Plant Purchasing Buyer in Owatonna

Owatonna, Minnesota
Administrative & Support Services
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Ziemke, Taylor, Spherion
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Job Description

This key individual will ensure alignment within the PUR organization through the handoff to Logistics (LOG). They will manage the proper set-up procurement of parts and services at the manufacturing plant location to ensure product availability and timely launch of new product.

Working hours: 8 am to 5 pm

--Bachelor's Degree in Business or related field of study OR minimum of 5 years' experience in purchasing, materials management, and manufacturing and/or sales; International buying experience is highly desired.
--Strong Business Acumen and Analytical capabilities
--Knowledge of Business Process Flow, including demonstrated understanding of the components of total cost (material, labor and overhead) , as well as transaction costs
--Experience with strategic sourcing processes and supplier performance management programs preferred .
--Organizational skills and prioritization skills with the ability to handle multiple projects at one time, including following up on his/her actions
--Ability to grasp multi-dimensional data and analyze it for an outcome to support a strategy
--Demonstrated experience with negotiations, influencing, project management and communications is preferred.
--MS Outlook, MS Project Visio experience preferred
--Advanced Excel and MS Access skills preferred
--Knowledge of quality management systems (IS02000, AS9000, QS9000)
--Knowledge of BAAN/SAP preferred
--Certified Lean Six Sigma Black Belt or Green Belt preferred
--CPM, APICS or other supply chain management certifications preferred
--10-15% travel required

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