Buyer in New Port Richey, Florida at Pall

Date Posted: 6/9/2018

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Job ID: AER000369

About Us

Pall Corporation is a global leader in high-tech filtration, separation, and purification, serving the diverse needs of customers across the broad spectrum of life sciences and industry.



Pall Life Sciences provides cutting-edge products and services to meet the demanding needs of customers discovering, developing and producing biotech drugs, vaccines, cell therapies and classic pharmaceuticals. Pall offers advanced medical technologies, which are often a patient’s last line of defense from dangerous pathogens. Pall’s food and beverage products provide critical protection from contaminants during various manufacturing steps.



Pall Industrial serves a diverse range of customers in the microelectronics, aerospace, fuels, petrochemical, chemical, automotive, and power generation industries. Pall is a key supplier to the innovative and demanding semiconductor and consumer electronics industries, and provides filtration products used in critical applications on commercial and military aerospace vehicles. Pall products are key to the reliability of industrial equipment. Pall’s engineered solutions help municipal and industrial customers address mounting water quality, scarcity and demand issues, and help energy companies maximize production and develop commercially successful next generation fuels.



Headquartered in Port Washington, New York, Pall has offices and plants throughout the world.



To learn more about Pall, please visit www.pall.com/green.



Description

Position Summary:
Will ensure that Pall is receiving the best overall price and delivery performance while continuing to build strong relationships with the company’s vendors.    Effectively respond to and integrate internal needs into a procurement plan that supports the Factory Plan. The Buyer is responsible for negotiating and managing cost effective procurement contracts and long-term agreements that support internal requirements and metrics (PPV, EVA, Inventory Turns, OTD, % Orders Available to Release, etc.).

Vendor management, commodity portfolio management and negotiations are critical to success in this position.

On a daily basis, the Buyer will analyze and convert purchase requisitions to purchase orders, provide communication with the Planning team to ensure needs are met, send out RFQs and follow up with suppliers on PO confirmations and late to dock POs, reconcile invoice issues, maintain documentation of government purchasing folders for compliance with CPSR, action MRP exception messages and monitor standards (price and lead time) and awareness of PPV.

Job Requirements



Qualifications

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Ensure that all quality procedures, Pall Company policies and regulatory requirements are adhered to.
  • Analyze, maintain and execute MRP (SAP) procurement transactions. Review and update Material Master and
  • Purchasing Information Record to keep the system up to date.
  • Monitor supply chain pipeline to ensure timely PO placement and Vendor support of Pall requirements.
  • Effectively manage supplier relations to optimize performance; work with Strategic Sourcing Team to optimize
  • cost and support development of our supply chain.
  • Work to reduce material and process lead times.
  • Investigate and identify new sources of supply, where appropriate.
  • Interpret production demand patterns and contribute to supply chain policies for both commodities and suppliers that realize a lean value stream for Pall.
  • Expedite materials and services to ensure the supplier delivery adherence.
  • Manage any commercial post order processes and queries in an effective and expeditious manner.
  • Monitor and review supplier performance and contribute to development plans created to ensure continuous improvement of Pall’s supplier base.
  • Hold Vendors accountable to commitments and develop expectations for continuously improving performance (quality, delivery, price, inventory).
  • Ensure that supplier agreements are followed.
  • Drive ever-improving results by leveraging Danaher Business System (DBS) and Danaher Material System (DMS) tools, consulting skills, and change management process.
  • Assist Procurement Department in the execution of the DBS/DMS roadmap
  • Contribute to departmental development and improvement in metrics through use of DBS tools and structured improvements.

Skills and Knowledge:
Knowledge of complex legal and regulatory requirements related to government procurement regulations preferred.

Advanced, specialized knowledge of material requirements planning methods, principles, aerospace industry practices, and policies.

Proficient with standard business application software and specialized purchasing and/or materials systems (SAP).

Ability to work on complex problems where in-depth analysis and evaluation of situations or data frequently require complicated negotiations.

Ability to solve a wide range of unique problems of considerable scope and complexity that may require new approaches or significant modification of standard procedure. Ability to read, analyze, and interpret complex policies and recommend changes to procedures. Ability to respond to significant inquiries or complaints from subcontractors, customers, regulatory agencies, or members of the business community. Ability to communicate effectively and make effective and persuasive presentations on complex topics to division management, bidders, suppliers, and customers. Ability to negotiate effectively to obtain best prices and terms on products, materials, and services. Ability to read blueprints and manufacturing router sheets and to understand and perform cost estimating. Ability to effectively demonstrate team member competencies and participate in goal-setting, performance feedback, and self-development activities.

Qualifications:
  • Bachelor’s degree in Operations/Supply Chain Management, Procurement, or Business Management
  • Aerospace purchasing experience preferred.
  • Accredited Purchasing Practitioner (APP) certification and /or Certified Purchasing Manager (CPM) certification preferred
  • Has a solid understanding of purchasing “best practice” sourcing tactics and material replenishment strategies including but not limited to – Supplier PULL systems, VMI, Supplier assessment and Vendor rating including supplier performance reviews
  • Assist in continued development of grow/maintain/phase out supplier strategies. Driving continuous improvements.
  • Expert knowledge with ERP systems, specifically SAP
  • 5 years’ experience in Purchasing within a manufacturing organization with a metric and results driven culture.
  • Highly effective communication and facilitation skills.
  • Proven negotiation skills with demonstrated results.
  • Min 5 years’ experience in MRP/SAP system

Other requirements
  • Proactive in identifying any issues, roadblocks or risks and communicating to the appropriate people
  • Strong organizational skills and ability to keep track of multiple priorities simultaneously
  • Relationships and communication – being able to work across departments, levels, functions and vendors
  • Sense of urgency – achieving targets/objectives on time and finding solutions to stay on track
  • Influence – being able to get results from varying levels of agents both inside and outside the organization
  • Team building and leadership both inside and outside of the department
  • Strong teamwork and relationship building
  • Continuous improvement mindset
  • Willing to share knowledge and contribute to an engaged department

Pall Corporation is an Equal Opportunity Employer who encourages diversity in the workplace.  All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to gender, race, color, national origin, ancestry, citizenship, religion, age, physical or mental disability, medical condition, sexual orientation, gender identity or gender expression, military or protected veteran status or marital status.



Danaher Corporation Overview

Danaher is a global science & technology innovator committed to helping our customers solve complex challenges and improve quality of life worldwide. Our world class brands are leaders in some of the most demanding and attractive industries, including life sciences, medical diagnostics, dental, environmental and applied solutions. Our globally diverse team of 62,000 associates is united by a common culture and operating system, the Danaher Business System, which serves as our competitive advantage. We generated $16.9B in revenue last year. We are ranked #133 on the Fortune 500 and our stock has outperformed the S&P 500 by more than 1,300% over 20 years.

At Danaher, you can build a career in a way no other company can duplicate. Our brands allow us to offer dynamic careers across multiple industries. We’re innovative, fast-paced, results-oriented, and we win. We need talented people to keep winning. Here you’ll learn how DBS is used to shape strategy, focus execution, align our people, and create value for customers and shareholders. Come join our winning team.