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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.

  • 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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