Deroyal Knoxville, TN, United States
Aug 10, 2017Full time
Supply Chain Management Location(s): Powell, TN Responsibilities: Understands operating needs, gathers market information and prepares raw material sourcing analyses. Capability to readily learn about the efficacy of a wide array of surgical supplies and medical devices. Identifies raw materials and vendors for potential cost saving opportunities and quality improvement initiatives. Participates in conjunction with Purchasing, manufacturing and quality control in conducting quality and plant audits of appropriate vendors, suppliers and manufacturers. Participates in selected vendor and price negotiations. Supports purchasing to resolve problems with vendors, for example, backorders and quality issues. Work on obtaining special pricing and price quotes for component pricing across the company. Will negotiate with vendors to achieve best line pricing for DeRoyal. Review price discrepancies and aids in researching account payable issues and acts as a liaison between DeRoyal’s accounts payable department and vendors. Creates and maintains vendor supply inventory Excel spread sheets. Coordinate meetings with vendors and appropriate DeRoyal departments to ensure information flow is maintained effectively. Can at times be responsible for placing purchased orders and perform normal buying duties for special projects and special suppliers. Chairs and leads cost savings projects interacting with many different cross functional departments. Interfaces with Marketing/Engineering departments to assist with sourcing projects for new products/projects. Responsible for chairing sales and operational planning meetings. Monthly meetings with Marketing where a consensus production forecast is achieved for different product lines. Daily monitor web databases for reported forecast changes logged by DeRoyal’s Salesforce. Loads and maintains important data elements in DeRoyal’s manufacturing and procurement systems. Experience with JD Edwards systems would be considered beneficial. Be actively involved in sourcing new vendors to ensure market trends are being met for the company. Work with buyers to help lower or alleviate minimum order concerns on raw materials for the company. Generate complex reports, charts and presentations to present to sales, marketing and operations to review on a routine basis. Be active in heading or assisting in inventory consolidation projects initiated by supply chain management. Support purchasing, inventory and quality control to find resolutions to backorders, on time deliverability and quality concerns. Must be proficient with Microsoft Office applications such as Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Access. Must be able to create and maintain complex Microsoft Access databases and be able to import/export data from many applications into Microsoft Access databases. Experience with creating and maintaining complex Microsoft Access databases and be able to import/export data from many applications into Microsoft Access databases would be considered beneficial. Position requires a person that is very detail orientated and has the ability to work on many projects at the same time. Position requires a person that can excel in environments that are busy and a person needs to be self- motivated and at times self-directed. Requirements: Bachelor`s degree (B.A./B.S.); or minimum five years DeRoyal work experience, with knowledge of procurement, supply chain management and forecasting.