• Buyer - Purchasing Agent

    Job Location US-IL-Darien
    Type
    Regular Full-Time
  • Overview

    ITS ConGlobal is the industry-leading provider of intermodal rail terminal services, auto loading and unloading and container depot services. We take pride in consistently delivering superior and reliable service, a broad scope of services and an exemplary safety record.  We’re currently seeking a Buyer – Purchasing Agent for our corporate location in Darien, IL.

     

    The Buyer – Purchasing Agent initiates and executes all domestic and offshore purchases for assigned categories, per existing supply strategies.  Our Buyer – Purchasing Agents manage assigned supply base to ensure product conformance to specifications, adherence to confirmed order quantities and shipping schedules, at the lowest total cost to ITSCG.  Buyer – Purchasing Agents recommend changes to existing supply strategies, and interfaces with Account Services, Accounts Payable, and Terminal associates as needed or required.

    Responsibilities

    Buyer – Purchasing Agent     

    • Secures quotations from approved supply base
    • Analyzes quotations against current/historic costs & required delivery requirements
    • Provides recommendations for any variances to current/historic costs
    • Communicates & manages performance expectations & requirements to assigned supply base
    • Manages supplier capacities/lead times
    • Determines MOQs/EOQs to manage costs & improve response delivery response
    • Provides planned order data to suppliers to drive capacity planning and on-time delivery requirements
    • Identifies and makes recommendations for areas of cost reduction & facilitates cost reduction projects
    • Establishes, measures, and reviews KPI’s for key suppliers, facilitating continuous improvement
    • Initiates, supports, and/or assists with the identification and qualification of new sources of supply.
    • Maintains Netsuite system data integrity related to purchase order data & item data
    • Provides timely disposition on invoice discrepancies and non-conforming material, where applicable
    • Monitors and recommends safety stock levels on a regular basis, as needed or required
    • Examines Requisitions and/or Order Reports to ensure items are purchased in a timely manner
    • Engages System Data Maintenance to correct invalid item, supplier, or purchase data
    • Special projects as assigned

    Qualifications

    Requirements

    • Bachelor’s Degree is required
    • Minimum 4 years Buyer – Purchasing experience (domestic or offshore direct-purchasing)
    • Expertise in sourcing & supply chain management of raw materials, product components, and/or finished goods
    • Applicable direct purchasing experience in the areas of Capital Expense, Heavy Equipment, aftermarket parts, MRO, and/or Shop Supplies preferred
    • Knowledge of global market conditions and the impact to the specific cost drivers
    • Strong knowledge of Demand Management and Replenishment principles and tools (Kanban, etc.)
    • Robust PM skills to facilitate and complete Project objectives on schedule, achieving required results
    • Proven negotiation skills, strives for best results; cost, quality & customer shipping requirements
    • Knowledge of Operations/Business System software and the ability to analyze data
    • Strong written and verbal communication skills. Ability to coordinate and communicate activities between internal departments as well as with external suppliers
    • Works independently – leads projects as appropriate or required
    • Solid organizational, planning, and decision-making skills
    • Domestic travel as needed or required

     

     

    All applicants will be given equal consideration regardless of race, age, sex, disability, sexual orientation, marital status, color, religion or national origin. 

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