KB Search Team, LLC
Columbia City, IN
Looking for an experienced Buyer
who will be responsible for placing and managing purchase orders for production materials and consumable goods. Buyer maintains optimum inventory to meet planned production requirements, eliminate part shortages, or excess inventory. Buyer is also responsible for consumable purchases, assisting in cost savings initiatives, analyzing key sourcing data to identify improvement opportunities, managing on time delivery and all other related vendor communications or activities.
Responsibilities of the Buyer:
Manage all overseas suppliers.
Review all paperwork (Invoices, Pack Lists and Customs Clearance Documents) to verify
Perform inventory analysis utilizing the Visual MRP, MS Excel and other tools.
Analyze supply chain performance, market trends and delivery systems to assess present and future material availability. Implement risk mitigation strategies where needed.
Order production materials as required by the production schedule in Visual (MRP).
Manage material flow (inbound shipments) to maintain optimum inventory levels.
Manage POs and PO due dates to maintain optimum inventory levels.
Manage vendors to assure materials are shipped on time per the PO.
Assist in seeking out cost savings opportunities.
Assist in evaluating supplier performance.
Purchase consumable items per approved purchase order requisitions. Seek best pricing possible when items are not vendor/item specific.
Manage returns and /or credits for defective materials.
Process ECNs as they relate to purchasing.
Interface with Accounting and Receiving to resolve invoice and receiving problems.
Work with the QC department to ensure quality of supplies meets the specifications and drawings.
Travel to suppliers including overseas as necessary.
Requirements of the Buyer:
B.S./B.A. Degree in Business, Supply Chain Management, Engineering or related discipline and/or 10 years previous purchasing/material planning experience in a manufacturing environment.
APICS, CPIM or CPSM certification preferred
KB Search Team, LLC