Senior Buyer

Date: Jun 17, 2022

LOCATION: Hybrid, CA, US

Company: Pelican Products, Inc.

OVERVIEW

The Buyer III purchases materials and supplies to maintain monthly production requirements. Coordinates

shipments with vendors, monitors inventory levels, makes recommendations for improvements and processes.

Formulates strategic plans and objectives for purchasing; performs in-depth and complete procurement plans and

analysis of new purchase materials and supplies; trains other Buyers as required.

 

WHAT YOU'LL DO:

• Purchases materials and supplies according to approved requisitions, ERP or through management.

• Develops and manages effective relationships with suppliers.

• Negotiates contracts and processes purchase orders as required. Negotiates pricing with suppliers and

makes recommendations for supplier selection. Initiates and oversees new supplier qualification process

as outlined in ISO procedures.

• Manages data integrity for purchased parts in the material master for import or export information.

• Administers ERP for new vendors and/or products.

• Develops and manages commodity strategies and tactical plans; recommends changes in purchasing and

material management policies as needed.

• Provides forecast data of future market conditions to understand commodity drivers on critical parts and

vendors to ensure production support by sourcing new or alternate materials, new technologies and supply

sources.

• Partners with New Product Development teams to optimize and develop the lowest overall sourced supply

solution.

• Delivers more than 3% year-over-year spend productivity by managing cost reduction projects aimed at

supplier consolidation, make/buy analytics, alternate supplier canvassing/development/qualification,

champions LCC sourcing efforts.

• Reconciles inventory and invoices for the purpose of identifying discrepancies.

• Performs root cause analysis for stock outs, missed deliveries and non-conforming product to proactively

drive permanent solutions and processes.

• Identifies excess and obsolete inventory and recommends disposition.

• Conducts supplier visits and evaluations to determine suitability.

• Follows, maintains and enforces ISO standards and all compliance requirements.

• Analyzes vendor ratings based on Quality, Service, and Delivery.

• Actively supports and complies with Pelican’s objectives, guidelines and commitment to Quality and Safety,

with an emphasis on continual improvement.

• Follows company policies and practices as outlined in the Employee Handbook and/or applicable

employment agreement. Follows safety guidelines and procedures in accordance with the job.

• Perform additional duties as assigned.

 

WHAT YOU'LL NEED:

• Bachelor’s degree in Business or related field.

• Minimum of 5-7 years related experience.

• In-depth knowledge of purchasing procedures/practices in a manufacturing environment.

• Ability to interpret technical drawings and specifications.

• Must be eligible to receive information controlled under the International Traffic in Arms Regulations

(ITAR) and Controlled Unclassified Information (CUI).

• Must have excellent written and verbal communication skills.

 

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:

• 3-5 years of international purchasing experience.

• APICS, CPIM and/or purchasing certificate.

• Ability to speak Mandarin/Cantonese or Spanish a Plus.

 

Why Join Pelican? Here’s a glimpse of Pelican Perks…

• Generous paid time off plans

• 401k plan – with a competi ti ve match

• Tuition Assistance Program

• Established reputable brand off ering premium products – you’ll be proud to represent Pelican!

• Prime location – minutes away from the beach!

• Amazing employee discount program on Pelican Products

• Great Benefits – several opti ons including Pet insurance for our animal lovers.

• Wellness Discount Program

• Lucrative employee referral program – get paid to work with your trusted network.

• And more…

 

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Pelican Products, Inc. is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. 

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex including sexual orientation and gender identity, national origin, disability, protected Veteran Status, or any other characteristic protected by applicable federal, state, or local law.


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