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Supply Chain Buyer
Ref No.: 18-00638
Location: Oakland Park, Florida
Position Type:Direct Placement
Start Date: 05/16/2018
Alluvion is currently hiring for a Supply Chain Buyer for a manufacturing company in Fort Lauderdale, FL. This is a direct hire opportunity.
 
Ideal candidate will come with a manufacturing background handling Overseas/International relationship.  
 
POSITION PURPOSE
Responsible for various inventory planning and purchasing of materials; including cost reduction & inventory management, ensure quality of purchased products and improve supplier performance. Drive process improvement for efficiency and scalability through effective, professional, team collaboration
 
DELIVERABLES & RESPONSIBILITIES
1.      Responsible for accurate and efficient order processing for multiple facilities.
·         Review requisition, manage quotation process, and analyze impact to determine best value supplier
·         Enter P.O.'s and follow up to ensure quality and on time deliveries
·         Manage & resolve delivery, pricing, and/or quality issues in a timely manner
·         Communicate progress, potential risks, and plans to appropriate teams
·         Ensure data accuracy in Syspro (i.e. Due dates, MRP material item master data, etc)
·         Support and assist other departments to ensure efficient flow of purchasing transactions throughout the company (i.e. R&D, shipping/receiving, IT, Accounting, etc…)
 
2.       Manage Domestic and International Supplier Relationships
·         Research and evaluate suppliers based on quality, delivery, support, pricing and capabilities; while building and maintaining quality working relationships
·         Execute strategies and tactics to achieve best results regarding pricing, logistics, inventory, and payment terms
·         Monitor shipments to ensure on-time delivery; trace shipments and follow up on undelivered goods
·         Study market prices and trends, industry developments in purchasing, commodities, and/or supply chain
·         Develop/update and implement improved Suppler Sigma/Lean initiatives to improve process efficiencies and product quality, delivery, cost, etc
 
3.      Manage Inventory Targets and Customer Service Levels (based on historical demand)
·         Prioritize duties knowing where the biggest sense of urgency is required.
·         Manage inventory levels
·         Develop/update and implement improved Vendor Managed Inventory (VMI) or pull systems, etc
·         Analyze forecasted demand with historical demand
·         Produce and maintain all reports
 
4.      Model company values and behaviors
·         Manage your individual performance, personal development, and training
·         Support company's and team's initiatives
 
5.      Perform other duties according to business needs
 
QUALIFICATIONS (Education, Experience & Skills)
·         Bachelor's degree in Business Administration and a minimum of five (5) years of relevant experience in the field; or equivalent combination of education/training and/or experience.
·         CSCP/CPIM Certified or equivalent (preferred)
·         Strong working knowledge of MS Office products (e.g. Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint, Access, etc…)
·         Knowledge of MRP/ERP software required; ability to execute large volume of weekly SKUs while working material exceptions with a sense of urgency
·         Negotiation experience
·         Ability to work under pressure
·         Good judgment in price negotiation and vendor selection, decisiveness, and excellent problem solving skills
·         Strong analytical skills and good understanding of overall business objectives
·         Inventory management and customer service level strategy development and tactical execution
·         Understanding of domestic and international procurement activities; international supplier experience a plus
·         Excellent interpersonal & leadership skills; ability to work with others in a professional manner
·         Ability to plan, organize, and manage multiple projects with attention to detail
·         Ability to handle changing priorities under tight deadlines
·         Knowledge of manufacturing processes such as machining, die casting, plastic injection molding, BOM, drawings, assembly, and stamping (preferred)
·         Familiar with Lean & Demand Pull Planning concepts, practices, and procedures
·         Occasional travel required