James Hardie Inc.
Waxahachie, TX, United States
Purchasing, Operations, Finance, Manufacturing
JAMES HARDIE BUILDING PRODUCTS, INC. HAS AN OPPORTUNITY FOR AN EXPERIENCED SR. BUYER WHO WILL BE PREDOMINATELY RESPONSIBLE FOR EFFECTIVELY NEGOTIATING AND MANAGING RELATIONSHIPS WITH OUR SUPPLIER BASE. THIS ROLE WILL BE RESPONSIBLE FOR THE OPEN PURCHASE ORDER REPORT, CREATING ACCURATE PURCHASE ORDERS AND MAINTAINING TIMELY AND ACCURATE PURCHASE ORDER CONFIRMATIONS ANDPROVIDING ADDITIONAL PURCHASING SUPPORT AS NEEDED.
If you are a team player who is able to influence others, enjoys focusing on multiple opportunities at one time, is competitive, driven, creative, and an outside the box thinker, then this may be the opportunity for you. The position will report to the Plant Controller.
*Creation, confirmation and update of Purchase Orders *Daily open Purchase Order review *Monthly GRIR Report *Maintain inventory on office supplies *Participate in monthly inventory cycle counts *Monthly reconciliation of receipts on commodities *Verify receipts on blankets/lease Purchase Orders *Daily approval of Purchase order report on released PO’s *Provide thorough analysis of selected scenarios to allow for a well-informed positive outcome *Provide timely reporting to the Plant Controller and the National Purchasing Manager and a multi-discipline management *Coordinate implementation of contracts across affected plants *Plant mobile support contact (evening, weekend and holiday support required from time to time)
The position responsibilities outlined above are in no way to be construed as all encompassing. Other duties, responsibilities, and qualifications may be required and/or assigned as necessary.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
*Ability to influence others without a direct reporting relationship *Ability to implement ideas across multi-plant/country environment *Demonstrated ability to focus/prioritize on multiple opportunities at one time *Ability to influence suppliers to achieve the best outcome as it relates to James Hardie business objectives *Competitive, creative outside-the-box thinker *Ability to conduct thorough request for proposal (RFP) analysis for effective evaluation of suppliers’ competitiveness *Clear and concise oral and written communication skills *Demonstrated experience in ERP systems software (SAP preferred) *Interpersonal skills and a team player attitude *Multi-tasking capability required *Strong computer skills including Microsoft Office applications
*Bachelor’s degree in Finance or Business *Minimum of 3 – 4 years of purchasing experience in a manufacturing environment preferred *Experience in manufacturing and building materials preferred *Experience in maintenance or stores purchasing preferred
James Hardie is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, protected veteran status, among other things, or as a qualified individual with a disability. Equal Employment Opportunity is the law.
James Hardie Inc.
Website : http://www.jameshardie.com
Our operations encompass the United States, Australia and New Zealand. James Hardie® Building Products are also now available in Asia, with a manufacturing plant in the Philippines; in Europe, our operations are headquartered in Amsterdam. In every country in which we operate, our goal is to remain at the forefront of the fiber-cement industry, capitalizing on our global leadership in products, manufacturing and technology for both new home construction and remodeling. Innovation is vital to maintaining our pre-eminent position in the fiber-cement industry. Consequently, we invest heavily in research and development, with a special emphasis on product quality and production efficiency to develop durable and low maintenance siding products and backerboard. Corporate Information James Hardie Industries plc (JHIplc) was created in October 2012, after shareholders voted to accept a unanimous recommendation by the board of James Hardie Industries SE to restructure the company and establish a new parent company (JHIplc) incorporated in Ireland. The new structure is designed to position the company for further international growth, and generate higher returns for shareholders than were possible under the previous structure. James Hardie Industries plc now heads the James Hardie group of companies, with operations around the world. The predecessor of these modern companies was established more than 100 years ago, in 1888, when the enterprising young James Hardie left his family´s tannery business in Scotland and immigrated to Melbourne, Australia, in search of new opportunities. Capitalizing on his experience, James started a business, importing oils and animal hide tanning products. The second major figure in the company´s history, Andrew Reid, was born on January 24, 1867, near Linlithgow in Scotland. He knew James Hardie and maintained contact from Glasgow, where he worked as a shipping clerk. Encouraged by prospects in Australia, Andrew arrived in Melbourne in March 1892 and soon after joined James Hardie´s business, becoming a full partner in 1895. Andrew Reid was outgoing, energetic and visionary, and his talents combined well with Hardie´s sound commercial judgement. James Hardie retired in 1911 and sold his half of the business to Andrew Reid, whose family led the expanding business from 1911 until 1995, when his grandson John B. Reid retired. A publicly-owned company, James Hardie Industries Ltd, was listed on the Australian Stock Exchange in 1951. In the following years, the company built up a diverse portfolio of building and industrial products businesses. In the mid 1980s, James Hardie pioneered the development of fiber-cement technology, and began designing and manufacturing a wide range of fiber-cement building products that made use of the benefits that came from the product´s durability, versatility and strength. Using the technical and manufacturing expertise it developed in Australia, James Hardie Inc. expanded its operations to become a world-leading, specialized, high-technology manufacturer of a wide range of fiber-cement building materials.