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Raw Material Buyer

Company: Interlake Mecalux, Inc.
Location: Melrose Park
Posted on: June 26, 2022

Job Description:

The Raw Material Buyer is responsible for procurement activities related to steel, paint, and other raw materials used in the manufacturing processes for steel racking and shelving in the US.
Responsibilities:

  • Develop and maintain relationships with suppliers in order to continuously understand the market with respect to supply availability, lead times, and pricing and to keep them updated on our needs.
  • Execute purchasing requirements as established by management, ensuring contracts with suppliers and vendors are consistent with corporate objectives.
  • Coordinate purchasing activities with other departments to maintain inventory at planned levels. Communicate with Planning daily so orders for production requiring certain levels of raw materials can be scheduled appropriately.
  • Place purchase orders for raw materials (steel, paint) and manufacturing materials and perform follow up as needed.
  • Enter Purchase Orders and enter purchased receipts into SAP. Work closely with AP department to ensure proper documentation is available so that invoices may be paid on time.
  • Assist in invoice reconciliation.
  • Review opportunities for new supply sources and suitability of materials offered, meeting with suppliers frequently.
  • Perform comparative analysis to ensure best price while maintaining quality standards.
  • Track and analyze purchasing quality and on-time deliveries.
  • Participate in major contract negotiations with top suppliers to secure consistent supplies and competitive prices
  • Execute production demands forecasting
  • Create various monthly, yearly, and weekly reports to show information such as required amounts of materials needed, manufacturing costs, etc.
    Minimum requirements:
    • Bachelor's Degree in Engineering, Supply Chain Management, Business, Economics, or related field of study.
    • At least two years of related experience
    • Familiarity with material flow in a manufacturing environment
    • Professional communication skills
    • Familiarity with SAP and/or another major MRP/ERP preferred.
    • Advanced proficiency in MS Excel
    • Desire and ability to work on-site 100% of the time. Work from home and hybrid not available.
      We Offer:
      • Competitive compensation.
      • Become part of an industry leading dynamic team with a high focus on delivering results and continuous improvement.
      • 401(k) plan with a generous company match; 100% vested immediately upon contributing and no waiting period to start participating.
      • Paid Holidays and Paid Time Off with the option to cash out unused PTO every year.
      • Possibility for telework days, depending on position, with flexible make-up time for exempt employees.
      • Blue Cross Blue Shield medical insurance plans, along with dental and vision benefits.
      • Opportunities for career development and advancement; specialize in specific areas or gain new skills in different departments.

Keywords: Interlake Mecalux, Inc., Chicago , Raw Material Buyer, Professions , Melrose Park, Illinois

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