Job Summary: The Purchasing Manager/Commercialization Coordinator is responsible for procurement of raw materials, equipment and purchased services for Alphapointe New York. This position will develop and maintain relationships with suppliers. They will work closely with production, sales, vendors, and other internal parties to support daily production requirements. They will work with all necessary parties including those listed above to successfully coordinate the implementation of new products, changes to existing products and product obsolescence. They will perform the functions listed below in order to achieve internal performance objectives and external customer scorecard performance objectives.
Executes the procurement of raw materials, equipment and purchased services.
Develops request for quotes; evaluates competitive bid proposals and provides recommendations.
Researches product market information relating to raw material, equipment and supply purchases as needed.
Maintains and validates inventory levels and works with the Shipping & Inventory Control Supervisor to ensure accurate inventory in order to support production requirements, space constraints and cash flow by utilizing MRP.
Negotiates with suppliers to attain optimal price and quantity. Mitigate price increases through negotiations or by identifying possible alternative suppliers or substitute items.
Review low margin items to improve cost of raw materials.
Expedites purchase orders by identifying and resolving vendor or shipment problems.
Work with QC and the vendor to resolve any quality issues.
Provide visibility of open purchase orders to the production team through accurate reporting.
Perform Supplier Performance Reviews and address supplier performance issues as they arise.
Lead cross-functional teams to commercialize new products, product changes and product obsolescence.
Work directly with the Sales/New Product Development team to coordinate the handoff from Product Development to Commercialization.
Review finished goods forecast for accuracy and facilitate forecast review meetings with Sales. Implement recommended forecast changes.
Facilitate the item set up and BOM change process through the organization.
Act as a liaison between Sales/Product Development, Operations, Supply Chain, Accounting and IT through project completion.
Identify information and action items needed to complete timeline and assign roles and responsibilities.
Manage all project communications and timelines to ensure a smooth rollout/transition internally and externally.
Ensure accountability of all team members. Escalate as needed.
Perform other duties as assigned.
Knowledge and Skill Requirements:
BS degree in business or related field
Strong knowledge of Microsoft applications
Comprehensive knowledge of purchasing procedures and practices
Excellent math skills and attention to details
Ability to effectively negotiate with vendors, contractors, etc to obtain the most cost effective prices and contract terms for goods and services
Knowledge of effective methods of organizing and implementing a procurement and inventory program.
Thorough knowledge and experience with Material Resource Planning (MRP) and Master Scheduling.
Excellent organization and prioritization skills
Effective communication, interpersonal and negotiation skills