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Posted: Wednesday, February 7, 2018 10:15 AM

Job Description
Responsible for source selection and procurement functions directly associated with the Companys needs for indirect materials and services, fixed assets and tooling, and select production materials and services. These products and services are to be secured at cost quality, and delivery competitive levels consistent with Company policy and performance standards.
Essential Functions
:Initiates purchase orders and amendments for parts, services, and/or special tools; arranges for submission and inspection of sample products as required; close coordination with plant engineering to assure timely execution of product and services sourcing activities.
:Secures and analyzes quotations; negotiates prices and terms with suppliers; and recommends suppliers with respect to cost, quality, and delivery competitiveness for assigned responsibilities.
:Works closely with the Vice President of Operations and the Materials Manager to negotiate long term supply agreements with selected suppliers.
:Studies market prices and trends, engineering developments and manufacturing method improvements applicable to assigned responsibilities and advises company activities with concurrence of the Vice President of Operations and the Materials Manager.
:Interviews and confers with current and prospective suppliers to determine supply capabilities, transportation logistics inventory control and management, negotiates prices and delivery terms with guidance from the Vice President of Operations and the Materials Manager.
:Coordinates as appropriate, quality matters and engineering
changes/developments between company activities and suppliers.
:Visits suppliers facilities to qualify them as new sources and assists in the resolution of production, design, quality, and/or delivery problems.
:Maintains a thorough working knowledge of the companys ERP and cost accounting systems related to Inventory Control, Planning, and Purchasing
:Performs other related duties as required.
Customer/Supplier Work Relationships
:Insures necessary communication with Production, Planning, Finance, and Suppliers to meet the Companys business needs.
:Coordinates with Quality Assurance as necessary to ensure satisfactory Supplier quality performance.
:Ensures purchased material flow supports the Companys business plan.
:Maintains a consistent focus on improvement of the use of the Companys ERP system to achieve performance and productivity benefits.
:Leads the Purchasing effort for reduction of purchased material costs wile improving quality and lead times.
:Creates and exploits opportunities to improve inventory turns and reduce working capital requirements.
Reports to Manager, Materials. Ensures that all work is done in accordance with Customer specifications and Company Policy. Keeps Manager Materials aware of all progress and problems.
Physical Requirements
Job requires sitting at a desk doing normal office work, including phone communications and using a computer. Also involves standing and walking in an office and a manufacturing facility.
:Spends about 60 of time working at a desk in a normal office environment.
:Spends about 20 of time on work away from desk, including going out into shop. Must wear eye protection and any other required personal protective equipment while on the shop floor.
:Spends about 20 of time travelling to Vendors facilities and on other Company business.
Training / Cross Training / Progression
Assists in the training of Buyer/Planners for this position to promote orderly progression.
:Innovation: Develops innovative ideas and incorporates them effectively into work processes. Works with others to incorporate these positive ideas into daily practice. Assists others in implementing their ideas and makes recommendations for further improvements.
:Judgment: Acts as a sounding board for others prior to decisions. Is looke


• Location: Northwest Connecticut, thomaston

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