Michigan, Kalamazoo-Battle Creek
Our client, a Global Leader in the Medical Device Industry has an immediate opening for a Buyer for a 12 month + Contract. Our client offers results-driven people a place where they can make a difference every day! You will also have the opportunity to work with other like-minded, self-directed and detail oriented Top Talents in an extremely collaborative and professional environment.
Position Description (Principle Duties and Responsibilities)
This role will have ownership responsibilities for supplier delivery. Communicate with internal customers on key supply chain issues and drive them to resolution. Challenge all price increase from suppliers and escalate if unsuccessful. Improve OTD and SS% performance through regular performance reviews with suppliers. Hold suppliers accountable to mutually agreed upon supplier held safety stock levels. Develop and implement new processes/procedures to better support business changes. Utilize cross function influence to improve purchasing procedures.
Minimum 3+ years of experience in a similar role
College Degree Required (preferably in Supply Chain)
Top 3 must have skills
1. Microsoft office, especially om Excel
2. Data Analysis
3. Strong interpersonal and communication skill
Top 3 desired skills
1. Supplier management experience.
2. ERP system, such as JDE
3. A3 or 4D problem solving skills
Experience in medical industry would be plus. Understanding/Experience working with, General Fastener Corporation, Vendor Management Inventory is also beneficial.