The Purchasing Analyst is responsible for purchasing raw materials and finished goods into the Ferndale, MI facility through SAP or purchase request systems.
- Buyer is the purchasing SAP expert and must be able to “ read” SAP system to purchase enough, but not too much material.
- Has the ability to multitask, meet strict deadlines and manage inventory; detail-oriented with outstanding follow-up skills.
- Purchasing Analyst holds suppliers accountable for accurate quality, prompt acknowledgements, established delivery dates, and proper labeling of incoming materials by utilizing SCARs to correct substandard behavior.
- At the same time the Purchasing Analyst must maintain positive relationship with suppliers to negotiate short lead-times, low prices and occasionally return obsolete raw materials.
Education – Minimum 1 year college, Bachelor’ s degree preferred.
Knowledge – Experience with Microsoft Excel, Word and MRP systems (SAP preferred).
Experience – Minimum of 5+ years of experience in a manufacturing environment preferably with chemicals.
Personal Skills – Strong negotiation, cost reduction and analysis skills. Work very effectively across all functions in the company. Proven interpersonal verbal and written communication skills enabling the effective communication of ideas, methods, and solutions to complex problems.