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SUMMARY
The qualified candidate will be responsible and accountable for procuring raw materials, MRO items and services using an ERP system to support both Operations and SG&A activities, sourcing vendors in a fast-paced, team oriented environment and supporting purchasing operation at other facilities while practicing Independent Can's Core Values.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
Performs all duties, activities and functions based on rules, guidelines and GMPs associated with safety, food safe/defense requirements and quality assurance.
Ensures that there is no interruption to Operations as a result of missed or improperly scheduled deliveries.
Interprets drawings, blue prints and item related technical information.
Evaluates material requirements and places appropriate standard and blanket purchase orders for stocked raw materials using an ERP system.
Reviews purchase requisitions, generates RFP's, evaluates and sources the optimal combination of quality, price and delivery for MRO items managing multiple, time sensitive material requirements in a fast-paced, customer driven environment.
Determines the root cause of erroneous material requirements and takes appropriate action, including coordinating return of materials not meeting quality standards.
Communicate/Coordinate proactively any issues regarding material quality, price and delivery that has a direct impact with all relevant departments and facilities.
Effectively evaluates and negotiates agreements and contracts, providing research and supporting information when necessary.
Monitors and evaluates trends and make recommendations regarding future purchases.
Sources vendors and manages relationships through performance of evaluation, qualification, testing, reporting, and invoice review.
Provides data on a regular and/or as needed basis regarding trends, inventory levels, cost evaluations.
Supports the needs of local and off-site operations during off shifts and weekends.
Qualifications
QUALIFICATIONS
A practitioner of ICC's Core Values (Teamwork; Fairness; Flexibility; Market, Customer and Improvement Driven; Dedicated and Responsible) in executing all responsibilities and duties.
Detail and team oriented.
Self-motivated to meet and exceed the needs of both internal and external customers.
Demonstrates excellent oral and written communication skills and is able to speak and present to customers and groups of employees.
Proficient in Microsoft Office including but not limited to Word, Outlook, Excel and Power Point
Recognize potential issues and take proactive, preventative steps.
EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE
B.A. in Business Administration; or a minimum of five years of purchasing experience using an ERP system; or and equivalent combination of education and experience

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