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Company: Broadwind
Location: Manitowoc
Posted on: January 16, 2022

Job Description:

Are you a Buyer that Thinks BIG? Broadwind Heavy Fabrications has an opening for a Buyer (we call them Sourcing Specialists) in our Manitowoc plant. In this role you will be responsible for identifying and coordinating supply chain resources needed to execute production initiatives. This is a very hands-on role, requiring a close relationship with those involved in manufacturing and a thorough understanding of the schedule to ensure needed supplies are available to meet our customer?s deadlines. This person must understand business urgencies and be able to work in a very reactive environment, as is today?s supply chain! We are flexible with level, based on the experience and skills you bring to the table. Responsibilities include:

  • Manage sourcing/purchasing activities, based on the production schedule, ensuring required supplies are on site at the time needed ? assess pricing, materials and timelines
  • Research costs, negotiate pricing, leverage spend, standardize products/services where possible to support cost-savings initiatives; suggest supply changes based on pricing and production strategies.
  • Oversee supplier relationships; question and hold supplier accountable for cost increases, misses in delivery or quality
  • Follow established non-conformance processes and report problems immediately
  • Communicate and coordinate with all departments as needed
  • Support estimating team in RFQ process supplying material estimates for quotes to our customers
  • Work with teams to perform inventory counts on necessary intervals; assist finance with invoice discrepancies and supplier billing issues. Qualifications and skills needed to be successful include: - Associate degree in purchasing, supply chain, logistics or related field - Bachelor?s Degree in supply chain, business management, accounting, finance, engineering is desired - 3+ years in a purchasing or supply chain role in a manufacturing environment - Experience with order management systems required - Results driven, able to execute to a plan with limited supervision - High attention to detail, good analysis and reporting skills - Ability to problem solve and come up with sound alternatives - Strong interpersonal and customer/vendor interface skills - Ability to negotiate with successful results

Keywords: Broadwind, Green Bay , Buyer, Professions , Manitowoc, Wisconsin

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