The individual in this position reports to the VP of Operations. The manager is responsible for directing, developing and implementing policies and procedures that support our company's supply chain and procurement functions. This position is responsible for negotiating prices with vendors, developing and maintaining relationships with vendors understanding commodity market and monitoring inventory levels for the company. This person will be making recommendations regarding cost reduction, forecasting of material prices, optimizing profit margins and maintaining accurate inventory for the company.
ESSENTIAL JOB DUTIES
Serve as key management and leadership representative for corporate purchasing.
Develops, leads and execute purchasing strategies.
Negotiate and build relationships with International vendors
Negotiates with vendors for goods and services, negotiating the best possible price and service guarantee.
Negotiate and issue purchase orders
Forecast price and market trends to identify changes of balance of buyer- supplier power.
Analyzes the requirements of the commodity, including preliminary specifications, preferred supplier and date commodity is needed
Advises team members or management on the appropriate supplier to be used
Formulate departmental goals, strategies, operating policies and procedures and directs the implementation of approved and or recommended changes
Maintains timely control of orders, amendments, shipping notices and other documents to assure accurate retention of records
Develop and customize reports utilizing the E10 system relating to procurement
Manages excess inventory as well as discontinued and nonstock inventory.
Perform returns as needed
Responsible for continuous improvement efforts in department
Manage direct reports, perform performance appraisals, make recommendations for promotions, transfers or terminations
Guide team members to achieve optimum performance level and be a champion of the strategic plan
Responsible for the motivation and development of subordinates to optimize their performance and their personal and professional growth
Help train new team members in the department
Perform other tasks as assigned
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
Experience in supply chain management preferred
Excellent communication and negotiation skills
Exceptional business acumen to manage product cost and supplier relationships including international relationships
Strong negotiating and analytical skills and problem solving
Proficient knowledge of MS Office and Outlook
Logistics and traffic knowledge
Understanding of supply chain and inventory management systems
Understanding of forecasting and budgeting
Must be able to meet deadlines and work under pressure
Prior experience utilizing and ERP system and knowledge of E10 a plus
Ability to work with minimal supervision
EDUCATION / EXPERIENCE
Bachelor's Degree preferred in Supply Chain Management/Logistics or related field
Or equivalent combination of education, experience and training.
4-5 years' experience working in a Manager role in the areas of Purchasing, Inventory Control and Production Planning preferred.
Ability to read and interpret documents such as operating and policies and procedure manuals.
Ability to use Microsoft Office applications including Word, Excel, Outlook, Power Point and be proficient in the ERP software.
Ability to add, subtract, multiply, and divide in all units of measure, using whole numbers, common fractions, and decimals. Ability to compute rate, ratio, and percent and to draw and interpret bar graphs.
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 sit, stand, walk, use hands, reach with hands and arms, climb or balance and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl. The employee is frequently required to communicate and listen to co-workers and is occasionally required to sit. The employee must regularly lift and/or move up to 25 pounds.
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.
Work environment is typically quiet as most of the time will be spent in the office environment. But, may need to perform job responsibilities in the warehouse or production areas as needed.
FarmTek offers commercial greenhouses and accessories, garden supplies, tension fabric buildings, portable garages, barn curtain, livestock and poultry housing, heating and cooling products, electrical and plumbing supplies, building materials, agricultural supplies, and more to help you manage your farm, nursery, business or home. Serving the agriculture industry since 1979.
*Only those individuals that meet the qualifications of the position will be contacted.
APPLY FOR THIS JOB:
To apply, please download and fill out the corresponding forms.
APPLICATION PDF DISCLOSURE AGREEMENT PDF BACKGROUND CHECK / DRUG SCREENING PDF
Submit forms and a resume by mail, e-mail or fax to:
Attn: Human Resources FarmTek / Engineering Services & Products Co.
1440 Field of Dreams Way, Dyersville, IA 52040
E-Mail - HRdeptIOWA@farmtek.com
Fax - 563-875-2317
Engineering Services & Products Company is an equal opportunity employer.