- 190610 - Buyer
- Up to $26.00 DOE
- 6 months
- Chipton-Ross is seeking a Buyer for an opening in Franklin, MA.
Utilize MRP to plan the procurement of materials to ensure the best possible material availability for production and service requirements while controlling inventory levels.
Manage purchase orders by implementing the appropriate actions in the supply chain as driven by changes in the production schedule (expedite, defer, cancel, etc).
Communicate and coordinate any schedule changes with Planning, Sales, Customers Service and Production.
Control the levels of inventory on an assigned group of parts/products by ensuring planning parameters are accurately maintained in the ERP system. This includes cost, lead time, safety stock, and minimum and multiple quantities.
Identify and implement inventory control and inventory reduction initiatives utilizing techniques such as Vendor Managed Inventory, KanBan, Bin Systems, Just-In-Time and Demand Flow to increase inventory turnover.
Investigate and recommend new sources of supply that provide maximum value by delivering quality goods on time and at a low cost. Work closely with Sourcing team to develop key strategies for the site.
Responsible for supplier management from tactical day-to-day ordering, to performance reporting and corrective action as required.
Resolve material non-conformances and ensure financial recovery where appropriate.
Provide support to the Strategic Sourcing Team and related initiatives (HLA/TLA, subcontract manufacturing, LCR, New Product Development projects).
Work with Corporate Finance and suppliers to resolve invoice issues in a timely manner.
Drive, support and participate in Lean Initiatives through process performance improvements as a way of working.
Mitigate inflation by proactively working with key suppliers on cost reduction initiatives.
Responsible for purchasing KPIs – past due Pos, invoice discrepancies, RTV, blanket PO, MRP messages, and inventory targets.
Regularly interfaces with Production leads and Supervisors, Manufacturing Engineering, Quality, Customer Service, Demand Planning, R&D Engineering, Accounts Payable and Document Services.
Occasionally interacts with Marketing/Sales, and Finance.
Takes an active role in high level improvement projects related to quality and productivity.
C.P.M. or CPSM certification or equivalent a plus.
3 to 5 years buying/planning experience in a manufacturing environment.
Knowledge of MAPICS a plus.
Understanding of manufacturing processes and how cost impacts the overall business.
Enhanced ERP and PC knowledge and skill sets utilizing Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, and PowerPoint) products.
Experience with lean manufacturing business systems that include Kan Ban and VOMI programs.
Exceptional organizational skills.
Less than 5% travel
Bachelor’s degree a plus
Employment will be contingent on clearing a drug screen and background check. Both must clear prior to start date.
420 Culver Boulevard
Playa Del Rey, CA 90293
Phone: (310) 414-7800 x260 or (800) 927-9318 x260
Candidates responding to this posting must currently possess the eligibility to work in the United States. No third parties please.
Employment will be contingent on candidate clearing pre-employment drug screen and background check.
Chipton-Ross provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, creed, religion, national origin, sex (including pregnancy), age, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, protected veteran status, genetic information, or any other characteristic protected by Federal, State or local law. This policy governs all areas of employment at Chipton-Ross, including recruiting, hiring, training, assignment, promotions, compensation, benefits, discipline, and terminations.