at G&W Electric Company in Bolingbrook, Illinois, United States
Innovating since 1905, G&W Electric has grown into a global leader in engineered electrical power grid solutions. Working with us means joining a worldwide team of passionate manufacturing professionals striving to continually improve the technologies the world depends on to deliver safe, reliable electricity. Our culture is focused on employee success, so we foster an entrepreneurial environment that encourages everyone to thrive.
SUMMARY OF RESPONSIBILITIES:
G&W Buyer acts as a subject matter expert and utilizes independent judgment with a high level of accuracy and category expertise to implement appropriate inventory and purchasing tactics. Responsible for managing the supply chain for purchased material including processes and procedures from the establishment of suppliers through the payment of material. Works with suppliers to meet delivery expectations and control/reduce lead times.
ESSENTIAL DAY TO DAY FUNCTIONS:
Generate and manage purchase orders
Obtain quotations and perform quotation comparisons
Vendor evaluation, selection and reduction
Lead and facilitate Change Management Projects
Determine procurement and inventory management strategies
Facilitate resolution of vendor-related quality issues
Develop and monitor supplier partnerships
Assist Planner as needed
Assist with Supply Chain objectives; risk mitigation, continuous improvement, cost reduction type projects
Support the world-class metrics
Reconciles invoice/purchase order discrepancies
QUALIFICATIONS / EDUCATION
Minimum four-year Bachelor of Arts degree preferably in business or engineering.
Previous experience in purchasing management/supply chain management in a manufacturing setting required
Experience in a "make to order" or "engineer to order" manufacturing environment preferred
Experience using JD Edwards (JDE)
Strong background in supplier and inventory management
REQUIRED KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES
Proficiency in MS Word and Excel
Possesses the ability to solve complex problems in an expeditious manner
Possesses superior analytical skills and communication skills
Ability to foster supplier relationships
Must effectively exercise independent judgment and decision making
Possesses a high degree of professionalism and persistence.
Possesses strong inventory control principles
Why join us? G&W enjoys a long reputation for product quality, innovation and world-class customer service to the power industry. We have established this reputation by believing that our greatest asset is our employees. We owe our success to the initiative and talents of highly skilled individuals within our team-based organization. Our goal is to set the standard for customer satisfaction by ensuring a superior level of service, performance and innovation. As a global organization and industry leader, we are committed to cultivating an engaging work environment that embraces our core values and develops our talent. Our continuous focus on growth and innovation means that you become part of a company that provides challenging opportunities, rewards excellence and combines your individual expertise to achieve a higher level of shared success. As part of our organization, you also help power the world!
G&W Electric is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer. All employees and applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, color, disability, gender, national origin, race, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, protected veteran status, or any other classification protected by federal, state, or local law. G&W Electric participates in the E-Verify process for all new hires.
*G&W Electric participates in the E-Verify process for all new hires.
VEVRAA Federal Contractor
"G&W Electric is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer. All employees and applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, color, disability, gender, national origin, race, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, protected veteran status, or any other classification protected by federal, state, or local law.
VEVRAA Federal Contractor"