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Purchasing Specialist in Morris, MN at Superior Industries

Date Posted: 5/9/2018

Job Snapshot

  • Employee Type:
    Full-Time
  • Location:
    Morris, MN
  • Job Type:
    Other
  • Experience:
    Not Specified
  • Date Posted:
    5/9/2018

Job Description

PRIMARY FUNCTION
The primary function of the Purchasing Specialist is to assist with the procurement and purchasing of items needed to support day –to –day manufacturing operations for the corporation.

PRIMARY ACCOUNTABILITIES
  • Can uphold the company core values
  • Ability to build long term relationships
  • Ability to be a part of an effective team
  • Strong work ethic
REQUIRED SKILLS
  • Organizational skills
  • Professional and effective communication, both written and orally
  • Must be a team player and contribute to continuous improvement with in the purchasing department
  • Ability to assemble and quickly analyze data to make purchasing decisions
  • Able to use Windows-based software
  • Emphasis on Excel proficiency
  • Attention to detail
  • Mechanically inclined
  • Understanding of:
    • Tolerances
    • Costing methods and their applications
    • Manufacturing capabilities and/or capacities
PRIMARY TASKS
  • Establish and maintain good working relationship with internal and external customers as well as suppliers
  • Assist with effective establishment and negotiation of purchasing contracts and/or buying programs to attain the best overall value for every purchase
  • Control purchase order placement, confirmation, and tracking
  • Assist in finding new sources of assigned items as needed
  • Ability to gain an understanding of assigned commodities
  • Assist with establishing and maintaining planning factors within a MRP system
  • Create and run reports to evaluate status of material requirements in relationship to a production schedule
  • Remain current on economic, industrial, and other trends that affect market and prices
QUALIFICATIONS
  • Applicable supply chain management experience preferred
  • Business or technical related degree preferred