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POST DATE 9/13/2016
END DATE 10/13/2016

Ducommun Incorporated Appleton, WI

Appleton, WI
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Job Summary & Essential Functions:

Procure products within assigned planner codes in a timely and cost effective manner.

Negotiate best value with suppliers. Perform materials quotation for prices and delivery.

Procure products within assigned commodity areas in a timely and cost effective manner.

Identify and reduce long lead times in the system by utilizing material strategies with suppliers.

Review daily MRP exception message, purchase order status, and order action reports and take appropriate action. Must know when/where to buy goods and services.

Resolve material price variances.

Identify alternate solutions for obsolete components and work with engineering for approval.

Ensure timely delivery of products to support manufacturing.

Develop new/better/alternate sources of supply to reduce the supplier base.

Maintain purchasing data in computer system so that it is always current.

Resolve problems that occur periodically with suppliers.

Maintain appropriate lead times, minimums and multiples and vendor information for all assigned parts in the system.

Adhere to the General Requirements of Team Members

Perform other assignments as required

Required Skills & Qualifications:

Understanding of engineering drawings and flow charts required.

MRP exposure required.

Intermediate level of computer skills in e-mail, internet, Word and Excel.

Strong communications and interpersonal skills needed.

Experience dealing with suppliers including quoting, order processing and tracking delivery and quality performance.