Data2 Corporation
  • 29-Jan-2019 to 30-Mar-2019 (CST)
  • Purchasing
  • O'Fallon, MO, USA
  • Salary
  • Full Time

Company Description:

National department stores and jewelry chains consistently turn to Data2 for identification solutions to better manage point of sale and inventory processes.  Data2 manufactures RFID and barcode tags along with other types of labels for the retail jewelry market as well as other markets domestically and internationally including tire manufacturers, library, and healthcare.  Data2 is headquartered in O'Fallon, Missouri with a support office in Concord, California and a printing facility located in Delhi, India.

We Offer:

  • Competitive compensation and benefits, including medical, dental, vision, 401k, HSA, short and long term disability, life insurance, and tuition reimbursement
  • Ongoing opportunities for development and career advancement
  • 8 paid holidays
  • Vacation
  • The opportunity to work in a creative, comfortable, progressive and fun environment

Title: Procurement & Materials Specialist

Reports to: Accounting Manager

Job purpose: Manages all aspects of flow of production materials and supplies from various suppliers. Maintains control and accuracy over all goods inventories, including all transactions, procurement, planning, scheduling, cost, warehouse, receiving, and shipping to ensure customer orders are fulfilled on time. Additionally, monitors and determines optimal levels of inventory and order points and maintains accuracy of inventory information in Company's Enterprise Resource Planning ("ERP") system.

Core Responsibilities:

  • Develops and implements purchasing and inventory control procedures and sequence of operations within department to optimize work flow.
  • Establish and implement methods and best practices related to the systems and process that support inventory forecasting, purchasing, and material control
  • Initiates purchase orders to suppliers for procurement of raw materials and outsourced goods and creates purchase orders from approved purchase requisitions via workflow for non-production materials and supply items.
  • Establishes and supervises production scheduling activities by monitoring material inventories, tracking progress of production and reviewing factors that affect schedules
  • Identify, develop, and manage effective relationships with existing and potential suppliers of goods and services to meet the established cost, quality, and delivery targets
  • Creates raw material item numbers within Company's ERP system as required.
  • Analyzes raw material and finished good items re-order points ("ROP") and re-order quantities ("ROQ") on a quarterly basis to determine optimal order and stocking levels of inventory items.
  • Initiates approval process for new suppliers and conducts periodic evaluations of all suppliers providing materials critical to the output of finished goods per ISO requirements and actively monitors approved supplier list.
  • Discusses defective or unacceptable goods or services with inspection or quality control personnel, users, suppliers, and others to determine corrective action and issues Supplier Corrective Action Reports ("SCARS") to suppliers per ISO requirements.
  • Responsible for accuracy of inventory counts by implementing and managing, in conjunction with Accounting, and the company's inventory control system, to identify discrepancies in inventory counts and taking corrective action to guard against inconsistencies in the future.
  • Reviews inventory to determine unused items and recommends disposal of excess stock.
  • Provide support to Quality team by conducting ISO internal audits as requested.
  • Makes certain that purchasing documents are properly completed and the terms and conditions of purchases are appropriate.
  • Assures that department records are maintained and that purchases are followed up or expedited when required. Department records include price histories to provide information on price variances.

Preferred Education, Experience and Skills:  

  • BS or BA degree (preferably business with major coursework in purchasing and/or inventory control management.
  • Proficiency in MS Office
  • CRM and Great Plains Software knowledge
  • 3-5 years' buying or purchasing experience.
  • Strong organizational skills to coordinate and support multiple projects.
  • Strong verbal communication and interpersonal skills. Professional ethics, tact and courtesy in dealing with vendors.
  • Technical knowledge of bar codes and RFID
  • Knowledge of standard purchasing procedures and practices.
  • Ability to read, interpret, and explain Company purchasing procedures and policies.
  • Knowledge of inventory procedures and controls.

Physical Demands and Work Environment:

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to talk or hear, as well as sit, use hands to finger, handle, or feel objects, or controls. The employee is occasionally required to stand and walk, and reach with hands and arms. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 10 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, color vision, peripheral vision, and the ability to adjust focus.

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. The noise level in the work environment is usually light to moderate as in an office environment.


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