Business Need / Purpose of Role Compiles information and records to prepare purchase orders for procurement of material by performing the following duties. Objectives & Measurement - Key Responsibilities Including but not limited to: *Plans, schedules and monitors supply of purchased material and/or components to ensure manufacturing schedules can be met in a timely and efficient manner. *Reviews MRP messages to determine purchase order required on a daily basis and makes delivery and quantity adjustments as needed. *Evaluates schedule changes for impact on customer/manufacturing schedule and inventory. *Expedites orders as necessary. Identifies actual and potential delivery issues and takes proactive steps to inform appropriate personnel and resolve. *Manages and finds resolution to non-conforming product delivered by suppliers *Coordinates Engineering Changes to reduce/mitigate obsolescence. *Supports purchasing of New Product Introductions. *Maintains accuracy of ERP data (leadtime, pricing, minimums, etc.) *Ensures adherence to all product and process documentation. *Identifies process bottlenecks and opportunities for improvement. *Develops relationships with key suppliers. *Works with suppliers to resolve shortages, discrepancies, quality concerns and performance issues. *Negotiates pricing at the direction of sourcing. *Verifies nomenclature and specifications of purchase requests. *Analyzes cost components of purchased product to determine the factors that impact the price of the product. *Requires critical thinking and strong attention to detail. Ability to multi-task and prioritize. Job Knowledge / Education and Qualifications Qualifications To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. Education and/or Experience Bachelor s degree with five (5) year related experience, or Associate s degree with eight (8) plus years related experience, or equivalent combination of education, training, and experience. CPM or APICS certification desired.