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Senior Purchasing Agent

Company: Hire Scene
Location: Wilmington
Posted on: September 10, 2019

Job Description:

Purchase material and services from qualified suppliers with purchase orders utilizing an MRP operating system. Forward purchase orders to suppliers and manage supplier performance expectations to meet order requirements and contractual terms expectations. Manage and conduct planning and transactions necessary to operate supplier consigned material, Kanban material management, and just in time buying program requirements. Develop strategies for, manage communications with, and influence suppliers to meet performance expectations as defined by the Purchasing Manager and the supplier management policy.Ensure on time delivery of purchased material by getting order acknowledgements and delivery commit dates from suppliers. Hold suppliers accountable to deliver material on time as committed and to advertised lead time. Report supplier delivery date commitments, backordered material and expedite actions to correct late material to Production Control, Engineering, Sales, and Service through shared data tools and planning meetings.Identify, implement, and manage cost savings projects with suppliers to reduce material costs. Plan and mange projects with enough scope to meet company cost savings goals and objectives as defined by the Purchasing Manager. Work with Engineering and Production on Value Engineered cost savings projects involving suppliers. Ensure fair market value pricing for purchased material through competitive bidding, should cost modeling, and negotiations. Work with new and existing suppliers to improve payment terms to meet company cash flow and working capital objectives.Collaborate with Engineering and Sales to Identify and qualify new suppliers in support of new product development. Ensure all new suppliers agree to supplier expectation requirements and sign non-disclosure agreements prior to sharing technical information. Ensure on time delivery of prototype material from suppliers in support of new product development and test projects.Set goals and objectives for suppliers for on time delivery of material that meets both blueprint/specification requirements and cost savings goals. Manage supplier scorecards to rate supplier performance to these goals and conduct quarterly operations reviews with suppliers to review their performance and to hold them accountable to meeting performance expectations.Plan and forecast production material flow requirements in support of placing blanket orders for recurring material deliveries. Competitive bid and negotiate better value with suppliers to achieve best possible pricing, payment terms, and delivery schedules for material on blanket orders.Complete other business and operations tasks as required by the Purchasing Manager.Role Requirements: 3+ years purchasing and planning experience in a production manufacturing environment supporting material requirements for engineered, electrical/mechanical products while utilizing an MRP operating system. Experience operating with Just in time, Kanban, and consigned material management processes. Experience identifying, developing, qualifying, communicating with and managing suppliers in support of lean production flow and project material requirements. Experience developing and implementing material cost savings projects utilizing commodity strategies while working with cross-functional teams. 4-year college degree in business, supply chain management, finance, or other related curriculum. APICS or CPM training or certification a plus.Hire Scene is an online staffing solution that simplifies how employers and job seekers connect. We are supplemental to a company’s existing human resources department. Our innovative process combined with our technology connects job seekers and employers faster than anyone else in the industry.Tired of the frustrating job search? Hire Scene has the solution. Through our candidate-first approach and use of technology, the connection between employers and job seekers is faster, easier, and simpler. We simplify the job process, the interview process, the hiring process, the on-boarding process, and in turn, your life.

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