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Buyer 1, Purchasing

Company: TechDigital Corporation
Location: Zelienople
Posted on: March 20, 2023

Job Description:

Pay rate to the employee in the **** range
2-3 month duration
Onsite, maybe Hybrid

This person is responsible to plan all materials to support the manufacturing schedule and accomplish inventory goals.
Responsible for assuring all materials needed for production and distribution are acquired on a timely basis and in accordance with company policies and procedures and inventory targets.

This position requires a Bachelor's Degree in a related area plus three years experience in procurement/planning or equivalency. This position also requires demonstrated communication, human relation, and negotiating skills, understanding of planning systems, lead times, and manufacturing processes. Demonstrated working knowledge for ISO-13485 as related to supplier controls.

The incumbent must demonstrate the potential ability to perform the essential functions of the job as outlined in the duties and responsibilities.

The person who holds this position has a high impact on overall plant performance, maximum customer satisfaction, and financial profitability through the effective management of resources associated with the procurement, production, and inventory management.

Training Requirements:
Training requirements are maintained in the Training Needs by Job Description. The controlled master is located in Human Resources.


The following duties and responsibilities are intended to be representative of the work performed by the incumbent(s) in this position and is not all-inclusive. The omission of a specific duty or responsibility will not preclude it from the position.

Determines component requirements from the MRP generation run.
Plans and procures all items for the production schedule while adhering to established inventory goals.
Support the following activities, the generation and publishing reports as follows:
o Inventory Levels and Forecasts (Monthly)
o PPV (Purchase Price Variance) Actuals and Forecast (Monthly)
o Supplier Scorecards (Quarterly)
Communicates with vendors to obtain information critical to the procurement/sourcing process (price, delivery, invoicing problems, expediting, etc).
Corresponds tactfully with sources or potential sources of supplies to overcome any misunderstanding, complaints, etc., or to secure further pertinent information regarding purchased materials.
Issues purchase orders to suppliers, establishes appropriate material delivery requirements, payment terms, and ensures proper maintenance of open purchase orders. Processes both MRO and MRP purchase orders.
Supports purchasing activities for the plant.
Participates in inventory reconciliation including cycle counting and yearly physical inventories.
Maintains and supports the development of the systems for production planning, purchasing, and inventory control/warehousing via established MRP system.
Works on special reports/projects as required by Management.
Responsible for drafting and routing procurement specification changes and updates via established document control system when applicable.
Proactively reports product and material availability issues assists in the development and implementation of mitigation plans related to these issues.
Participates in daily production meetings.
Reviews account payable invoice discrepancies, which the Accounts Payable Department refers for approval, particularly where the price or other item does not agree with the purchase order, as needed.
Adheres to and performs according to SOPs and policies governing the various plant functions.
Complies with cGMP, Quality Standards, and established policies and/or procedures.
Identifies, develops, and implements CIPs (Cost Improvement Projects) and PPV (Purchase Price Variance) opportunities in order to meet annual variance goals.
Completes special projects and assignments as requested by Materials Manager and Plant Manager.

4. Maintains Company objectives of inventory levels, quality levels, pricing controls, and inventory availability to support the master schedule.

5. Expedites
7. Other duties as required.

Work Environment / Demands of the Position

Physical Demand While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to stand, walk, and sit for extended periods of time. Occasionally the employee may be required to lift or move at least 25 pounds. The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
Mental Demand Moderate to high degree of concentration due to volume, complexity, and/or "pressure of work.

Measures of Performance

Ability to achieve inventory and cost objectives while best utilizing personnel and equipment resources.
Ability to provide material availability to the shop floor when required.
Interpersonal skills.
Backorder Management.

Timely and accurate reporting of Production and other critical data to management.
Effective communications (verbal and written).
Plant variance goal execution, especially PPV and CIP goals
BS in business or related field preferred.
Experience in ERP/MRP systems required.
Strong computer skills including working knowledge of Microsoft Office (Word, PowerPoint, etc)
Strong knowledge of Microsoft Excel.
Must understand the function of quality in an ISO manufacturing environment.
Experience with data/cost analytics a plus.
3+ years experience as a Buyer/Planner preferred.
Experience developing cost standards, price negotiation, vendor selection, and maintenance of purchase order system a plus.

Keywords: TechDigital Corporation, Pittsburgh , Buyer 1, Purchasing, Professions , Zelienople, Pennsylvania

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