Production Buyer

Company Name:
Telamon Group

Job Summary:

Responsible for the purchase of production materials, operating supplies, manufacturing equipment and services as well as issues related to the purchase such as duties, legal obligation and import/export requirements

Preferred Qualifications:
Bachelor degree in the following:
Business Administration
Materials Management
Certified Professional Purchaser, or 5 years direct technical and commercial purchasing experience, specializing in automotive manufacturing
Enrolled in Purchasing Management Association and/ Professional Development Program
Fluent in Microsoft Office (Excel, Word, Outlook etc.)
High level of time management and mathematical skills
Strong negotiation and organizational skills and ability to work independently
Strong verbal, written and interpersonal skills / Excellent customer service skills

Critical Success Factors:
Excellent attendance (3 points or less)
Ability to interact with the Management Team in a professional manner to continually enhance the company's performance
Desire to learn the business, understand the production process by walking the floor, and participating in production meetings
A complete hands on approach is required to assist the plant in developing into a successful and profitable division of a multi-billion dollar company
Ability to work independently without supervision and with minimum direction
Ability to work in a team environment and be both a team player and team leader
Ability to manage and direct subordinates on the day-to-day tasks in a fast paced environment
Ability to mentor and guide subordinates to achieve overall departmental goals and objectives
Support and contribute to the Quality Systems and Environmental Systems Requirements
Respecting and understanding of the Customer/Supplier relationship
Adopt a common sense approach to identifying and addressing problems and control weaknesses
Ensure that all duties and tasks are carried out in a safe and efficient manner and at no time is the employee or their co-workers placed in an unsafe condition

Responsible for the purchase of production materials, operating supplies, manufacturing equipment and services as well as issues related to the purchase such as duties, legal obligation and import/export requirements
Communicates with vendors and suppliers to obtain pricing, availability and delivery
Expedites delivery of goods and services to users
Enforces 100% on-time delivery requirements, 100% on-time / on-budget launches
Maintain a positive contribution to quality, customer satisfaction and company profitability
Responsibility for profitability for all purchased items as it relates to price variance, material defect disposition, quality levels, downtime and rework
Reviews bid proposals and negotiates contracts and lease agreements within budget and within Corporate Commercial protocol within TS16949 and ISO 14001 requirements and Purchasing Policies and Procedures
Selects suppliers, rates suppliers, and develops suppliers with performance issues
Discusses defective or unacceptable goods or services with quality control to determine root cause and take corrective action
Maintains supplier rating system continuously evaluating supplier's delivery and quality performance
Work with under-performing suppliers to improve, or locate alternate supplier
Responsible to work with Quality to ensure that all material claims with suppliers are resolved in a reasonable amount of time
Prepares purchase orders, requisitions and quote requests and responsible to ensure the correct documentation is supplied to all vendors such as terms and conditions and other related documentation
Generates requirement packages to suppliers (MRP)
Works with suppliers weekly to ensure on-time shipments, track inventory at outside processors
Manages steel pipeline, and works directly with customers to satisfy steel resale requirements
Serves as primary purchasing resource for prototypes and trials supporting new programs
Leads and participates in achieving 3-5% net YOY continuous improvement and cost reduction opportunities
Maintains procurement records such as copies of quotes, delivery records, approves invoices for payment
On-site NAFTA representative completing all Certificates of Origin and handling customs transactions
Performs cycle counts as required and participates in regular wall-to-wall inventory reconciliation
Manages all build-outs and Engineering Changes
Visit suppliers at least once per year to improve relations and assess their facilities in the areas of quality, financial stability and continuous improvement
Mentor other personnel in the department and assist in their development
Initiate projects / reports that contribute to continuous improvement or profit opportunities
Communicate with all areas of the plant to ensure the needs of the company are being fulfilled through purchasing
Responsible to actively participate in any new programs or projects associated with the plant
Attend APQP meetings as required
Provide accurate costing for purchased items related to potential new business at quotation stage
Abide by all company polices including, but not limited to the following; Health and safety, Quality and Environmental Systems, Human resources policies, Employee Handbook and Purchasing Policies and Procedures

Working Conditions
Office Environment and Plant Floor (PPE required)

Effort/Physical Demands
Constant communication with employees, peers, and management
Overtime as required

Health and Safety Responsibilities
Must work in accordance with Health and Safety regulations, Company Rules, Plant Rules, policies and procedures
Must use or wear equipment, protective devices or certain clothing as required by the company

Back-up Duties:
Perform other duties as required

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