What we do:
Rain for Rent moves water every day. We are the leading provider of temporary liquid handling solutions and are known for our systems engineering expertise, ability to tackle complex jobs cost effectively, and providing high value to organizations with critical liquid management issues. Our experienced teams, backed by skilled engineers, are continually working to redefine what is expected from a liquids handling provider by developing new equipment and harnessing technology for the most demanding environments. Our Rain for Rent solutions exceed customers' expectations for service and quality for their water-handling, irrigation and temporary liquid-storage problems. We strive to effectively and efficiently complete projects safely, on time and the right the first time.
Rain for Rent's employees are proud to work for this family owned business which has been in business for more than 80 years. We are committed to providing consistent, quality products and services to customers across the U.S., Canada and the UK from more than 65 locations. Honesty and integrity are valued at Rain for Rent and employees are committed to exceeding expectations for service and quality to our customers.
As a Strategic Sourcing Leader you will be performing and coordinating centralized sourcing/purchasing activities for all of Rain for Rent's agricultural irrigation components such as PVC pipe, irrigation fittings, tree and row crop products etc. Duties include:
Responsible for specific commodity's within the purchasing team
Responsible for developing Strategic Commodity Strategies
Determining short term and long term strategic plan
Determine source splits among 2 or more suppliers
Responsible to drive down costs by negotiations, second sourcing and value engineering
Understanding and ability to "Should Cost" products
Responsible for Sourcing (Globally / Domestic) to lower costs, mitigate risks and increase capacity
Ability to write RFQ/RFP's and source new suppliers
Ability to objectively down-select suppliers during the RFQ process
Lead internal Supplier Management Teams with cross functional departments within Rain for Rent
Reviews and approves branch and department purchases orders for accuracy (correct vendor; pricing; and terms).
Executes and administers Company purchase authorization policy and associated process.
Researches available suppliers to determine best price, quality, cost factors, discounts, and availability and shipping methods.
Negotiate purchasing contracts with vendors.
Prioritizes transactions to ensure timely procurement.
Collaborates with management to investigate new products and services of interest to the organization.
Set Min/Max levels on resale inventory
Execute safety stock programs for resale inventory
Reviews department part number price updates in Texada; coordinates with Accounting to resolve any price/quantity variances verse vendor invoice activity.
Maintains bid and bid number list to determine sources of suppliers for costly, complex materials and services. Analyzes bids and make recommendations to management.
Provides purchasing records/documentation to Accounting as required.
Maintains warranty documentation and coordinates return or repair of inventory.
Reduce overstock items by utilizing JIT purchasing practices and vendor managed inventory.
Completes special projects such as: Training branches on purchasing and inventory procedures; track department and vendor metrics; assist Department Manager solidify key vendor relationships and metrics.
Follows all company safety rules and regulations and uses personal protective gear as required.
25% Travel opportunities
Requirements Required Qualifications:
Bachelors Degree in business, engineering or any other technical field with an agricultural experience (MBA/MS preferred) or 3 or more years related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience
Experience in commodity buying, strategic sourcing, leverage buying, tactical purchasing, value improvement and contract management
Lean or Six Sigma background a plus
Knowledge and experience purchasing agricultural irrigation products
Experience with PC based software required
What we offer:
When you join the Rain for Rent team, you will have the opportunity to make friends in the course of doing good business and can contribute positively to your community. The choice is easy. Join the Rain for Rent team today.
Rain for Rent is proud to be an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer. We evaluate qualified applicants without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, sex, disability, veteran status, gender identity, and sexual orientation, and other statuses protected by law.
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For more information about Rain for Rent, call 800.742.7246
3404 State Road
Bakersfield, CA 93308
REGISTERED TRADEMARKS: RAIN FOR RENT, RAIN4RENT, RFR, LAKE. THE IRRIGATION STORE, POWERPRIME, LIQUID INGENUITY, COMPLETE SOLUTIONSPROVEN RESULTS, RITEFLO, TOOLHAND, SOLIDGROUND, PIPESTAX, RAMPLOX, HOSETRAX, EZ KLEEN, FREEZESENTRY, LAKETANK, SOUNDSENTRY, WORKSAFE, E-CONTAIN, SITEMAX. 2018 WESTERN OILFIELDS SUPPLY COMPANY DBA RAIN FOR RENT, ALL RIGHTS RESERVED.
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