Buyer II in Franklin, WI at Carlisle Interconnect Technologies

Date Posted: 8/23/2019

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    Franklin, WI
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Job Description

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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.


* 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.
* Understands inventory control principles, processes, and inventory impacts to the financial health of the company. Conducts forecasting processes, supplier managed inventory, make-for-hold and other 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.
* Adheres to all factory safety procedures and guidelines.
* Maintains clean, organized work environment and adheres to all safety standards, procedures and regulations.
* Contributes to team effort in a collaborative and supportive manner.
* 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 25 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 as required in support of the department and the company*

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.


* Bachelor's degree and three (3) years of progressive experience in purchasing position(s) required or combination of education and experience.
* Cable and electronic component purchasing experience desired.


* APICS/ISM/Supply Chain certification or willingness to complete first module of APICS certification program (or equivalent) within two years of employment is preferred.


* Ability to read, write, speak and understand English.
* Excellent written and verbal communication skills. Articulate with use of good grammar skills.

* A team player that can relate to people at all levels of the organization and possesses excellent communication skills with high ethical standards and a positive professional image.


* Excellent knowledge of ERP systems; SAP MM and PP modules is preferred.
* Proficient in MS Office.
* Advanced materials management skills including Sourcing, Supplier Quality, Contract Administration, Inventory Control, Supplier Selection and Technical Development, Transactional Management, and critical thinking and problem-solving capability.
* Experience in Lean, Six Sigma, or other continuous improvement.
* Exceptional 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 mathematical concepts such as probability and statistical inference. Ability to apply 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.
* Reliable and flexible to work additional hours on short notice to complete orders and/or special projects to meet customer demands

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