Company: Kawasaki Precision Machinery (U.S.A.), Inc.
Location: Grand Rapids
Posted on: May 15, 2022
Are you looking for a company that offers and provides Teamwork,
Integrity, Communication and Continuous Improvement? Is
collaboration, creating a mutual understanding, doing the right
thing and finding new ways to help a company grow important to you?
At Kawasaki Precision Machinery, we offer this and so much more. We
have an opening for a Purchasing Supervisor based in Grand Rapids,
The primary responsibilities for this hands-on Purchasing
Supervisor role are to lead the purchasing department in developing
a team atmosphere with the skills and processes to meet
What you will be doing:
-Build a strong reputation within Kawasaki, and provide a high
level of customer service to both internal and external
-Develop, lead and coach the Purchasing department by challenging
the status quo and providing coaching and training
-With assistance, help create an overall strategy for the
Purchasing department, determine how the department can increase
its effectiveness and provide improved service.
-Support Purchasing department by jumping in to help during times
of urgency and working collaboratively to improve processes.
-Provide production planning and scheduling support to internal
-Oversee key purchasing duties including costing, forecasting,
purchasing, inventory control, import/export, and purchase order
-Support executive leadership in other special projects as
-Identify/qualify potential suppliers for products/components to be
-Responsibility to oversee purchasing & inventory management for
all products. Working with upper management on strategic
-Work with sales and production to forecast demand and create
supply plans that ensure availability of materials or products.
-Define performance metrics for measurement, comparison, or
evaluation of supply chain factors, such as product cost or
-Evaluate and select information or other technology solutions to
improve tracking and reporting of materials or products
distribution, storage, or inventory.
Skills needed to be successful:
-Bachelor's degree in related field required
-5+ years' experience with sourcing, purchasing and supply chain.
Specifically with small to medium sized manufacturing organizations
-High level of self-awareness and emotional intelligence
-Well-developed interpersonal and communication skills, including
conflict resolution skills
-Possesses a good understand of leadership and what effective
leadership looks like
-At least a 7 on scale of 1-10 with Excel
What we offer:
Your health and wellness are important to you - and to us. That's
why we provide a comprehensive benefits program designed with you
(and your family) in mind:
-Medical, dental, and vision plans
-Flexible spending account
-Generous Time off
-Ongoing training and development
-Team member product purchase program
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