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Powell Industries, Inc. Senior Buyer in OH, United States


· Adhere to Powell Safety Rules

· Deliver cost savings by identifying, managing and implementing cost reduction projects

· Negotiate Pricing/Supply/Master Service Agreements with Suppliers

· Ensure purchase orders are placed on time and in accordance with Powell’s Grant of Authority guidelines

· Adjust suppliers delivery schedules as required to support our customers schedule changes and communicate the status of all shortages and expedite PO’s as required

· Improve the performance of our supply chain by developing action plans for our worst performing suppliers to either improve their delivery or exit them as a supplier

· Promptly disposition non-conforming material back to our suppliers to minimize any and all schedule delays

· Maintain the purchasing information contained within our ERP System (Lead Times, Pricing, MOQ’s, etc…..)

· Establish structured replenishment systems with our Suppliers (Kanban, VMI, Consignment, etc….)

· Other Duties as Assigned

Job Requirements

· Bachelor’s Degree Required

· APICS Certification Preferred (CPIM / CSCP)

· Minimum 10 years in a manufacturing environment (Engineered to Order Environment Preferred)

· Strong Negotiation Skills

· Demonstrated Analytical and Root Cause determination skills.

· Strong oral and written communication skills.

· Computer Skills – ERP, Microsoft Office, Supplier Portals

· High level of Customer Focus (both internal and external)

· Travel may be required

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