If you are looking to join a growing company, Arnott Inc. is looking for a highly qualified Buyer II. If you have a diverse background in Purchasing and meet the job requirements outlined below, we’d love to have you join our team.
Overview - The Purchasing Buyer is responsible for supporting initiatives that lower material costs, result in more responsive supplier performance, provide process and service improvements, and enhance productivity throughout the supply chain.
Responsibilities and Duties
The position is responsible for the procurement of materials, supplies and equipment including: negotiating with vendors as assigned, monitoring vendor performance to include score cards, and working to guarantee the timely delivery of goods at the lowest cost and highest quality; and, ensuring procurement procedures conform to ISO standards.
The incumbent is responsible for supporting manufacturing operations with sound and accurate purchasing schedules/methodologies; he/she and works closely with production to ensure raw materials are available to meet the Company’s manufacturing needs and utilizes Open Order Reports/Stock status report and SSR reports to follow up and expedite material to ensure on time delivery.
The position may, as assigned, act as the lead negotiator in purchasing activities and may be responsible for analyzing potential suppliers; and, researching delivery systems in order to assess present and future material availability.
He/she ensures purchasing policies and account/credit terms are followed; negotiates and/or prepares purchase orders when appropriate and obtains needed approvals; ensures and verifies material specifications, pricing and delivery dates; and, resolves chronic delivery or quality issues.
The position may require travel as needed.
Bachelor’s degree in Business or Manufacturing and 6 years’ experience in materials purchasing or material management; or equivalent education and experience.
Must be computer literate on Microsoft Office; GP experience preferred and advanced skills in Excel is required.
Exceptional oral, written and interpersonal communication skills with the ability to apply common sense to carry out instructions and instruct others, interpret documents, understand procedures, write reports and correspondence, speak clearly.