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MRO Buyer- Sourcing Specialist

Company: The Visual Pak Companies
Location: Waukegan
Posted on: January 16, 2022

Job Description:

Position Title: MRO Buyer / Sourcing Specialist EEO Category: Professionals (13-1021)Reporting into Title: Corporate Sourcing ManagerBusiness and Department: Sourcing / Procurement
Position Purpose/Summary: The MRO Buyer / Sourcing Specialist is responsible for obtaining the best quality, service and value when sourcing materials for the multiple organizations that enables cost savings, quality materials, and on-time delivery for operational excellence.
Direct Reports (or attach organization chart)None at this time
Knowledge-Skills-Abilities (minimum)

  • Associates degree or relevant experience.
    Experience (years and topics):
    • 0-3 years of purchasing experience in a manufacturing environment.
    • 0-3 years working with suppliers including price negotiations, RFQ's and cost reduction initiatives
    • 0-3 years analyzing quotes and conducting value analysis for strategic sourcing decisions
    • 0-3 years recommending and implementing continuous improvements in sourcing preferred.
      • Proven Microsoft Excel & Word proficiency
      • Demonstrated professional experience with WMS/ERP systems (Navision, SAP, etc.)
        • Well-developed written, oral, and interpersonal communication skills
        • Bi-lingual ability (English/Spanish) preferred
          Physical CapabilitiesWhile performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to see, talk and hear. The employee frequently is required to sit and use hands along with fingers, to handle or feel. The employee is occasionally required to stand, walk, reach with hands and arms, climb or balance, and stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl. May need to lift or move weight up to 20lbs. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision.
          Position Responsibilities-Tasks-DeliverablesAn individual must be able to satisfactorily perform each essential duty listed below. The requirements listed are representative of the knowledge, skills, and/or abilities required. Reasonable accommodation may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform these essential functions.All duties as assigned and the following specific activities.
          • Assists in identifying, assessing, negotiating, awarding and managing suppliers and procurement agreements. Assesses suppliers on a global landscape to recommend best sourcing.
          • Transacts purchases of goods and services including but not limited to Maintenance, Repair and Operations.
          • Communicates with suppliers, discussing quotes and price increases, negotiating rates, and evaluating service and quality. Maintains updated price lists, ensuring accuracy in invoicing.
          • Reviews purchase order acknowledgements and updates pricing and delivery dates in ERP system. Provides quantities required during parts shortages to ensure sourcing needs are addressed.
          • Conducts purchasing activities aligned with the supply chain philosophy and strategy, executing and supporting sourcing projects through selected and approved suppliers.
          • Recognizes, understands and addresses sourcing problems in a proactive manner. Meets with suppliers to understand and resolve issues in a timely manner, reducing impact on operations and sourcing needs.
          • Collaborates with operations, materials and procurement teams to optimize total value and complete work to support organizational goals. Communicates and completes work, ensuring information, quoting and sourcing is completed with suppliers.
          • Work side by side with accounting to code purchase items and confirm all tax credits are provided and resolve any hidden fees

Keywords: The Visual Pak Companies, Waukegan , MRO Buyer- Sourcing Specialist, Other , Waukegan, Illinois

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