Job Description: This position is responsible for procuring inventory (raw materials and finished goods) on a cost effective basis in a timely manner.
Experience: Prior experience generating reports in order to analyze data and make swift/informed decisions and project ownership.
MUST HAVE EXPERIENCE WITH BUYING CHEMICALS AND RAW MATERIALS - NO EXCEPTIONS!
Effectively and professionally communicate with suppliers, customers and co-workers.
Enter, receive and expedite purchase orders.
Maintain designated inventory levels.
Research, source and present supplier options for new and existing products.
Initiate and maintain required supplier surveys.
Evaluate pricing regularly to determine opportunities for cost savings and ensure competitive pricing.
Follow ISO guidelines and maintain as it relates to the position.
Negotiate and appropriately facilitate price changes.
Utilize established reports to analyze ordering needs.
Make recommendations for improvements and streamline opportunities.
Prioritize and maintain work load to ensure all deadlines (given and otherwise) are met.
Participate in supplier reviews and audits (travel may be required).
Approve and Arrange for down-payment(s)/BL payments for International shipments
Ensure Products are inspected prior to shipment
Choose cost effective routes for required services.
Bachelor's degree in related
3-5 years in a manufacturing plant or related role
Experience with Excel and proficiency in data entry, tracking, and reporting.