Buyer is responsible for procuring materials, goods and services for assigned projects while coordinating with production, installation and project management personnel. Buyer will represent the purchasing department throughout the customer quoting process including bill of materials cost development and aligning the quoting process with organizational targets. Jones Sign is a project based organization which operates in a very dynamic and fast paced environment.
Duties and Expectations:
Achievement of cost performance targets as well as project timeline commitment
Review new project component specs and bill of materials to ensure accurate requirements for new projects
Engage in the sourcing and buying of supplies, materials, equipment, tools, parts and services needed for the manufacturing of our final products
Outsourcing of finished goods, as needed, for manufacturing of projects
Manage and expedite orders to ensure timely delivery to support manufacturing and on-time delivery to our customers
Reviews contracts and purchase orders to ensure clarity
Negotiate with vendors regarding purchase requirements, prices, trade, cash discounts, deliveries, payment terms and freight terms
Ensure all vendors have agreed to the terms and conditions of the Master Purchasing Agreement
Manage items and vendor data in the MRP to ensure it is accurate and current
Assist in the resolution of supplier claims and payment discrepancies
Communicates and updates internal resources in regards to order status update
Create and maintain synergies between organizational departments
Understand production schedules to order materials at the appropriate time; expedite orders to ensure timely delivery to support the manufacturing timeline.
Review cost of goods regularly and make recommendations in the interest of cost, quantity, quality or delivery time
Negotiate subcontracts for fabrication or installation services as required
Become the category expert for the product lines assigned
Annually review all categories and develop strategies for continuous improvement in regard to cost, quality, and service levels
Education, Experience or Specific Skills:
Minimum of 3 years of experience performing project based purchasing; preferably in a manufacturing setting
Bachelor’s degree in Business, Supply Chain Management or equivalent preferred; or a combination of experience and education which would provide the required knowledge and abilities to perform the tasks
Strong computer knowledge with an emphasis in MS Office Suite
Knowledge of metal fabrication process would be a plus
Advanced negotiating skills with clients and suppliers
Ability to read and interpret fabrication drawings
Proven written and verbal communication skills
Ability to organize and prioritize purchasing activities to meet or exceed project scope
Gather and analyze data while establishing and maintaining working relationships with internal and external resources
Ability to research and evaluate project specific materials, assemblies and services to meet assigned projects
The position requires some lifting at times, but limits it to 50 lbs. or less. Some shop environment possible.
Environment and Working Conditions:
Work conditions consist of primarily an office environment with mostly sedentary work.
Work hours is a day time shift, Monday through Friday. The nature of the position will require the employee to work the necessary hours to successfully complete the job and overall goals of Jones Sign.
About Jones Sign Company
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Jones Sign Company is a leading national sign manufacturer that was established in 1910. Founded in Green Bay, WI; Jones Sign has continued to grow throughout the years expanding its footprint throughout the U.S. and beyond. We are a full service sign company specializing in custom signage and architectural elements. Whether it's new construction or an update to existing buildings; private, public or major venue, Jones Sign can handle our customer's projects from design assistance to installation. Jones Sign works with some of the top retail developers and environmental graphic consultants in the country and has ongoing relationships with many Fortune 500 firms. We manufacture all types of interior and exterior signage including wayfinding signs, electric signs, electronic message boards, pylon, channel letters, monument, wall signs, awnings, billboard structures and much more.
Here is a list of a few of our recent projects we have completed; Hard Rock Stadium, USBank Stadium, T Mobile Arena, The Crayola Experience, Daytona Motor Speedway and numerous local and national client's projects such as AutoZone, Menards, Dollar General, AT&T and more.