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KIMBALL INTERNATIONAL Buyer - Kimball International 15th St, Jasper, IN in JASPER, Indiana

Brand Information:Great working environments are imperative to ensuring a happy and productive workforce. Health and wellness are essential to engagement and productivity. At Kimball we have a continued commitment to not only be a company that focuses on innovation, knowledge, and adaptability, but also a workplace that is committed to the well-being of its associates with an environment that fosters a holistic formula for employee engagement, comfort and happiness. When you join the Kimball team, you will be engaged in forward-thinking concepts and will be solving problems in new and inventive ways that can lead anywhere. You will be part of a culture of caring with a maker company that applies modern craft to problem-solving designs that support the way people want to work. When curiosity and innovative thinking define your culture, solving problems in new and inventive ways can lead anywhere. That's how our heritage has led us to evolve from a piano maker to one of the leading contract furniture manufacturers to craft what's next so everyone can perform at their best.Job Description:Kimball International is seeking a Buyer for our company who will purchase materials at the lowest total cost consistent with considerations of quality, sourcing, delivery and urgency of need. This person will work under the direct supervision ofi Global Commodity Manager.Roles and Responsibilities Include:Responsible for execution of MRP schedules, PO management, and inventory management. Ensure the timely acquisition of components in order to support the Manufacturing/Sales process.Evaluates strategic opportunities and defines and recommends opportunities for cost savings, service improvements, etc, in support of Commodity Manager effortsSupports vendor selection process including supplier capability and quality audits, financial risk assessments, logistical profile, and engineering support levels.Assesses supplier performance and provides data-supported input for a formal scorecard process.Works with Engineering, Quality, and Operations to drive improvement in the areas of material flow, supply options and actively involved in the support of new product development.Leads and directs Supplier Meetings as needed.Utilizes knowledge of Vendor Managed Inventory, Kanban, MRP, Returnable bin programs, and Pack Size reductions to develop strategic and tactical recommendations for inventory management.Understands the different transportation options and how they can be strategically used to decrease costs and improve service (rail truck, ocean freight, intermodal)Responsible for EC input in procurement fields and execution of supplier facing EC related processesAble to drive supplier performance improvement activitiesUtilizes concepts and practices of Lean Manufacturing (kanban, pull systems VSMs, level-loading, standard work, etc.)Job Requirements:2 or 4 year degree in Business, Operations or related field preferred or a High School diploma and at minimum 4-6 years of Purchasing/Supply Chain experience in manufacturing support roleVISA Sponsorship:Kimball International, Inc. will not sponsor applicants for this position for employment/work visa status (e.g.. H-1B)EEO Statement:iKimball International is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, genetic information, disability or protected veteran status.To apply for this position, please visit:Kimball International CareersiCompensation commensurate with skills and experience.Kimball International and its subsidiaries are Equal Opportunity Employers. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, genetic information, disability or protected veteran status.