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Procurement Buyer

Company: Industrial Service Solutions
Location: Lafayette
Posted on: November 18, 2021

Job Description:

Position Summary: The Procurement Buyer has the primary responsibility of ensuring material and service availability to operations. Other responsibilities include managing inventory levels, interacting/coordinating with suppliers on a variety of topics, and supporting other business functions as required. The successful person in this role must be able to operate within a time-sensitive environment and in compliance with multiple project deadlines. Essential Duties and Responsibilities: * Place purchase orders with suppliers for the procurement of production material as required by forecast and the production schedule. * Manage and resolve issues regarding PO to invoice discrepancies, returns and quality problems with suppliers. * Monitor status of open purchase orders to ensure on-time delivery of all materials, including timely resolution, communication, and mitigation of future potential problems. * Expedite or defer orders as required based on schedule/inventory changes. * Determine and establish optimal inventory levels based on forecast, demand variation and material lead times. * Manage the inter-company flow of materials between warehouse locations. * Provide back-up support for supply chain functions including shipping, receiving, material handling and other duties as assigned. * Collaborate with internal customers and provide a high level of customer service, including recommending solutions, resources, and alternative supply options. * Ensure and promote compliance to Company and Procurement policies and procedures. * Aggressively negotiate favorable pricing with approved vendors, establish and maintain assigned schedules and delivery dates as identified by the Operations team. * Strong negotiation, administration, organizational and communication skills. * Competency in office computer, data analysis and accounting skills. * Ability to be proactive and lead initiatives. * Ability to safely navigate on work sites with occasional walking, climbing, standing, stepping, etc., during normal operating conditions (day/night, outdoor hot/cold weather) including proper use of designated personal protective equipment (PPE). * Occasionally be required to stand, walk, sit, reach with hands and arms, climb or balance, stoop or kneel, talk, and hear, and use fingers and hands to feel objects, tools, or controls. * Perform other duties as assigned. Qualifications: * Four-Year College Degree in business, marketing, sales management, or related field. * 3-5 years of experience in a buyer role can supplement for education requirement. * Strong sense of urgency & attention to detail. * Proficient with MS Office suite- advanced skills with MS Excel. * Strong written communication skills. * Ability to work with minimal supervision in a fast-paced environment. * 1 to 2 years of using Sage software for purchasing functions. * Experience purchasing for construction industry. (Reasonable accommodations will be made for otherwise qualified individuals with a disability.) The above job description is not intended to be an all-inclusive list of duties and standards of the position. Incumbents will follow any other instructions, and perform any other related duties, as assigned by their supervisor.

Keywords: Industrial Service Solutions, Lafayette , Procurement Buyer, Other , Lafayette, Louisiana

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