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POST DATE 8/26/2016
END DATE 12/19/2016

Razorjack Recruiting Lexington, KY

Lexington, KY
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Principle Functional Responsibilities:
Drives Safety as a Core Value to the plant.
Arrange availability of raw materials or in-process materials/components, which are required to start, support and complete the manufacturing process in accordance with current manufacturing specifications.
Analyze, investigate, evaluate and implement intermediate and long-range purchase requirements, specifications, pricing and sources, as well as study and develop advanced procurement plans, methods and techniques to meet these requirements.
Investigate and appraise the expertise, facilities and competence of suppliers to service the facility.
Work with plant personnel on continuous improvement programs and projects to advance manufacturing further to world class status.
Obtain optimum price and purchase specifications through negotiation, other pricing techniques and recognition of the functional needs of the product.
Choose the supplier whose proposal, including the results of negotiation; provide the Company with the best evaluated purchase.
Lead person/champion to drive material productivity throughout the plant, efficiently optimizing usage.
Develop and implement materials management systems and programs to eliminate supplier (internal and external) non-conformances and improve delivery, packaging and material presentation method.
Interpret, implement and hold suppliers accountable to common material specifications and standards.
Participate in design review and drawing sign off.
Flow down new manufacturing methodologies to the supply base (SPC, JIT, EDI, SMI, Kanban, etc.)

Key Requirements:
A results driven individual who has demonstrated ability working in a high performance-manufacturing environment.
Must have good attention to details, but be able to manage the big picture and have a "make the numbers" mentality.
Must be able to manage multiple, complex tasks and deal easily with pressure on a day in and day out basis.
Must be able to motivate, communicate and drive continuous improvement.
Critical thinker, with excellent analytical abilities.
Good written and oral communication skills.
Solid planning, leadership and administrative skills.
High energy, demonstrates urgency in a fast pace environment.
Proven ability to work in teams.

Desired Background:
Proven experience in establishing an effective material planning and resource system.
Experience in MRP and pull flow systems.
3 - 5 years experience in production planning in the manufacturing arena
Experienced negotiator in managing vendors and suppliers assuring best price, quality to specification and on-time delivery.
Materials background; able to understand and develop appropriate product specifications.
Lean / Six Sigma Education

Minimum of a BS/BA degree in related field preferred.