The Buyer II is responsible for buying raw materials and / or finished goods for assigned production lines or Strategic Business Unit. The buyer is responsible to follow LINAK’s Production System (LPS) including the LPS Buying manual and all other supporting documents when managing their buy and assigned suppliers.
Major Responsibilities based on assigned vendors:
Adhering to LINAK’s internal processes and procedures based on the LPS and LPS Buying Manual.
Monitor and take action to achieve required KPI goals.
Review and act on the following reports daily
o Planned Purchase Orders Including Forecast and Actual MRP o Action Items to expedite or delay orders o Critical on hand inventory report o Unconfirmed orders o Late shipment report
Review Inventory Turns report monthly and take action to meet goals.
Review ATP not approved orders daily and update sales orders and CSA
Process purchase orders as needed.
Process purchase orders for Kan Ban items.
Ensure on-time delivery of purchased goods from vendors.
Review and act on back order report.
Expedite raw materials as needed to meet production deadlines.
Ensure on-time delivery based on customer confirmation dates, at the lowest cost possible, with minimal air freight.
Communicate shortages/delays of raw materials with appropriate planners and CSA.
Analyze and confirm supplier forecast and Communicate updated forecast with suppliers monthly.
Update trade agreements on purchase orders and in item maintenance.
Quarterly, review safety stock levels to minimize inventory levels without jeopardizing production.
Monthly, review dead/slow moving inventory to minimize write offs.
Monthly, review inventory levels and report status to goal at meeting as scheduled by Director, Customer Program Management.
Process ECNs as needed.
Responsible for Axapta item table for assigned part numbers including all maintenance in regard to lead time, trade agreements, box quantities, etc.
Use Axapta reports to minimize shortages and air freight.
Participate in assigned PDP projects, department projects, continuous improvement projects, etc
Ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of concrete variables in situations where only limited standardization exists. Ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram, or schedule form.
Multi-tasking, organizational skills and attention to details are necessary. This position requires a self- starter with the ability to take initiative for implementing all phases of a project.
Ability to manage assigned suppliers to ensure KPIs are met and to ensure KPIs are met and they are following LPS principles.
Ability to negotiate with suppliers when expediting to minimize excessive costs including air freight.
Additional duties as assigned by Management.
The Buyer II will work independently and in the support of and under the direction of the assigned manager and the LPO team and must be capable of performing the techniques and tasks that are assigned in a professional, responsible, and efficient manner. Requirements include:
Strong analytical skills, problem solving skills and demonstrates a high degree of creativity and innovation.
2-5 years’ experience
An Associate’s Degree in related field is preferred
Screening Requirements: Criminal Background Check, Basic Skills, Education and Drug Testing
To apply, please email your resume to email@example.com and indicate the position you are applying for.
The benefits of employment at LINAK include: Medical Insurance, Life Insurance, Dental Insurance, Vision Insurance, Paid Time Off, Paid Holidays, Short-Term Disability, Long-Term Disability, 401(k) Plan with Company Contribution, Teladoc, Tuition Reimbursement, Special Incentive Plans, Onsite Workout Room and Flex Time.
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About LINAK US Inc
LINAK U.S. Inc. is a global leader in the design and production of electric linear actuator systems. Our products are used in various industries including medical, agriculture, industrial automation, furniture, construction, and other great industries. Our North and South American headquarters where we have both Sales and Manufacturing divisions is located in Louisville, Kentucky.
Our mission as a company is straightforward: We provide products that improve people's quality of life and working environment.
LINAK U.S. Inc. offers a great work environment and challenging career opportunities. As a company, we operate by a set of values that are deeply rooted in the organization.
We as a company value:
The Will to Change
Loyalty, Openness and honesty
Enthusiasm and Individual Efficiency
Job Satisfaction and Helpfulness