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CS Operative Buyer

    • Job Tracking ID: 512241-777484
    • Job Location: Mason, OH
    • Job Level: Mid Career (2+ years)
    • Level of Education: BA/BS
    • Job Type: Full-Time/Regular
    • Date Updated: July 22, 2021
    • Years of Experience: 5 - 7 Years
    • Starting Date: ASAP
    • SAP Category: Experienced Professionals
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Job Description:

  • Identifies potential sources for the procurement of project production material both
  • Ability to generate measurable cost savings on a continuous basis
  • Conduct ah-hoc analysis requests, forecasts, KPIs/Metrics, and reports within Supply Chain using tools but not limited to SAP R/3, BI, established tools & process, and using Microsoft Office applications (Excel, Visio, Access).
  • Reviews purchases requisitions and purchase orders for completeness, accuracy and conformance with established policies and procedures
  • Confers and negotiates with suppliers to obtain product or service information such as price, availability, and delivery schedule
  • Prepares and generates purchases orders and change notices
  • Resolves any discrepancies with suppliers and forwards all necessary documentation for invoicing approval and payment
  • Responsible to utilize basic order agreements issued with suppliers and monitor those agreements which cover the commodities they are responsible to procure
  •  Ability to effectively present information to top management, and various stakeholders
  • Has knowledge of various electronic and mechanical commodities necessary for the fabrication of electro-pneumatic machinery
  • Understands international market conditions as it relates to international versus domestic sources of supply
  • Manage and execute the implementation of process improvements in partnership with BU CS, Sales, Engineering, Operations, Strategic Sourcing, Quality, and other stakeholders
  • Undertake supplier visits, compiling visit reports on completion. Developing process improvements to the internal supplier chain, including better utilization of systems
  • Ability to negotiation cost of good reduction, quality and vendor terms improvement
  • Demonstrate ability to lead decision-making process for cross-functional teams, and to exercise independent judgement on decisions involving business risk
  • Proven track record of working in regional and virtual teams across multiple disciplines
  • Demonstrate ability and skills to engage and influence stakeholders and suppliers
  • Goal driven, target oriented and self-motivated attitude. Demonstrates drive and determination to achieve success and sets clear direction and priorities

Experience and Skills:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Supply Chain Management, Procurement, Logistics, Engineering or equivalent based from an accredited university (no online degrees). 
  • At least 5 years of relevant experience.
  • Knowledge and experience with lean manufacturing and supply chain practices highly valued.
  • APICS certification a plus.

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