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Commodity Buyer

Company: Associated Materials
Location: Cuyahoga Falls
Posted on: January 10, 2022

Job Description:

Company Description

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 distributors.

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 Industry.

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.

Job Description

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 holders.

Objectives
Effectively manage key suppliers via risk mitigation, scorecards and KPI's.
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 cost objectives.
Limit company exposure to obsolescence.

Day-to-day Responsibilities
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 company.
Maintain appropriate vendor files and reports as required.
Work with Commodity Manager on new product development and cost saving initiatives.
Manage Engineering change notifications and requests.
Negotiate and facilitate the return of rejected and obsolete material.
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 performance.
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 analysis.
Back-up for Commodity Planner in assigned categories.

Key Relationships
Safety
Commodity Planning
Manufacturing Operations
Quality
Engineering
Product Management
Finance and Accounting
Credit
Legal
Suppliers
Transportation
Qualifications

Qualifications
Bachelor's degree in Business, Purchasing/Supply Chain Management, Finance or Engineering.
At least 2 years of experience in Procurement, Planning or related field.
Strong interpersonal and communication skills.
Must be familiar with negotiations and constructing formal supply contracts.
Ability to work well in cross-functional teams in both plant and corporate environments.
Intermediate MS Excel skills is required.
Working knowledge of MRP/ERP systems.
Demonstrated abilities to implement process change improvements and best practices.
CPM or APICS a plus.

Additional Information

All your information will be kept confidential according to EEO guidelines.

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 dot com

Keywords: Associated Materials, Cuyahoga Falls , Commodity Buyer, Accounting, Auditing , Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio

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