Role Profile & Pay Grade:
Van Wert, Ohio
We make life better, one relationship
and one vehicle at a time.
To be the partner of choice, dedicated to
safety and innovation, delivering an exceptional
customer experience through empowered employees.
Summary of Responsibilities
The Supply Chain Buyer is responsible for the implementation and coordination of material acquisition. Research, select, & purchase quality products & materials. Build & maintain supplier relationships, process requisitions, and communicate order status. Ensure ordering analysis supports appropriate inventory levels, track orders, ensure timely delivery, coordinate & communicate with warehouse team, assess quality issues & escalate discrepancies to suppliers. This position will be highly supportive to all internal customers, and demonstrate communicative customer service skills. The buyer will also be responsible for task coordination & teamwork to ensure all requirements are completed in a polite, and professional manner.
Summary of Activities
|Coordinate vendor rationalization and consolidation efforts||Communication of orders to vendors & support to lean efficiencies initiatives.|
|Interface with other cross functional groups to provide and coordinate new product support||As needed, may be within SC team, DBCM SC or any other internal initiative group.|
|Maintain a system of ordering the following: Raw materials, supplies and equipment||By utilizing MRP system, Material Requisitions, or any other form or inventory controls or requested items.|
|Communication of orders to vendors||ensuring accuracy of orders including confirmation of vendor receipts of orders, quantity, pricing, availability, expediting, open order and back-order status|
|Maintain commodity manual by vendor per assigned commodity including vendor ratings||Act as 1st line of defense for Risk Management. Objectively & subjectively monitor supplier performance per Braun/DBCM processes.|
|Support Supply Chain lean process strategies||As defined by normative controls and/or work instruction|
|Participate in the following:||Vendor lead time reduction efforts to maintain focus on total cost reduction efforts, continuous improvement and lean process activities.|
|Reviews opportunities for new supply sources and suitability of materials offered||As per normative controls, processes, and Engineering approvals|
|Retains records pertaining to cost, delivery, performance, and inventory levels||Via Supplier Analysis Forms and processes|
Technical Skills/Competencies (Technical Knowledge, Education and Experience)
Personality Traits / Core Skills
Essential Functions/Physical Requirements