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Buyer Planner / Material Quality Assurance (QA)

Company: CM Almy
Location: Pittsfield
Posted on: September 14, 2019

Job Description:

Responsible to source, evaluate, and purchase equipment, materials, supplies, and services for the organization. Ensure incoming raw materials quality assurance processes are maintained and followed.--Create and maintain inventory item detail data and associated vendor account information on the company enterprise system.Analyze and maintain SKU reorder levels, quantities, and lead times to assure inventory availability is consistent with desired inventory turn rates.Manage the buying process from initiation to completion. Tasks include creating and dispatching purchase orders, tracking vendor acknowledgements, assuring on-time delivery, approving invoices for payment, and filing upon receipt.------Analyze incoming purchase requisitions for accuracy and collaborate with department managers when clarification is needed. Execute the purchases taking cost, request dates, quantities and future purchase considerations in mind. Analyze product specifications to prepare bid requests to several potential vendors to search for purchase option. Price, quality, lead time and specification match being key considerations. Continuously research and gather information from new supply sources to ensure products can be purchased from more than one vendor and best price and value are achieved.Negotiate directly with vendors to get the best possible pricing and payment options.Maintain close supplier relationships including performance assessment and partnering on issues to improve our inventory/cost objectives.Manage cost to identify areas of potential reduction and analyze the impact of pricing changes for goods and services.Make purchase decisions in accordance with company procedures and regulations.Maintain departmental relationships managing any problems related to product quality, cost, or delays in availability directly with department managers and leadership teams.Develop and maintain purchased product specifications and their receiving inspection procedures and acceptance criteria and assure suppliers acknowledge item specifications when responding to our POs.Design and implement policies and procedures to ensure quality standards are met for incoming materials. Develop methods to improve quality check efficiencies. Complete Quality Assurance (QA) tasks on incoming materials. Tasks may include inspection and/or evaluation of material or include following a process checklist for intended project. Coordinate annual purchased item cost budgeting process and the updating of future cost changes up through the beginning of the new fiscal year.Initiate the accounts payable process by holding and approving (or coordinating the approval of) invoices for purchased product receipts and forwarding to accounts payable and document archiving.Communicate any purchase order changes that affect material availability dates and communicate all potential and actual stock outs with purchasing leadership and appropriate departments.Maintain an outlook for upcoming changes in costs of purchased products and annually update forecast cost changes to a future cost record of the product database.Provide assistance to coworkers in common efforts to serve customer and company needs by providing information, assisting with tasks or participating as a team member on projectsOther duties as assigned

Keywords: CM Almy, New England , Buyer Planner / Material Quality Assurance (QA), Other , Pittsfield, Northeast

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