Procurement Specialist

Location: Fort Wayne, IN

Title: Buyer (Materials & Sourcing)

Seeking a candidate with expertise in purchasing, materials, and sourcing in a manufacturing setting.

Job Duties:

  • Identify and acquire products and services from suppliers, ensuring the best value in terms of cost, delivery, quantity, quality, and technical performance.
  • Procure materials and services from both domestic and international suppliers.
  • Send Requests for Quotations (RFQs) to suppliers.
  • Select vendors based on criteria such as price, quantity, quality, and delivery date and place purchase orders.
  • Evaluate supplier pricing to achieve cost reductions through negotiations.
  • Stay up-to-date with emerging market trends and evaluate new sources of supply.
  • Ensure the acquisition of goods or services meets customer requirements and adheres to company policies.
  • Maintain appropriate levels of stocked inventory.
  • Monitor and assess supplier performance and address any issues.
  • Support project estimating for customer proposals.
  • Collaborate with various departments to resolve problems.
  • Drive process improvement and cost savings initiatives.
  • Manage purchase orders with internal Mexico production facility to meet customer requirements.
  • Contribute to achieving quality and management objectives.
  • Follow Quality Management Systems and Environmental Management Systems.

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree (BA/BS), 3 years' experience and/or training, or equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Strong working knowledge of MS Office Suite.
  • Expertise in Materials and Sourcing.

In addition to our excellent work environment, we offer a competitive salary, 100% employer-paid benefit premiums, generous 401(k), on-site fitness center, and other comprehensive benefits.

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