Acts as a Leader within the Purchasing department and procures a variety of complex raw materials, supplies, and services to support production requirements and ensure optimum inventory investment.
Research and Locate Sources for Goods and Services
Researches and locates sources for new goods.
Evaluates quotes and selects suppliers.
Negotiates with suppliers to secure appropriate cost, schedule, quality, payment, and delivery terms.
Continually seeks improved sources for materials, supplies, and services.
Purchases goods from international suppliers.
Assists Engineering staff with the development of new products by locating suppliers and obtaining samples.
Analyze Supply Chain Management requirement
Reviews sales forecasts, production schedules, and manufacturing history to determine material requirements for designated items.
Consults the automated planning system to make a variety of planning and purchasing decisions.
Determines reorder points for non-Material Requirement Planning (MRP) items.
Tracks manufacturing and inventory activity and works with Hillman staff to minimize inventory levels and costs.
Works with Hillman staff to outline cost, quality, and delivery specifications for new items.
Purchase Goods and Services
Generates and places purchase orders for a variety of goods. Follows up with suppliers and Hillman staff to ensure required delivery.
Accurately documents all transactions in the automated purchasing system.
Orders maintenance, repair, and operations (MRO) materials as needed.
Establishes and maintains effective working relationships with suppliers. Monitors supplier performance and addresses issues as needed.
Back-up and Training
Serves as a back up to the Purchasing Manager to approve purchase orders over $10,000.
Serves as a strong leader within the purchasing group; assists with guidance and training new staff.
Special Activities and Teams
Participation in Hillman's Continuous Improvement processes.
Knowledge of import paperwork as required by US customs.
Works with Hillman staff to develop solutions for receiving, accounts payable, discrepant material, and engineering issues.
Participates in the Material Review Board committee.
Maintains a current knowledge of company products, manufacturing operations, and market trends.
Performs other related duties as assigned.
ISM and/or APICS involvement strongly preferred.
Seven years of experience purchasing a broad range of materials, supplies, and services, with heavy emphasis on electro-mechanical commodities.
Comprehensive knowledge of automated production and inventory control, purchasing, and MRP systems (Oracle Enterprise 1).
Comprehensive knowledge of statistical process control, supplier management, supplier certification, and product data management multi-level Bill of Material concepts.
Knowledge of Microsoft Windows Office applications (Excel, Word, Access)
Excellent analytical, negotiation, interpersonal, and communication skills.
The Hillman Group, Inc.