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Purchasing Supervisor

Company: Kawasaki Precision Machinery (U.S.A.), Inc.
Location: Grand Rapids
Posted on: May 15, 2022

Job Description:

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, MI.

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 stakeholder's expectations.

What you will be doing:
-Build a strong reputation within Kawasaki, and provide a high level of customer service to both internal and external customers.
-Develop, lead and coach the Purchasing department by challenging the status quo and providing coaching and training opportunities.
-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 customers.
-Oversee key purchasing duties including costing, forecasting, purchasing, inventory control, import/export, and purchase order processing.
-Support executive leadership in other special projects as needed.
-Identify/qualify potential suppliers for products/components to be localized.
-Responsibility to oversee purchasing & inventory management for all products. Working with upper management on strategic decisions.
-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 quality.
-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 preferred
-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
-Life insurance
-Flexible spending account
-401K
-Generous Time off
-Educational Assistance
-Ongoing training and development
-Team member product purchase program

Keywords: Kawasaki Precision Machinery (U.S.A.), Inc., Grand Rapids , Purchasing Supervisor, Professions , Grand Rapids, Michigan

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