This position is responsible for preparing and issuing basic purchase requisition / purchase order documentation to support day to day operations. Ensure on-time delivery and quality goods and services from suppliers while supporting /driving on-going cost reduction activities as applicable.
Role & Responsibilities:
Work collaboratively with facilities to procure goods and services on their behalf.
Work collaboratively with Suppliers in the procurement of goods and services in accordance with required price, availability and delivery schedules to support company.
Select products for purchase by analyzing cost and quality of items in conjunction with department managers.
Assure the correct account coding is assigned to each purchase.
Competitively bid products products/services whenever possible to obtain best value for company and provide recommendation to Purchasing Manager and Department Managers for review.
Support Purchasing Manager in the negotiation of strategic supply contracts or conduct own negotiations as applicable.
Monitor SAP ERP system to identify when inventory levels are low and place orders to replenish the raw materials needed to support production.
Support company cost savings objectives.
Maintain proper Record Keeping of purchased items and services pertaining to cost, delivery, quality and performance, etc.
Support Functions including but not limited to:
Discuss defective or unacceptable goods or services with inspection and/or quality control personnel, users, vendors and others to determine the source of trouble and implement corrective action.
Expedites delivery of goods to users, when necessary.
Lead/facilitate assessments of current purchased items to verify if performance justifies their costs and associated efforts to identify more cost effective solutions or more easily procured materials to help reduce lead times.
Maintain ongoing supplier/client relationships.
Support inventory cycle count efforts as directed.
Prepare reports as requested to enable financial analysis for topics of particular interest.
Implement tactical plans to achieve the required business objective.
Perform other tasks and responsibilities as may be assigned by management.
Qualifications and Education Requirements: • Bachelors degree in Business or Supply Chain management or equivalent experience • Ideally a minimum of three to five years of experience in an industrial company, of which several years should include purchase requisition/purchase order placement of technical and industrial items • English language skills, a second foreign language would be an advantage • Good PC (Proficient in various Microsoft software tools – Excel, Word, Project) and ERP (Proficient in SAP: PS Module) skills
Preferred Skills: • An independent, highly motivated, mentally flexible and resilient personality • Commitment to Excellence and customer service • Delivers Results and Ensures Accountability • Ethics & Integrity • Ability to analyze • Sense of Urgency/Proactivity • Excellent Written and Verbal Communication Skills • Collaboration – Team Player • Influencing Others • Team-player Ability to communicate, and socially highly competent
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