Job Description

  • Purchasing Agent/Buyer
  • Forest, VA
  • April 16, 2021
  • April 16, 2021
  • April 16, 2021

Job Summary

The Manufacturing Buyer is focused on the purchase of fabricated metal and plastic materials from internal and external suppliers in support of Simplimatic’s production plans. These materials typically require post purchase processing prior to final use (plating/painting). The successful candidate must have excellent organizational and planning skills with a proactive mindset.

Primary Responsibilities

• Focused on fabricated materials sourced from internal and external suppliers.
• Quote and release purchase orders as needed to support production (MRP report).
• Develop/Expand supplier capacity to support future production requirements.
• Manage suppliers to improve delivery performance, quality and reduce cost.
• Expedite materials as production schedules change (expedite and shortage reports).
• Provide daily feedback/updates on the status of parts impacting production schedules.
• Escalate material issues/shortages to the Materials Manager.
• Plan/schedule/manage the painting/coating of production parts.
• Release/allocate/adjust inventory as needed to facilitate production.
• Initiate/release/respond to NCRs.
• Release/manage Supplier Corrective Actions.
• Seek to implement new processes that help reduce machine part lead time and costs.
• Manage the disposition of all discrepant material from Machined part suppliers.
• Bachelor’s degree in Business or Supply Chain with relevant experience.
• Experience/positional knowledge of machined and fabricated metal parts.
• Ability to understand technical information including reading and interpreting drawings.
• Ability to develop and use metrics to drive process improvement.
• Experience in a high-volume SKU environment.
• Detailed focus with a high degree of transactional accuracy.
• Must have the ability to communicate effectively (written/verbal).
• Ability to adapt and plan in an evolving environment.
• Self-starter with the ability to prioritize.
• Proficient in Microsoft Office.