Purchasing Agent

Location
Hibbing, MN
Posted
May 09, 2018
Closes
Jun 08, 2018
Ref
1729ef5ebb278
Contact
L&M Radiator
Category
Accounting
Job Type
Employee
Employment Status
Full Time
Description

L&M Radiator, Inc. designs, manufactures, and distributes industrial radiators and heat exchangers that feature individual replaceable colling tubes. The company provides engine radiators, engine-colling packages, retrofit replacement radiators, air-to-oil coolers, air-to-air coolers, charge air coolers, and tube and sheller coolers. This position offers a competitive wage and full benefit package. Core office hours are  Monday - Friday 7:00am-4:00pm.

  • Run “Open Purchase Order” report and review for accuracy daily.
  • Daily run of Purchase Suggestions and ensure inventory items required for production are ordered.
  • Review sales orders for special buy out parts.
  • Maintain and update “Approved Supplier List,” review and complete Discrepant Material Reports (DMR).
  • Track cost savings and report quarterly to Purchasing Manager.
  • Seek and partner with reliable vendors and suppliers.
  • Review supplier and vendor performance and report via “Scorecards.”
  • Complete close out reports on meetings and file for future follow up.
  • Negotiate the best possible prices for supplies and document in ERP software system.
  • Order non-inventory items.
  • Obtain price and delivery time estimates for customer quotes.
  • Review all HQ and Plant inventory. Review inventory shortages to determine cause so system can be improved to prevent re-occurrences.
  • Follow up with vendors on overdue orders.
  • Attend production and foremen meetings, manufacturing committee meetings and quality planning meetings.
  • Respond to questions from production on availability and expected delivery dates for inventory items.
  • Order parts for L&M subsidiaries.
  • Answer vendor questions on fabricated parts orders.
  • Verify purchase requisitions by comparing items requested to master list; clarifying unclear items; recommend alternatives.
  • Prepare purchase orders by confirming specifications and price; obtain recommendations from suppliers for substitute items; acquire approval from requisitioning department.
  • Organize, create and maintain proper documentation. Keep all information and documentation accessible by sorting and filing; utilize ERP software system as much as possible.
  • Update job knowledge by participating in educational opportunities.
  • Perform work in a safe manner and follow all safety guidelines and procedure.
  • Domestic and international travel required and could include weekend travel depending on the project.
  • Perform related work or other job duties as required by supervisor.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities Required for Entry Level:    

  • Vendor/Supplier relationship experience.
  • Organized, detailed, and thorough.
  • Computer skills and knowledge of ERP systems and the raw materials.
  • Proficient data entry skills using Microsoft Word, Excel, and Outlook.
  • Communicate, in English, effectively and clearly by both written and verbal means.
  • Excellent phone etiquette.
  • Demonstrate maturity, intelligence, cooperation, and discretion.
  • Work effectively with fellow employees and independently.
  • Must be dependable and reliable under both supervised and unsupervised conditions.
  • Ability to pass a pre-employment physical, drug screen and background test.
  • Attendance Critical 

Minimum Qualifications for Application: 

Bachelor’s degree in related field and minimum of 5 years related experience in Purchasing or Manufacturing.

Preferred Qualifications:

Knowledge of Epicor or similar ERP system.

Experience in Lean Manufacturing.

Experience in: Supply Management, Tracking Budget Expenses, Customer Service, Manufacturing Methods and Procedures, Manufacturing Quality, Cost Accounting

Fluent in Spanish

Qualifications:
Skills

Preferred

Thought Provoking Capable of making others think deeply on a subject

Team Player Works well as a member of a group

Detail Oriented Capable of carrying out a given task with all details necessary to get the task done well

Preferred

Ability to Make an Impact Inspired to perform well by the ability to contribute to the success of a project or the organization

Self-Starter Inspired to perform without outside help

Goal Completion Inspired to perform well by the completion of tasks

Education

Preferred

Bachelors or better in Logistics /Supply Chain Management or related field.

Experience

Required

3-5 years: Supply Management, Tracking Budget Expenses, Customer Service, Supply Management, Manufacturing Methods and Procedures, Manufacturing Quality, Cost Accounting or similar experience

Licenses & Certifications

Required

Driver's License

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