inventory levels of packaging and production supplies.
Reviews and monitors raw material inbound freight for cost control.
Searches out new suppliers that help leverage our sourcing position.
Promotes the quality system through adhering to the elements of and being familiar with the philosophy, quality statement, quality manual, and procedures.
Promotes health, safety and environmental regulations by ensuring that standards, policies, and procedures are adhered to in compliance with corporate, federal, state, and local requirements.
Performs other duties as required.
SKILLS & KNOWLEDGE REQUIRED:
Be a self-starter and work independently.
Uses logic and reason in dealing with problems.
Adjusts to changing variables in the workplace.
Engages others in constructive debate to explore alternative actions.
Reaches agreements with others while maintaining perspective regarding longer term relationships.
Communicates effectively and concisely in oral and written messages.
Anticipates consequences and maintains a big picture approach in decision making.
Ability to be persistent when accomplishing a task or assignment.
Works harmoniously and with tact and diplomacy in dealing with a broad range of people.
Effectively plans and organizes work to get efficient and effective results.
Accepts the responsibilities and obligations of the job and the consequences of one’s actions.
Acts as a formal or informal leader in the achievement of group targets.
Operates pro-actively, anticipating possible problems, opportunities and challenges.
Understands and effectively uses budgets, balance sheets, profits and other financial constraints.
Manages projects and achieves desired results efficiently and on time.
Analyzes data and prepares reports.
Ability to be flexible and manage many assignments or projects at the same time.
Leads, manages and understands timelines and critical paths.
EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE REQUIRED
Requires High School Diploma or GED.
Bachelor’s Degree is preferred.
A minimum of four years experience in Purchasing as a Buyer with negotiation experience is required.
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