Sr. Buyer
Job Opportunity at Gallman Consulting

Posted on May 10

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

Location: Columbia, SC
Job Type: Full Time
Job ID: W4159365

Sr. Buyer Role with Competitive Engineered Seals Manufacturer

Company Information:
Our manufacturing client’s facility in the Greater Columbia, SC, market has tremendous stability and unique manufacturing processes.  A leader in performance-demanding applications ranging from engineered seals, components and pressure valves, they serve nuclear, industrial and oil/gas industries, to name a few. There are 12+ sites under this subsidiary, but roughly 100 employees and 25+ million in sales is produced from the Greater Columbia, SC, facility. 

Benefits and Features:
• One on-site gym (includes showers), trainer on-site four days a week and an off-site gym membership exclusive to employees on board with this client.
• Medical, dental, vision and Wellness Program (earn dollars for certain milestones).
• Discretionary performance gift cards, merit increases and tuition reimbursement as well as 12 Holidays and PTO.
• 401K with 100% match up to 6%.
• A chance to work with a manager who has been with the organization since 1988.

Your role with the Company:
In a made to order, high mix of suppliers and lower volume production environment, you be a supplier manager, sourcing and finding suppliers and building a relationship with suppliers, which at times could lead to needing to gently apply pressure to receive results. This position is transactional, tactical and strategic all wrapped together.
  • Utilizes ERP / MRP system to plan and execute purchases for raw materials, components, supplies, services and other requirements.
  • Conducts key strategic negotiations & contracting to ensure best price, terms, delivery, quality and alignment with commercial strategies. Includes RFX activities, source identification, qualification and contract management.
  • Implements and maintains supplier risk assessment and segmentation. Analyzes and manages suppliers and material markets for cost reduction, risk mitigation, alternative options and opportunities.
  • Utilizes and applies Lean, Six Sigma and Project Management methodologies and strategies to supply chain activities.
  • Works across functions, sites and divisions to participate “Category Teams”, implement enterprise sourcing agreements and supply chain strategies to manage drivers and metrics including: DSI, DPO, RCOI, Working Capital and similar.
  • Responsible for site metrics: Cost Savings, OTD, Supplier Quality, Service Level and similar.
  • Participates on new product development (sourcing / costing)
  • Manages spend cube data & provides analysis of opportunities
  • Works cross functionally to calculate & establish stocking, replenishment & consignment levels for RM & supplies based on sourcing economies, business needs and efficiencies.
  • Manages key compliance elements: Conflict Minerals, ITAR, etc.
  • Lead, participate in and support global / cross functional teams in sourcing, new product development, capital equipment and process improvement.
  • Ensures standardized work procedures for supply chain department are accurate and up to date.
  • Serves on the continuous improvement Core Team to assist with the implementation and completion of various cost-saving measures.
  • 5+ years procurement experience in a manufacturing environment required
  • 3+ years of Technical purchasing and contracting required
  • Bachelor's degree required; bachelor's degree in Supply Chain, Engineering or Business preferred
  • Experienced in all Microsoft Office applications, inventory / manufacturing software, such as MRP, SAP or Oracle
  • Ability to interpret blue prints and technical specifications is helpful, but not required
  • Proficiency with continuous improvement methodologies preferred
  • Has a good understanding of products and manufacturing processes related to the business
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