Milan, OH 44846
We are currently searching for a Materials/Logistics Specialist (Buyer) that will procure and expedite goods and services for the Off Line Maintenance Facility, as directed by the General Manager, and in accordance with the policies and procedures of Cardinal Services. The facility provides maintenance and repair services for the steel manufacturing industry.
Initiates purchase orders and amendments for equipment, tools, services, and/or special items. Close coordination with Plant Management to insure timely execution of equipment, tools and services sourcing activities.
Secures and analyzes quotations; negotiates prices and terms with suppliers; and recommends suppliers with respect to cost, quality, and delivery competitiveness for assigned responsibilities.
Studies market prices and trends, engineering developments and manufacturing method improvements applicable to assigned responsibilities.
Interviews and confers with current and prospective suppliers to determine supply capabilities, transportation logistics, inventory control and management.
Negotiates prices and delivery terms with appropriate authorizations.
Manages inventory control Coordinator.
Visits suppliers' facilities to qualify them as new sources and assists in the resolution of production, design, quality, and/or delivery problems.
Collaborates with Plant Management in the development of specifications and terms and conditions.
Reviews and processes claims against suppliers for unsatisfactory performance, materials or equipment.
Performs other related duties as assigned by management.
BS in Business Administration or related field or equivalent in experience Microsoft Word, Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Access
Negotiate - ability to negotiate with vendors for lower value contracts.
Equipment Design - ability to read and interpret engineering drawings.
Organization - establish procedures and plans for department.
Communication - Communicate professionally with people at all levels of the organization and external contacts.
Solid decision making skills.
Commitment to Company values.
SAP Experience Preferred
Five years of purchasing experience, preferably in a manufacturing environment