Join the Kurt J. Lesker Company (KJLC) in Enabling Technology for a Better World. We are seeking a dynamic, forward-thinking individual to join our purchasing team located at our Global headquarters in Jefferson Hills, PA. KJLC is a growing global manufacturer and distributor of vacuum technology.
The Procurement Specialist will procure materials for distributed and manufactured items from KJLC qualified suppliers at lowest cost while maintaining the highest quality and efficiency.
Key Job Elements:
Create and issue purchase orders to satisfy sales order, production order, and stocking requirements.
Respond to price and delivery requests for non-stocked items as required by the sales and production departments.
Evaluate stocking levels based on historical transactions and sale forecasts to minimize the inventory required to satisfy customers.
Negotiate with new and existing suppliers to create the best situation for KJLC including product price, lead time, quality, and packaging.
Perform vendor onsite audits, inspections, and negotiations.
Utilize inventory management and purchasing programs where possible, such as, JIT, MRP and E-commerce.
Coordinate Supply Chain efforts with associated Product Managers and/or Material Control to maximize value to KJLC.
Maintain the item master for assigned products, particularly the purchase price, cost price, and lead time fields.
Maintain the accuracy of the purchase order delivery dates.
Develop and maintain working relationships with the assigned suppliers.
Deliver performance feedback to the suppliers regarding quality, on-time deliveries, and customer service satisfaction.
Bachelor's degree or equivalent in experience
Experience and/or education in procurement and inventory management
Strong MS Excel, problem solving, and analytical skills
Ability to communicate technical information effectively in email as well as verbally.
Working knowledge of purchasing techniques including RFQs, supply agreements and product demand discounts that improve strategic costing capabilities
Foreign Language skills
CPIM (Certified Production and Inventory Management)
CSCP (Certified Supply Chain Professional)
Kurt J. Lesker Company is an Equal Opportunity Employer/Vets/Disability