o Place orders for raw materials and manufactured components.
o Expedite orders with suppliers as required, to ensure on time delivery, preventing stockouts and production downtime.
o Track on time and late deliveries.
o Issue change notifications when required.
o Responsible for processing rejected material and the return of merchandise.
o Work with Accounting Department to resolve invoicing issues.
o Negotiate price, availability, delivery schedules and terms.
o Review and process proposals and quotes.
o Set up and monitor blanket orders.
o Source parts & material via internet, tradeshow, suppliers listing etc. for launching new and existing products.
o Work with Engineering-on-Engineering Change Notices (ECNs), new part number set ups and supplier relationships.
o Vendor development, sourcing, and relationship management (including vendor visits).
o Track vendor performance.
o Communicate with all internal departments to determine any additional purchasing needs.
o Review requisitions and create purchase orders when needed.
o Conduct periodic review and analysis of the inventory of slowing moving and critical items.
o Facilitate R&D in sourcing new materials and contract negotiations.
o Set up new suppliers and update current suppliers’ data.
o Act as a change agent, supporting project management and strategic initiatives.
o Performs other related duties as assigned.
o Thorough understanding of commodity management and supply chain practices
o Ability to professionally communicate (verbal and written) with others at all levels in the company, as well as with external partners.
o Experience with furniture, plastics, steel, or wood industries helpful but not required
o Bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience
o Minimum of five years previous purchasing experience
o General office environment
o Up to 10% travel