Purchasing Associate

Carma Laboratories, Inc.

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Franklin, WI
First Shift

Job Description

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Job Overview:

Job Details

Job Location:    Corporate Office - Franklin, WI
Salary Range:    Undisclosed
Job Shift:    Day


Position Summary:

Responsible for monitoring and ensuring sufficient supply of purchased materials, identifying potential shortages, and ordering specific raw material commodities, processing our vendor managed inventory program and orders for office supplies. This role will also support continuous improvement projects to drive cost and efficiency within the materials team value stream. The position requires strong organizational and analytical skills and strong, effective teamwork, follow-up, and communication.

Reports to: Purchasing Supervisor

Functional Responsibilities:

  • Ensure purchase orders placed are aligned with both pre-negotiated pricing and production dates
  • Use Microsoft Dynamics NAV (ERP) to review and compile data
  • Use Manager Plus software to strategically track and replenish all MRO items
  • Verify Material requirements planning (MRP), and place necessary purchase orders and material releases for items assigned.
  • Owner of all MRO (Maintenance, Repair, & Operational Support) item procurement and MRO inventory management.
  • Work with Purchasing Supervisor to develop and implement lean based processes and procedures for MRO inventory management and replenishment.
  • Work with Reliability and Maintenance Manager to ensure the proper MRO items are being stocked based on historical and future maintenance processes and procedures.
  • Work with Purchasing Supervisor in developing KPI’s for tracking and monitoring MRO items spend and inventory control.
  • Process and satisfy all raw corrugated needs, as well as office supply needs and misc requests.
  • Facilitate our Vendor Managed Inventory (VMI) program
  • Download forecast information and communicate to supply base
  • Monitor material levels, purchases, and delivery dates for special sales promotion items.
  • Report key performance metrics related to inventory management and supplier performance.
  • Maintain logs, spreadsheets and reports as needed.
  • Process returns out of our Microsoft Dynamics NAV (ERP) system
  • Adjust inventory levels as business conditions change for assigned items.
  • Support other team members during heightened expedite/quality/out of stock situations and as business needs dictate.
  • Attend meetings to support new and on-going pack configurations and report back to team

Required Experience, Desired Skills & Qualifications:

  • 2-3 years experience with procurement and inventory management of services and supplies
  • The ability to manage multiple conflicting tasks in a fast-paced environment.
  • Must be able to exercise proper judgment.
  • Proficient with Microsoft Applications (Word, Excel, PowerPoint) and able to learn new software programs quickly.
  • Strong communication and organizational skills, detail oriented.
  • Strong analytical and interpersonal skills.
  • Taking initiative and can start/complete tasks with basic direction.
  • A team player.
  • Experience with and strong working knowledge of Microsoft Dynamics NAV a plus.
  • Previous purchasing experience preferred

Educational Qualifications:

Associate degree (preferred) or equivalent experience

Physical Requirements:

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job the employee is regularly required to sit; use hands, handle, or feel objects, tools or controls; reach with hands and arms; and talk or hear.

  • The employee must be able to lift and/or move up to 25 pounds.
  • Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus.
  • Employee must be able to sit for up to eight hours in a work day.
  • Ability to function in highly stressful situations.

Environmental Requirements:

The work environments described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.