CSS is currently seeking a Temp Purchasing Assistant located in Malvern, PA.
Hours: M-F, normal business hours- temporary, unsure of duration, possibility to become perm is 50/50
Purchases products and services, review purchase requisitions, quotes, issue purchases orders to suppliers, and place orders.
Thru the DCO process, updates purchasing specs and creates or edits part number master data.
Tracks tooling use by supplier, for molded items, reporting on percentage of useful life remaining.
Performs market watch on key materials or suppliers, and makes recommendations for strategic management of materials.
Maintains contact with vendors regarding status of purchases, provides supplier feedback.
Manages supplier and supply chain, to maintain lowest or best, consistent, inventory levels.
Works closely with supplier corrective actions.
Manages grief issues with receipts or invoices, having ownership of purchases from cradle to grave.
Maintains files or records related to purchasing and supplier activities.
Creates and participates in supplier business reviews, may participate in supplier audits.
Sources new suppliers, obtaining competitive bids, and working with Quality on supplier approval process.
Identifies purchasing strategies that provide high customer service and minimizes overall labor and inventory.
Work with sales team to assist in answering customers questions in regards to product availability with vendors.
Works with sales team to aid in cross referencing competitors’ products in a timely fashion.
New product introduction, pro-actively managing safety stocks and micro-manage new product introduction.
Analyzes inventory movement to ensure proper utilization, making recommendations for dead inventory.
Analyzes sales trends, and managing projected available Finished Good inventory levels. Requires the ability to apply mathematical concepts such as fractions, percentages, and ratios for practical solutions.
Works with Sales and Marketing, reviewing business trends and obtaining projections.
Involved with Customer Service and OEM sales, providing or approving shipment dates.