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Company: Arlon Graphics LLC
Location: Placentia
Posted on: July 12, 2019

Job Description:

This key position is responsible for the procurement of global raw materials and product within Arlon. This role with execute buying decisions to ensure raw materials are in sufficient stock for current and future demand and quantities to meet production requirements. The buyer is expected to build relationships with external suppliers and become knowledgeable of their capabilities and future business potential. Key Responsibilities:Essential Buyer Duties

  • Manage the purchasing and inventory levels for all outside supplied raw materials used in the production facility as well as outside warehouses if necessary.
  • Handle day-to-day correspondence concerning over-shipments, delivery shortages, changes in quantity, delivery dates, and prices and report such changes to the interested parties in a timely manner as required.
  • Complete purchase requests with domestic and international suppliers by inputting purchase orders, expediting deliveries, and verifying all transactions.
  • Act as a liaison between suppliers and involved departments to resolve procurement related problems.
  • Process non-conforming material requests and RMA requests with supply chain partners.
  • Authorize payment for purchases by reviewing invoices and related documentation.
  • Maintains appropriate inventory levels consistent with targeted inventory goals and stocking strategies to meet inventory turn and service goals.
  • Works directly with suppliers in managing inventory levels and purchases of raw materials.
  • Provides detailed analysis as needed regarding purchasing requirements, material usage, inventory levels and targets
  • Analyzing historical data and forecast requirements to better understand, and optimize purchasing levels.
  • Maintain professional and technical knowledge by attending workshops and reviewing professional publications.
  • Assist internal and external customers by interpreting laws, policy, codes, and regulations pertaining to purchasing; answer inquiries both orally and in writing concerning purchasing operations. Vendor/Supplier Management
  • Monitor supplier performance by ensuring that product is delivered as scheduled and meets specifications; maintaining appropriate files and records of meetings with suppliers to ensure company requirements are met
  • Manage and publish vendor scorecards based on ISO requirements and communicate in a timely manner to ensure that supplier is aware of their performance.
  • Liaison between quality and supplier to get corrective action on any quality or service related issues. Systems
  • Maintain accuracy of stock code information within SAP, including lead-time, pricing, current supplier information, current purchase order data, etc.
  • Continually searches for strategic process and system improvement for procurement process and vendor/supplier management.
  • Ensure SAP parameters are maintained by monitoring minimum, maximum, safety stock, and current inventory levels; making recommendations to management for adjustments to levels.
  • Working knowledge of SAP, to develop into the subject matter export on SAP procurement moduleCollaboration
    • Works with Production Planning to ensure 100% availability of materials for production.
    • Works with Sales, Marketing and Product Development to source and procure unique raw materials for new products to meet launch deadlines.
    • Ability to interact and work effectively across multiple departments and various management levels.
    • Communicate with shipping and receiving on expected deliveries and volumes in advance of arrival at Arlon in order to accommodate and prepare for any storage requirements in warehousing.
    • Contribute to team effort by accomplishing other job related tasks as needed; enabling other workers to achieve their job objectives.Person Description:
      • Must embody the Arlon core values of Teamwork, Excellence, Accountability, Integrity and Inspiration on a daily basis.
      • Must be highly motivated, energized and dynamic in their approach to work.
      • Strong statistical, analytical, problem solving and mathematical skills required.
      • Strong verbal and written communication skills in English, required.
      • Be collaborative, show flexibility in working with other departments and across all levels of employees. Experience, Skills & Qualifications:
        • BA or BS in Materials Management, Procurement, Business Administration, Operations Planning or a related field required.
        • MBA, CPM or APICS certification desirable but not required.
        • SAP knowledge is preferred.
        • 3-5 years experience in procurement including purchasing, inventory control, contract negotiation, supply management, supplier relationships, basics of Cost Accounting, and tracking budget expenses in a manufacturing environment - required.
        • Knowledge of MRP processes required.
        • Working knowledge of the legal aspects of procurement and contract law.
        • Computer proficiency in MRP/MPS systems, Excel (advanced), Word, Email and database applications required. Physical Demands:The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to talk or hear. The employee frequently is required to sit. The employee is frequently required to stand; walk; and use hands to finger, handle, or feel objects, tools, or controls. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 30 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision and distance vision. This job and position description is subject to change based on company requirements. Arlon is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sex, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, or any other protected status in accordance with all applicable laws. PM18 LI-AR1PI111724906

Keywords: Arlon Graphics LLC, Norwalk , Buyer, Professions , Placentia, California

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