Buyer

Ritrama, Inc - Moore

REPORTS TO:

Purchasing Manager

JOB DUTIES:

·       Processes and monitors indirect and direct material purchase orders to achieve negotiated savings requirements, minimize unfavorable purchase price variance (PPV), assure on-time delivery and achieve effective inventory management.

      Obtains and analyzes quotations, negotiates prices and terms with suppliers, and recommends suppliers with respect to cost, quality and delivery competitiveness for raw materials, supplies, equipment, and services necessary for the operation of the organization.

·       Communicates daily, weekly and forecasted requirements to suppliers.  Obtains supplier delivery commitments and reconcile open order requirements.  Expedites delinquent orders and notifies the appropriate department of any delays.

·       Interfaces with departments such as Production, Planning, Customer Service, Sales, Research and Development, Quality and Accounting in an effort to meet or exceed customer requirements.  

      Proactively manages finished goods and raw material inventory levels for assigned areas at or below given target.                                                                                                                                      Leads continuous improvement and cost reduction projects for the assigned areas of responsibility including negotiating with suppliers to reduce overall purchase / inventory / shipping costs including but not limited to purchase price, delivery schedules, optimized transportation schedules, minimum / multiple order quantities, etc.

·       Strong understanding of major commodities, supply markets, and technical products required.                                                                                                                                                      Maintains the Supplier and Item Master record in the ERP system (pricing, lead-times, etc).                                                                                                                                                                                 COMPETENCIES:                                                                                                                                                                                         Strong analytical, communication and negotiations skill.                                                                                                                           Proficiency with Microsoft Office Products.                                                                                                                                                   Ability to calculate figures and amounts such as conversions, discounts and percentages.                                                                                                                                                                           Strong organization skills and sense of urgency.                                                                                                                                           Working knowledge of ERP systems such as SAP, Oracle, etc.

a     EDUCATION:

·       Bachelor's degree (B. A.) from four-year College or university is preferred.                                                                                                                                                                                              Minimum five to seven years’ buyer/purchasing experience in a fast-paced manufacturing environment; or equivalent combination of education and experience.

 





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