Join the Kurt J. Lesker Company (KJLC) in Enabling Technology for a Better World. We are seeking a dynamic, forward-thinking individual to join our Material Control/Procurement team that works within our Manufacturing Division located at our Global headquarters in Jefferson Hills, PA. KJLC is a growing global manufacturer and distributor of vacuum technology.
The Senior Buyer will procure materials from KJLC qualified suppliers at lowest cost while maintaining the highest quality and efficiency.? All the while supporting and exhibiting the highest standards of ethics and professionalism.
Key Job Elements:
Create and issue purchase orders to satisfy sales orders, production orders, stocking and service requirements.
Respond to price and delivery requests for non-stocked items as required by the sales, service, test and production departments.
Evaluate stocking levels based on historical transactions and sale forecasts to minimize the inventory required to satisfy customers.
Negotiate with new and existing suppliers to create the best situation for KJLC including product price, lead time, quality, and packaging.
Utilize inventory management and purchasing programs where possible, such as, JIT, MRP..etc
Maintain the item master for assigned products, particularly the purchase price, cost price, and lead time fields.
Maintain the accuracy of the purchase order delivery dates and pricing.
Develop and maintain working relationships with the assigned suppliers.
Deliver performance feedback to the suppliers regarding quality, on-time deliveries, and customer service satisfaction.
Process returns to vendors for credit, replacement or repair in a timely manner and when needed.
Deliver briefs, updates and reports as and when required
Develop creative and innovative procurement processes
Develop ideas and strategies to improve operational efficiency, add value, aid business performance and work towards a strategy of continuous improvement
Partner with the accounting team to ensure financial transaction integrity/accuracy on all purchase orders.
Ability to read, comprehend and understand drawings, material specifications and BOMs Ensure timely compliance with Company workplace policies and procedures, including human resource policies and safety
Ensure timely compliance with Company workplace policies and procedures, including human resource policies and safety
Bachelor's degree or equivalent in experience
5 - 8 years’ experience and/or education in procurement and inventory management
Working knowledge of computer programs for word processing, email, and spreadsheets.
Working knowledge of purchasing techniques including RFQs, blanket orders and product demand discounts that improve strategic costing capabilities.
Occasional domestic travel for vendor visits 5%-10%
Working knowledge of ISO 9001
Experience with Lean Manufacturing principles
Kurt J. Lesker Company is an Equal Opportunity Employer/Vets/Disability