The Supply Chain Buyer The Supply Chain Buyer/Planner is responsible for the planning and procurement of raw materials, components, production supplies and subcontracted services in support of the company’s production facility. Using all available information from the company’s ERP system, internal stakeholders and the external supply base, facilitate efficient and effective procurement decisions while keeping pace with the dynamic requirements of the business. The ideal candidate will have a bias toward action and will thrive in a fast-paced, dynamic organization.



• Determine production requirements by reviewing purchase requisitions, analyzing system-generated reports, historical demand patterns, and seeking out all available inputs through consultation with internal stakeholders.

• Collaborate with Sales & Production resources to build forecasts for product categories to ensure externally procured materials are planned appropriately; develop appropriate action plans in response to spikes in demand.

• Manage inventory as an asset. Ensure reorder point values are suitable to maintain the appropriate inventory levels while minimizing the company’s risk of excess inventory and obsolescence.

• Maintain accurate master data records in the company’s ERP system for assigned procurement categories; maintain accurate pricing, ordering parameters and purchasing documents.

• Process purchase requisitions from internal stakeholders; maintain purchase orders to ensure system integrity; keep internal stakeholders informed about anticipated material delivery and services completion dates.

• Monitor inbound shipments from the global supply base to ensure materials and services are delivered or completed on-time and at the right location; proactively identify and resolve delivery delays to ensure continuity of supply and promptly resolve material shortages, supplier quality nonconformities, delivery delays, and price changes.

• Facilitate material returns for credit or replacement; resolve invoice discrepancies.

• Serve as the category leader for assigned procurement categories; administer and analyze Requests for Quotation (RFQ’s); participate in cost reduction initiatives and process enhancements as needed by the organization.

• Research and evaluate potential sources of supply; work to become a ‘customer of choice’ with strategic suppliers.

• Negotiate competitive commercial conditions with the supply base for assigned procurement categories. Execute nondisclosure agreements and general purchase conditions with existing and potential suppliers.

• Perform all strategic and operational procurement duties as assigned by the Executive Director of Procurement and Logistics.

• Ensure adherence to established procurement department and company policies, processes, and procedures.

• Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration, Supply Chain Management, Engineering or related field required

• 2-3 years Experience with direct materials sourcing and purchasing in a manufacturing environment; preferably in a Make-to-Order (MTO) or Job Shop environment

• Experience with ERP software; Microsoft Dynamics Great Plains a plus

• High proficiency in Microsoft Excel (e.g., VLookup, Pivot Tables and basic functions)

• Fluent in Mandarin Chinese highly required

• Strong arithmetic skills (e.g., calculating percentages, total landed cost, etc.)

• Strong organizational, prioritization and time management skills; ability to multi-task and manage multiple priorities effectively while keeping pace with the changing needs of the business

• Bias for Action: Makes timely and effective business decisions; take initiative without being prompted

• Ability to calmly and professionally troubleshoot and problem-solve in high-pressure situations; maintains a high level of professionalism and collaboration at all times

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