The Purchasing Lead ensures that Production is never without the parts it needs to fulfill and customer’s order on time.
- Manages the delivery and inventory of raw materials and purchased components to ensure that production schedules are met without delay.
- Ensures that the total cost of purchased material, in-process goods, and finished goods, and inventories is optimized through vetted vendor selection, order quantity, cost, and delivery lead times and on-time completion of purchase orders.
- Maintains good working relationships with vendors through regular active engagement processes of quoting, quality assessment, costing, and delivery schedule.
- Keeps contractual agreements with suppliers up to date.
- Works with Engineering resources to ensure purchase order engineering specifications correlate to current engineering standards.
- Handles warranty claims with vendors.
- Proactively communicates costing changes to Sales.
Desired Skills and Experience
- Associates or bachelor’s degree
- Two to seven years' experience in managing purchasing processes preferred.
- Effective communication and interpersonal skills required.
- Proficient in MS Office Word, Excel, and Outlook applications.
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