Buyer, Technical

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Starting salary: $50-55,000. Competitive benefits and some relocation
Prefer applicants from Alabama or surrounding states
General Purpose of the Job Function
To exhibit an objective, fair and professional attitude that exemplifies the principles and maintain a positive and productive workplace.
To follow company policies and display conduct expected of employees as described in the employee handbook.
To follow safety rules of the plant and work in a manner that is conducive to maintaining a safe and healthful workplace.
To Understand the employees rights under the OSHA Act, EEOC, FLSA and do not allow for discrimination against any employee exercising their rights.
Always use appropriate Personal Protective Equipment to set good workplace standards and ensure all employees maintain those standards.
To follow safety rules and work in a manner that is conducive to maintaining a safe and healthful workplace including: training of new employees, reporting unsafe acts or conditions and correcting or commending health and safety performance.
Ensure that all accidents or injuries are reported immediately and actively participate in the accident investigation and completion of all open action items.
Ensure that you follow company policies and business objectives in the daily supervision of the operations of the company.
To exhibit teamwork and leadership skills and actively participate in team activities in a positive working environment.
To demonstrate problem solving skills in a work environment that is striving for continuous improvement.
To support all customer quality standards as well as the standards of the company.
To perform daily cross-functional job assignments as required and per the departments established procedures and work instructions.
Have knowledge of general workplace health and safety in regards to the general public and visitors to the plant.
Ensure a spirit of respect, cooperation, ethical conduct and fair dealing in all our operations between our internal, external customers and suppliers.
Roles and Responsibilities
Reporting to the Materials Manager for the procurement of supplies and/or equipment for all departments; and performing other related duties as assigned.
Receive and interview vendor representatives to keep abreast of developments, negotiate prices, service, quality or other matters.
In conjunction with the Materials Manager, develop and investigate new sources of supply, make recommendations as to their approval.
Serve as a link between purchasing and maintenance department, using their experience and technical knowledge to make recommendation for approvals
Source project materials within corporate standards, and design specifications working directly with, maintenance, suppliers and sub-contractors ensuring delivery deadlines are adhered to including monitoring long lead-time items/services.
Responsible for negotiating contracts, project planning and completion of project orders; working with various cross-functional teams
Negotiate pricing and contracts with machining and fabrication supplier, including researching sources domestic and internationally.
Participate in continuous improvement programs and activities to ensure meeting of departmental performance objectives (inventory accuracy, inventory turns, and premium freight).
Ensure accurate and timely material releases are sent to our suppliers.
Purchase and order all recurring and not recurring items to support the plant as required by production departments.
Establish lead time and minimum inventory requirements for on time ordering and delivery in a highly JIT environment.
Coordinate production releases with component suppliers per supplier agreements.
Assist managers in reconciling variances and assist in the corrective actions to prevent future discrepancies.
Track and record data for department KOIs.
Must be available for inventory counting whenever company deems necessary i.e. weekend, holidays etc.
Act in a leadership role as a backup to the Materials Manager when required.
Performs other duties as directed.
Skills required / desired
Candidate must have strong written and verbal communication skill.
Must have strong computer platform skills. Demonstrated computer, Windows NT and organizational skills.
Manufacturing experience with an understanding of processing equipment, product realization and quality standards.
An A.S. Degree or some college is preferred but high school diploma or GED along with diversified procurement and negotiation experience will be accepted in lieu of the degree.
Three years experience in a fast paced work environment with scheduling and materials management experience.
Some travel will occur / Passport required. You will receive training to perform your job on an on-going basis concurrent with business operations. Training areas will include safety, quality, continuous improvement and other job specific training that is determined to be an essential part of your job and business operations.

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