Procurement Specialist

Tucson, Arizona
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Type: Contract

Category: Other

Compensation Range: 25.00 - 30.00 Per Hour

Job ID: 139884

Date Posted: 04/17/2019

Procurement Strategic Buyer. 

•    Identifying and implementing cost reduction activities at the location using company procurement tools and technology in support of location, BU and company objectives. 
•    Support buy/supply/pay practices and the administrative process to drive process optimization and automation. 
•    Assist with forecasting raw material, components and supplies consumption. 
•    Place purchase orders for direct materials and administer indirect purchases. 
•    Coordinate supplier's delivery schedules to meet production needs. 
•    Monitor resource requirements to assure schedule requirements are met. 
•    Maintain minimum inventory to support the production schedule. Work with other buyer/planners or operations staff to develop and execute JIT stocking programs with suppliers. 
•    Interface with other departments (Shipping, Processing, Engineering, Quality) to resolve problems with timely resolution. 
•    Interface with production to resolve problems relevant to direct materials and services, raw material quality, quantity verification and delivery in support of production demands. 
•    Demonstrate a commitment to continuous improvement on a daily basis by your actions. Take the initiative to resolve purchasing issues with and without interaction from supervision. Willingly participate with production teams to resolve purchasing issues. 
•    Perform other tasks as needed in support of manufacturing operations, customers and suppliers. 
•    Helps to ensure that Global Procedures, quality and the standards for the department are adhered to and maintained. 
•    Assumes other special activities and responsibilities from time to time as required. 
•    Adheres to company EH&S, Quality, Continuous Improvements and other company Policies. 
•    Self-starter; must be able to contribute to creating his/her job content. 

Basic Qualifications: 
•    Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited institution. 
•    Minimum of five years of procurement experience in a manufacturing/production environment. 

Preferred Qualifications: 
•    Experience using High Yield negotiation methodologies. 
•    Knowledge of production planning, inventory management, JIT concepts and MRP is also preferred 
•    Hands on experience working with a business forecast, production planning or purchasing. 
•    Oracle QAD 
•    Must be familiar with a wide variety of manufacturing processes. 
•    Strong leadership and communication skills.   

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