Associate Buyer

Pan-Oston
Bowling Green, KY, USA
Posted 19 days ago
Full time

PURPOSE OF POSITION:

To procure materials for shipment and production at the most competitive cost, in accordance with quality and delivery standards.

RESPONSIBILITY AND AUTHORITY:

Apply analytical and critical thinking skills to solve complex business challenges. The position will partner with the Buyer to support vendor negotiations and selection, execution of contracts, and maintaining a healthy chain of vendors to cater to the needs of the company.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS OF THE POSITION:

  • Sourcing builds and manages supply chains, adding alternatives for resilience
  • Support phase in/ phase out material plans as required for product introduction and/or obsolescence.
  • Manage supplier relationships, oversee the performance of the Suppliers by creating and overseeing the Scorecard Program.
  • Upload vendor info, including MOQ and lead time, and seek out new vendor opportunities. Follow all standard operating procedures and input ideas for improvement to planning/purchasing systems and procedures.
  • Source all new items and set them up for purchase in ERP system.
  • Prepare and submit quarterly and project-related RFPs
  • Oversee and procure outsource materials, as well as provide backup to procurement as needed.
  • Responsible for special projects, process/systems improvements, and/or cost savings initiatives as assigned.

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