Buyer I

Job ID 2023-3466
Category
Administrative
Job Locations
MX-CHH-Ciudad Juarez
Workplace Arrangement
On-site

Overview

Operates within the framework of purchasing best practices, which encompass various aspects such as supplier sourcing, product quality, part availability, product and transportation costs, international sourcing, and adherence to legal and regulatory requirements. Ensures that suppliers fulfill the externally sourced requirements set by Manufacturing, Regional Distribution Centers (RDC), and service plants. The top priority of the role is to expedite and address part shortages, while also minimizing unnecessary excess or obsolete inventory. Tracks and evaluates supplier performance, both internally and externally, focusing on lead time and timely deliveries, and implements improvements when necessary. Takes responsibility for managing exceptions, red flags, and overdue supply items, as well as striving for optimal inventory levels.

Responsibilities

Representative Duties:

  • May support product requirements such as obtaining supplier quotes, placing purchase orders (PO’s) and STOs (Stock Transfer orders), expediting, and delaying PO’s/STO’s, and managing supplier returns.
  • Supports delivery expectations and manages on time delivery adherence and lead time compliance with suppliers and internal departments.
  • May participates in communicating contract terms with required internal parties and suppliers, including terms and conditions and routing guide information.
  • Ensures weekly forecasts are distributed on a timely basis to suppliers (i.e. open order reports, contracts, planned orders).
  • Reduces the number of exception messages and overdue supply elements within the assigned MRP controller code/s grouping of materials.
  • Optimizes Raw Material and Purchased Complete Finished Goods in SAP to obtain proper heartbeat.
  • Ensures an uninterrupted supply of materials to production facilities while minimizing inventory where possible.
  • Monitors and reduces cost of procurement for current products by commodity with activities such as participating in cost reduction initiatives, resolving invoice discrepancies in a timely manner, or optimizing incoming freight costs.
  • Ability to produce KPI's/metrics, data and statistics using SAP, Excel or PowerPoint to reflect root cause analysis and corrective action.

Qualifications

 

  • Bilingual English - Spanish
  • Bachelor’s degree in Business, Engineering, or related to the Supply Chain field (i.e. Materials, Logistics, Planning, etc.).
  •  2 years of experience
  • Basic knowledge of procurement practices, terms, negotiation concepts, business law (i.e. Uniform Commercial Code-UCC for United States-except for Louisiana) and learns to use professional concepts.
  • Essentials Certification as an SAP supply chain user preferred.
  • Excellent interpersonal and effective communication skills including ability to influence and negotiate.
  • Able to manage time well, handle and prioritize multiple tasks, and complete them with a strong sense of urgency.

 

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