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Company: Truck Hero
Location: Owosso
Posted on: May 28, 2023

Job Description:

The Buyer will coordinate with operations to effectively manage the schedule of indirect and directmaterials, finished goods, complex materials, tooling, and related requirements to support the manufacturing process.

  • Responsible for obtaining quotes, preparing price analysis and recommendations, negotiate price/delivery/payment terms and supplier contracts where applicable - actively participate in driving improvement projects aligned towards corporate initiatives.
  • Prepare purchase orders in line with final negotiations with selected suppliers aligned with organizational goals.
  • Coordinate with stakeholders and suppliers in expediting process to ensure critical delivery requirements.
  • Ensure continuous supply of required goods and materials and communicate any supply problems which may pose a risk or impact on business operations.
  • Actively participate in supporting supplier development initiatives. Develop new suppliers as required.
  • Coordinate with QA to monitor and maintain supplier score cards, on time status, and vendor audits.
  • Discuss unacceptable or inferior quality materials with quality assurance departments and take corrective action
  • Develop ideas and strategies to improve operational efficiency, add value, aid business performance, and work towards a strategy of continuous improvement. Identify and drive cost saving opportunities.
  • Perform all other duties as assigned. QUALIFICATIONS & REQUIREMENTS
    Education and Experience
    • Post-Secondary degree or equivalent in Supply Chain Management, Operations Management or related fieldis required.
    • 5+ years of procurement experience in manufacturing environment required.
    • 5 years MRP/ERP experience is required.
      • Lean Six Sigma Training is preferred.
      • Experience in vendor management/development and performing vendor audits.
      • Experience in ERP BOMs and Routings.
        Skills, Abilities, and Knowledge
        • Strong knowledge in various PC applications such as Microsoft Office, MS Excel, MS Word, MS Outlook and MS Power Point. Ability to display information in a table format and data charts.
        • Knowledge and experience in the procurement of raw material items for low mix, high volume manufacturing.
        • Proven record of accomplishment of ensuring on time delivery of raw material and mission critical services.
        • Ability to read and interpret blueprints and part specifications.
        • Familiar with ISO 9001 and/or AS9100 certification process and requirements.
        • Proven ability to maintain minimal inventory levels while sustaining production requirements.
        • Ability to work under pressure and meet deadlines.
        • Ability to troubleshoot and solve problems independently or as part of a team.
        • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
        • Good interpersonal skills.
        • Understanding of Lean Concepts and Practices (Kitting/Kanban). Travel
          • Occasional travel may be required. COMPETENCIES
            • Problem Solving - Identifies and resolves problems in a timely manner; Gathers and analyzes information skillfully; Develops alternative solutions; Works well in group problem solving situations; Uses reason even when dealing with emotional topics.
            • Customer Service - Responds promptly to customer needs; Responds to requests for service and assistance; Meets commitments.
            • Verbal Communication - Speaks clearly and persuasively in positive or negative situations; listens and gets clarification; Responds well to questions; Demonstrates group presentation skills; Participates in meetings.
            • Teamwork - Balances team and individual responsibilities; Exhibits objectivity and openness to other views; Gives and welcomes feedback; Contributes to building a positive team spirit; Puts success of team above own interests; Supports everyone's efforts to succeed.
            • Organizational Support - Follows policies and procedures; Completes tasks correctly and on time; Supports organization's goals and values; Supports affirmative actions and respects diversity.
            • Quality - Demonstrates accuracy and thoroughness; Looks for ways to improve and promote quality; Applies feedback to improve performance; Monitors own work to ensure quality.
            • Quantity - Meets productivity standards; completes work in timely manner; Strives to increase productivity; Works quickly.
            • Safety and Security - Observes safety and security procedures; Reports potentially unsafe conditions; Uses equipment and materials properly.
            • Dependability - Follows instructions, responds to management direction; Takes responsibility for own actions; Keeps commitments; commits to long hours of work when necessary to reach goals. Completes tasks on time or notifies appropriate person with an alternate plan. PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS
              • This position is subject to Medium Work: Exerting up to 50 pounds of force occasionally and/or up to 20 pounds of force frequently, and/or up to 10 pounds of force constantly to move objects. Physical Activities
                • This position is subject to the following physical activities: standing, walking, the use of hands to handle or feel, reaching, talking, and hearing, climbing, balancing, stooping, kneeling, crouching, and crawling. Visual Acuity
                  • The worker is required to have close visual acuity to perform an activity such as preparing and analyzing data and figures; transcribing; viewing a computer terminal; expansive reading; visual inspection involving small defects, small parts and/or operation of machines (including inspection); using measurement devices; and/or assembly of fabrication of parts at distances close to the eyes. Working Conditions
                    • The worker is subject to both inside and outside environmental conditions.

Keywords: Truck Hero, Flint , Buyer, Other , Owosso, Michigan

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