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Prin Buyer/Planner

Grand Rapids, MI 49504

Posted: 03/07/2024 Employment Type: Contract Job Category: Procurement/Supply Chain Job Number: 602189 Is job remote?: No Country: United States

Job Description

Responsibilities may include the following and other duties may be assigned. Sources purchases plans and schedules the movement of raw materials packaging materials parts components services supplies finished goods and related material through production and inventory process. Identifies raw material component and related requirements from engineering and production specifications and schedules. In frontend procurement mode analyzes data and determines factors that affect prices and determines lowest cost consistent with quality reliability and ability to meet required schedules. Coordinates and follows up with production warehouse and engineering personnel to ensure appropriate procurement scheduling and movement of materials and services. Compiles information to keep informed on price trends and manufacturing processes. May monitor performance of suppliers and collaborate on demand analysis planning.

SPECIALIST CAREER STREAM: Typically an individual contributor with responsibility in a professional discipline or specialty. Delivers and/or manages projects assigned and works with other stakeholders to achieve desired results. May act as a mentor to colleagues or may direct the work of other lower level professionals. The majority of time is spent delivering and overseeing the projects from design to implementation while and adhering to policies using specialized knowledge and skills normally acquired through advanced education typically University.

DIFFERENTIATING FACTORS

Autonomy: Recognized expert managing large projects or processes . Exercises considerable latitude in determining deliverables of assignments with limited oversight from manager . Coaches reviews and delegates work to lower level specialists.

Organizational Impact: Contributes to defining the direction for new products processes standards or operational plans based on business strategy with a significant impact on work group results . May manage large projects or processes that span outside of immediate job area.

Innovation and Complexity: Problems and issues faced are difficult moderately complex and undefined and require detailed information gathering analysis and investigation . Develops solutions to moderately complex problems and/or makes moderate to significant improvements of processes systems or products independently to enhance performance of job area. Implements solutions to problems.

Communication and Influence: Represents organization as a primary contact for specific projects and initiatives communicates with internal and external customers and vendors at various levels . May negotiate with others to reach understanding or agreement and influence decisionmaking.

Leadership and Talent Management: Typically provides guidance coaching and training to other employees within job area. Typically manages major / moderately complex projects involving delegation of work and review of work products at times acting as a team leader.

Required Knowledge and Experience: Requires mastery of a specialty area and full knowledge of industry practices typically obtained through advanced education combined with experience. May have broad knowledge of project management. Requires a University Degree and minimum 7 years of relevant experience or advanced degree with a minimum of 5 years of relevant experience.
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