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Senior Buyer - Aiken, SC - Manufacturing

Company: altRPO: Manufacturing
Location: Lexington
Posted on: September 25, 2022

Job Description:

The Role You'll PlayAre you a proactive, hands-on buyer/planner who is eager to take your career to the next level? As the Buyer II for this specialty tire company, you'll be the primary representative of the procurement team onsite and collaborate cross-functionally to meet the materials needs of this large plant. You will act as the strategic liaison between the suppliers and the plant team bringing your expertise to resolve any challenges. As part of the plant leadership team, you will have extensive opportunities to implement process improvements and innovative ideas. A consistent, high performer in this position will be set up for limitless growth potential in procurement or operations. If you enjoy working in a fast-paced environment, building strong relationships, and managing multiple projects at once, this might be a great next step for you!Who You AreProactive to go out on the floor, look at inventory, and work directly with the operations and logistics teams. Not afraid to get your hands dirty.A keen problem-solver, finding creative ways to increase savings and efficiency, and improve processes. Excited to bring your ideas to the table.Skilled in building relationships and rapport with external vendors and internal teams. Open to hearing other people's ideas and finding collaborative consensus.A clear and confident communicator, with strong written and verbal communication skills to all levels of the organization, both internally and externally. Not afraid to have tough conversations when needed.Resilient and not easily deterred by challenges. Able to rise to the occasion and push through difficult situations to a successful resolution.Community Aiken, South Carolina (Augusta, GA area)Authentic South Carolina equestrian community, rich in historic charm and tradition, quaint downtown.Lovely parks, including a 2,100-acre urban forest with 70 miles of trails.Halfway between Columbia, SC, and Augusta, GA, easy access to bigger city vibes.A tight-knit community with endless fun events, like block parties, tours, farmers markets, and craft fairs.The most important event to note is Aiken's Famous Steeplechase held in the Spring since 1930! Big Hats, cocktails, and fast horses!2-hour drive to beaches, mountains, and amusement parks, 1-hour drive to college football games.Named one of the best small towns of the South by Southern Living. Evans, GA, a suburb of Augusta, was named City to Live in the fall of 2020 by Money magazine.Background ProfileRequired Skills & Experience:Bachelor's degree5+ years of work experience, including any of the following:Basic buying (working with POs) and MRP experienceBasic planning experienceExperience buying for a manufacturing factoryFamiliar Kanban systemsComfortable being on the plant floorProven track record of internal & external collaboration to improve processesPreferred Skills & Experience:Bachelor's degree in business, supply chain, or relatedExperience being on teams implementing Kanban systemsPrevious steel buying experienceProven track record of driving cost reduction through purchasing of materials and collaboration with suppliers.Demonstrated negotiation and analytical skillsCourse work toward professional purchasing certificationTechnical Skills:Tech-savvyStrong Excel skills (V-lookups & pivot tables, preferred)PowerPoint skills (presenting ideas for changing suppliers, cost reduction ideas, etc)MRP System experience (they use JDE E1)Personality Traits:Results-oriented, self-starter - strong track record of achieving results.Resilliant and tenacious - able to rise to the occasion in the midst of challengesTeam Player - the ability to work across the organization.Strong analytical, creativity, and problem-solving skills. Acts with a sense of urgency and strong follow-up skills.Clear and concise oral and written communication skills.Comfortable presenting to all levels of the organization (from Plant Manager to operators to external suppliers)Comfortable acting as the liaison between the plant team & the suppliers & having tough conversations both ways.Excellent organizational skills and attention to detail.Ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously.Thrives in an ever-changing environment.

Keywords: altRPO: Manufacturing, Columbia , Senior Buyer - Aiken, SC - Manufacturing, Professions , Lexington, South Carolina

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