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Buyer/Planner


$75,000    Warwick, RI    Permanent    Job Number:195257    Posted:5/17/2019

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS
• Initiate purchase orders and amendments for parts, services and/or special tools; arrange for submission and inspection of sample products as required; maintain close coordination with plant engineering to ensure timely execution of product and services sourcing activities.
• Secure and analyze quotations, negotiate prices and terms with suppliers, and recommend supplier with respect to cost, quality and delivery competitiveness for assigned responsibilities.
• Work closely with strategic sourcing to advance enterprise-wide sourcing programs as appropriate.
• Study market prices and trends, engineering developments, and manufacturing method improvements applicable to assigned responsibilities; advise company activities with concurrence of the Finance Manager.

 

Requirements

QUALIFICATIONS
• Bachelor’s Degree in Business; Supply Chain Management; or related field; or equivalent work experience and/or training required.
• Minimum of three (3) to five (5) years of progressively responsible purchasing and materials control experience in a manufacturing environment.
• Must have a strong understanding of manufacturing processes.
• Excellent oral and written communication skills.
• Strong interpersonal skills with the ability to work with all levels of the organization.
• Must have superior customer service skills and ability to develop strong partnerships with internal and external customers.
• Must possess a strong work ethic with a high level of self-accountability and self-responsibility.
• Must be proficient with computers and demonstrated skills in office applications such as MS Word, and Outlook.
• Strong Excel skills and database applications; working knowledge of ERP systems helpful




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