Apple & Associates, Inc.
40,000 - $55,000
MRO Buyer South Carolina
This is a position that allows for advancement with a global automotive manufacturer
50 plus years as a provider to the automotive and engine industry
State of the art products individually tailored to customer needs (Tier one / Tier two Automotive OEM and aftermarket)
Global Company - International presence at 9 locations in Europe, North America, South America and Asia / This location is the corporate and main manufacturing location in the US
WHAT THIS COMPANY OFFERS YOU:
Growing Company with expanding product line
Completive Salary and Bonus Program
Group Medical Plan (Blue Cross Blue Shield) / Dental plus Voluntary Vision and FSA
Basic Life / AD&D coverage
LTD and STD coverage
401K Plan as well as a Bonus Program based on Company Performance, Quality and Productivity
PTO / Paid Holidays
THE ROLE YOU WILL PLAY:
Junior Buyer responsible for the procurement of multiple complex commodities such as capital equipment, MRO service
goods, and office Supplies. Reports to the Purchasing Director. Position open due to promotion of person previously in this position. Four other buyers in the department.
Responsible for identifying areas of supply chain improvement, supplier development, etc. for improvement
Responsible for coordinating the purchase of multiple, moderately complex components parts, to support production and operation
Review and analyze procurement requirements and place orders according to company guidelines using the appropriate system
Researches and develops suppliers of high quality components by preparing bids, proposals, or other informational requests that contain material specification and supplier operational data. Analyzes information to assess financial stability and manufacturing capabilities of suppliers, and assists in making sourcing decisions
Maintains positive relations with existing suppliers through communications of requirements, material requirements, and pricing objectives. Contacts suppliers regarding problems such as delayed receipt, poor quality, wrong items, etc. and resolves issues
Able to organize and execute advanced negotiation techniques and demonstrate consistent cost savings results to help meet company targets
Proactively performs supplier management activities through business reviews, supplier visits, and risk assessments. Acts as the voice of the customer and can clearly communicate the company’s needs and demands to the suppliers.
Visits supplier locations to review and analyze operation, and check quality, evaluating the company’s needs and demands to the suppliers.
Works with other department personnel, such as production, quality assurance, engineering, etc. to resolve defective or unacceptable goods, plan for future requirements, or incorporate technical needs into future bids and proposals. Refers more complex problems to higher level procurement buyers or to supervisor.
Maintains records and documentation pertaining to past activities, order specifications, supplier specifications and performance histories, etc. and provides information to management as needed.
Performs ongoing supplier market analysis to determine trends, risks, and opportunities and develops a strategy to develop new or existing suppliers and drive down costs
Associated Degree (Bachelor’s Preferred) in related discipline or equivalent combination of education and experience
Minimum of 1 year (including internships) with Purchasing, Supply Chain Management, or related functions in a manufacturing environment
Advanced Excel and PowerPoint
Knowledge of SAP preferred
Experience with indirect material and MRO commodities is strongly preferred
Strong interpersonal skills
Customer service orientation
Excellent analytical and presentation skills
Strong written and verbal communication skills
Cannot be afraid to negotiate
Occasional visits to domestic suppliers
At Apple & Associates, we understand that relationships are what make us stand apart. Whether you are a client or a candidate, you are an extension of the Apple & Associates’ family. Many of our recruiters have been with the company since its earliest days. They take great pride in the relationships they build; always emphasizing high standards, ethics and quality service. Our President, Debi Apple started her recruiting career in Aiken, South Carolina. She quickly became a top producer and leading authority in recruiting for the medical device, pharmaceutical and consumer product industries. Her passion and drive led her to open Apple & Associates in 1993. Under her leadership, Apple & Associates has grown to be one of the leading recruiting firms in these industries. Our company is proud to represent two of the largest medical device and pharmaceutical companies in the U.S., Covidien (formerly known as Tyco Healthcare) and our first and longtime client, Becton Dickinson. Now headquartered in Chapin, South Carolina, Apple & Associates has offices from coast to coast, offering regional recruiting expertise throughout the U.S. and Latin America. Our searches and permanent placements represent all levels, from CEO to staff level positions.