Purchasing Associate

Spectraforce

Columbus, Ohio


a month ago

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Purchasing Associate
Spectraforce
Columbus, Ohio

a month ago

Job Description

Job Title: Purchasing Associate
Location: Columbus, OH 43219
Duration: 10+ Months


Details:
Our location in Columbus, Ohio currently has an opportunity for an Ingredient Purchasing Coordinator. Ingredient Procurement is responsible for sourcing and securing all agricultural and nutritional commodities required to support global manufacturing operations. Ingredient Procurement supports Manufacturing, R&D, Marketing, QA, Regulatory and other functions to ensure utilizes suppliers that meet or exceed our quality, service, and delivery expectations.
The Purchasing Coordinator serves as the primary Ingredient Procurement Operations contact for suppliers in performing the day?to?day activities necessary to procure commodities used by client. All activities must adhere to Corporate Purchasing Policies and Division Purchasing Procedures. If procurement transactions are not completed successfully, timely delivery of materials is jeopardized. This can result in production risks, including but not limited to line shutdown, inadequate inventory, lost sales and project delays.
The Coordinator must possess analytical and problem?solving skills and be able to make decisions quickly using sound judgment. The Coordinator demonstrates the ability to prioritize to enhance productivity and manage workload with minimal supervision. The Coordinator must understand inventory control and basic accounting principles. Because coordination is required among internal and external parties and often involves information of a confidential nature, excellent oral and written communication skills are required.

Duties:
•    Approve invoices to be paid at or below $50 thousand per purchasing authority.
•    Communicate continuously with external partners (Suppliers, Third Party Manufacturers, Freight Carriers) and internal departments, including but not limited to (Mfg. Plants, R&D, Production Planning, Engineering, Package Development, Label Control, Plant QA, Supplier QA, Regulatory Affairs, Accounts Payable, Cost Accounting, Logistics, Contract Mfg., Marketing, Import/Export and IT) to assure materials are delivered on time, at the right price, to the correct location, and according to client specifications.
•    Create yearly blanket purchase orders for commodities supplied to client's domestic manufacturing plants and third?party manufacturers.
•    Generate forecasts for commodities purchased for the US and/or global operations. Perform comparative analysis on forecasts, actuals and contracts for global purchases to provide timely and comprehensive information about inventory, contract balances, and production changes. Offer recommendations to management to move volumes and/or increase contracts to avoid supply issues. Escalate issues suppliers may have about the forecasts.
•    Ensure compliance to client policies and procedures and manage audit readiness metrics.
•    Act as the liaison between client and suppliers when deliveries are late or on hold. Coordinate necessary actions to ensure material delivery, including expediting delivery from alternate sources.
•    Verify that purchase order releases and requisitions reflect the proper price, based on current contracts.  Incorrect pricing leads to late invoice payment, which affects supplier relationships, Client's credit standing, and potentially future deliveries of materials.
•    When applicable, possess knowledge of external guidelines and various governmental agencies and processes. Utilize systems and resources to support clearance, delivery and compliance of international and domestic orders.
•    Partner with suppliers to alleviate chronic delivery or quality problems. Work with the Procurement Mangers, manufacturing plants, client Supplier QA, other internal departments and suppliers to identify and implement solutions.
•    Act as the liaison between Client Accounts Payable and suppliers on invoicing issues related to price invoiced and quantity delivered, and on receiving proper credit for returned materials.
•    Manage communication with US and Global suppliers related to commodity qualifications, supplier expectations (including delivery) and ongoing performance related to nonconforming materials and special projects.
•    Responsible for distribution of Client policies related to key company initiatives and special informative letters as deemed by Corporate Policies, including department Supplier Diversity spend reporting and Supplier Risk.
•    Under the direction of the Procurement Managers, execute and finalize Confidential Disclosure Agreements using standard templates approved by Client Legal. Monitor compliance to key supply agreement provisions and Maintain supplier Insurance Certificates as required by Client policy.
•    Coordinate and administer globally the training for procurement personnel in all systems as well as roles and responsibilities.
•    When appropriate, assemble bid packages and/or requests for quotes or proposals, distribute to suppliers and consolidate responses for review by the appropriate Procurement Manager.

Education & Experience:
Required

•    Four to six years of experience in a combination of Materials Management, Finance, Customer Service and/or Plant Operations, or a Bachelor’s Degree is required.

Preferred
•    Understand inventory control and basic accounting principles
•    Compliance mindset, attention to detail and willingness to do what is right.
•    Ability to build rapport and strong relationships with internal and external customers
•    Manage challenging situations requiring continuous communication while maintaining a high degree of professionalism
•    Technical aptitude with systems and a working knowledge of several software packages preferred, including: Qlickview, TeamCenter, Cognos (Report Writer), DevEx, Planview, Sharepoint: CDA Database, Specification Library Database, Team Sharepoint Page, SAP Applications: cVend, cMat, ACR, PIR, Source List, Value Contracts.

  

About Us: Established in 2004, SPECTRAFORCE® is one of the largest and fastest-growing diversity-owned staffing firms in the US. The growth of our company is a direct result of our global client service delivery model that is powered by our state-of-the-art A.I. proprietary talent acquisition platform, robust ISO 9001:2015/ISO 27001 certified processes, and strong and passionate client engaged teams. We have built our business by providing talent and project-based solutions, including Contingent, Permanent, and Statement of Work (SOW) services to over 140 clients in the US, Canada, Puerto Rico, Costa Rica, and India. Key industries that we service include Technology, Financial Services, Life Sciences, Healthcare, Telecom, Retail, Utilities and Transportation. SPECTRAFORCE is built on a concept of “human connection,” defined by our branding attitude of NEWJOBPHORIA®, which is the excitement of bringing joy and freedom to the work lifestyle so our people and clients can reach their highest potential. Learn more at: http://www.spectraforce.com
 
Benefits: SPECTRAFORCE offers ACA compliant health benefits as well as dental, vision, accident, critical illness, voluntary life, and hospital indemnity insurances to eligible employees. Additional benefits offered to eligible employees include commuter benefits, 401K plan with matching, and a referral bonus program. SPECTRAFORCE provides unpaid leave as well as paid sick leave when required by law.

Equal Opportunity Employer: SPECTRAFORCE is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment because of race, religion, color, sex, national origin, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, disability or veteran status, or any other category protected by applicable federal, state, or local laws. Please contact Human Resources at LOA@spectraforce.com if you require reasonable accommodation. 
At SPECTRAFORCE, we are committed to maintaining a workplace that ensures fair compensation and wage transparency in adherence with all applicable state and local laws. This position’s starting pay is: $17.00/hr. 

About Us: Established in 2004, SPECTRAFORCE® is one of the largest and fastest-growing diversity-owned staffing firms in the US. The growth of our company is a direct result of our global client service delivery model that is powered by our state-of-the-art A.I. proprietary talent acquisition platform, robust ISO 9001:2015/ISO 27001 certified processes, and strong and passionate client engaged teams. We have built our business by providing talent and project-based solutions, including Contingent, Permanent, and Statement of Work (SOW) services to over 140 clients in the US, Canada, Puerto Rico, Costa Rica, and India. Key industries that we service include Technology, Financial Services, Life Sciences, Healthcare, Telecom, Retail, Utilities and Transportation. SPECTRAFORCE is built on a concept of “human connection,” defined by our branding attitude of NEWJOBPHORIA®, which is the excitement of bringing joy and freedom to the work lifestyle so our people and clients can reach their highest potential. Learn more at: http://www.spectraforce.com
 
Benefits: SPECTRAFORCE offers ACA compliant health benefits as well as dental, vision, accident, critical illness, voluntary life, and hospital indemnity insurances to eligible employees. Additional benefits offered to eligible employees include commuter benefits, 401K plan with matching, and a referral bonus program. SPECTRAFORCE provides unpaid leave as well as paid sick leave when required by law.

Equal Opportunity Employer: SPECTRAFORCE is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment because of race, religion, color, sex, national origin, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, disability or veteran status, or any other category protected by applicable federal, state, or local laws. Please contact Human Resources at LOA@spectraforce.com if you require reasonable accommodation. 
At SPECTRAFORCE, we are committed to maintaining a workplace that ensures fair compensation and wage transparency in adherence with all applicable state and local laws. This position’s starting pay is: $17.00/hr.