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This position is responsible for managing raw materials, small CAPEX, and services for 2 CT Ceilings plants and 2 Grid Company plants, performing other Purchasing duties. This position will be based at the Corporate headquarters in Malvern and is also responsible for local Purchasing support for this location, especially for the R&D and Marketing groups. This position must work closely with all stakeholders, especially in the plants, to manage the Purchasing duties in compliance with all corporate policies and meet the needs of the internal customers in a timely manner.
Raw Materials, small CAPEX, and services:
Perform RFPs for raw materials, small CAPEX, and services, supporting plant requirements as needed.
Assist Purchasing Manager with raw material contracts concerning vendor performance, invoicing issues, material issues, as well as budgets and forecasting.
Escalate issues to Purchasing Manager as appropriate.
Coordinate and lead Malvern local purchases as well as R&D purchases from the requirements definition phase to vendor negotiations, contract preparation and signature, and to order placement and follow up.
Other Purchasing Activities
Use of Purchasing E-Tools and Responsible Purchasing tools:
ProSource portal for all RFPs and e-auctions, all contracts in ProcureNet, increase use of AGORA (online Purchasing tool).
Supplier Charter for all RFPs, Ecovadis campaign.
Assist in publishing monthly Purchasing reports and tracking of Raw Material indices.
Participate in BuyTech events at the plants.
Ad-hoc projects as assigned by Purchasing Manager.
Support the overall Supply Chain strategy.
Inbound freight analysis and improvements.
Support network optimization in close contact with supply chain team.
Perform **MEMBERS ONLY**SIGN UP NOW***. online and in-person training sessions throughout the year.
Participate in monthly Purchasing staff meeting.
Participate in monthly Purchasing activities review with Purchasing Manager.
Close interaction via phone and email with plants regarding raw material needs.
Travel total up to 15%.
This position requires a Bachelorâ€™s degree in Supply Chain or other related analytical field and a minimum of 2 yearsâ€™ experience with proven success. Purchasing experience preferred, along with Planning experience (Production Planning, Materials Planning and/or Inventory Planning). SAP experience strongly preferred. Candidate needs to be a self-starter, highly organized, able to handle multiple projects, determine priorities and have the ability to manage pressure and stress. Candidate must be able to conduct activities in a confidential and secure manner.