At American Augers in West Salem, Ohio we pride ourselves on being the leading manufacturer in large underground pipe and cable market. Our plant in West Salem stands out because it is a place for people to learn and thrive. We enjoy coming to work because we get to see equipment from start to finish. There is nothing better to see the machines we have created come alive and be ready to be put to work. All our locations build the intricate network of machinery that contributes to The Toro Company. We contribute to building communities, cities, and the world.
We invite you to apply and join a team of highly skilled, and highly passionate people.
Job Duties & Responsibilities:
Collaborates to effectively implementing long term cost control strategies to fit specific strategic supply partnerships or commodities.
Support assigned vendors/suppliers with Toro requirements on business compliance and regulations (Country of Origin, CTPAT, EDI, NAFTA, RoHS etc.)
Escalate expedites at appropriate level track progress on expedites and communicate progress to operations.
Understand the products manufactured in terms of volume, nature of demand, seasonality, product composition, long lead-time items, suppliers and their locations, transportation time/cost of supplied components etc.
Collaborate with material planners/schedulers to manage material flow, schedule changes, inventory reduction, line-side presentation, and returnable packaging.
Analyze quote packages from suppliers using the TCO model to aid in supplier selection.
Assist in sourcing decisions which may include quotes and contract negotiations.
Balancing the price, delivery, quality, service and value tradeoffs and rationalizing the supply base on the given buying desk.
Bachelor’s degree in an appropriate technical or business-related field or equivalent work experience.
Minimum of three (3) years of purchasing experience
Experience with Microsoft Excel and Word, required, experience with SAP a preferred
Certification through ISM or APICS preferred
Excellent written and verbal communication skills required for efficient and effective customer interaction (internal and external)
Proven ability to analyze situations, accurately take effective actions, and maintain composure during high stress situations
Capacity to work independently as well as within a team-oriented, collaborative environment
Understanding of manufacturing processes, cost drives, and market dynamics
Willingness to travel up to 15% of total time, with ability to operate a vehicle
Other Job-Related Components:
Extended use of a personal computer
Office environment as it pertains to lighting, temperature, and noise level with occasional trips to manufacturing lines.
Rapidly changing workloads and priorities, frequently with multiple requests from a variety of supervisors and managers
We are proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer and consider qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy, gender identity, and sexual orientation), parental status, national origin, age, disability, genetic information (including family medical history), political affiliation, military service, or other non-merit based factors. We celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees.