Company: Associated Materials
Location: Cuyahoga Falls
Posted on: January 10, 2022
Associated Materials, a federally designated essential business, is
the parent company for leading residential building product brands
such as Alside, Gentek, Revere, Alpine and Preservation. With a
legacy of over 70 years in business, we create, develop,
manufacture, extrude and distribute beautiful siding, windows and
more throughout our network of North American company-owned
Headquartered in Cuyahoga Falls, OH, Associated Materials has over
4000 employees across its U.S. and Canadian manufacturing footprint
and our extensive North American distribution center network (120+
locations!). We are a charter member of the Vinyl Siding Institute,
the American Association of Architects, the National Association of
Home Builders, and the National Association of the Remodeling
This combination of established brand recognition, manufacturing
capacity and distribution reach makes for an exciting and rewarding
employment value proposition. Join us, and discover the next step
in your career journey.
Reporting to the Commodity Manager the Buyer role is designed for
the procurement professional with both the strategic vision to
implement broad organizational goals and change coupled with a
driving sense to optimize processes on a tactical level. Under
limited direction this position is responsible for targeting the
best total cost products and services in a specified commodity,
providing leadership in supplier management, the consolidation of
suppliers and processes, cultivating supplier relationships, issue
resolution and managing service level agreements for its' stake
Effectively manage key suppliers via risk mitigation, scorecards
Secure quotes from qualified suppliers of assigned materials to
obtain most favorable total cost of product and services consistent
with quality and delivery requirements.
Plan and negotiate long-term contracts with favorable impact on
inventory goals, quality and continuity of supply and corporate
Limit company exposure to obsolescence.
Qualify sources to support BOM of Manufactured Products,
non-inventory requirements and finished goods.
Ensure all vendor PFEP's and vendor contacts are complete, accurate
and up to date.
Expedite purchase orders in order to maintain material flow and
provide customer requests.
Track and analyze vendor quality performance.
Commodity tracking and analysis to meet strategic position of the
Maintain appropriate vendor files and reports as required.
Work with Commodity Manager on new product development and cost
Manage Engineering change notifications and requests.
Negotiate and facilitate the return of rejected and obsolete
Reconcile Accounts Payable discrepancies.
Analyze suppliers for financial health and stability.
Assist quality department in assessing the supplier's ability to
meet AMI's quality requirements.
Select and maintain suppliers to support manufacturing and
corporate procurement requirements.
Participates in any quality audits of assigned supplier and
maintains records, which will allow AMI to evaluate supplier
Timely communication of commodities pricing trends and market
updates affecting supply.
Work with Materials Management and manufacturing plants to track
supplier performance and share "best" purchasing practices.
Create total cost and "should" cost models and lead make/buy
Back-up for Commodity Planner in assigned categories.
Finance and Accounting
Bachelor's degree in Business, Purchasing/Supply Chain Management,
Finance or Engineering.
At least 2 years of experience in Procurement, Planning or related
Strong interpersonal and communication skills.
Must be familiar with negotiations and constructing formal supply
Ability to work well in cross-functional teams in both plant and
Intermediate MS Excel skills is required.
Working knowledge of MRP/ERP systems.
Demonstrated abilities to implement process change improvements and
CPM or APICS a plus.
All your information will be kept confidential according to EEO
Recruiters: Please note that Associated Materials, Alside and any
of its affiliated companies does not seek or accept unsolicited
resumes or offers of recruiting service associated with any
published or unpublished employment opportunities. Any unsolicited
information sent to AMI or any of its employees will be considered
as unencumbered and free from any fee or charge whatsoever. Only
members of our Human Resources Team have authority to engage or
authorize recruiting services. Any questions regarding recruiting
services of any kind must be sent to jobs at associatedmaterials
Keywords: Associated Materials, Cuyahoga Falls , Commodity Buyer, Accounting, Auditing , Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio
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