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Senior Buyer

Kennesaw, Georgia

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Responsibilities

Location Kennesaw, GeorgiaUS Job ID JR-026098

essential accountabilities:

  • Plan and purchase material daily to support production and optimize inventory utilizing MRP (SAGE).
  • Assist with fulfilling Purchasing Requisitions & Engineering needs. 
  • Maintain a productive working relationship with Suppliers and Internal Departments
  • Work with the expeditor on late orders to maintain pressure and material sustainability.
  • Communicate purchase order status with internal customers (i.e., engineering, sales, and management).
  • Assists in determining the root cause of inventory discrepancies and recommend solutions
  • Coordinate efforts with suppliers and engineering to communicate technical specifications accordingly.
  • Expeditiously maintain and execute RMA process for nonconformance materials.
  • Maintain all reporting requirements (daily, weekly, monthly, quarterly) as needed to monitor purchasing activity levels, support build schedules, and maintain replenishment systems.
  • Analyze, manage, and implement actions relating to material requirements that ensure an uninterrupted flow of materials and services for Production using MRP (SAGE), Pull Indicators (e.g. kanban, min/max, manifests, etc) and New Product Introduction project plans.
  • Anticipate and proactively mitigate risks to material procurement commitments.
  • Identify and obtain Engineering and other documentation essential to meet Production schedule and customer OTD requirements.
  • Work and plan to eliminate commodity material shortages and work order delays through direct involvement with Production resources, Suppliers, engineers, and Project personnel.
  • Work and plan to eliminate commodity material shortages and work order delays through direct involvement with Production resources, Suppliers, and Project personnel.
  • Perform research and supply analysis for the purpose of making raw material supplier recommendations
  • Approve and maintain all raw material suppliers in accordance with the Company’s ISO requirements
  • Work with R&D to source new materials and coordinate strategic meetings
  • Support strategic sourcing goals to include: RFQ development, quotation reviews, supplier/contract negotiations and supplier development
  • Document new and existing processes and SOP

Nothing in this job description restricts management’s right to assign or reassign duties and responsibilities of this job at any time.

​​BASIC QUALIFICATIONS:

  • High School diploma or GED and 9 years of experience in in Purchasing, Planning, Supply Chain Management or Inventory Management experience in a manufacturing environment

OR

  • ​AS degree and 7 years of experience in in Purchasing, Planning, Supply Chain Management or Inventory Management experience in a manufacturing environment

OR

  • BS degree and 5 years of experience in in Purchasing, Planning, Supply Chain Management or Inventory Management experience in a manufacturing environment

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:

  • 5 years’ experience with ERP/MRP demand & forecast systems
  • CPM or APICS certification preferred
  • Lean Six Sigma knowledge preferred
  • excellent MS Excel skills and demonstrated experience with timely spreadsheet analysis
  • Demonstrated Leadership ability
  • Demonstrated continuous improvement lead and problem solver
  • Exceptional interpersonal, and decision-making skills
  • Excellent organizational skills with keen attention to detail
  • Strong written and verbal communication and presentation skills
  • Must have high attention to detail and ability to multi-task
  • Must be proactive, creative, and self-motivated
  • Knowledge of manufacturing processes strongly preferred

PHYSICAL JOB REQUIREMENTS:

  • Sitting, standing, and bending for long periods of time
  • Lifting and/or moving of up to 50 lbs
  • Regularly required to use hands to finger, handle or feel, reach with hands and arms and talk or hear
  • Specific vision abilities required for this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and ability to adjust and focus
  • Warehouse Environment

SAFETY:

  • Adhere to company safety policies and procedures
  • Wear required PPE (personal protective equipment) where needed
  • Immediately report any unsafe conditions or other safety-related issues

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PerkinElmer is committed to creating a diverse environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability status, age, or veteran status or any other characteristics protected by applicable law. PerkinElmer is committed to a culturally diverse workforce.

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