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Buyer I

Company: Austal USA, LLC
Location: Mobile
Posted on: February 15, 2020

Job Description:

Buyer I in Mobile, AL at Austal Date Posted: 01/16/2020 Job Snapshot Employee Type: Full-time Location: Mobile, AL Date Posted: 1/16/2020 Job Description Any qualified individual with a disability who is having difficulty in completing an application because of incompatible technology or other disability-related application issues may contact us at the following phone number for assistance: . Austal shall abide by the requirements of 41 CFR 60-1.4(a), 60-300.5(a) and 60-741.5(a). These regulations prohibit discrimination against qualified individuals based on their status as protected veterans or individuals with disabilities, and prohibit discrimination against all individuals based on their race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, or national origin. Moreover, these regulations require that covered prime contractors and subcontractors take affirmative action to employ and advance in employment individuals without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, protected veteran status or disability. Austal's commitment to equal employment opportunity applies at all levels of employment, in all job titles, including the executive level, and to all employment actions, including but not limited to decisions concerning recruitment, hiring, training, and promotion. GENERAL PURPOSE AND SCOPE Assure continuous availability of supplied components to meet future demand for globally used parts. Ensures plant needs and requirements are met while maintaining a high level of customer service. Conducts the day to day responsibility for a buying desk, or assist other Buyers, in a specific commodity group within the Purchasing Department. Transactions are generally routine, low dollar, low risk, and standard complexity with high volume. DUTIES/RESPONSIBILITIES: - Issues standard purchase orders up to $15M in a timely manner (and under supervision) for raw materials, parts, subassemblies, finished goods, MRO materials, equipment, tooling, supplies and/or services from suppliers via purchase requisitions or MRP messages. - Follows up with requestors and end users regarding purchase order due dates and status when inquiries are made or are past the delivery date. - Follows traffic and logistics guidelines and minimizes the use of expedited shipping services where/when possible. - Ensures purchase orders are placed in compliance with CPSR requirements. - Follows all supply chain policies, procedures, guidelines and instructions including those regarding the procurement of materials and particularly the ability to keep confidential information regarding all purchasing or commodity strategies confidential (and in some cases, within the supply chain function exclusively). - Assist in running and maintaining MRP open order, expedite, de-expedite, and past due reports and updates MRP/IFS accordingly. - Works in cooperation with material planning, production planning and logistics to reduce part inventory, obsolete and slow moving materials and handle schedule changes. - Responsible for supporting related departments with the resolution of supplier invoice discrepancies and non-conforming material, requisition issues etc. - Represents the supplier inside Austal. AUSTAL USA JOB DESCRIPTION TITLE: Buyer I Approved by: Sr. Supply Chain Director Reference: JDFUSA973 Bill Rebarick Classification: Salaried Exempt 2 Revised 3/21/19 - Maintains close communication with supplier account and customer service personnel, and management levels if necessary, so as to minimize risk due to supplier capacity issues, plant shutdowns, and other day to day disruptions that may affect Austal and/or open purchase orders. - Assists with supplier metrics and advising suppliers of their performance. - Maintains professional relationships with suppliers. - Provides input on commodity strategies and related projects. - Assists with reviewing statements of work when required. - Maintains, or assists other Buyers in maintaining, the Buyer scorecard for the assigned buying desk to assist with cost savings/cost avoidance reporting. - Completes basic purchasing activities in both MRP and project/purchase requisition oriented type environments under Contractor Purchasing System Review guidelines. - Participates in plant continuous improvement, Lean Manufacturing, 5S, and other initiatives involving the Supply Chain function. - Being the main contact point for outside departments (e.g., Engineering, Accounting, etc.) as well as suppliers. - Participates in price book activities. - Other duties as assigned. - Complies with Austal's employee handbook general guidelines, company procedures and policies QUALIFICATIONS/KNOWLEDGE/EXPERIENCE: - One (1) years' business experience and/or College degree in Business or Materials discipline required. Intern, co-op or shop floor experience accepted towards business experience. Purchasing or materials department/function preferred. - High School diploma/GED required. - Basic to Intermediate level skills in Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, Power Point), Internet Explorer and Outlook required. Access skills preferred. - New hires are required to successfully complete Austal Buyer I Certification within the first 90 days of hire. - Incumbent individuals are required to complete the requisite courses required to be eligible for promotion to the corresponding levels - Additional preferred experience: Use of ERP/MRP systems and logic such as IFS, BAAN, SAP, JD Edwards and Oracle with IFS as first preference. Purchasing experience in a Contractor Purchasing System Review- U.S. defense environment. Material and service sourcing activities (quoting, analyzing, negotiating, reporting and purchase order placement.) 3 Revised 3/21/19 Order follow- up activities (expediting, de-expediting and statusing); Discrepancy resolution activities (invoice discrepancies, non-conforming material cases and repair/rework material authorizations); Dealing with traffic, routing instructions, and interaction with the laws governing direct and indirect purchasing. dealing with traffic, routing instructions, and interaction with the laws governing direct and indirect purchasing. Data mining and market analysis; Reading blueprints/drawings, interpret specifications and review statements of work. General understanding of the Uniform Commercial Code, U.S. Government FAR, DFARS and ITAR requirements. General understanding of enterprise quality system functionality (e.g., ISO 9000, AS9100, TS16949, etc.). General understanding of the material, services and manufacturing processes associated with the assigned buying desk. ADDITIONAL GUIDELINES All candidates must meet Austal USA's basic employment eligibility guidelines: - The ability to obtain and maintain a DoD clearance may be required if deemed necessary in the scope of your position responsibilities. - 18 years or older at time of application - Able to provide proof of US Person status (permanent resident or citizen) - No felony convictions of theft/deception or violent crimes within seven years from disposition date - No felony convictions of drug crimes within three years from disposition date - Willing to submit to a drug screen - Willing to submit to a background check DIRECTION EXERCISED: N/A DISCRETION EXERCISED: Will require the capacity to self-direct and reprioritize activity in order to support business needs and meet deadlines. LIAISES WITH: Company- Other Buyers, Commodity Purchasing Manager, Sr. Purchasing Manager, Director Supply Chain And Logistics, Senior Management, Materials Program Managers, Material program staff, Senior Logistics Manager, Traffic Lead, Compliance Coordinator (Supply Chain), document control and other administrative department personnel. External- Suppliers.

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