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Senior Supply Chain Analyst/Buyer
Job Title: Senior Supply Chain Analyst/Buyer
Responsible for forecasting and purchasing functions for raw materials to support operations. The position will work with all commodities and maintain inventory levels to support customer demand and meet inventory level goals. The position requires a full understanding of existing systems/processes and the ability to develop and improve the processes. The individual in this role will manage/report on Aged & Obsolete Inventory for weekly reviews and all inventory tasks assigned by Materials Management Manager and/or leadership within operations.
Execute procurement of raw material
Assist in the development and implementation of sourcing strategies to support evolving business needs Interacts with both suppliers and internal customers to identify requirements, implement, and realize optimal value and performance.
Resolves applicable internal or external issues related to quality, cost, delivery, etc. to minimize the risk of interrupted supply
Proactive and timely communication daily with all vendors, including but not limited to inventory positions, current demand & future forecasting data, releases, upcoming developments, etc.
Minimize any stock out positions. Plan accordingly to lessen impact on production caused by vendor delays or extended lead times.
Communicate with planning, customer service and sales team any changes versus confirmed schedules.
Manage supply chain in regards to on time delivery and lead time adherence
Analyze data regarding inventories, minimum order quantity and lead times to better align supply with demand. Work directly with customer service, sales to rectify any adverse situations.
Drive inventory reduction plans in partnership with operations & customer service.
Identify and champion opportunities for continuous improvement initiatives and strive for workload & process efficiencies.
Lead physical inventory counts when necessary.
Take active role in Lear System implementation.
Perform all functions with materials and operational team goals in mind
Take active role in upcoming launches to ensure success from materials standpoint.
All other duties as assigned.
Minimum 3 years in materials/supply chain function/buying/purchasing
Bachelor's degree preferred
Proficient in Microsoft Office; SAP; QAD and BASICS experience a plus.
Proficient in Problem Solving Decision Making
Ability to use analytical tools to identify and drive improvements.
Exceptional organizational skills and detail orientated.
Solid leadership skills; able to lead by example; decision-maker.
Excellent interpersonal, communication, organizational and negotiation skills required.
Ability to prioritize and work under pressure
Strong oral and written communication skills
Must be a self-motivated individual; displays ability to work in highly productive, constantly changing environment.
High level of attention to detail.