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Purchasing Manager

Posted 19 days ago


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Full Time

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Senior Buyer / $$$ / Growth / Top Benefits!

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Salary: $70,000 - $80,000 per year

A bit about us:

Our Philosophy:
For more than 50 years, our company has been developing the natural material of wood to produce an industrial mass product with the highest quality and an outstanding value for money. The company develops solutions using natural raw materials for demanding residential and living spaces, which it successfully markets in many countries.

The company uses resources efficiently: Raw materials are obtained from sustainable forestry. Idle time or break in product are not tolerated. This means: The knowledge of the whole company is shared to increase performance. The company has been setting the standards when it comes to design, look and feel, and quality since the formation of the company in 1966. Customer value is at the heart of what we do: the Group can help customers grow and develop with our solutions and systems.

The range of wood-based materials produced by the company and sold worldwide ranges from decorative products for furnishings and interior design (interiors) to effective OSB boards for wood construction (building materials) to laminate flooring in various specifications (flooring). Our customers expect high-quality products. The Group has developed trust over 50 years. The company works reliably and to a top quality. This has made them one of the market leaders within the wood industry.

Approximately 5000 employees reveal their thirst for success every day and drive the company forward through their commitment, passion and ideas. They are proud to be part of a successful company in the wood-based products industry. And the company is proud of a performance-oriented, motivated, qualified and loyal workforce.

Company Values:
Pragmatism means that we always offer relevant solutions. The company is straightforward and reliable. The company keeps its promises. The pragmatic way of thinking within the company ensures goal-oriented and rapid decisions.

Partnership. The way we treat all stakeholders is based on it: Listening, expressing opinions and identifying the best solution together are important elements of how we see ourselves. Long-term relationships, proximity and trust characterize our relationships with customers, suppliers and partners.

Ambitious. We challenges ourselves, our employees and partners. We also fastidious with its processes: they must meet the highest standards in order to be able to offer our customers the best products. The company also sets high standards for its employees, we firmly believe that people can deliver the best performance when they are challenged.

Commitment. Naturally, we also supports committed employees. The high quality of products, service and cooperation with customers demonstrates the high standards that everyone in the company sets for themselves. Each employee should act on his or her own responsibility. We place our trust in the abilities of each individual whether in the plants or in the respective company functions. The company offers freedom, so that each individual can contribute their skills and play their part in their role to make the company a success.

Goal-orientation. Every single employee is success-oriented. Thirst for success is the driving force behind the company. And: as much as each plant fights for its own leading position in the market and in the company, the company unites this striving for success.

Why join us?

Top Benefits!
  • Medical
  • Vision
  • Dental
  • 401k
  • LTD/ STD

Job Details

Purpose of the job:
Purchase raw and packaging materials necessary for the manufacture of composite board and laminate flooring as needed to meet the production schedule and forecast. And/or consumables, technical parts for storeroom stock and special projects. Must be self-starter who can work independently with minimal supervision and adapt to changing and/or additional duties as necessary.

Key responsibilities:
  • Follow all established SOPs for Purchasing Department posted on SharePoint.
  • Purchase the highest quality merchandise at the lowest price and in correct amounts.
  • Negotiate costs of material and service contracts as well as terms and conditions.
  • Prepare purchase orders with appropriate cost, delivery and payment terms.
  • Research and evaluate new vendors based on price, quality, selection, service, support, availability, reliability, delivery and payment terms.
  • Establish and maintain vendor relationships, visit vendor production facilities, and resolve vendor claims as they arise.
  • Maintain raw material purchasing grids monthly, and monitor changes affecting supply and demand, tracking market conditions, price trends and raw material price indices.
  • Cooperate and coordinate with production, planning, shipping, receiving, warehousing, accounts payable, inventory/costing, and maintenance departments as needed.
  • Assist with new product trials and cost reduction initiatives as needed.

Professional Experience:
  • Must have at least 5 years in purchasing or equivalent experience.
  • Knowledge of manufacturing and production processes, quality control, costs and other techniques for maximizing manufacture and distribution of goods.
  • Contract negotiation experience
  • Must be collaborative and have a proven track record of positive team player characteristics.
  • Demonstrated success in accountability and the ability to perform in stressful environment with multiple production schedule changes.

Strong communication skills, including the ability to interact with personnel at all levels effectively through written, spoken and presentation methods.
  • Must be an active listener as well as show the ability to influence others during key decision making.
  • German language skills desirable, but not necessary

  • Bachelors Degree in related field (more than 5 years of purchasing experience may be considered in lieu of Bachelors degree)
  • ASCM certifications or documented progress towards certification a plus
  • Proficiency in Excel, Word, Outlook, PowerPoint a must - SAP experience highly desirable 6.

Mobility and Physical Requirement profile:
Work location is Barnwell. This job operates in a manufacturing environment. Occasional travel to vendor and training locations. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to talk, hear, stand, walk; use hands/fingers, and may occasionally need to lift objects up to 25 pounds. This is a full-time position, and general hours of work and days are Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 5 p.m. This position will also occasionally require evening and weekend duties, as necessitated by issues that naturally arise in a manufacturing setting that operates on a 24/7 basis.

Key relationships:
  • Internal planning/scheduling; production, shipping/receiving, accounts payable, sales, maintenance
  • External vendors, SK European locations

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