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Purchasing Lead

  • Job Category: Management
  • Education: N/A
  • FT/PT: Full-Time
  • Company: Bergkamp, Inc.

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Job Description:

Purchasing Lead

Salina, KS, US

Salary Range:$65,000.00 To 80,000.00 Annually

Job Purpose: Leads purchasing personnel in a hands-on role to negotiate with vendors for the purchase of all materials, supplies, equipment and services used.

Essential Functions
1.Sources new and replacement parts from suppliers based on demand.
2.Carries out supervisory responsibilities including training and development; planning, assigning, and directing work; approving weekly timecards; appraising performance; addressing complaints and resolving problems; and coaching and counseling.
3.Develop creative and innovative procurement processes and ensure compliance.
4.Develop ideas and strategies to improve operational efficiency, add value, and aid business performance.
5.Coordinates activities of purchasing personnel.
6.Oversees safety regulations by complying with procedures, rules, and regulations.
7.Manage purchase orders and timelines to support production schedules and customer orders.
8.Negotiates best vendor terms, pricing and delivery based on budget and schedule requirements.
9.Assess and evaluate suppliers and undertake performance reviews to ensure contract compliance and manage performance improvement activities.
10.Explore alternate sources for goods and materials.
11.Works closely with the receiving department to ensure proper supplies have arrived.
12.Traces delinquent arrivals from purchase orders.
13.Works with Supply Manager to maintain inventory levels.
14.Reviews production schedules and availability of items.
15.Initiates purchase orders; arranges inspection of sample products as required.
16.Coordinates and helps facilitate RMA and Warranty items with the Purchasing Team.
17.Coordinates appropriate quality matters, engineering changes/developments between company activities and suppliers.
18.Visits suppliers facilities to qualify them as new sources and assists in the resolution of production, design, quality and/or delivery problems.

Qualifications and Requirements: To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential function satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

The Way We Do Things: We believe that a team of people who are humble, hungry and smart will deliver superior performance over the sum total of talented individuals; therefore, we are committed to achieving our mission through teamwork while honoring our core values.

1.Humble Puts the needs of the organization before themselves. Acknowledge each individuals strengths and responsibilities. Is committed to the organizations success.
2.Hungry - Active participation and engagement in department and companywide initiatives. Demonstrates an eagerness for achieving results, learning, setting a positive example, and adding to the success of the team.
3.Smart - Understands the impact of their words and actions on other people. Demonstrates good judgement and intuition of group dynamics.

1.Bachelors degree preferred with emphasis in business administration, economics or a minimum of four (4) years of progressively responsible purchasing and materials control experience.
2.Excellent written and verbal communication skills, with the ability to clearly communicate detailed information to co-workers, management, vendors, suppliers, and customers.
3.Excellent customer service skills with the ability to interact in a positive and professional manner to develop and maintain strong working relationships with co-workers, management, vendors, suppliers, and customers.
4.Ability to write routine reports and business correspondence.
5.Ability to add, subtract, multiply, and divide in all units of measure, using whole numbers, common fractions, and decimals. Ability to calculate figures and amounts such as proportions and percentages.
6.Ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out instructions furnished in written, oral, or diagram form.
7.Ability to manage time effectively and prioritize tasks to meet deadlines.
8.Strong attention to detail and organizational skills.
9.Knowledge of raw materials, production equipment, assembly methods, and tools.
10.Ability to operate computer and computer software, to include Microsoft Office products and MRP.
11.Ability to maintain confidentiality.

Physical Demands and Work Environment: The physical requirements described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

1.While performing the duties of this job, the employee is required to talk and hear. The employee is occasionally required to stand, bend, kneel, climb stairs and walk; use hands to finger, handle, or feel; and reach with hands and arms. The employee occasionally must lift and/or move up to 25 pounds. The employee seldom must lift and/or move up to 75 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and ability to adjust focus.
The work environment is usually an indoor setting with occasional exposure to outside elements. The noise level in the work environment is occasionally high. In addition, other elements that an employee could be occasionally exposed to in this work environment are but not limited to; Fumes and odors, mechanical and electrical hazards, fire hazards, and an elevated workplace. This position requires infrequent travel, which may involve exposure to extreme weather elements.

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Contact Information:

3040 Emulsion Drive
Salina, Kansas 67401

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