2018-05-20

MRO / Junior Buyer
Job Opportunity at Gallman Consulting

Posted on May 20

http://www.gallman-consulting.com    803-744-3304

Location: Columbia, SC
Job Type: Full Time
Job ID: W4157994

MRO Buyer                                                                                                    South Carolina
This is a position that allows for advancement with a global automotive manufacturer

 
COMPANY PROFILE:
  • 50 plus years as a provider to the automotive and engine industry
  • State of the art products individually tailored to customer needs (Tier one / Tier two Automotive OEM and aftermarket)
  • Global Company - International presence at 9 locations in Europe, North America, South America and Asia / This location is the corporate and main manufacturing location in the US
WHAT THIS COMPANY OFFERS YOU:
  • Growing Company with expanding product line
  • Completive Salary and Bonus Program
  • Group Medical Plan (Blue Cross Blue Shield) / Dental plus Voluntary Vision and FSA
  • Basic Life / AD&D coverage
  • LTD and STD coverage
  • 401K Plan as well as a Bonus Program based on Company Performance, Quality and Productivity
  • PTO / Paid Holidays
  • Relocation Package
THE ROLE YOU WILL PLAY:
Junior Buyer responsible for the procurement of multiple complex commodities such as capital equipment, MRO service goods, and office Supplies.  Reports to the Purchasing Director.  Position open due to promotion of person previously in this position.  Four other buyers in the department.
  • Responsible for identifying areas of supply chain improvement, supplier development, etc. for improvement
  • Responsible for coordinating the purchase of multiple, moderately complex components parts, to support production and operation
  • Review and analyze procurement requirements and place orders according to company guidelines using the appropriate system
  • Researches and develops suppliers of high quality components by preparing bids, proposals, or other informational requests that contain material specification and supplier operational data.  Analyzes information to assess financial stability and manufacturing capabilities of suppliers, and assists in making sourcing decisions
  • Maintains positive relations with existing suppliers through communications of requirements, material requirements, and pricing objectives.  Contacts suppliers regarding problems such as delayed receipt, poor quality, wrong items, etc. and resolves issues
  • Able to organize and execute advanced negotiation techniques and demonstrate consistent cost savings results to help meet company targets
  • Proactively performs supplier management activities through business reviews, supplier visits, and risk assessments. Acts as the voice of the customer and can clearly communicate the company’s needs and demands to the suppliers.
  • Visits supplier locations to review and analyze operation, and check quality, evaluating the company’s needs and demands to the suppliers.
  • Works with other department personnel, such as production, quality assurance, engineering, etc. to resolve defective or unacceptable goods, plan for future requirements, or incorporate technical needs into future bids and proposals.  Refers more complex problems to higher level procurement buyers or to supervisor.
  • Maintains records and documentation pertaining to past activities, order specifications, supplier specifications and performance histories, etc. and provides information to management as needed.
  • Performs ongoing supplier market analysis to determine trends, risks, and opportunities and develops a strategy to develop new or existing suppliers and drive down costs
 
BACKGROUND PROFILE:
  • Associated Degree (Bachelor’s Preferred) in related discipline or equivalent combination of education and experience
  • Minimum of 1 year (including internships) with Purchasing, Supply Chain Management, or related functions in a manufacturing environment.
  • Advanced Excel and PowerPoint
  • Knowledge of SAP preferred
  • Experience with indirect material and MRO commodities is strongly preferred
  • Strong interpersonal skills
  • Customer service orientation
  • Excellent analytical and presentation skills
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Cannot be afraid to negotiate
Occasional visits to domestic suppliers
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