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PURCHASING COORDINATOR/EXPEDITOR

Job Details

Charlotte - Charlotte, NC
Full Time
High School
None
Manufacturing

Description

SUMMARY

Responsible for procuring materials, parts, services, supplies, and other goods required for fulfillment of machine tool orders. Responsible for processing purchase orders and expediting delivery of goods for common mechanical and electrical components, finished goods, machined or fabricated parts, consumables, and outside services per requisitions or manufacturing order demand. Require daily communication and coordination with internal departments and vendors to reduce the risk of material shortages.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND Responsibilities include the following. Other duties may be assigned.

  • Generate purchase orders according to requirements from requisitions, inventory planning levels, and manufacturing orders using Microsoft Great Plains.
  • Request vendor quotes, negotiate price and delivery, and select appropriate vendors that meet purchase requirements.
  • Remain aware of production priorities and coordinate with engineering, project management, inventory planner, and production to find creative solutions to resolve material availability and delivery issues.
  • Contact vendors to follow up on status of orders, expedite delivery, and inform Project Managers of potential delays.
  • Coordinate the return and replacement of any purchased goods that do not meet quality standards.
  • Provide feedback to the procurement team regarding vendor quality, on-time delivery, and cost.
  • Maintain records of all purchasing and expediting activity.
  • Support the development and improvement of department processes/procedures.

Qualifications

EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE

Post-secondary education is preferred (minimum high school diploma or equivalent) and a minimum 4 years of experience purchasing mechanical and electrical goods or similar experience with vendor engagement and order processing in the machine tool industry or a production/manufacturing environment.

LANGUAGE SKILLS

Ability to read, analyze, and interpret general business documents, technical procedures, or governmental regulations. Ability to write reports, business correspondence, and procedures. Display a sense of customer service through timely responses and follow up to questions from groups of managers, clients, customers, vendors, and the public. Ability to effectively collaborate with others to resolve conflict.

MATHEMATICAL SKILLS

Ability to work with mathematical concepts such as probability and statistical inference, and fundamentals of plane and solid geometry. Ability to apply concepts such as fractions, percentages, ratios, and proportions to practical situations.

OTHER SKILLS

Microsoft Word, Excel, Outlook and Microsoft Dynamics Great Plains.

Ability to work under pressure, quickly adapt to changing conditions and solve problems immediately.

Ability to understand machined and fabricated parts drawings and match vendor capability to the part requirements.

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