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Senior Buyer

Company: Regional Recreation Corporation of Wood Buffalo
Location: Plymouth
Posted on: April 6, 2021

Job Description:

All trademark and product names are trademarks of Cantel Medical Corp., its affiliates and related companies. OLYMPUS--, PENTAX--, FUJIFILM---, STORZ--, and WOLF-- are trademarks of their respective owners. Purchase materials, components, goods, and services to support manufacturing operations. Request quotes and identify potential sources of supply that meet cost, quality, and delivery objectives. Actively manage and evaluate supply chain with respect to supplier performance, seek opportunities that drive continuous improvement in cost, delivery, and quality. Act as the Cantel primary point of contact for all issues and activities associated with materials purchased from suppliers of assigned commodities. Assume a lead role in supplier sourcing, evaluation, and management of key products. Analyze market and delivery conditions to determine present and future material availability.-- #CB What you will do

  • Study market prices and trends, engineering developments and manufacturing method improvements applicable to assigned responsibilities.
  • Identify and track market trends in company's industry for competitive analysis.
  • Interview and confer with current and prospective suppliers to determine supply capabilities, transportation logistics, inventory control, and management.
  • Lead overall product strategy development, R&D requirements and manufacturing coordination for new and emerging products as assigned.
  • Purchase assigned commodities according to ERP system messages, requisitions and manual form service requisitions / purchase requisitions.
  • Issue purchase orders and change orders for assigned commodities, ensure that proper internal documentation (requisitions / approvals) and external documentation (specifications, drawings) are provided by requestors and to suppliers.
  • Manage the return of discrepant material to supplier for disposition per the Material Reject
  • Record and coordinate with Receiving, Quality and Accounts Payable in resolving any receiving issues for materials.
  • Utilize ERP reports to ensure adequate inventory of purchased material is maintained in order to meet manufacturing requirements.
  • Communicate timely and current information regarding material availability.
  • Develop, maintain, and recommend suppliers to support departmental and corporate Quality, Delivery, Cost, and Inventory objectives.
  • Maintain strong working relationships with suppliers, utilize ERP and other systems to monitor and report on supplier performance, coordinate and ensure corrective actions are executed as appropriate. Primary contact with suppliers for assigned commodities.
  • Secure and analyze quotes; select existing and/or source new suppliers, negotiate price, payment terms, and lead time with suppliers to include maintenance of information in appropriate system databases. Conduct negotiations of supply agreements with suppliers.
  • Ability to identify and define problems/issues, collect data; establish and draw valid conclusions.
  • Understanding of Lean Manufacturing and Continuous Improvement concepts.
  • Occasional travel required to resolve supplier issues and develop new sources. What we are looking for
    • BA or BS degree in supply chain, operations, business, or related field and/or a minimum of five years purchasing/materials experience in a manufacturing environment.
    • Certification through ISM or APICS desirable.
    • Experience working with an Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) system, preferably SAP.
    • Proficient with Microsoft Office products.
    • Familiarity with ISO, FDA, and GMP requirements.
    • Initiates and takes a leadership role in programs aimed at improved quality, delivery, or cost.
    • Understanding of manufacturing processes, cost drivers, and market dynamics for assigned commodities.
    • Experience negotiating supplier contracts and executing cost savings projects.
    • Excellent organizational and time management skills.
    • Exceptional written and verbal communications.
    • Strong analytical, decision-making, and problem-solving skills.
    • Outstanding interpersonal skills and works well within cross-functional team environments.
    • Formal and informal leadership skills. IDEAL CANDIDATE PROFILE:
      • This role will be responsible for all planning, purchasing and supply chain activities for the production of a novel new technology and will require someone who is capable of operating with a start-up mentality but as part of a larger company.
      • Customer Service Attributes:
        • Flexible and able to manage customer expectations by appropriate prioritization of assigned responsibilities. Sense of urgency where necessary to support customer needs.
        • Personal Characteristics:
          • Honesty, integrity and willingness to learn/apply new techniques.
          • Ability to work cross-functionally and among all levels of management. WORKING CONDITIONS:
            • Ability to remain in a stationary position to utilize standard office tools.
            • Move about office and manufacturing area as necessary.
            • Operate office equipment (i.e., computer, calculator, copy machine, fax machine). Who we are At Cantel, preventing infection is our business. As a leading provider of infection prevention products and services in the healthcare market, we are dedicated to delivering high-quality, innovative solutions that improve outcomes and help save lives. We accomplish this mission by delivering our products through the following operating units: Medical: Endoscopy procedure disposables include single-use valves and irrigation tubing. The medical device reprocessing systems, disinfectants, detergents we manufacture and distribute are used to disinfect high-level endoscopes. Life Sciences: Water purification systems for dialysis facilities. We work with leading dialysis caregivers, delivering hemodialysis dialyzers and reprocessing systems, as well as sterilants and filtration products. Dental: Single-use, infection prevention products used primarily in the dental market (face masks, sterilization pouches, towels and bibs, tray covers, saliva ejectors, germicidal wipes, plastic cups and disinfectants).-- Cantel employees are inspired to improve the lives of patients, caregivers and healthcare providers. If you are looking for a company driven by an entrepreneurial spirit and have the passion to shape the future of infection prevention, we want to meet you. Join us and see why people love working here. Sorry the Share function is not working properly at this moment. Please refresh the page and try again later. Share on your newsfeed Loading...

              Cantel is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Employer. Women, minorities, veterans, and individuals with disabilities as well as other qualified individuals are encouraged to apply. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or national origin or other protected class status.

              Cantel maintains a drug-free workplace. Cantel is providing notification that the unlawful manufacture, sale, distribution, dispensation, possession, or use of a controlled substance or marijuana is prohibited in the workplace and that violations will result in disciplinary action up to and including termination.

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