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Buyer III

Company: SPX Flow
Location: Rockford
Posted on: November 20, 2020

Job Description:

Based in Charlotte, North Carolina, SPX FLOW, Inc. (NYSE: FLOW) innovates with customers to help feed and enhance the world by designing, delivering, and servicing high value solutions at the heart of growing and sustaining our diverse communities. The company's product offering is concentrated in rotating, actuating and hydraulic technologies, as well as automated process systems, into food and beverage, industrial and power and energy markets. SPX FLOW has approximately $2 billion in annual revenues with operations in more than 30 countries and sales in more than 150 countries.

OPPORTUNITY SNAPSHOT

If you combine your supply chain experience with a go-getter approach and the ability to learn quickly in a changing environment, this position offers you multiple compelling opportunities. You will:

* Be in on the "ground floor" as we re-engineer our buying function, giving you a strong understanding not only the how but also the why of new processes -- knowledge that will serve you well in your career with us.

* Expand your skills and experience as you collaborate with a number of contacts, including other Buyers, management, planning and sourcing teams, engineering and manufacturing.

* Work with a great team in a fast-paced, collaborative environment -- just a couple of reasons with have a high number of long-tenured employees.

* Join a team that enjoys strong support from senior leadership. Rockford has been identified as a growth site, and we are gearing up to support that growth.

* Showcase your potential to take on new responsibilities and advance in our growing global organization.

PRINCIPAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

You will support production through material planning, supplier expedites and inventory management, and also prepare and processes requisitions and purchase orders for the procurement of goods, services and supplies for customer-related business processes or for internal use.

A key objective will be to have material in the door to meet customer dates without inventory. In a typical day you will create/convert requisition to purchase orders, post reschedule exception messages, and manage drops in orders. You'll also confirm PO dates and ensure SAP incoming inventory numbers are accurate. In collaboration with the Quality team, you will clear PO and vendor issues, working with suppliers and vendors to make sure they meet specs. If not, you'll communicate that to Quality.

More specifically, you will:

* Make purchases of assigned products to satisfy production needs of a timely basis, lowest total costs and required quality.

* Develop and maintain excellent supplier relationships to ensure favorable terms, desired quality and prompt delivery.

* Develop and maintain effective working relationships with internal customers, interfacing departments, and key supplier contacts to support continuous improvement initiatives.

* Maintain safety stock, lead time and reorder point for purchased goods and raw components.

* Initiate cost savings projects within product / vendor assignments in order to help control total landed costs.

* Implement best practices. Design and implement new processes based on system generated information. Work towards a synergistic supply chain model where all links in the chain are visible within the ERP system.

* Analyze consumption trends, plan complex and/or long-lead items, and drive material / kanban set-up for anticipated customer requirements.

* Pursue self-improvement by attending seminars, college courses, and/or professional association programs.

* Model and promote the SPX Flow Core Values to create an environment that mobilizes empowered people to achieve business goals.

To excel in this role you will have the agility to hit the ground running and learn as you go. You also will need to be flexible as we reorganize this function and processes.

QUALIFICATIONS

* A BS/BA degree or equivalent relevant experience. A degree in Engineering, Supply Chain or Computer Science is preferred.

* CPM/CPIM certification is a plus.

* 4 to 6 years of experience in a buying, purchasing and/or supply chain role. Experience with outside operations is a plus.

* Strong understanding of materials; high inventory turns and short lead time product environment

* Manufacturing experience is preferred, and experience with parts-driven buying and short lead times would be ideal.

* Proficiency in MS Office applications; experience with SAP is preferred.

* Leadership potential; at minimum you should be able to hold other cross-functional teams accountable to deadlines.

* The ability to manage multiple tasks and priorities in a fast paced, dynamic environment and collaborate with stakeholders.

* The ability to learn and adapt well to change and new methodologies.

* A customer service mindset.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS

The physical demands described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

WORKING CONDITIONS

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

DISCLAIMER

The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by people assigned to this classification. They are not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and skills required of personnel so classified. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable qualified individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

SPX FLOW VALUES

Throughout SPX FLOW you will find a strong commitment to our values:

* Think all customer, all the time.

* Embrace teamwork with no borders.

* Be obsessed with being the best.

* Own your actions.

* Ask the hard question.

* Do the right thing, always!

* Appreciate the moment.

QUALITY

Quality encompasses all aspects of SPX's business, and every employee shares the responsibility to prevent the occurrence of any nonconformity relating to product, process and the quality system. All employees have an obligation to identify and record any such nonconformity, and through designed channels, initiate and recommend solutions.

SPX Flow is an equal opportunity employer and makes employment decisions without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, gender, age, disability, protected veteran status, or any other reason prohibited by law.

Keywords: SPX Flow, Rockford , Buyer III, Professions , Rockford, Illinois

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