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Buyer Co-Op Student

Company: IPEX Group of Companies
Location: Pineville
Posted on: August 6, 2022

Job Description:

Job DescriptionIPEX is one of the North American leading providers of advanced plastic piping systems. Our mission is to shape a better tomorrow by connecting people with water and energy. We currently have an exciting opportunity as a Buyer Co-Op Student.This role is based in our Pineville office and reports to the Purchasing Manager. Do not miss the opportunity to join a diverse group of people-centric professionals, thought leaders and rapid thinkers, entrepreneurs in spirit and status quo-fighters!Job SummaryThe incumbent will be responsible for Sites indirect Purchasing activities, Active in Supplier Selection & Rationalization, Cost Negotiations and Inventory Management. The buyer will complete purchases consistent with parameters set out by the budgetary and forecasting exercises to support business needs in addition to find opportunities and implement initiatives to improve site efficiencies. Respond to the needs of the manufacturing plant(s) for procurement of goods and services to support sites operations & productivity.Principal Responsibilities

  • Responsible for Site Purchasing activities: Indirect Items
  • Active in Supplier Selection & Rationalization, Cost Negotiations and Inventory Management
  • Complete purchases consistent with parameters set out by the budgetary and forecasting exercises to support business needs
  • Finds opportunities and implements initiatives to improve site efficiencies
  • Provides direction, instructions and guidance to Plant personnel as part of their role of Procurement Representatives at their respective site(s).
  • Monitor supplier performance and keep Plants abreast of potential supply chain risks
  • Use of Planning or Requisitioning Systems to complete analysis of requirements and creation of purchase orders.
  • Sourcing & Procurement of Indirect Items (Industrial, Safety & Janitorial Supplies, Waste Management, Oils & Lubricants) as requested
  • Monitor KANBAN/Min-Max to manage inventory levels to ensure that the site has materials to run daily operations efficiently
  • Negotiate pricing and Supply Agreements on selected items, constantly re-examining and re-evaluating existing contracts while maintaining strong supplier relationships
  • Work with Strategic Sourcing on Site contract implementation & commercial contract management activities
  • Collaborates & provides input to Category Managers and Sourcing Specialists.RequirementsQualifications & ExperienceTechnical Skills & Experience
    • Intermediate/Expert knowledge of Excel/Microsoft Office
    • Knowledge in Thermoplastics pipe and fittings industry an asset
    • Experience using various MRP/ERP system an assetCOMPETENCIES:
      • Excellent negotiation and teamwork skills
      • Well-developed organization and prioritization skills; detailed oriented
      • Strong analytical, decision-making & problem-solving skillsKEY RELATIONSHIPS: The Buyer is in frequent communication with both internal and external customers, communicates regularly with vendors and with IPEX employees at all levels, including senior management. Collaborates with peers on a regular basis.WORKING CONDITIONS:
        • Nearly always work indoors in corporate office environment with long periods of sitting
        • Employee may be exposed to a minimal level of hazards in the work environment, such as noise, heat and moving machinery.
        • Occasionally, the employee will be required to wear protective eyewear, appropriate gloves, hearing protection, respiratory protection, safety shoes, hard hat, and/or other.
        • Employee may experience progressive degrees of factors in the work process which may cause mental tension or anxiety (changing work priorities, deadlines, accuracy, quotas, conflicting demands.TRAVEL: Employee will be required to travel 15% of the time; Employee may need to occasionally visit other IPEX locations or vendors facilities.IPEX is committed to providing accommodations for people with disabilities throughout the recruitment process and, upon request, will work with qualified job applicants to provide suitable accommodation in a manner that takes into account the applicants accessibility needs due to disability. Accommodation requests are available to candidates taking part in all aspects of the selection process for IPEX jobs. To request an accommodation, please contact HR at HR@ipexna.comBenefits

Keywords: IPEX Group of Companies, Rock Hill , Buyer Co-Op Student, Other , Pineville, South Carolina

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