Buyer/Planner

Location
Sauk Rapids, Minnesota
Salary
Depending on Qualifications
Posted
Apr 28, 2017
Closes
May 30, 2017
Ref
144920
Job Type
Employee
Employment Status
Full Time
Doherty Top Talent is currently partnering with an established company located in Sauk Rapids, MN. We are seeking a Purchasing Manager. The schedule for this position is Mon-Fri day shift. Compensation is dependent on experience.
Purchasing Manager Responsibilities:
• Identifies material sources that are relative to the needs of the facilities assigned.
• Develops and maintains a relationship with key suppliers and demonstrates the ability and willingness to translate that relationship into solid cash and program business.
• Procures products that meet or exceed the quality, service and price requirements of the assigned facilities.
• Provides current market levels and an accurate prediction for the future direction of the market.
• Develops and maintains a clear understanding of the processes and products produced at those facilities.
• Gains and maintains an understanding of the manufacturing capabilities, customers, products, sales programs, competitors and service needs for the facilities assigned.
• Proactively offers relevant products to sales and plant management.
• Helps develop and grow sales and margin by developing an effective working relationship with sales and management.
• Operates inventory software efficiently and accurately as follows:
• Creates and updates purchase orders
• Responds to and settles claims as they develop, according to Company policies.
• Maintains inventory accuracy in Trakware.
• Sets up and navigates buy lists.
• Sets up Kanban where required.
• Prepares various reports as required
• Performs other duties as required.
• Forecast procurement needs.
• Order materials and services as per negotiated prices, lead time and review quotations.
• Prepare purchase requisitions, approve and issue purchase orders in accordance with company policy and negotiated terms and conditions.

Purchasing Manager Requirements/Qualifications:
• Bachelor degree in business or related discipline or equivalent experience is required.
• Minimum of 3-5 years of experience in lumber industry.
• Working knowledge of Microsoft Office including Excel, Work and Outlook and other business software.
• Working knowledge of lumber math and business math.
• Working knowledge of commodity market conditions and dynamics.
• Working knowledge of lumber and grade rules.


To apply for the Purchasing Manager position, please click Apply Now and complete our online application. For questions or further information about the Purchasing Manager position, please call our St. Cloud office directly at 320-257-2271.

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