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Sourcing Specialist/Buyer

Company: Manufacturing Company
Location: Cicero
Posted on: July 13, 2019

Job Description:

Position Summary: The Sourcing Specialist - Buyer is responsible for managing the day-to-day activities associated with direct and indirect procurement. This position will be responsible for Strategically Sourcing direct and indirect goods and services in support of manufacturing operations.Primary Duties And Responsibilities Support New Product Development sourcing vendors, managing quotations and serving in cross-functional teams. Tactical and Strategic Sourcing of goods and services in support of five operating locations across the US RFP /RFQ development, issuance, evaluation and sourcing cross-functional team leadership Vendor management to build and maintain effective supplier relationships Project Management of new cost savings initiatives to include material trials, new material implementation and savings realization Data mining, data development and analysis to support sourcing Contract review, editing, negotiating and drafting proposed commercial and legal terms. Actively calculate and document savings generated as measured against project savings. Actively follow and enforce compliance with Sourcing Policy and Procedures.Required Skills And EducationComprehensive understanding of Strategic Sourcing principles and Supply Chain ManagementStrong skills leading, developing, analyzing and summarizing comprehensive formal RFP/RFQ's.Strong working knowledge of contract law. Proven knowledge and experience with reviewing, drafting, amending and negotiating: Service agreements Capital equipment purchase agreements Stocking agreements Confidentiality Agreements Addendums Amendments Proven project management skills Lead material trial teams Collaborate with cross-functional departments to incorporate and address all requirements Develop project schedules and achieve required completion dates Manage cost savings initiatives and tracking results Tactfully and successfully introduce organization into situations that may be unstructured and rapidly changing Intuitive ability to anticipate and manage impediments to project success Affinity for or experience with manufacturing operations Ability to develop and maintain strong working relationships with internal customers and vendors. Positive vendor management to build, cultivate and maintain strategic relationships that produce continuous improvements in quality, service and savings. Strong MS Excel skills to include V-lookups and Pivot tables to perform data analysis Proven ability to mine sourcing data from existing accounting and warehouse software systems and converting it into usable tactical business management information Must enjoy and pursue an interactive experience with all functional disciplines within the organization. 5 - 7 years' experience BS Engineering or Manufacturing preferred. Equivalent experience with both manufacturing and service-oriented business. packaging industry sourcing paper, resins, fibers or related commodities. Communicate clearly and succinctly project status, issues and next steps. Strong working knowledge of MS Word, MS Excel and Dynamics Great Plains Account Software or equivalent ERP system experience. Must be self-motivated, with excellent communication and problem-solving skills with strong attention to detail to project and sustain professional world-class standards.A leader of environmentally progressive and sustainable packaging. Our focus is almost exclusively around recycled, recyclable, compostable and reputable raw materials and products. For more than 20 years, Company has combined innovation and performance to develop consumer-preferred, sustainable, on-the-go packaging.

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