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Buyer - II

Date: Jan 14, 2022

Location: Paris, IL, US, 61944

Company: North American Lighting

Job Summary

Purchases production materials, components, equipment, tooling, MRO items, and services utilizing new and/or existing suppliers in support of the company’s operations, and manages quality, cost, and on-time delivery of goods and services of assigned supply base.

Essential Duties & Responsibilities

1. Responsible for strategic sourcing of assigned commodity parts.
2. Manage business relationship with suppliers through supporting activities including ordering, communication of demand / volume / delivery time changes, issue resolution, sharing of end-user feedback, provide update of order status via the past due orders report, runs open Purchase Order Reports
3. Analyzes, negotiates, and issues RFQ’s to suppliers for new and existing materials, supply contracts and services
4. Develop a strong understanding and knowledge of suppliers and capabilities
5. Drafts sourcing recommendations for award summarizing the bid history and justifying the selection of awarded bidder
6. Develops and executes sourcing strategies and prepares monthly reports to track and show sourcing strategy and progress, including achievement of spend reduction targets (PPV)
7. Studies market trends, interviews vendors, and identifies new domestic and global suppliers
8. Works with Supplier Quality Engineering (SQE) for source selection
9. Performs problem solving activities with suppliers, and establishes continuous improvement targets
10. Gathers and prepares information for ECM presentations
11. Identifies and works with suppliers and internal resources to resolve delivery problems
12. Releases requisitions, prints out orders, and transmits orders electronically to suppliers
13. Working with stakeholders and management teams to implement and enforce policies that increase spend visibility and compliance.
14. Works closely with Finance teams to expedite receiving and AP processes
15. Acts on own initiative, takes responsivity for results
16. Uses a methodical and systematic approach; plans ahead, defines clear priorities and allocates resources effectively
17. Quickly understands and analyzes complex issues and problem; comes up with sound rational judgements
18. Communicates in a clear, precise, and structured way; speaks with authority and conviction; presents effectively
19. Cooperates well with others; shares knowledge, experience and information; supports others in the pursuit of team goals
20. Adheres to company rules and procedures; executes plans with commitment and determination; achieves high quality results.
21. Communicates with suppliers on EDI problems, testing, etc.
22. Provides information to freight provider regarding all expedites (other than supplier past due).

23. Supports Corporate Purchasing Department monthly, quarterly and annual goals and objectives
24. Supports new program launch activities with new/existing materials/suppliers
25. Learns and keeps current on manufacturing processes, market trends, and technical development
26. Performs other duties as assigned



27. BA/BS in Business or a related discipline (Degree in Engineering or Supply Chain Management preferred)
28. 3 to 5 years of professional experience within direct purchasing, negotiating with suppliers and managing the supply base post-negotiations.
29. Prior purchasing experience involving spend in excess of $30 million is beneficial. Must have experience with global or regional sourcing processes / decision making
30. Must have demonstrated performance in working cross-functionally and/or within a matrixed organization and working independently to obtain results.
31. Must have prior experience preparing and delivering presentations to senior management as well as experience presenting information to suppliers and internal customers.
32. Must be able to independently troubleshoot issues/concerns and determine course of action.
33. Strong knowledge, skills, and abilities in the following areas:
a. Knowledge of TS-16949 requirements
b. Excellent written and verbal communications and presentation skills
c. Problem solving and analytical skills with attention to detail
d. MS Office and related business software packages
e. Organizational and planning skills

All qualified applicants will receive equal consideration for employment without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, sex, pregnancy, marital status, parental status, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, non-disqualifying physical or mental disability, genetic information, and veteran status or any other characteristic protected by federal, state, or local law.

Requisition ID: 7384

Location: Paris CHQ 

Nearest Major Market: Decatur