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Posted on: June 12, 2019 • Category: Purchasing

Yankton Purchasing Agent

L & M Radiator, Inc

Apply By: June 14, 2019
No. of Jobs: 1
Job Type: Full-Time
Pay Type: Salary
Compensation: DOE/DOQ
Education: High School

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L & M Radiator, Inc
2204 West City Limits Road
Yankton, SD, SD 57078
United States
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Minimum Qualifications for Application: - High School Diploma or GED and minimum of 5 years related experience in Purchasing or Manufacturing OR - A bachelor’s degree in related field Preferred Qualifications: - Knowledge of Epicor or similar ERP system. - Experience in Lean Manufacturing. - Experience in: Supply Management, Tracking Budget Expenses, Customer Service, Manufacturing Methods and Procedures, Manufacturing Quality, Cost Accounting - Fluent in Spanish Knowledge, Skills and Abilities Required for Entry Level: - Computer skills and knowledge of ERP systems and the raw materials. - Vendor/Supplier relationship experience. - Organized, detailed, and thorough. - Proficient data entry skills using Microsoft Word, Excel, and Outlook. - Communicate, in English, effectively and clearly by both written and verbal means. - Excellent phone etiquette. - Demonstrate maturity, intelligence, cooperation, and discretion. - Work effectively with fellow employees and independently. - Must be dependable and reliable under both supervised and unsupervised conditions. - Ability to pass a pre-employment physical, drug screen and background test. - Attendance Critical

Responsible for all purchasing or transfer of orders, inventory and non-inventory items for the L&M Plant location. Obtains requirements by verifying, preparing, and forwarding purchase orders; verifies receipt of items; authorizes payment. Essential Job Functions: - Run “Open Purchase Order” report and review for accuracy daily. - Daily run of Purchase Suggestions and ensure inventory items required for production are ordered. - Review sales orders for special buy out parts. - Maintain and update “Approved Supplier List,” review and complete Discrepant Material Reports (DMR). - Track cost savings and report quarterly to Purchasing Manager. - Seek and partner with reliable vendors and suppliers. - Review supplier and vendor performance and report via “Scorecards.” - Complete close out reports on meetings and file for future follow up. - Negotiate the best possible prices for supplies and document in ERP software system. - Order non-inventory items. - Obtain price and delivery time estimates for customer quotes. - Review inventory shortages to determine cause so system can be improved to prevent re-occurrences. - Follow up with vendors on overdue orders. - Attend production and foremen meetings, manufacturing committee meetings and quality planning meetings. - Respond to questions from production on availability and expected delivery dates for inventory items. - Answer vendor questions on fabricated parts orders. - Verify purchase requisitions by comparing items requested to master list; clarifying unclear items; recommend alternatives. - Prepare purchase orders by confirming specifications and price; obtain recommendations from suppliers for substitute items; acquire approval from requisitioning department. - Organize, create and maintain proper documentation. Keep all information and documentation accessible by sorting and filing; utilize ERP software system as much as possible. - Update job knowledge by participating in educational opportunities. - Perform work in a safe manner and follow all safety guidelines and procedure. - Domestic and international travel required and could include weekend travel depending on the project. - Perform related work or other job duties as required by supervisor.
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