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Buyer III

Company: Alamo Group
Location: Selma
Posted on: November 22, 2021

Job Description:

Bush Hog is one of the most recognized and successful names in the Agricultural Market. The Buyer III is a key position in the Company and will support and contribute to the Company goals of profitability, return on investment, inventory turnover, and accident prevention. The Buyer III position combines both the function of Purchasing and Materials Planning. Under moderate supervision, actively support Alamo Group and Bush Hog objectives by ensuring best value, delivery performance and quality for goods, services and production materials required by the Company. Researches market forces that drive cost and delivery performance for assigned commodities.

Core Competencies for this position include:

* Leading Change/Change Management
* Leading People/Teamwork
* Communication
* Business Acumen
* Results Driven

Essential Functions of the Job:

* Focus, communicate, encourage and contribute to Safety in all aspects of the job and all company meetings.
* Enter and update supply chain parameters, purchase orders and all pertinent information into the JDE ERP system. Evaluate and manage exception reports on a weekly basis.
* Actively support morning production meeting; be prepared with answers to the greatest extent possible. Follow up with production planners on items that need additional effort.
* Negotiate pricing, payment terms, freight terms and any other issue pertaining to cost with assigned supply base. Submit or discuss your recommendation with your Manager for approval or further negotiations prior to awarding business.
* Ensure pricing and supplier information is always updated in the JDE ERP system.
* Identify and market test (With RFQ) assigned commodities with alternative suppliers. Source to new suppliers when necessary. Provide longer term forecasts or supplier agreements under direction of Purchasing Director.
* When necessary, work with Bush Hog Quality to collect 8D information when issues occur. Provide follow up with supplier corrective actions.
* Work with pertinent group(s) to ensure successful and economical launch of new products via Stage Gate process. Ensure that production material has passed ISIR if required, and each supplier knows and agrees with launch volumes and timing. Make sure all sourcing decisions are completed in a timely manner, initial pricing is in place, and appropriate Supplier is informed and onboard to support launch.
* Take appropriate steps to manage inventory levels to support company objectives. Track and graph delivery performance using the JDE open order report. Have root cause defined and take corrective action for those suppliers with past due orders for each branch plant 9550 and 9551.
* Identify and execute savings projects in sufficient quantities to support company objectives. Identify PPV issues, eliminating negative variances where possible. Support company efforts to accurately set standard costs.Track and graph PPV actual versus budget goal. Submit any price change, via Price Change Authorization form to your Manager for approval prior to executing the change.
* Conduct all business, internally and externally, with the highest level of professionalism.
* Ensure that risk and cost exposure to the Company is minimized or eliminated with the use of approved contractual instruments.
* All other duties as assigned by Supervisor.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities (KSA's):

* Must be competent or willing to become competent in JDE ERP system.
* Ability to handle most complex component/commodity purchases for production material, service material, and MRO items. Generally, low number of SKU's and/or Suppliers, but high dollar expenditure and risk. Annual dollar volume for all purchased should be at least $7.0 million.
* Must have an extensive understanding of the ERP theory and concepts.
* Good communication skills both verbal and written.
* Ability to provide excellent customer service in a genuine, professional, courteous manner while dealing with vendors and customers (internal and external) and ensure best possible outcomes for the company in the long term.
* Proficient in use of computers including report retrieval and data analysis. Basic skills with Microsoft Office programs are essential. Knowledge of JD Edward system is a plus.
* Ability to organize and prioritize workload.
* Ability to reason, to use good judgment, and to resolve problems quickly.
* Ability to work in a fast paced environment; ability to multi-task.
* Ability to work overtime, under pressure, under short deadlines, and weekends/holidays as required.

Education and Experience:

* Bachelor's degree from an accredited College or University in Supply Chain Management or related field.
* 10+ years' experience in a manufacturing environment, with at least 5 years of supply chain (purchasing, scheduling etc.) experience, a plus.
* In lieu of a Bachelor's degree, 15+ years' experience in a manufacturing environment with at least 10 years of supply chain (purchasing, scheduling, etc.) experience a plus.
* Current professional supply chain certification (CPIM, CPSM, etc.), preferred.

Working Conditions:

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential function.

Use of standard office equipment, frequent sitting, walking through manufacturing plant with use of stairs. Will need to be able to stoop and reach around on a constant basis. Have the able to lift 50 pounds and organize permanent file records. Minimal business travel to key Suppliers is occasionally required.

Keywords: Alamo Group, Montgomery , Buyer III, Professions , Selma, Alabama

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