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Posted: Wednesday, January 17, 2018 10:00 AM

Job Description:/h3:
Reports to the Chief Financial Officer and is responsible for providing the procurement, project management, sourcing, negotiation, and inventory management for the Company.
Skill Requirements
:A degree in Supply Chain Management, or related field, is required. Related long:term experiences and job specific training in the following areas: Supply Chain Management, Purchasing, transportation logistics including overseas shipping, Material Requirements Planning (MRP), and inventory control are required.
:A minimum of 5 to 7 years of experience in leading purchasing operations in a manufacturing setting is required. Must have a sound understanding of MRP and must be able to develop and maintain an environment where it can be successfully employed.
:Advanced Microsoft Office required including Outlook and Excel. Experience with a manufacturing software package would also be advantageous. Proficiency in the use of standard office equipment is desirable. Previous experience using Visual Manufacturing a plus.
:Strong oral and written communication and negotiating skills; must be able to organize and coordinate across departmental lines. Must be able to work with minimum supervision.
:Ability to travel 1:2 days per week or as needed.
:Strategically manages the purchasing function for Chesters International, LLC., Wynns Grain and Spice, LLC., and BirdShack, LLC. and identifies opportunities for improvement in purchasing operations.
:Monitors and documents MRP, stock:outs, and excessive inventory. Ensures inventory accuracy; executes physical inventory and cycle counts.
:Leads and works with development teams on new product development for key accounts, for our branded programs and works closely with our Marketing team on multi:unit national and regional accounts.
:Leads cross:functional sourcing and product development teams as appropriate to facilitate best decision:making with regard to supplier selection and brand representation. Owns the RFP process when applicable, provides timely cost and supply information to support the decision:making process.
:Collaborating with company Brand Integrity and Quality personnel, implements and maintains performance scorecard reporting to suppliers to drive continuous improvement and processing of corrective and preventative actions. When the need arises, works with key team members to resolve supplier issues.
:Develops and manages a review of MRP and its associated production schedule; acts as the office of primary responsibility for the purchase of all parts, supplies, and materials necessary to the operation of the Company; reviews vendor pricing and maintains current vendor sourcing information and supplier approval program. Manage MRP to take best advantage of on:hand purchased and manufactured inventories. Fosters a long:term relationship with quality vendors to ensure an adequate vendor sourcing information; communicates effectively with vendors and plant management.
:Manage product demand and forecasting through an understanding of the entire supply chain; manage and ensure on:time delivery to customers of third:party shipments.
:Executes the proper ordering of assigned parts, supplies, and materials; enters all purchase orders into the system; negotiates with vendors any necessary changes to existing orders.
:Maintains intra:company Kanban systems.
:Assists in converting the Companys strategic plan items, as they apply to purchasing parts, supplies, and materials, to goals and objectives for accomplishment; assists in the development of a plan to achieve these objectives.
:Participates in supplier audits and new vendor evaluations.
:Procures materials and plans inventory for staging of domestic and international shipments. Ensures materials are to customer specifications.
:Ensure that cost reduction schedules, as well as production schedules, are met as planned; desired inventory levels are maintained.


• Location: Birmingham

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