LDR Industries
  • 13-Sep-2018 to 12-Nov-2018 (CST)
  • Purchasing
  • Chicago, IL, USA
  • Full Time

Company/Opportunity: We are the leading supplier of high quality kitchen, bath and rough plumbing products looking for a talented and results-driven individual to join our team. Our company focus is to make quality products at a competitive price point. Due to an acquisition, this is an exciting time at the organization to explore new opportunities

POSITION SUMMARY: This position is key in maintaining and managing Company stock levels including forecasting and placing purchase orders, prioritizing and expediting deliveries, maintaining vendor data, and problem resolution for quality issues. This position will provide communication to other departments regarding delivery and quality resolution. The ideal candidate will have experience managing and maintaining relationships with outside vendors and/or suppliers, making purchasing decisions, and managing multiple priorities while meeting deadlines. This is a highly visible role with opportunity for professional development and success.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:

  • Create, submit and expedite purchase orders.
  • Review forecast for accuracy and completeness.
  • Build strong rapport with suppliers and vendors.
  • Communicate across multiple departments within the organization to resolve delivery or quality control issues.
  • Procurement of materials and components from domestic and offshore sources.
  • Working w/ production department, plan material needs to support manufacturing demands.
  • Provide vendor reports and analysis of performance based measures.
  • Provide suggestions to department management for process improvements.
  • Send out quote requests to suppliers for pricing and quote analysis to determine best supplier selection.
  • Collection of documents from suppliers both domestic and overseas.
  • Coordinate inventory deliveries w/sales team to ensure exceeding customer expectations.
  • Prefer experience with various cost and price analysis techniques.
  • Maintain the integrity of confidential business and product information.
  • Report analysis such as overstocks and stock outs.
  • Performs all other duties as assigned.

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Action-Oriented, Problem-Solving Self-starter who goes above and beyond to solve delivery and quality concerns.
  • 2 years purchasing experience preferred; experience purchasing from vendors in China a plus
  • Ability to negotiate effectively
  • Excellent written and communication skills.
  • Detail oriented along with exceptional organizational and time management skills
  • Ability to multi-task without sacrificing accuracy
  • Ability to develop good working relationships with vendors and other employees is essential to accomplish goals and objectives of the department.
  • Intermediate proficiency in Excel.
  • Product and/or manufacturing background is a plus
  • Experience in Thrive forecasting software is a plus.
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