Under limited supervision, negotiates and processes purchase orders for the purchase of goods and services by performing the following activities.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include the following.
Verify nomenclature and specifications of purchase requests (requisitions).
Monitor inventory to determine if in stock material is in sufficient quantity. If a shortage of materials exists, determine quantity and purchase required items.
Challenge purchases to limit inventory at all divisions of the corporation.
Ensure that corporate purchasing policies are followed by all personnel.
Maintain item master information within computer system pricing, delivery time, supplier, safety stock, etc.
Consult catalogs, the internet, and interviews suppliers to obtain prices and specifications.
Negotiate and process purchase orders as necessary.
Participate in resolution/disposition of purchase order change notices and rejected materials.
Assist the shipping/receiving department with receiving purchase orders.
Negotiate pricing and coordinate shipment details with suppliers.
Monitor suppliers regarding on time delivery performance and communicate results to suppliers.
Follow-up with suppliers on late deliveries and ensure the information is communicated appropriately to the shop personnel.
Work with suppliers to maintain acceptable levels of OTD and PPM to meet the Corporate Goals.
Share information on OTD and PPM levels with suppliers.
Issue SCARs to suppliers who are not performing to expected levels or who provide discrepant work.
Preform follow-up work with suppliers on past due SCARs and with Quality to insure the responses are effective and adequate to prevent reoccurrences.
Research and qualify new suppliers.
Assist Director of Purchasing in maintaining approved supplier list.
Maintain vendor performance rating system for all suppliers.
Assist with filing and maintenance of purchasing records.
Implement and administer contracts when appropriate.
Assist with other segments of the purchasing department as needed including many administrative, clerical, and review type of functions as required.
Maintain a clean and orderly work area.
Comply with state and federal law safety regulations in addition to Oberg safety and security procedures.
Adhere to company policies and state and federal laws and regulations relating to employment, including promoting a workplace free of discrimination and harassment.
Assist with, oversee, participate in, uphold, support and follow all of the quality requirements associated with the variety of ISO Certifications/Quality Requirements held and practiced by Oberg Industries.
Other related duties as assigned.
PHYSICAL DEMANDS: While performing the duties of this job, the employee is required to sit at a computer terminal for extended periods of time, occasionally travel between departments and communicate with employees in the manufacturing areas.
WORK ENVIRONMENT: While performing the duties of this job, the employee will regularly have to travel within and through the manufacturing departments. The atmosphere is a climatic office setting.
Must have the ability and interpersonal skills to successfully work as a team member to obtain desired results.
Must be able to understand and apply work-related documents such as operating manuals, maintenance instructions, and procedure manuals.
Must be able to understand and perform to job-related quality standards and methods.
Must be able to travel domestically on a limited basis. Typically, the trips are one day.
Must be a U. S. citizen or be able to comply with U. S. export regulations.
Must have working knowledge of and experience using the internet.
Must have a strong working knowledge of computer programs such as Microsoft Word, Excel and Access.
Must be generally familiar with metalworking business.
Must have excellent organizational and time management skills in order to handle multiple priorities simultaneously and on one s own initiative.
Must have the confidence and ability to interface with and manage outside vendors.
Must be able to communicate through written, verbal, or other means of communication.
Must be able to understand written correspondence.
Must be able to wear personal protection equipment, such as earplugs, safety glasses, and safety shoes.
Must maintain a neat, clean appearance at all times for meeting with suppliers.
Must be able to work 50 hours per week, however, schedule may be adjusted according to business and operational needs.
PREVIOUS EXPERIENCE / EDUCATIONAL QUALIFICATIONS:
Associates Degree in Accounting or a related field or equivalent experience preferred.
1 2 Years purchasing experience strongly preferred.
At least 4 years experience working in a manufacturing environment required.
3 Years previous experience in purchasing, customer service, retail sales, or related business experience desired.
BaaN / ERP System experience is required.
The preceding is presented as a matter of occupational information and guidance only, all such other reasonable tasks, duties and responsibilities as management may deem necessary may be included for satisfactory performance.