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Procurement Specialist

Company: Amerilab Technologies, In
Location: Minneapolis
Posted on: April 10, 2021

Job Description:

Summary : This position is responsible for acquiring materials, requisitions, placement of purchase orders for assigned commodities, supplies and services in support of the Purchasing Department, utilizing the MRP system. Primary focus is on strategic procurement, continuity of supply and escalated issues in regards to packaging. Leads and manages in relation to procurement special projects as assigned by the Purchasing Manager. Manages assigned responsibilities so that quality, cost and delivery objectives of the operations are successfully supported. This position is also responsible for developing supplier relationships resulting in successful support of department and corporate objectives.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
-- Enters and executes purchase orders per packaging material assignment.
-- Utilizes MRP to place orders and support procurement strategies.
-- Expedites/pushes out packaging material orders when required.
-- Handles escalated rejections or out of specification issues with packaging raw materials.
-- Participates in the development of long-term and short-term procurement strategies.
-- Identifies, qualifies, and sources suppliers for all packaging materials.
-- Obtains the most effective long-term cost through negotiation, competitive bidding and supplier knowledge.
-- Sets and executes cost improvement goals/efforts for packaging annually.
-- Communicates packaging material problems to the department and the Department Manager.
-- Submits and manages Change Controls for raw materials as needed.
-- Works in conjunction with Purchasing Manager and Buyers to monitor vendor performance.
-- Attends weekly MRP meetings.
-- Works closely with the Planning Manager on forecasts for top tiered clients to assist in streamlining ordering patterns with emphasis on packaging.
-- Leads special projects for packaging materials as assigned by the Purchasing Manager.
-- Reviews Item Specifications for packaging materials before published.
-- Attends Client Meetings as dictated by client resource assignment.
-- Lead Buyer supporting all companywide sustainability and social responsibility activities.
-- Understands the computerized procurement system and its relationship to the various systems.
-- Maintains all purchasing databases, ensuring dependent departments have prompt, accurate information.
-- Develops and maintains excellent supplier relationships.
-- Works as a team member with production planning, engineering, quality, finance, shipping and inventory control to ensure supplier service and delivery through effective communication and negotiation of desirable objectives.
-- Perform other duties and responsibilities as assigned.

Job Requirements: EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE:
-- Bachelor's degree
-- 5 - 7 years business experience, preferably in a purchasing and/or related field.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES :
-- Strong oral and written communication skills.
-- Strong attention to detail.
-- Extensive knowledge of Microsoft Office applications.
-- Ability to lead and operate as a team member on projects, negotiations.
-- Specialized knowledge of negotiations, finance, materials requirement planning, computer operations, inventory control techniques, forecasting, cost/price analysis, internal systems impacting purchasing, construction and use of standard costs and production processes.
-- Professional ethics, tact and courtesy are primary requirements for communicating effectively with all levels of management within the Company and with suppliers.

Keywords: Amerilab Technologies, In, Minneapolis , Procurement Specialist, Other , Minneapolis, Minnesota

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