Description

  

  • Reviews demand requirements, on hand inventory, and places purchase orders with approved suppliers.
  • Works and consults with engineering to identify electrical and mechanical component requirements.
  • Monitors supplier and contract manufacturers performance with Quality.
  • Communicates with and coordinates the activities of suppliers and internal resources to resolve supplier related issues that impact both Operations and Engineering.
  • Contact suppliers, obtain quotes, negotiate pricing and place purchase orders based on demand.
  • Search out and pursue better and more cost-effective ways to procure components of existing product lines.
  • Verifies purchase requisitions by comparing items requested to master list; clarifying unclear items; recommending alternatives.
  • Resolve invoice and supplier shipment discrepancies, and handle the return of discrepant, non-conforming, or excess materials.
  • Verifies receipt of items by comparing items received to items ordered; resolves shipments in error with suppliers.
  • Assist in invoice payment by ensuring invoices and PO line items are in alignment prior to goods receipt.
  • Expedites delivery of goods on routine shortages
  • Minimize the risk of exposure to excess and obsolete inventory
  • Creates and presents weekly raw material report in the operations management meeting to show stock overage and expedited purchasing requirements. 


Requirements

 

Skills/Qualifications:

  • 3-6 years of relevant experience (preferably in manufacturing) 
  • Excellent interpersonal and negotiation skills
  • Detail oriented 
  • Analytical thinking/problem solving skills
  • Ability to function well in a fast-paced and, at times, stressful environment
  • Proficient with Microsoft Office Suite
  • Excellent time management skills
  • Results driven
  • Strong communication skills

Education, Experience, & Licensing Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Business, Economics, or related field preferred.