Buyer

Location: Milwaukee, WI
Date Posted: 07-18-2018

Position Title          Buyer – Chemical Manufacturing - WI #4322
 
Relocation               No
 
Location                  Milwaukee WI
 
This position is responsible for the process of buying materials, parts, supplies and equipment in a timely and cost effective way while maintaining appropriate quality standards and specifications.
 
 
DESCRIPTION OF ESSENTIAL DUTIES: 
Source, negotiate and coordinate potential and approved suppliers and all related procurement activities with responsibility for results in terms of costs, methods, supplier performance.
Monitor MRP procurement systems and provide purchasing support for site operations to meet schedules and business objectives.
Order placement and confirmation of order acceptance.
Order expediting where needed.
Resolve supplier issues, disposition returns to vendor and oversee claims to and/or from suppliers.
Maintain vendor master maintenance process as required within the department.
Ensure Quality programs exist at all major suppliers
Address Quality issues with suppliers to ensure quality meets or exceeds quality requirements and corrective action is implemented immediately upon notification of any failure.
Ensure that SOPs and protocols are maintained and applied and participate in the successful execution of department strategies and policies.
Other duties as assigned
 
QUALIFICATION REQUIREMENTS: 
Preferred education level: An Associate’s Degree or Bachelor’s degree in Business, Operations Management or Supply Chain or equivalent experience preferred.
Experience in the Chemical Manufacturing industry is preferred but not required.
Excellent computer skills (Microsoft Office – Word, Excel, Outlook)
Strong communication (oral & written) and problem solving skills
Ability to receive and provide instructions in a positive manner
Ability to be organized in a fast paced environment
Willing to work in a team environment
 
 
Bottom line requirements we need notes on with candidate submittal:
 
1. Associate’s Degree or Bachelor’s degree in Business, Operations Management or Supply Chain or equivalent experience preferred.
2. 1 or more years of experience as a buyer or related in a manufacturing setting.
3. Experience in the Chemical Manufacturing industry is preferred but not required.
4. Excellent computer skills (Microsoft Office – Word, Excel, Outlook)
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