The Buyer is responsible for the procurement of raw materials, equipment and services for FURUKAWA ELECTRIC MOROCCO. This is accomplished through the review and maintenance of the automated inventory control system (SAP).
The Buyer is also responsible for soliciting quotes and proposals for materials and / or services. This information is to be evaluated and business awarded to the most appropriate supplier.
The Buyer shall also maintain proper documentation to ensure that suppliers have sufficient information to provide quality products.
They shall also monitor industry trends for potential opportunities or issues.
Major Duties and Responsibilities
Review usage information and inventory level guidelines. Use this information as a basis for purchases
Create PO on SAP and send them to the supplier
Follow up of orders by updating the vendor confirmed delivery date on SAP
Follow up of custom clearance of goods with freight forwarders
Arrange transportations of goods
Create third party purchase orders for FEM contract manufacturers. Responsible for subsequent third party PO follow-up with suppliers and contract manufacturers including expedites, modifications, revisions, expedited freight, etc
Work on various projects including new product launch, sourcing changes, aged / surplus inventory disposition and cost reductions
Update and establish purchasing procedures as required
Maintain a list of qualified suppliers
Provide input to supplier evaluations
Cross training in order to serve as a backup for other team members
Follow up of key performance indicators : OTIF, RM disruption & shortage
Assist Materials Management with suggested inventory levels and recommend purchase quantities
Recommend updates to purchasing procedures to department manager
Strong computer skills Microsoft office including Microsoft Excel at intermediate level (formulas, formatting, etc.)
Strong interpersonal and communication skills expresses self well both written and orally
Strong data entry skills
Self-starter, ability to work well independently and multitask
Strong team player
Attention to detail and accuracy are essential
SAP experience highly recommended
Connectivity and Fusion Splicer Product knowledge preferred
Previous purchasing experience preferred
Technical / associate degree or higher preferred
Working knowledge of accounting principles preferred
Prior experience with production planning, MRP, and economic order quantities preferred
Knowledge of lean processes preferred
Education and Certification
Bachelor’s degree in Supply Chain / Logistics, Marketing, Business Management or related Field
Core skill level requirements as listed
Decision Making Requirements
Establish purchase agreements with terms favorable to FEM
Determine quantities, pricing and delivery dates for purchased items ensuring and uninterrupted flow of business at FEM
Determine min.-max. levels for materials and propose them to Supply Chain and Procurement Management Department
Determine when to escalate or expedite materials and freight
Ability to prioritize and multitask
Employees are expected to serve as role models for safe work practices and behaviors. This includes following established health and safety policies and procedures, maintaining a clean, organized work area, wearing, and properly storing all personal protective equipment (PPE), and actively engaging as a safety conscious worker with personal safety and wellness as a priority.
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OFS is an Equal Opportunity Employer.