Pro Staff is Hiring for a Buyer at one of our clients located in Plymouth MN. If you are looking to get started in a growing innovative company look no further! In this position you will be in charge of Purchasing materials, components, goods and services to support manufacturing operations. Request quotes and identify potential sources of supply that meet cost, quality, and delivery objectives. Actively manage and evaluate supply chain with respect to supplier performance, seek opportunities that drive continuous improvement in cost, delivery and quality. Act as the Medivators primary point of contact for all issues and activities associated with materials purchased from suppliers of assigned commodities.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
•Recommends suppliers with respect to cost, quality and delivery competitiveness for assigned responsibilities that meet corporate objectives and policies.
•Actively participates in overall product strategy development, R&D requirements and manufacturing coordination for new and emerging products as assigned.
•Purchase assigned commodities according to ERP system messages, requisitions and manual form service requisitions / purchase requisitions.
•Issue purchase orders and change orders for assigned commodities, ensure that proper internal documentation (requisitions / approvals) and external documentation (specifications, drawings) are provided by request and to suppliers.
•Manage the return of discrepant material to supplier for disposition per the Material Reject Record and coordinate with Receiving, Quality and Accounts Payable in resolving any receiving issues for materials.
•Utilize ERP reports to ensure adequate inventory of purchased material is maintained in order to meet manufacturing requirements.
•Communicate timely and current information regarding material availability.
•Develops and maintain suppliers to support departmental and corporate Quality, Delivery, Cost and Inventory objectives.
•Maintain strong working relationships with suppliers, utilize ERP and other systems to monitor and report on supplier performance, coordinate and ensure corrective actions are executed as appropriate. Primary contact with suppliers for assigned commodities.
•Perform Request for Quotes, select existing and/or source new suppliers, negotiate price, payment terms and lead time with suppliers to include maintenance of information in appropriate system databases. Conduct negotiations of supply agreements with suppliers.
•Maintain accurate purchasing files in entering and closing out purchase orders in ERP system.
•Understanding of Lean Manufacturing concepts and the ability to demonstrate everyday incremental improvements within job scope.
•Occasional travel required to resolve supplier issues and develop new sources.
QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED FOR POSITION:
•BA or BS degree and/or a minimum of two years purchasing/materials experience in a manufacturing environment. Working knowledge of MRP and manufacturing support systems.
•Familiarity with ISO, FDA and GMP requirements. ISM CPSM and/or APICS CPIM or CRIM Certification desirable.
•Outstanding interpersonal skills and work well within cross-functional team environments.
•Proficient with Microsoft Office products.
EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER
Atterro supports affirmative action and equal employment opportunity. Atterro will provide equal employment in employment practices to all associates and applicants for employment. Employment decisions shall be made without regard to any protected characteristic such as, but not limited to, race, color, religion, gender, age, disability, national origin, ancestry, gender identity, sexual orientation, marital status, status in regard to public assistance, disabled veterans, recently separated veterans, Armed Forces service medal veterans and other protected veterans, genetic information and other legally protected classes. Furthermore, Atterro is an E-Verify employer. Information provided on this application will not be used for any discriminatory purposes. Atterro complies with all applicable federal, state and local non-discrimination laws and regulations. Atterro will provide reasonable accommodations in the application or interviewing process. If you need a reasonable accommodation in the application or interviewing process, please contact us.
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