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Buyer/ Purchasing Agent: Manufacturing

Buyer/ Purchasing Agent: Manufacturing

Responsibilities:

  • Work from established procedures to purchase products and services, considering variables such as price, quality, service, and lead time
  • Continually work to improve established procedures in order to increase efficiency and effectiveness.
  • Set up new part numbers, maintain existing databases, and improve part numbering processes within JD Edwards
  • Manage/Recommend inventory levels of all purchased items from a wide variety domestic and international vendors
  • Review order acknowledgements and follow up on existing orders, recording all information in JD Edwards
  • Arrange air, truck, and ocean freight for incoming orders and direct shipments
  • Maintain and improve existing vendor metrics and relationships
  • Negotiate with new and old vendors for improvements to quality, pricing, lead times, and service.
  • Interact closely with Customer Service, Manufacturing and Engineering personnel to provide clear and concise dialogue within all departments of A/A’s operations
  • Perform other tasks as assigned or required

Required Qualifications:

  • Bachelor degree (preferred) or equivalent experience
  • History of process improvement
  • Ability to perform all work functions quickly, without supervision, while maintaining accuracy
  • Superior oral and written communication within all levels of the organization
  • Strong MS Office Skills: Word, Excel and Outlook
Desired Qualifications:

  • JD Edwards experience
  • Experience with buying product and managing inventory
  • Experience within a manufacturing environment
  • Mathematical acumen, desire to learn
  • Experience in a Lean/Six Sigma desired
  • APICS certification (CPIM, CSCP) preferred
  • Asahi/America is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
  • All employment offers are contingent upon the successful passing of a pre-employment drug screen.

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