Position:   Buyer/Planner
Shift:             1st Shift
Location:    The Specialty Mfg. Co. – White Bear Lake, MN

Position Description

  • Responsible for sourcing, contracting and inventory planning activities for assigned commodities to achieve and maintain pricing, quality, and delivery objectives.
  • Works under the direction of the SMC Supply Chain/Planning Manager.

Essential Job Functions

  • Develop, evaluate, and manage supplier relationships to achieve material cost, quality, availability (delivery), and inventory goals.
  • Maintain supplier quality and delivery through assessment, evaluation, and ongoing monitoring. Troubleshoot/analyze quality and/or delivery problems and work with the supplier along with the appropriate SMC department(s) to resolve issues and eliminate production interruptions due to material shortages.
  • Understand and communicate supplier capabilities and capacity.
  • Assess suggested order requirements and implement commodity procurement plans.
  • Assist in the research of new product/process technologies.
  • Support Production and New Product Introduction by serving as a materials resource.
  • Participate in critical supplier selection and creation of audit plans.
  • Perform supplier audits.
  • Any other duties as assigned by management.

Knowledge / Skills / Abilities:

  • Solid analytical and problem solving skills.
  • Strong interpersonal skills, including ability to influence and negotiate.
  • Requires good oral and written communication skills.
  • Solid mathematical and PC skills.
  • Strong working knowledge of MRP systems.
  • Knowledge of applicable regulatory requirements a plus—ie—REACH, ROHS, etc.
  • Understand supply-chain management.
  • Works in office in a manufacturing environment.
  • May require some travel.
  • Most work must be performed on site during normal SMC business hours.

Education and Experience:

  • Bachelor’s degree in business, economics, or engineering or equivalent experience. APICS and CPIM a plus.
  • Minimum of 2 years materials related experience, preferably procurement experience.

Apply Now!

Print a copy of our application by clicking here. You may email the completed application as an attachment to [email protected] or fax to 651-846-5254.

Interested candidates may also email their resume to [email protected] (only .doc, .pdf or .txt formats will be accepted). Your information will be submitted to The Specialty Mfg. Co. Human Resources Department for review. Applications and resumes will be retained for one year. The Specialty Mfg. Co. is fully committed to the concept and equal practice of Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action in all aspects of employment. The Specialty Mfg. Co. considers all applicants regardless of race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, age, disability, marital status, veteran status, or any other legally protected status.

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