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Purchasing Lead

Website TRIAD Engineering Corp

Our client is an exciting Boston-based startup whose technology combines additive manufacturing with advanced materials. They are currently seeking a Purchasing Lead to be responsible for managing the procurement of raw materials/supplies & the forecasting/planning of inventory to meet production demand. This role will maximize cash flow by optimizing inventory turns with proper planning. You will manage material resource planning, resource allocation & select equipment maintenance, including responsibility for maintaining associated records & documentation.

Responsibilities of the Purchasing Lead will include:

• Manage the generation & issuance of purchase orders in Oracle EBS per ERP/MRP demand & management requests
• Manage organization & storage/retention of all procurement documents & records
• Manage the supplier bidding process, including negotiation of pricing/Terms & Conditions (TCs) with global suppliers/manufacturers
• Ensure supplier compliance to OTD, negotiated TCs, supply contracts & product specifications
• Analyze & report supply risks with proposed solutions to mitigate risks
• Regularly create reports to monitor inventory, improve service, reduce inventory turns & propose/implement potential improvements
• Determine and establish optimal inventory levels based on forecast, demand variation and material lead times
• Track changes in business needs & raw material usage, & accordingly work with suppliers to support dynamic business initiatives
• Oversee freight logistics, shipping & storage of raw materials & manufactured goods as applicable
• Work closely with Leadership & department managers re: supplier strategy & execution
• Support Product/Process Owners with expense analysis & Capital Projects creation

Background profile for the Purchasing Lead:

• 5+ years’ experience with procurement, accounting and/or distribution required
• 2+ years’ experience negotiating supply contracts for chemicals, aerospace/manufacturing components and/or equipment required
• High proficiency in Microsoft Excel & ERP/MRP systems required; Oracle ERP experience highly preferred
• Technical knowledge of logistics, purchasing, materials management, and sales operations
• Strong verbal communication skills required
• Passion for supply chain & operations required
• APICS, Lean, Six Sigma experience preferred; experience in AS9100 or ISO 9001 certified manufacturing environments a plus
• Affinity for working in a fast-paced environment with changing directives and moderate levels of ambiguity

Tagged as: APICS, ERP, inventory, logistics, MRP, operations, Oracle, procurement, purchase order, raw material, supplier, supply chain

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ByTRIAD Recruiting TeamDec 31, 2019

About the Author:

The TRIAD Recruiting Team is comprised of technical recruiters specializing in the engineering disciplines. TRIAD Engineering Corp. (www.triad-eng.com) is an engineering staffing firm based in Lynnfield, Massachusetts that connects successful firms with technical talent throughout Massachusetts, New Hampshire and Rhode Island. For almost 50 years, TRIAD has provided clients with flexible staffing arrangements including contract, contract-to-direct, and direct placement services.