Buyer I in Franklin, WI at Carlisle Interconnect Technologies

Date Posted: 9/20/2017

Job Snapshot

Job Description

Does joining a world class manufacturer servicing the global aerospace industry sound appealing to you? Due to the demand of our manufacturing capabilities, our Franklin, WI facility has recently expanded by 58,000 square feet to accommodate several new, state of the art machines and finishing processes! We are seeking energetic and talented people with the desire to elevate their career to the next level to add to our dynamic team. Our Franklin, WI facility engineers and manufactures in-flight entertainment and connectivity systems. Here at CarlisleIT, our mission is to 'Make the Amazing Possible by Making Critical Connections When Performance Matters'. The rewards are many -- competitive pay, profit sharing, tuition reimbursement, immediate full vesting in the 401(k) company match, health, dental, vision and much more. At Carlisle, the sky is the limit when it comes to your career for gifted and ambitious individuals!

SUMMARY

Continually improves and coordinates procurement, planning, and negotiation of materials, components, equipment, supplies and services necessary for the company at the optimal costs, lead-time, and service levels. Exercises good working knowledge of goods, services and sources to ensure on-time delivery and purchases at prices consistent with quality and quantity requirements. Plans and schedules purchased materials and services based on the MRP requirements, purchasing procedures and customer requirements. Coordinates activities with other functional areas within the company. Makes effective use of processes, facilities, and sound business relationships to meet (or exceed) the company goals and objectives.



ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS

* This list of duties and responsibilities is not all inclusive and may be expanded to include other duties and responsibilities, as management may deem necessary.
* Responsible for selecting, ordering, and coordinating materials or services for production, office, and/or staff requirements, basing selection on engineering and specifications, as well as driving continuous improvement regarding price, quality, service, delivery performance, and lead-times.
* Measures supplier performance and takes the appropriate steps to ensure improvement, including working the various plant functional areas and suppliers to reduce defective or unacceptable goods or services.
* Processes orders, change orders, order acknowledgements, RMAs, and other transactions daily using MRP system and related ancillary data sources/toolsets developed for this activity, including other databases and spreadsheets.
* Supports continuous improvement efforts of processes and documentation including AS9100.
* May conduct forecasting processes, supplier managed inventory, make-for-hold and other daily activities to meet internal and external customer requirements.
* Recommends or selects products for purchase through evaluation by testing, observing, or examining items to meet specifications. Estimates values according to knowledge of market price and conditions.
* Coordinates purchasing activities with manufacturing, planning, engineering, and quality to acquire material in a cost effective and timely manner in order to manage delivery schedules.
* Determines optimal methods of procurement such as direct purchase, bid, supplier-managed inventory, make-for-hold, etc. in order to support organization and customer requirements.
* Investigates and resolves invoicing and freight issues with Accounting and other departments.
* Optimizes our supplier base by negotiating better terms and conditions with existing suppliers within budgetary limitations and scope of authority.
* Assists in maintaining appropriate inventory levels in order to meet operational requirements, while working with the rest of the Supply Chain Team members to meet the required company inventory goals.
* Maintains records and systems consistent with a professional approach to purchasing activities.
* Participates in process improvement activities including Kaizen, Lean/Six Sigma activities, or other special projects as assigned.
* Physical Demands: 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 required to continuously use hands to finger, handle or feel, and talk or hear. The employee frequently is required to reach with hands and arms. The employee is occasionally required to stand and walk. The employee may intermittently lift and/or move up to 50 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and ability to adjust focus.



*Other duties may be assigned*



SUPERVISOR RESPONSIBILITIES

None



QUALIFICATIONS

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential job function satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.



EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE

* Two (2) year degree or equivalent experience is required. Bachelor's degree from four-year college or university (Business, Supply Chain, or Technical) is preferred. APICS/ISM/Supply Chain certification or willingness to complete first module of APICS certification program (or equivalent) within two years of employment is preferred.
* One (1) or more years of progressive experience in purchasing is preferred. Cable and electronic component purchasing experience desired.



LANGUAGE SKILLS

* Ability to communicate effectively in English in both oral and written communication skills



JOB SKILLS

* Solid skills, which may include Sourcing, Supplier Quality, Contract Administration, Inventory Control, Supplier Selection and Technical Development, Transactional Management, attention to detail, and critical thinking and problem solving capability.
* Experience in Lean, Six Sigma, or other continuous improvement is preferred.
* Excellent negotiation and supplier interface skills.
* A team player that can relate to people at all levels of the organization and possesses excellent communication skills.
* An energetic, forward-thinking and creative individual with high ethical standards and a positive professional image.
* Ability to be flexible and able to function comfortably in a fast paced, constantly changing and ambiguous environment.
* Ability to read, analyze and interpret general business periodicals, professional journals, technical procedures, or governmental regulations.
* Ability to write reports, business correspondence, and procedure manuals.
* Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from managers, customers, suppliers, and employees. Portrays a positive and professional image. Ability to establish relations with a wide range of personalities, cultural backgrounds and educational levels.
* Ability to work with basic mathematical concepts such as percentages, ratios, and proportions to job-related situations.
* Ability to define problems, collect data, establishes facts, and draw valid conclusions.
* Ability to interpret an extensive variety of technical instructions in mathematical or diagram form and deal with several abstract and concrete variables.
* Solid knowledge of ERP systems; SAP MM and PP modules is preferred.
* Computer skills -- General MS-Excel, Word and PowerPoint skills are mandatory; advanced skills in MS Office including MS-Access are beneficial.



WORK ENVIRONMENT

Carlisle IT Franklin is a clean facility housing different kinds of machinery, equipment, processes and chemicals which produce potential hazards in the work environment such as: ergonomic, chemical, machine point of operation, and powered industrial vehicle traffic. These hazards are controlled through means of engineering controls, such as machine guarding, and administrative controls, such as safety policies and programs. In certain areas of the facility, employees are required to wear Personal Protective equipment such as Hearing Protection, Safety Glasses, Safety Toe Shoes, and hand protection.



ENVIRONMENTAL POLICY

Carlisle Interconnect Technologies is dedicated to identifying and reducing the environmental impact of its operations, activities, and products. It is our commitment to comply with all applicable laws and other regulatory requirements concerning the environment. We are committed to preventing pollution and continually improving our environmental performance in all of our global operations. This will be achieved through a comprehensive Environmental Management System that provides the framework for setting and reviewing environmental objectives and targets of Carlisle Interconnect Technologies.



TRAVEL

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I have read and understand the job description requirements and I am able to accomplish the essential duties, responsibilities, and qualifications.

QUALIFICATIONS

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential job function satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.



EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE

* Two (2) year degree or equivalent experience is required. Bachelor's degree from four-year college or university (Business, Supply Chain, or Technical) is preferred. APICS/ISM/Supply Chain certification or willingness to complete first module of APICS certification program (or equivalent) within two years of employment is preferred.
* One (1) or more years of progressive experience in purchasing is preferred. Cable and electronic component purchasing experience desired.

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