Purchasing Manager   IN   Clarksville, TN   AT   Multi-Color U.S.

Date Posted: 5/14/2020

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Job Description

As a leader champion continued cost savings initiatives for all direct and indirect materials and supplies for plant operations.  Working jointly with Corporate Purchasing, determine lowest total cost while meeting quality requirements for all purchases.  Main point of contact for all purchasing functions ensuring continuous supply of material while minimizing inventory carry costs. Identifying short and long term cost saving initiatives to ensure the continued success and growth of the company.
Job Responsibilities:
•Review orders for raw materials for new products and customers prior to order approval.  Place purchase orders raw materials and indirect materials and supplies for plant operations as necessary. Execute orders for AFE purchases. Main point of contact to respective departments to identify material specification requirements and resolve shipping or supplier delays to ensure continuous supply of material. Track and expedite orders and investigate order problems as required.
•Determine raw material requirements based on historical and customer forecasts and coordinate with scheduling regarding delivery requirement.  Expedite raw material as necessary with the suppliers.   Understand supplier lead times and timely adjust forecast provided to suppliers within supplier lead times.
•Support other plant locations in regards to purchasing functions as necessary.
•Obtain and analyze quotations for the purchase of all indirect and direct materials and supplies including the review of contract terms and conditions.  Support contract analysis on supplier bids as necessary.
•Manage inventory levels to minimize inventory carry costs and track consignment inventory.  Perform historical analysis to identify opportunities to increase inventory turns and minimize waste.
•Process and track supplier claims for material quality issues to ensure timely closure of claims.
•Analyze changing trends in material pricing and availability and recommend necessary action to ensure a continued flow of materials to meet production requirements and identify cost reductions while meeting quality standards. Implement cost saving initiatives jointly with the plant operations.
•Participate in development teams as necessary to facilitate the introduction of new material to production.  Manage the start-up process for new suppliers.
•Maintain all purchasing records and documents and work with Accounting to resolve invoice discrepancies.  Ensure purchasing processes adhere to SOX compliance including purchasing system management for new suppliers, materials and updates to pricing and personnel training.
•Manage local supplier relationships ensuring suppliers meet quality, cost and service expectations including managing supplier scorecards.
•Provide routine and ad-hoc reporting related to material purchases, inventory and consignment including metric reporting.  Communicate the status of projects and cost saving initiatives.
•Perform other duties as assigned.
•Bachelor Degree in business related area required.
•Minimum 5 or more years of purchasing experience required.  
• Minimum 2 years of supervisory experience required.

• Prior experience in a manufacturing environment or similar preferred. 
•Minimum 1 or more years of production planning or scheduling experience preferred
•Experience using an ERP computer system to plan and procure materials required.
•Proficient in MS Office: Word, Excel and PowerPoint required.
•Proven strong communication, negotiation, analytical and project management skills required.
•Proven record of achieving annual cost reduction savings and working productively in a fast-paced environment.
•CPM, CPIM, CIRM, CFPIM or other certification a plus

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