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Company: Johns Manville
Location: Defiance
Posted on: July 22, 2021

Job Description:

The Purchasing Agent role is to maintain budgets, effective and efficient procurement, and delivery of raw, pack, and MRO materials to the manufacturing facility. The responsibilities of the position also entail coordinating and managing materials while maintaining plant inventory levels.

Your Day-to- Day:

Coordinate activities involved with procuring goods and services such as raw materials, equipment, tools, services, parts and supplies for a manufacturing facility by managing the following areas:

* Procurement - Issue purchase orders and releases. Ensure that suppliers are accountable relative to on time delivery, quantity, quality, and price. * Inventory Management - Monitor the Min. and Max. levels of inventory for raw materials and MRO components. Actively pursue replacements for high use or suspect parts. Oversee the control of inventory on consumed materials, reworks, repairs, and retrofits. * Vendor Management - Follow up with vendors to ensure timely delivery. Advise internal customers of changes in delivery dates with possible alternative sources and recovery plans. * Enterprise Resource Planning System (ERP) -- Manage orders through a computerized purchasing system (SAP) from order generation, issuance of purchase orders, goods receipt, and final payment. Maintain material description, pricing, certificates, etc. in system. Work with commodity managers to manage new items and suppliers. * Teamwork -- Embrace and support a team environment to promote good communication flow to and from employees at all levels of the organization. Collaborate with peers, operations, and maintenance departments to ensure an organized and continuous flow of raw materials, parts, and production supplies. * Budget Input - Forecast costs for upcoming calendar month and year. Develop, implement, and participate in cost savings initiatives. * Compliance - Support and maintain Procurement to Payment accuracy reports. Maintain ISO documentation and records management. Manage procurement records including parts and services used, costs, delivery expectations, product quality, and inventory records. File supplier nonconformance reports for defective goods and services with quality control personnel. Work with vendors and plant personnel to determine root cause and take corrective action.

What You Bring to The Team:

* Bachelor's degree with a minimum of 2 years of plant buying, purchasing, and sourcing experience within a manufacturing environment * Strong inventory management skills * Strong supplier negotiation skills * Fundamental knowledge of financial analysis * Fundamental experience managing supplier relationships * Strong interpersonal, verbal, and written communication skills * Fundamental knowledge of ISO * Fundamental SAP knowledge preferred * Strong organizational skills * Fundamental leadership skills * Demonstrated computer proficiency in Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, Project, and CMMS computer maintenance management systems

* Must be able to lift, carry, push, or pull up to and including 25 pounds. Work environment is typical of an office setting at a manufacturing facility.

Why Johns Manville

Johns Manville is a proud member of the Berkshire Hathaway family of companies, serving customers in more than 80 countries, supplying innovative products to the construction, aerospace, automotive, filtration and energy industries. With a more than 160-year legacy, we understand that our story continues to grow only with the right people saying, thinking, and doing the right things. Make your story our story.

Johns Manville believes diversity and inclusion in our workplace is critical for the long-term success of our company. We are committed to retaining, developing, and attracting a diverse workforce that fosters an inclusive work environment in which all employees are treated with dignity and respect. This is the right thing to do for our employees, our company, and our communities.

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Johns Manville is an equal opportunity employer. Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard for age, race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, disability, protected veteran status or any other status protected by applicable law.

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Keywords: Johns Manville, Fort Wayne , Purchasing, Other , Defiance, Indiana

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