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Company: Construction Specialties
Location: Muncy
Posted on: June 10, 2021

Job Description:

Construction Specialties, Inc.

Founded in 1948, Construction Specialties (CS) is a specialty building products manufacturer. CS provides solutions to building challenges that architects, designers, building owners, facility managers, and contractors face every day. Since inventing the first extruded louver, CS has become a global leader in all our product categories. Our products are a part of some of the most iconic buildings around the world-from the world's tallest tower, Burj Khalifa in Dubai, to the Oculus at the World Trade Center Transit Hub in Manhattan. If you want to work in an inspiring atmosphere and collaborate with customers and colleagues to solve challenges, we're the right place for you. CS: Making Buildings Better

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include the following. Other duties may be assigned.

  • Plans purchase orders for a variety of commodities, materials, and supplies. Works from requisitions, drawings, specifications and memos.
  • Reviews upcoming orders to ensure that proper quantities are on order. Update quantities just prior to vendor's run date.
  • Locates sources of supply, interviews vendors, checks reliability of suppliers, obtains quotations and makes quotation comparisons. Also maintains direct follow-up of purchase orders and develops adequate and reliable sources of supply.
  • As conditions warrant, expedites advanced shipments of orders or orders in part to satisfy plant production requirements.
  • Reviews upcoming orders to ensure that deliveries are on schedule.
  • Contacts vendor by mail, phone, or visit to verify shipment of goods on specified date.
  • Follows up on overdue materials.
  • Maintains vendor performance reports as required.
  • Reviews open allocations to ensure that allocations for completed jobs are deleted from the system.
  • Works with Shipping Manager to ensure deliveries. Researches and authorizes special shipping as the situation demands.
  • Works with Shipping Manager to negotiates rates and service schedules to ensure timely delivery of material at the most economical cost. Communicates daily between C/S Sales Departments and transportation companies.
  • Informs supervisor of problems as encountered such as failure of vendor to supply materials, short deliveries, transit problems, etc., so that alternate procedures may be initiated, e.g. utilizing alternate supply sources, revising production schedules, etc., to avoid delays.
  • Receives and reviews requisitions for goods or services to be purchased. Ascertains required delivery dates and what materials and quantities should be purchased from purchase requisition or other authorization.
  • Maintains records of purchase orders, followup and expediting activities.
  • Establishes and varies inventory levels, order points and procurement lead time for delivery to assure adequate operating stocks to facilitate manufacturing schedules and customer services.
  • Maintains stock levels in the most economical quantities to minimize investment, controls storage costs, handling and obsolescence.
  • Provides and maintains basis for recording inventories, movement and storage of materials and goods and appropriate controls to accomplish the above objectives.
  • Compiles data from sources such as contracts, purchase orders, invoices, requisitions, and accounting reports and writes, types, or enters information into computer to maintain inventory, purchasing, shipping, or other records.
  • Compiles stock control records and information such as consumption rate, characteristics of items in storage, and current market conditions, to determine stock supply and need for replenishment.
  • Prepares requisitions, orders, or other documents for purchasing or requisitioning new or additional stock items.
  • Formulates and projects future inventory needs and schedules to facilitate procurement and delivery.
  • Assists in determining obsolete materials and parts; reviews files to determine unused items and recommends disposal of excess stock.
  • Assigns and builds new part numbers as required.
  • Reports to Supply Chain Manager any changes that would save production time and money, and develops reports to keep track of same.
  • Works with I.T. Group to develop programs or revise existing programs in reference to the production or manufacturing of IWP products.
  • Provides technical support to committees or teams as needed.
  • Converses with Research and Development to ensure proper coordination in the introduction of new products.
  • Performs special projects as requested.
  • Ensures conformance to all aspects of the ISO 14001 standard and Construction Specialties' Environmental Management System (EMS), including its environmental policy while performing job functions that may have a significant impact on the environment.

KNOWLEDGE/ SKILLS/ EXPERIENCE/ EDUCATION: (Minimum Education and/or Experience required)

  • High school graduate plus additional specialized training in Inventory Control Management, data processing, and related subjects equivalent to a two-year college education.
  • Two to three years related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Critical thinking and strong negotiation skills.
  • Strong communication skills, both written and verbal.
  • Comprehensive understanding of industry standard purchase order software platforms, Oracle experience preferred
  • Strong computer skills (Excel, Microsoft Word, PowerPoint).
  • Must have strong attention to detail
  • Ability to work well with a team
  • Able to thrive in a high-stress and fast-paced environment

SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • No

Keywords: Construction Specialties, Scranton , Buyer, Other , Muncy, Pennsylvania

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