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Plans and coordinates the purchasing and receiving of raw materials by working with production departments, suppliers and transportation to ensure adequate products are in stock as needed to run the plant. Manages and reports inventory levels. Utilizes a sound knowledge of the principles, practices, and legalities of purchasing and procurement, and reliable techniques and practices in all aspects of procurement. Negotiates contracts with vendors
Qualifications To perform this job successfully, an individual must
Education and Experience Requirements:
Education and/or Experience: High school diploma or general education degree (GED), 2 years of experience as a buyer in a manufacturing industry, as well as 2 years of experience in logistics required. Must have experience and knowledge of inventory practices and negotiation techniques. International procurement experience a plus.
Language Skills: Ability to read, analyze, and interpret general business periodicals, professional journals, technical procedures, or governmental regulations. Ability to write reports, business correspondence, and procedure manuals. Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from groups of managers, clients, customers, and the general public.
Mathematical Skills: Ability to calculate figures and amounts such as proportions, percentages, area, circumference and volume. Ability to apply concepts of basic algebra and geometry.
Reasoning Ability: Ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions, apply common sense and solve practical problems. Ability to interpret an extensive variety of instructions or information furnished in written, oral or diagram form.
Computer Skills: Computer literate, proficient in Microsoft Windows, Office programs and applications such as word processing, email, database management and well versed in excel. Experience in ERP system; experience with SAGE 500 or JD Edwards a plus.
Certificates, Licenses, Registrations: CPIM from APICS or commitment to achieve
Physical Demands: The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to stand, walk, reach, bend, stoop, climb and sit. Use of hands and arms is required to reach, pull, push and lift up to 50 lbs. The employee is frequently required to talk or hear. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and ability to adjust focus.
Work Environment: The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
While performing the duties of this Job, the employee is occasionally exposed to wet and/or humid conditions; moving mechanical parts; fumes or airborne particles; outside weather conditions; extreme heat and vibration. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.