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Company: Saxco International
Location: Franklin
Posted on: May 21, 2023

Job Description:

Position Purpose The Buyer has the overall responsibility for managing all stages of the procurement process for any materials needed to fulfill demand and customer requirements, including but not limited to glass bottles, PET bottles, aluminum cans and ends, corrugated and fiber packaging, and other products. Buyers are expected to have advanced knowledge of Material Resource Planning ("MRP"), AX Microsoft Dynamics and resolving the associated MRP messages, and inventory & supply optimization concepts. The Buyer will work with suppliers to ensure the product is produced and received on time, product costs are at the expected & negotiated landed cost, claims are identified and resolved timely, and adherence to fulfillment of the supplier forecast and plan. Primary Responsibilities

  • Adherence and accuracy to the supplier consensus plan. Timely identification of deviations to supply a consensus plan and alternative solutions if needed to get back to the consensus plan.
  • Ensures purchase orders are updated and maintained timely in AX Microsoft Dynamics to reflect the latest estimate of when the product will be received at its end destination.
  • Review and resolution of AX Material Resource Planning messages including advance, defer, increase, decrease, cancel, and/or planned purchase orders.
  • Responsible for the preparation, submission for approval, communication to the supplier, and ongoing maintenance of a purchase order line and the associated charges until it is received at its end destination.
  • If there are changes in expected delivery, prices, quantities, and other pertinent requirements of our purchase, the buyer is to notify their supervisor and key stakeholders immediately and present alternative solutions, if necessary, to avoid impacts to customers and Saxco.
  • Responsible for the accuracy of the receipt schedule and the coordination of logistics with transportation, the supplier, and our warehouses / third-party logistic providers to ensure the product is received on time and within expected delivery appointments.
  • Understands the supplier's production requirements, production lines, lead time, minimum order quantities, color/product campaigns, unit costs and additional charges (surcharges, etc.), and payment terms. This understanding will be used to support inventory optimization, supplier growth, new business development opportunities, and other associated activities.
  • Collects, maintains, and communicates to relevant stakeholders unit costs, surcharges, price increases, and other pertinent information.
  • Support customer service and other stakeholders in the resolution of potential customer delivery failures. Buyer is expected to understand product specifications and be able to use provided tools to identify alternative products and solutions to meet the customer requirements.
  • Understands market pricing for the products they purchase, identification of negotiation or cost reduction opportunities through optimization, index changes, or other activities.
  • Identification and quantification of supplier claims. To provide all supporting detail to their supervisor to support the successful negotiation and collection of the claim.
  • Support the identification and disposition of stranded and aged inventory and other inventory optimization opportunities.
  • If applicable, support the pre-press, artwork for the approval process for timely execution and customer satisfaction of customer's decorated/printed product.
  • Responsible for the accuracy of supplier and item master data and participates in new item code setup to support customer requirements and supplier growth. Liaison with the supplier and internal departments to collect key item documents like bottle drawings, pallet configurations, CAD designs, artwork, and other pertinent documents for Saxco's master data and asset library requirements.
  • Supports the overall S&OP process, including the identification of supply optimization opportunities, supplier opportunities and risks, and associated recommendations to support company goals. *Other related projects and duties as assigned Additional SKILLS AND KNOWLEDGE
    • Advanced knowledge and expertise in materials management, replenishment, and inventory control and optimization
    • Proactive, timely, and excellent communication both written and oral
    • Attention to detail demonstrates accuracy and thoroughness
    • Demonstrates initiative to continuously improve performance and department
    • Excellent organization and time management skills, ability to prioritize and plan work activities
    • Prove ability to effectively work in a fast-paced environment while consistently delivering superior results within given deadlines
    • Embodies Saxco's cultural expectations, including customer focus, collaboration, teamwork, respect, and other important cultural attributes
    • Ability to develop and maintain personal relationships with internal and external stakeholders
    • Two years plus procurement experience and Microsoft AX preferred
    • Prior packaging industry experience preferred
    • Lean Six Sigma experience and/or certification preferred
    • Proficiency with MS Word, Excel, Outlook, and PowerBI Disability AccommodationApplicants with disabilities may be entitled to reasonable accommodations, absent undue hardship, under the Americans with Disabilities Act and certain state and local laws. A reasonable accommodation is a change in the way things are normally done which will ensure an equal employment opportunity for qualified individuals with disabilities and will enable them to perform their job duties. This may include appropriate adjustments or modifications of employer policies, including a mandatory vaccination requirement. Please inform Saxco's personnel representative if you need assistance completing this application or otherwise believe you need an accommodation regarding the requirements set forth in this job description because of a disability. Religious AccommodationApplicants with sincerely held religious beliefs, observances, or practices may be entitled to reasonable accommodations, absent undue hardship, under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and certain state and local laws if the applicant's religious beliefs, observances, or practices otherwise conflict with requirements set forth in this job description.Please inform Saxco's personnel representative if you believe you need an accommodation regarding the requirements set forth in this job description because of a sincerely held religious belief, observance, or practice.Equal Opportunity Employer: Saxco International is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, national origin, gender, age, religion, disability, sexual orientation, veteran status or marital status.Management retains the discretion to add to or change the duties of the position at any time. PI216927058

Keywords: Saxco International, Franklin , Buyer, Other , Franklin, Tennessee

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