26 days old

Buyer ll - Heavy Equipment

Avon, MN 56310
Leads and Acts as Blattners designated point of contact on complex end to end purchasing cycle of materials and/or equipment including planning & executing purchase orders, determining transport for these orders on/off the job site, executing lease agreements, expediting materials/equipment and resolving quality and invoice issues. Ensures equipment & materials land at the lowest total cost consistent with considerations of quality, reliability of source, and urgency of need. Partners with Sourcing team to build and leverage category strategies and manages supplier performance. Responsible for the tactical purchasing activities of assigned commodities while establishing and maintaining excellent vendor/customer relationships.

Reports to: Category Manager

Benefit Classification:  Salaried, Exempt

 Education Requirements: A Bachelors degree in Supply Chain Management, Business, Finance, or related field required; or an equivalent combination of education and/or experience. APICS or other certification preferred.

Experience:  At least 3-5 years of experience in purchasing, planning or related Supply Chain function required.

Position Summary:  Leads and Acts as Blattners designated point of contact on complex end to end purchasing cycle of materials and/or equipment including planning & executing purchase orders, determining transport for these orders on/off the job site, executing lease agreements, expediting materials/equipment and resolving quality and invoice issues.  Ensures equipment & materials land at the lowest total cost consistent with considerations of quality, reliability of source, and urgency of need. Partners with Sourcing team to build and leverage category strategies and manages supplier performance. Responsible for the tactical purchasing activities of assigned commodities while establishing and maintaining excellent vendor/customer relationships.

 

Essential Job Functions:

  1. Develops plans, generates, adjusts, and expedites complex purchase orders based upon field requisitions, project insights, interpretation of drawing take-offs, BOMs/BOEs and inventory strategies.
  2. Leads initiatives to expedite tracking and monitoring of purchase orders in the most efficient and effect manner, keeping informed of any problems or delays and communicates any impacts or constraints to the Planner and Project Manager.
  3. Distributes and facilitates day to day communication with suppliers to ensure on-time delivery, system data integrity, and ordering parameters for individual materials. Communicates site access map to supplier along with all relevant transport and communication information. Ensures suppliers are in compliance with safety, quality, and performance requirements.
  4. Controls assets at suppliers, disposing of obsolete assets and monitoring the age of others.
  5. Analyzes and maintains data in the system(s) including cost, lot sizes, reorder points, lead-times, safety stock, and item classes to ensure accuracy of data.
  6. Continuously Identifies material/equipment at risk and makes recommendations for expedited supply, change in supplier, or transportation alternatives to reconcile supply gap.
  7. Plans and executes RFxs for items now within a strategy or category plan using discretion and best judgement. Develops and creates cost analysis spreadsheets to aid in data driven decision making. Determine best course of action to support business need at the right cost, right quality, and right timing, negotiating pricing, terms, and supplier best value selection.
  8. Analyzes Blattner forecast for areas of responsibility and determines rules for inventory and replenishment plans that meet supply service levels.
  9. Contacts Manages vendors/suppliers on discrepancies with quantity, quality, and deliveries supporting possible warranty and relationship issues. Ensures CAP (Corrective Action Plans) are developed and provided by suppliers as needed.  Partner with Supply Chain Quality team to ensure supplier quality and performance.
  10. Interfaces with multiple departments, recommends changes and resolves problems and issues with material and purchasing needs.
  11. Uses sourcing solutions to continuously improve the value, quality and service received within the assigned spend areas.
  12. Communicates supplier changes regarding pricing and availability affecting high impact materials to supply chain management.
  13. Manages project tracking page to provide supplier delivery information to project team.

Additional Job Functions

  1. Communicates with and partners on strategic efforts with the purchasing team and other departments as needed.
  2. Collaborate with Supply Chain continuous improvement projects. Takes initiative to seek out improvement opportunities in their areas of responsibility.
  3. Identifies opportunities for streamlining work and reducing waste in order to improve efficiency.
  4. Performs additional assignments per supervisors direction.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Strong knowledge of sourcing strategies and terms and conditions with each supplier, and the commodity markets for which you support.
  • Ability to work independently with skills in sound judgement, critical thinking, excellent business judgement and strategic thinking.
  • Analytical, organization, and negotiating skills with the ability to engage others in complex situations as necessary to resolve issues.
  • Effective written and oral communication skills across all levels of leadership- both internally and externally.
  • Demonstrated initiative, planning, and problem-solving skills.
  • High level of proficiency in Microsoft Office suite, including Word, PowerPoint, and Excel.
  • Experience and knowledge of MRP/ERP systems.
  • Must be able to maintain confidentiality.
  • Organizational and prioritization skills with a high commitment to meeting schedules and the ability to manage multiple projects at a time.
  • Strong time management and organizing skills and operates with a sense of urgency and distributes time sensitive and accurate data.
  • Ability to maintain valid license and acceptable driving record in order to travel as required, up to 25%.

 

 

 

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Posted: 2021-05-26 Expires: 2021-07-10

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Buyer ll - Heavy Equipment

Blattner Energy
Avon, MN 56310

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