Analyze buyer worksheets, MRP workbench, order rules, and product on hand to establish the correct buy for specific item codes as assigned by the Purchasing Manager.
Establish and maintain vendor relationships as they pertain to assigned product purchases.
Negotiate contracts for the procurement of required materials and services from approved suppliers. Establish strategies to improve supply chain, solve shortage issues and strengthen supplier relationships.
Obtain materials, components and equipment, as required by the production schedule.
Plan, schedule, and monitor the movement of materials through the development, prototype and production cycle.
Expedite orders as necessary. Identify actual and potential delivery problems and take proactive steps to inform appropriate personnel and provide low cost solutions.
Establish and maintain relations with suppliers and appropriate representatives and direct and procure supplier technical and operating expertise as required to internal customer
Maintain an awareness of materials and procurement concepts.
Excellent understanding of MRP and apply MRP reports in ordering parts used in production to ensure appropriate delivery dates.
Verify data accuracy (parts numbers, BOMs, Part Costs) in MRP; report problems to appropriate parties; ensure appropriate delivery dates.
Coordinate all activities involved with the procurement of goods and services including price, availability, quality, and delivery.
Requires knowledge of price and cost analysis.
Review bid proposals and negotiate pricing.
Execute weekly buys within budgetary limits and scope of responsibility.
Assist in the development and implementation of purchasing policies and systems.
Ensure that purchasing functions are efficient and cost effective.
Well organized, self-motivated, and resourceful managing complex situations
Comfortable in a fast paced environment, and be able to effectively interface with cross functional teams, including all levels of senior management
Establish and maintain updated list of primary and secondary vendors.
Requires excellent communication skills, both verbal and written. Able to understand general business concepts and apply them when communicating with diverse groups of people when completing work assignments.
Establish and maintain effective communication and coordination with internal customers and management.
Other duties as assigned.