Ice-O-Matic is a leading manufacturer of commercial ice machines and ice storage bins for the food service industry around the world. Ice-O-Matic serves a variety of industry segments including health care, education, hotels, convenience stores, restaurants and bars, office and work place. Ice-O-Matics line of products can cover any commercial ice need. Ice-O-Matic is looking for energetic and engaged people to participate in the world growth of our ice machine manufacturing company.
Ice-O-Matic is seeking a detail oriented, reliable and dependable Buyer to join our Purchasing team. Under general supervision of the Senior Materials Manager, this position coordinates procurement of materials, parts, equipment and supplies.
Responsible for maintaining adequate inventory to meet production needs while minimizing excess inventory. Plans and orders materials as required by MRP / ROP / Vendor-managed systems. Monitors systems to ensure effective replenishment is triggered.
Determines actions required to support production and acts accordingly. Actions may include: expediting parts, locating parts in house, counting inventory, identifying and resolving root cause issues.
Creates and maintains purchase orders for new product development, special services and facility support, including maintenance projects and office supplies.
Identifies suppliers and negotiates pricing, delivery and payment terms. Monitors vendor performance and communicates expectations for improved vendor performance.
Communicates effectively with Materials, Production, Quality, Accounting, and Engineering. Participates on cross-functional project teams.
Performs other duties as assigned.
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