2018-01-12

Sr Buyer
Job Opportunity at KLA Industries

Posted on Jan 12

http://www.klaindustries.com    513-939-3560

Location: Mobile, AL
Job Type: Full Time
Job ID: W4148295

A leading manufacturer of some of the world’s most innovative fibers, textiles and coatings for a wide variety of applications, from designer outdoor furniture to commercial products of many kinds.  Established in 1922, with 500 employees across 3 plants and plans for continuous growth. They are a solid, stable company, with a private equity ownership. Positioned today as an industry leader serving customers where quality, service and innovation matter. Rapid growth expected over the next few years which will result in further opportunities.

How they appreciate their team:
  • Competitive base salary 
  • good benefits including great healthcare plan
  • Limited bureaucracy that empowers its leaders with a strong culture and core values that drive individual contribution, team work, growth, and innovation.
Your unique role within the organization: Reporting to the Sr Supply Chain Manager you will be responsible for procurement, purchase order release and expediting of raw materials to meet production requirements using the most economical and efficient means of transportation including rail road and truck transportation.
  • Assisting in certification to the ISO 9001-2000 standard (QMS).
  • Assists in supplier negotiations, the vendor approval process, developing alternate sources and evaluating vendor performance.
  • Maintain solid professional relationships with vendors while continually working to obtain favorable pricing and discount structures. 
  • Supports efforts associated with the selection of materials needed by R&D for testing and evaluation purposes.
  • Develops resolution / plans for addressing obsolete /slow moving materials
  • Evaluate business segment(s) seasonality in developing forecasts of raw materials to support future production and customer demand.
  • Assist with resolving defective or unacceptable goods with quality personnel, R&D and suppliers, with identifying root cause and having corrective action completed & documented.
Develop cost savings initiatives with suppliers and through other innovative means that allows for a reduction in DOS and transportation costs.

Location: Southern Alabama

What we are looking for in a candidate: 2-year degree and at least 3-5 year’s purchasing and inventory management work experience.  Experience in resin, plastic, polymer market trends and global purchasing knowledge a plus.  BA/BS preferred.
  • Strong oral, written and interpersonal skills are required.  Must be able to identify and articulate issues, problems, and concerns; make sound judgments on the phone and in person; establish and maintain communication with all levels of management; and develop team relationships.
  • Must possess knowledge of production management and computer skills to include Office Word, Excel, Power Point, Outlook, and JD Edwards/MRP software.  A wide degree of creativity and latitude is expected.
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