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Posted on May 10
Sr. Buyer Role with Competitive Engineered Seals Manufacturer
Our manufacturing client’s facility in the Greater Columbia, SC, market has tremendous stability and unique manufacturing processes. A leader in performance-demanding applications ranging from engineered seals, components and pressure valves, they serve nuclear, industrial and oil/gas industries, to name a few. There are 12+ sites under this subsidiary, but roughly 100 employees and 25+ million in sales is produced from the Greater Columbia, SC, facility.
Benefits and Features:
• One on-site gym (includes showers), trainer on-site four days a week and an off-site gym membership exclusive to employees on board with this client.
• Medical, dental, vision and Wellness Program (earn dollars for certain milestones).
• Discretionary performance gift cards, merit increases and tuition reimbursement as well as 12 Holidays and PTO.
• 401K with 100% match up to 6%.
• A chance to work with a manager who has been with the organization since 1988.
Your role with the Company:
In a made to order, high mix of suppliers and lower volume production environment, you be a supplier manager, sourcing and finding suppliers and building a relationship with suppliers, which at times could lead to needing to gently apply pressure to receive results. This position is transactional, tactical and strategic all wrapped together.
Utilizes ERP / MRP system to plan and execute purchases for raw materials, components, supplies, services and other requirements.
Conducts key strategic negotiations & contracting to ensure best price, terms, delivery, quality and alignment with commercial strategies. Includes RFX activities, source identification, qualification and contract management.
Implements and maintains supplier risk assessment and segmentation. Analyzes and manages suppliers and material markets for cost reduction, risk mitigation, alternative options and opportunities.
Utilizes and applies Lean, Six Sigma and Project Management methodologies and strategies to supply chain activities.
Works across functions, sites and divisions to participate “Category Teams”, implement enterprise sourcing agreements and supply chain strategies to manage drivers and metrics including: DSI, DPO, RCOI, Working Capital and similar.
Responsible for site metrics: Cost Savings, OTD, Supplier Quality, Service Level and similar.
Participates on new product development (sourcing / costing)
Manages spend cube data & provides analysis of opportunities
Works cross functionally to calculate & establish stocking, replenishment & consignment levels for RM & supplies based on sourcing economies, business needs and efficiencies.
Manages key compliance elements: Conflict Minerals, ITAR, etc.
Lead, participate in and support global / cross functional teams in sourcing, new product development, capital equipment and process improvement.
Ensures standardized work procedures for supply chain department are accurate and up to date.
Serves on the continuous improvement Core Team to assist with the implementation and completion of various cost-saving measures.
5+ years procurement experience in a manufacturing environment required
3+ years of Technical purchasing and contracting required
Bachelor's degree required; bachelor's degree in Supply Chain, Engineering or Business preferred
Experienced in all Microsoft Office applications, inventory / manufacturing software, such as MRP, SAP or Oracle
Ability to interpret blue prints and technical specifications is helpful, but not required
Proficiency with continuous improvement methodologies preferred
Has a good understanding of products and manufacturing processes related to the business
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