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Manistee, MI


Posted on August 30, 2017

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Job SnapshotCategory: Manufacturing Employee Type: Full-Time Location: US-MI-Manistee Experience: 2 to 5 years REQ#: 2017-1729
Job Description
Overview: The buyer is part of the Procurement Department and solicits bids from vendors, processes Purchase Orders, documents cost savings, and reconciles issues with vendors.  The position requires the individual to possess or be capable of developing fluency with corporate Procurement IT system (SAP.  Individual is responsible for communicating and ensuring compliance to Procurement policy and procedure to internal customers and external vendors.
•Evaluates and processes purchase requisitions; determines new sources of supply when not pre-existing; expedites orders on an emergency basis; amends purchase orders when appropriate to resolve discrepancies.
•Requests pricing; sources best product for the best price from a reliable vendor; negotiates pricing for goods and services without pre-negotiated pricing;tracks accumulated savings achieved during negotiations.
•Complies with contracts and sourcing strategies implemented by category managers for existing vendors of goods and services; notifies category managers of inconsistent pricing for centrally managed contracts; ensures acquisition of all goods and services meet requirements of specifications.
•Identifies consolidation and savings opportunities of local spend and vendor management.
•Adheres to and communicates procurement objectives and processes.
•Supports Vendor Quality Notification process.Qualifications:
•Associates Degree in Business or equivalent combination of experience and education; Bachelor’s Degree preferred.
•Minimum 2-5 years of related professional work experience in procurement or other functionally related area.
•Prior work experience with ERP system required; SAP experience highly desired.
•Capable of managing a variety of local supplier relationships and skilled at negotiations.
•Possess a high degree of autonomy, initiative, and flexibility.
•Strong analytical skills and attention to detail are a must.
•Excellent communicator with proven ability to manage and work across functions and borders.
If you are a pre-approved search firm, you must both be invited to submit candidates and use our Recruiting Agency Portal for your submission. Morton Salt is only seeking submissions from actual job seekers and pre-approved search firms. Submissions from any other parties are not welcome, and are ineligible for compensation.

Morton Salt is an equal opportunity employer.  We evaluate qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, veteran status, and other legally protected characteristics

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