Ref No.: 17-02687
Location: St Petersburg, Florida
St Petersburg, FL
6 Month Contract to Hire

Job Description
  • Under limited supervision, responsible for planning, purchasing and expediting critical materials, components, equipment and services necessary for the operation of the organization requiring extensive or specialized knowledge and experience.
  • Must be able to perform the essential duties and responsibilities with or without reasonable accommodation.
  • ¿The duties and responsibilities may change from time to time without notice and include but are not limited to the duties described below.
  • Plans, purchases and expedites material, equipment and services on a broad assignment basis usually involving important and critical items.
  • Performs an active role in the Vendor Selection and Assessment process.
  • Seeks new sources of supply, perform periodic performance evaluations; generates on-time delivery reports.
  • Meets with key suppliers, and document performance results in accordance with internal operating procedures.
  • Identifies and pursues cost reduction opportunities to lower cost of goods procured.
  • Analyzes purchase price variances and assists in the development of standard product costs.
  • Attends regular meetings for specific product lines and understand materials impact.
  • Assists in the creation and maintenance of the Part Maintenance file in the manufacturing database.
  • Coordinates Engineering Change Order (ECO) activity that affects current inventory or open orders for assigned commodities as indicated on approved ECO's.
  • Represents Purchasing in Material Review Board meetings.
  • Requests and evaluates vendor corrective action reports.
  • ¿Coordinates the return of rejected material.
  • May provide work leadership to lower level buyer/planners and clerical support.
  • Degree in Business Administration, a related field, or equivalent experience.
  • Minimum of five (5) years of related experience with diversified commodities.
  • Minimum of two (2) years experience working with MRP, preferably in a high technology environment.
  • Must have established negotiation, supplier relation and sourcing skills along with strong organizational skills.
  • Must have experience with handling long term agreements, KanBan and Just-In-Time (JIT) purchasing.
  • Ability to work independently is essential.
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office applications along with excellent verbal, written and interpersonal communication skills are required for effective interface with all internal and external contacts.
  • ¿CPIM or CPM certification preferred