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Procurement Specialists

Company: Jet Midwest
Location: Kansas City
Posted on: August 6, 2022

Job Description:

Job DescriptionThe Materials Procurement Specialist is responsible for purchasing services, materials, supplies and product inventory to support the business operations of Jet Midwest. This is a buyer role, which will work closely with department managers to source inventory and services needed for the operational readiness of each team including but not limited to: facilities, shipping, warehousing, administrative, technical services, and operational needs for local and remote locations. The ideal candidate for this role will have leadership experience of colleagues and have a broad understanding of procurement "best practices" and exposure to a wide variety of purchasing duties, including goods and services necessary for the operations of the business along with the desire to lead projects to achieve schedule demands.To be successful, you will need to utilize excellent research, negotiation and prospecting skills, organizational skills, and a service-focused mindset daily. The flexibility to work the hours to ensure goods and services are successfully procured within the timeframe is required along with helping the Team achieve tactical and strategic goals.You will need to take ownership of daily tasks:

  • Perform research, qualification, selection, and purchase of various types of products and services necessary to the operational readiness of the facility and business operations
  • Negotiate pricing, quality of goods, deadlines, and expectations to ensure best value and timeliness of delivery is achieved
  • Create accurate purchase orders, track through delivery and work with suppliers, finance, receiving and other internal departments to assist with the review/resolution of discrepancies
  • Draft, seek budget approval, and submit requests for quotes
  • Develop cost reduction strategies and savings plans
  • Initiate warranty claims between company and vendor as needed for defective or damaged materials
  • Interface with finance to administer vendor credits, receivable and/or payable requirements
  • Work closely with all departments - in particular, operations, sales, quality, and warehouse- to ensure accurate and timely response to internal and external customers
  • Work collaboratively with Quality to ensure all purchased material conforms to requirements
  • Actively engage in supplier improvement efforts by participating in supplier engagement and performance management discussions with suppliers
  • Build and develop relationships with key suppliers and other vendors
  • Lead the creation, revision and organization of Desk Instructions for the Materials Procurement Team and assist with training requirements within Team
  • Assist with the oversight of daily activity and projects as needed We're a great match for you if:
    • Supply chain/procurement
    • ERP system usage
    • Research, Negotiation, Prospecting, and Organization
    • Professional communication
    • Microsoft Office
    • Vendor Management
    • 3+ years of experience in a broad Supply Chain or Purchasing Clerk, Buyer, or Coordinator role We're an even better match for you if you also:
      • Quantum ERP system
      • Lean/Six Sigma training
      • Formal negotiations training/certification
      • Microsoft PowerBIYou'll be building relationships through:
        • Direct customer contact
        • Business development contact
        • Regular interaction and coordination with team members at all levels of our supply chain Our work environment is:
          • Entrepreneurial, challenging, competitive, flexible, fast-paced, and fun
          • Collaborative and growth-minded We offer great benefits to employees:
            • Eligibility for our comprehensive benefits program starting the 1st of the month after 30 days of full time employment
            • 401K with company match
            • Paid time off and holidays
            • Growth opportunitiesOther Important Information:While performing the responsibilities of the Materials Procurement Coordinator, the employee will be seated at a desk, using a phone and computer, the majority of their workday. Less than 5% of their job duties will require the ability to: walk long distances, climb or balance, stoop, kneel, crouch and crawl. The noise level is typically low, as consistent with an office environment. At times, some light lifting may be required, up to 10 lbs. This job description is intended to convey information essential to understanding the scope of the Materials Procurement Specialist position and is not intended to be an exhaustive list of knowledge, skills, ability, efforts, duties, responsibilities or working conditions associated with the position. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individual with disabilities to perform the essential functions of the job.EOE M/F/D/V

Keywords: Jet Midwest, Kansas City , Procurement Specialists, Other , Kansas City, Kansas

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