Buyer

Location

Neenah Foundry Co.
Neenah, WI

Position Details

Full Time | Regular
This is a salaried position.
Salary Not Specified
Start Date Not Specified

Candidate Requirements

Bachelor’s Degree Education

Job Summary

Responsible for product and service procurement as it relates to supporting Neenah Foundry. The position will be responsible for transacting purchases for raw materials, MRO, spare parts, facilities services, production equipment, and administrative goods and services. The role will support a timely and accurate Purchase-to-Pay (P2P) process spanning from the intake of requisitions and user requirements, to Purchase Order (PO) generation, to the follow-up on delivery and order receipt. The position will coordinate activities with Accounts Payable, Production, Quality, Engineering, and Senior Management.

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Functions

Competence

Edu & Exp

Physical

Travel

Functions
  • Collaborate with the Supply Chain Managers to support department requirements.
  • Knowledge of and experience with basic supply chain processes (planning, procurement, inventory management, and freight).
  • Understanding of BOMs, RFP/RFQs, Purchase Requisitions, and Supplier Agreements.
  • Experience in resolving billing discrepancies and invoice reconciliation issues.
  • Communicate effectively with suppliers/service providers to management accounts, solve problems, and document issues.
  • Monitor delivery date commitments from suppliers and actual receipt of goods & services to assure the timely fulfillment of user requests.
  • Knowledge of invoicing and payment processes, and the matching of invoices to POs.
  • Ability to evaluate supplier quotes and perform basic negotiation of delivery dates, payment terms and pricing.
  • Solicit quotations for materials and services, analyze bids for specification compliance, pricing, delivery commitments, and past vendor performance.
  • Develop basic cost models and understand the cost drivers for various types of goods and services. Use competitive sourcing and cost evaluations to select suppliers who meet the corporate financial goals.
  • Proactively identify potential risks for commodities and develop/execute strategies to mitigate the risks in commodities.
  • Manage escalated issues within commodities, and work with Supply Chain colleagues, production teams, and suppliers to resolve the issues.
  • Adhere to the ISO Policies and Procedures.
  • Maintain Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) for monthly reporting.

This is not an exhaustive list of duties or functions and may not necessarily comprise all of the "essential functions" for purposes of the ADA. Job duties may change over time and additional job functions may become essential. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Competence
  • Data organization skills
  • Analytical skills (i.e. cost modeling, quotation analysis, supplier selection).
  • Ability to successfully interact and positively influence internal stakeholders and suppliers to deliver the results.
  • Excellent written and verbal communications skills

This position description is intended to cover the most significant, ongoing job functions and competency areas. Successful performance in the role will require performing satisfactorily other duties as assigned.

Edu & Exp
  • Bachelor Degree in Supply Chain Management, Business Administration, or Finance
  • Relevant work and/ or internship experience in Supply Chain or related field.
Physical

Exerting up to 50 pounds of force occasionally and/or minimal amount of force frequently or constantly to lift, carry, push, pull or otherwise move objects, including the human body.

The worker must be able to access, analyze and otherwise work with, enter information stored in or obtained through the company's computer system, and to communicate effectively with co-workers and third parties who have business dealings with the Company's operations.  

Travel

Up to 15% travel to supplier locations.

Candidates for positions with NEI, Neenah Foundry Company and its subsidiaries must be legally authorized to work in the United States. Verification of employment eligibility will be required at the time of hire. All offers of employment will be conditioned upon successful completion of a post-offer, pre-hire background check, and drug screen. Visa sponsorship is not available for this position.

Equal Opportunity Employer of Minorities, Females, Protected Veterans, and Individual with Disabilities.