Raw Material Buyer
Vacancy located in:
Melrose Park, IL
The Raw Material Buyer is responsible for procurement activities related to steel, paint, and other raw materials used in the manufacturing processes for steel racking and shelving in the US.
Develop and maintain relationships with suppliers in order to continuously understand the market with respect to supply availability, lead times, and pricing and to keep them updated on our needs.
Execute purchasing requirements as established by management, ensuring contracts with suppliers and vendors are consistent with corporate objectives.
Coordinate purchasing activities with other departments to maintain inventory at planned levels. Communicate with Planning daily so orders for production requiring certain levels of raw materials can be scheduled appropriately.
Place purchase orders for raw materials (steel, paint) and manufacturing materials and perform follow up as needed.
Enter Purchase Orders and enter purchased receipts into SAP
Review opportunities for new supply sources and suitability of materials offered, meeting with suppliers frequently.
Perform comparative analysis to ensure best price while maintaining quality standards.
Track and analyze purchasing quality and on-time deliveries.
Participate in major contract negotiations with top suppliers to secure consistent supplies and competitive prices
Execute production demands forecasting
Create various monthly, yearly, and weekly reports to show information such as required amounts of materials needed, manufacturing costs, etc.
- Bachelor's Degree in Engineering, Business Administration, Finance or related field of study.
- At least two years of related experience
- Familiarity with material flow in a manufacturing environment
- Professional communication skills
- Familiarity with SAP and/or another major MRP/ERP preferred.
- Advanced proficiency in MS Excel
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