Buyer I in Kent, Washington

Company: Carlisle Interconnect Technologies


SUMMARY
Continually improves and coordinates procurement, planning, and negotiation of materials, components, equipment, supplies and services necessary for the company at the optimal costs, lead-time, and service levels. Exercises good working knowledge of goods, services and sources to ensure on-time delivery and purchases at prices consistent with quality and quantity requirements. Plans and schedules purchased materials and services based on the MRP requirements, purchasing procedures and customer requirements. Coordinates activities with other functional areas within the company. Makes effective use of processes, facilities and sound business relationships to meet (or exceed) the company goals and objectives
ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS
Responsible for selecting, ordering, and coordinating materials or services for production, office, and/or staff requirements, basing selection on engineering and specifications, as well as driving continuous improvement regarding price, quality, service, delivery performance, and lead-times
Measures supplier performance and takes the appropriate steps to ensure improvement, including working the various plant functional areas and suppliers to reduce defective or unacceptable goods or services
Processes orders, change orders, order acknowledgements, RMAs, and other transactions daily using MRP system and related ancillary data sources/toolsets developed for this activity, including other databases and spreadsheets
Supports continuous improvement efforts of processes and documentation including AS9100
May conduct forecasting processes, supplier managed inventory, make-for-hold and other daily activities to meet internal and external customer requirements
Recommends or selects products for purchase through evaluation by testing, observing, or examining items to meet specifications. Estimates values according to knowledge of market price and conditions
Coordinates purchasing activities with manufacturing, planning, engineering, and quality to acquire material in a cost effective and timely manner in order to manage delivery schedules
Determines optimal methods of procurement such as direct purchase, bid, supplier-managed inventory, make-for-hold, etc. in order to support organization and customer requirements
Investigates and resolves invoicing and freight issues with Accounting and other departments
Optimizes our supplier base by negotiating better terms and conditions with existing suppliers within budgetary limitations and scope of authority
Assists in maintaining appropriate inventory levels in order to meet operational requirements, while working with the rest of the Supply Chain Team members to meet the required company inventory goals
Maintains records and systems consistent with a professional approach to purchasing activities
Participates in process improvement activities including Kaizen, Lean/Six Sigma activities, or other special projects as assigned
*Other duties as required in support of the department and the company*
SUPERVISOR RESPONSIBILITIES
This position does not have any supervisory responsibilities
PHYSICAL DEMANDS
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions
Regular sitting, standing and walking throughout the day to accomplish tasks
Occasional sitting
Manual and finger dexterity used regularly with some repetitive finger motions, and required usage of both hands as needed
Lifting and carrying up to 25 pounds, occasionally up to 50 pounds
Specific vision abilities include close and distance vision; able to identify colors, small letters and numbers; hand/eye coordination, depth perception and able to adjust focus
Hearing and speaking
Other conditions may include frequent reaching, stretching, pushing, pulling, pinching, grasping, gripping, and crouching or stooping
WORK ENVIRONMENT
The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Work is performed in a normal office environment with minimal physical risks involved. The noise level in the work environment is low to moderate
ENVIRONMENTAL POLICY
Carlisle Interconnect Technologies is dedicated to identifying and reducing the environmental impact of its operations, activities, and products. It is our commitment to comply with all applicable laws and other regulatory requirements concerning the environment. We are committed to preventing pollution and continually improving our environmental performance in all of our global operations. This will be achieved through a comprehensive Environmental Management System that provides the framework for setting and reviewing environmental objectives and targets of Carlisle Interconnect Technologies
PERSONAL PROTECTIVE EQUIPMENT REQUIREMENTS
Clear ANSI Z87.1 safety rated glasses are required for the job when in the manufacturing areas
EXPORT COMPLIANCE DISCLAIMER
This position includes access or potential access to ITAR and/or EAR technical data. Therefore, candidates will need to qualify as a US Person which is defined as a US Citizen, or a Permanent Resident (Green Card Holder)
TRAVEL
0 - 5%
QUALIFICATIONS
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential job function satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions
Solid skills, which may include Sourcing, Supplier Quality, Contract Administration, Inventory Control, Supplier Selection and Technical Development, Transactional Management, attention to detail, and critical thinking and problem solving capability
Experience in Lean, Six Sigma, or other continuous improvement is preferred
Excellent negotiation and supplier interface skills
A team player that can relate to people at all levels of the organization and possesses excellent communication skills
An energetic, forward-thinking and creative individual with high ethical standards and a positive professional image
Ability to be flexible and able to function comfortably in a fast paced, constantly changing and ambiguous environment
Ability to read, analyze and interpret general business periodicals, professional journals, technical procedures, or governmental regulations
Ability to write reports, business correspondence, and procedure manuals
Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from managers, customers, suppliers, and employees. Portrays a positive and professional image. Ability to establish relations with a wide range of personalities, cultural backgrounds and educational levels
Ability to work with basic mathematical concepts such as percentages, ratios, and proportions to job-related situations
Ability to define problems, collect data, establishes facts, and draw valid conclusions
Ability to interpret an extensive variety of technical instructions in mathematical or diagram form and deal with several abstract and concrete variables
Solid knowledge of ERP systems; SAP MM and PP modules is preferred
Computer skills -- General MS-Excel, Word and PowerPoint skills are mandatory; advanced skills in MS Office including MS-Access are beneficial
EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE
Two (2) year degree or equivalent experience is required. Bachelor's degree from four-year college or university (Business, Supply Chain, or Technical) is preferred
One (1) or more years of progressive experience in purchasing is preferred. Cable and electronic component purchasing experience desired
CERTIFICATES, LICENSES, REGISTRATIONS
Must maintain industry certifications as applicable to position and value stream that is supported.

Including but not limited to; IPC-WHMA-A-620, IPC-JSTD-001, IPC-610, IPC-600 and NASA 8739
APICS/ISM/Supply Chain certification or willingness to complete first module of APICS certification program (or equivalent) within two years of employment is preferred
LANGUAGE SKILLS
Ability to read, write, speak and understand English
Equal Opportunity Employer Minorities/Women/Protected Veterans/Disabled
Associated topics:
controller, director, finance director, general manager, manage, operation, operational manager, president finance, recruit, supply

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