2018-10-11

Buyer
Job Opportunity at Gradall Industries, Inc

Posted on Oct 11

http://www.gradall.com/careers.html    

Location: New Philadelphia, OH
Job Type: Full Time
Job ID: W4169423

 

Position Summary: 

 

Responsible for providing material availability in support of the master production schedule.  Support on-time delivery of purchased parts, inventory turns goals, and manufacturing achievement of customer delivery.  This position is the primary interface between Gradall Production and the supply base. This is a high paced job that requires the ability to multitask and prioritize effectively. One must be able to handle pressure and adapt quickly and effectively to last minute changes as a normal part of the job.

 

 

 

Essential Functions of the Job:

 

 

·         Scheduling of purchased parts to support the requirement date of the production schedule as well as service forecast/backorder requirements.

 

·         Follow-up and expediting as required to ensure on-time delivery

 

·         Manage on-time delivery performance of the supply base by resolving constraints whether they exist at the supplier or at Gradall.

 

·         Manage inventory balances in support of inventory turns goals and customer flexibility requirements.

 

·         Provide supply base with forecasted requirements with objective to have all major suppliers utilizing the Portal.

 

·         Resolve invoice discrepancies whether they are pricing, quantity, or receiving issues.

 

·         Manage MRP changes with the supply base to determine and support material availability. Review and validate immediate and forecasted purchase requirements. Update and modify PO and inventory schedules as required.

 

·         Review and issue purchase orders, obtain acknowledgments, follow-up as needed. Escalate with supplier management as required to achieve schedule compliance.

 

·         Manage and reduce excess and obsolete inventory.

 

·         Manage ECAT (Engineering Change Action Team) engineering change effectiveness to provide material availability and disposition.

 

·         Improve supplier relationships. Serve as primary day-to-day supplier contact for designated suppliers for scheduling and delivery of all purchased parts in support of all production and service needs.

 

·         Provide feedback to commodities managers on supplier performance for delivery performance and supplier responsiveness.

 

·         Provide back-up support for others in department as needed.

 


 

 

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities (KSA’s):

 

 

·         Ability to schedule purchased parts to support the requirement date of the production schedule as well as service forecast/backorder requirements.

 

·         Ability to follow-up and expedite as required to ensure on-time delivery

 

·         Ability to manage on-time delivery performance of the supply base by resolving constraints whether they exist at the supplier or at Gradall.

 

·         Ability to manage inventory balances in support of inventory turns goals and customer flexibility requirements.

 

·         Ability to provide supply base with forecasted requirements with objective to have all major suppliers utilizing the Portal.

 

·         Ability to resolve invoice discrepancies whether they are pricing, quantity, or receiving issues.

 

·         Ability to manage MRP changes with the supply base to determine and support material availability. Review and validate immediate and forecasted purchase requirements. Update and modify PO and inventory schedules as required.

 

·         Ability to review and issue purchase orders, obtain acknowledgments, follow-up as needed. Escalate with supplier management as required to achieve schedule compliance.

 

·         Ability to manage and reduce excess and obsolete inventory.

 

·         Ability to manage ECAT (Engineering Change Action Team) engineering change effectiveness to provide material availability and disposition.

 

·         Ability to improve supplier relationships and serve as primary day-to-day supplier contact for designated suppliers for scheduling and delivery of all purchased parts in support of all production and service needs.

 

·         Ability to provide feedback to commodities managers on supplier performance for delivery performance and supplier responsiveness.

 

·         Ability to provide back-up support for others in department as needed.

 

 

  • Ability to effectively communicate

  • Ability to write concisely, with proper grammar,  and a clear purpose.

  • Problem solving skills to determine root cause of issues and ability to implement corrective actions

  • Ability to manage time and priorities

  • Ability to organize work flow

  • Knowledge (medium to expert level) of ERP, MRP Kanban, Lean Principles, and JIT methods

  • Ability to demonstrate Microsoft Office Skills

 

 

 

Alamo Group Core Competencies For Leaders Include:

 

  1. Leading Change / Change Management:Ability to drive improvement of team, division, and corporate goals and objectives through people.  Ability to balance change and continually strive to improve business performance.

  2. Leading People / Teamwork: Ability to design and implement strategies which maximize employees’ potential and foster high ethical standards in meeting the team, division, and corporate objectives. 

  3. Communication:Ability to explain, advocate, and express facts and ideas in a convincing manner, and negotiate with individuals and groups internally and externally. The ability to develop internal and external networks and identify the issues that impact the work of the organization.

  4. Business Acumen:Understands and interprets business financials and metrics, and utilizes latest business strategies.  Focuses on outcomes and creates opportunities for success. Acquires and utilizes human, financial, material and information resources effectively.

  5. Results Driven:Ability to make timely and effective decisions and produce results through planning and the implementation and evaluation of business metrics, systems, policies, and program; stressing accountability and continuous improvement. 

 

 


 

 

Education and Experience:

 

 

High school diploma or GED.

 

Bachelor Degree in Business Administration or Supply Chain preferred as well as previous planning/scheduling/purchasing experience.

 

Operations experience with three (3) years’ experience in materials/inventory management a plus.

 

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