Buyer (Contract)

Marinette, WI 54143

Posted: 08/12/2019 Industry: Engineering & Technical Job Number: 5865

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include the following. Other duties may be assigned.
  • Execute the procurement of goods and services.
  • Communicate parts availability to internal customers.
  • Responsible for tactical goals, metrics, and reports.
  • Create purchase orders to meet in yard dates.
  • Resolve receiving discrepancies with the manufacturing location and supplier.
  • Expediting – Contact suppliers to determine delivery status of material and software deliverables.
  • Develop cost savings plans.
  • Enter and maintain Data in the ERP system.
  • Create and administer progress payment forms.
  • Execute and monitor RFQ’ s to the supply base and assist in analyzing the results.
  • Participate in Manufacturing, Engineering, and Purchasing meetings.
  • Participate in meetings with commodity or sub-contract leads.
  • Analyze and interpret industry conditions which may have an effect on design, lead time and cost.
  • Develop cost savings plans.
  • Prepare and analyze quotes.
  • Participate in weekly Manufacturing, Engineering and Purchasing Meetings.
  • Provide guidance and feedback to other functional departments to improve processes/procedures.
  • Internally Communicate with:
    • Warehouse Personnel – receiving/inventory discrepancies, shippers, procurement inspection reports, order quantities, and packaging requirements
    • Program Managers – approval signatures & material status
    • Engineering – technical assistance and clarity of material specifications
    • Integrated Logistics Support (ILS) – provisioning and technical manual submittals
    • Manufacturing – material ordering/expediting; timely communication of any shortage to the production schedule
    • Finance – invoice reconciliation 
    • Planning – provide parts & schedule information 
    • Purchasing – communicate significant production shortages to the Commodity Manager, yard and Purchasing management
    • Contracts – terms and conditions, contractual advice
  • Externally Communicate with:
    • Suppliers – material ordering, expediting, RFQ’ s, supplier performance and receiving discrepancies
    • Freight Forwarders – customs services, imports/exports, bonds, duty 
    • Customer – advise in-plant test dates and material disposition
  • Must abide by and enforce all organizational policies and procedures.

  • Bachelor’ s degree in a business or technical related field and at least 2 years’ experience in supply chain or legal environment; or
  • This can also be met with an Associate’ s degree and at least 3 years’ experience in supply chain or legal environment; or a HS Diploma and at least 5 years’ experience in supply chain or legal environment.
  • Must be proficient in Microsoft Office products, especially Excel and Word.
  • Experience with MRP/ERP systems a plus.

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