Buyer

Michigan, Grand Rapids-Muskegon-

Post Date: 07/10/2018 Job ID: 11831 Industry: Engineering Pay Rate: $50,000.00 - $65,000.00

Responsibilities
* Use RWI ERP and Kanban systems to determine needs to buy raw materials and supplies
* Prevent inventory shortages
* Minimize ongoing inventory levels
* Place POs with approved suppliers within agreed upon terms
* Assure PO acknowledgement
* Follow-up on all supplier deviations from expected performance and develop solutions
* Price
* Delivery
* Quality
* Communicate any delivery challenges internally
* Collaborate with Receiving team to schedule incoming deliveries
* Audit supplier performance over time and adjust/update ERP system data accordingly
* Audit customer demand for raw materials over time and adjust/update ERP system accordingly
* Maintain Kanban data and adjust cards as needed
* Develop collaborative and productive relationships with supplier representatives
* Participate in giving suppliers feedback on their performance
* Participate in negotiating supplier pricing
* Request quotations for new materials from approved suppliers
* Research alternative suppliers as needed and directed
* Maintain purchased part Kanban data and adjust cards as needed

Skills and Abilities
* Demonstrated abilities with all Microsoft Office products, especially Excel
* Experience with truck and rail car delivery logistics
* Outstanding communication skills both written and verbal
* Collaborative, team-oriented work style, both internally and externally
* Ability to work with limited direction, and exercise independent judgment
* Strong attention to details. Comfort with multiple data streams.
* Minimum 2-3 years experience in similar position
* Experience with wood products a plus
* Experience with ERP systems required, and Microsoft Dynamics Great Plains software a plus
* Bachelor s degree in Business or Supply Chain Management preferred
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