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Galfab Buyer in Winamac, Indiana

Job DescriptionTitle: Buyer/PlannerThis role is responsible for ensuring supply of raw materials, purchased components, outsourced fabricated parts. In addition, also provides support for sales, engineering, and production departments. The role will report directly to Galfab Plant Manager.Evaluate purchase requisitions against current inventory levels, requirements, and lead timesCreate and distribute purchase orders to vendors in a timely mannerReview vendors acknowledgements against purchase orders to update necessary costs, promise dates, and order number on the purchase orderMaintain records for requisitions, purchase orders, and correspondences within the filing system that then is linked to the purchase order and vendor cardMaintain item and vendor cards as updates present themselvesReview outstanding purchase orders for delivery status Proactively identify and mitigate supply shortcomings for long lead time componentsExpedite orders from suppliers as neededInitiate make/buy analysis, sForm new vendor relationships and maintain current supplier relationships according to organizational needs and goalsRequired skillsThe ideal candidate will have strong organizational and analytical skills; familiarity with logistics and supply chain concepts; sound computer skills: Excel Spreadsheets, ERP system. This individual will be self-directed and possess the ability to communicate findings, make recommendations, and facilitate change.Minimum RequirementsCollege degree in business or another related fieldWill consider 3 years of solid purchasing experience in leu of degreeRelevant work experience in manufacturing administration is a plusBasic understanding of ordering, expediting, and inventory managementStrong analytical and negotiating skillsWillingness and ability to learn new skillsPossess a sense of urgency and attention to accuracy and detailCan communicate effectively both orally and written with entire organization and outside vendorsAbility to effectively manage a wide variety of tasks simultaneously and often with time conflict pressuresDemonstrated ability to work productively and effectively are part of a teamWillingness to work overtime as neededCPSM or APICS CPIM/CSCP an advantage