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Job Overview:

AZEK Building Products  Location: Boise, ID

We’re recruiting for a Materials Buyer for our new extruded plastics building products manufacturing plant in Boise, ID.

The AZEK Company is an industry leading manufacturer of engineered low-maintenance residential and commercial building products headquartered in Chicago, IL.

POSITION SUMMARY:

Under the direction of the Senior Purchasing Manager, will provide raw material sourcing support. Develop, implement and maintain a commodity inventory strategy that supports the company's supply chain to maximize value, quality and delivery performance. He/she will rely on experience and judgment to plan and accomplish goals with minimal supervision. This team member will display a commitment to our values.

 

POSITION RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Identify and qualify new sources of supply based on competitiveness, capability and business needs.
  • Drive new material/supplier qualification activity with Quality, R & D and manufacturing.
  • Generate supplier spend and inventory level change activity prior to key supplier management meetings.
  • Obtain requirements from collaborative planning/purchasing sessions or from purchase requisitions.
  • Generate recommendation for purchase allocation from contract/spot suppliers.
  • Contact material suppliers negotiating price, delivery and other requirements.
  • Generate orders within the SAP/JDE system.
  • Schedule deliveries as required.
  • Investigate and resolve quality issues as required.
  • Research invoice discrepancies and generate appropriate pricing guidance to accounts payables for invoice pricing.
  • Assist in supplier rationalization and cost reduction initiatives within assigned areas of spend.
  • Participate in the creation and implementation of new or improved procurement processes.
  • Comply with all SOX requirements and approved processes and procedures.
  • Maintain professional & productive relations with suppliers and internal customers.
  • Validate inventory levels to meet approved levels.
  • Operates in a manner that provides value to the team.
  • Performs additional duties as needed and/or assigned by management.

Required Skills

  • Bachelor’s Degree (four-year college) in Business Management or related field of study
  • Minimum 3 years’ experience of strategic sourcing and inventory management
  • Advanced education and/or related certification(s), a plus
  • Demonstrated ability to adhere to company values
  • Excellent problem-solving abilities and mathematical aptitude
  • Success in planning, executing and managing material sourcing
  • Precise and articulate written and oral communication; ability to speak clearly and persuasively in positive or negative situations and demonstrate individual and group presentation skills
  • Strong interpersonal skills with the ability to communicate upwardly to management and downward to a wide range of audiences
  • Must be self-directed and motivated and able to multi-task in fast-paced, 24/7 manufacturing environment
  • Strong computer skills to include: Microsoft Word, Excel, Access, PowerPoint and Outlook.
  • Strong ERP experience driving the MRP process, JDE experience a plus

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