Buyer - Ventrac
Ventrac, a division of the Toro Company, is a growth-oriented company located in Orrville, Ohio. Our team is dedicated to excellence through innovation, a strong work ethic and quality workmanship. Join the Ventrac team who feels passionate about the products we build for commercial lawn care use. We are known for our culture of respect and collaboration, which can be measured by our low turnover, open communication, and the excitement in the air. We believe our employees are truly the most valuable asset. We not only believe that, but we also make decisions that align with that concept. We are dedicated to attracting and developing a diverse team of individuals who are committed to the success of our team at Ventrac.
We invite you to apply and join a team of highly skilled, and highly passionate people.
This position is responsible for the preparation and execution of procurement contracts for basic products and services in support of the operational needs of the organization. They will coordinate closely with the planning and materials function to insure timely delivery. They will work with the Supplier Quality function to insure consistency of product, and will follow the strategic direction of the Procurement organization.
Procure build-to-print components, assemblies and/or services
Prepare electronic solicitations, review proposals, issue purchase orders
Insure timely delivery to schedule
Negotiate, prioritize and review supplier delivery schedules, closely coordinating with the Procurement function
Monitor supplier performance
Conduct informal negotiations
Issue blanket agreements and service agreement orders
Support integrated product teams as required
Interface with engineering, planning, and quality control
Source and select suppliers for specific components
Monitor and communicate appropriate metrics such as supplier on-time delivery, inventory turns, and inventory accuracy
Participate in improvement plans and inventory reduction initiatives
Dealing with Ambiguity
Drive for Results
Integrity and Trust
Learning on the Fly
Requires significant experience in a products related industry/environment
Ability to work in team environment
Excellent oral and written communication skills
Excellent negotiation skills
Experience with basic information technology (word processing, spreadsheets, e-mail, Internet)
Good problem solving skills and experience
High level of diplomacy and the ability to relate to people at all levels
Knowledge of manufacturing processes and capabilities, company products, technology and financial requirements
Experience with Lean Manufacturing tools and techniques and ERP systems
BA/BS or equivalent experience required.
A technical degree or experience would be a plus.
Appropriate experience in operations and procurement.
Lean Manufacturing expertise preferred.
RP experience preferred.
C.P.M Certification preferred.