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Materials Negotiator

Link-Belt Cranes

This is a Full-time position in Lexington, KY posted June 28, 2021.

Job Description Summary
Research, evaluate, select, approve, and oversee suppliers for LBC purchased materials, requirements.

Optimize the best possible price, delivery, and payment terms, and cultivate the ongoing relationship for maximum benefit to the company.

Execute all aspects of the procurement process as required, seeking at all times to optimize Quality, Cost, and Delivery.

Essential Job Functions
Identify sources for production components and negotiate the best price and terms Plan and facilitate cost targets, quality targets, with minimum lead time, working with suppliers to meet targets Work with Quality Assurance, Design Engineering, and Suppliers to reconcile quality issues Maintain IVR’s on all parts with activity Communicate and oversee supplier ratings with suppliers as appropriate Generate purchase orders from MRP or other demand Monitor open purchase orders to meet changing schedule requirements (cancel, defer, expedite, etc.) Balance purchase orders with inventory conditions and demand requirements at all times to minimize inventory investment Identify and implement cost reduction opportunities Monitor supplier delivery performance in concert with commodity inventory levels using lean principle.

Work with Design Engineering throughout the product development cycle to ensure the most cost-effective design.

Other duties and projects as assigned.


Job Requirements:
4 year degree
Program of Study
Business, Material Management, Engineering
Minimum 5 years related experience as a materials negotiator or buyer in same or related industry including negotiation duties Certification
CPSM (Certified Professional in Supply Management) or CSCP (Certified Supply Chain Professional) preferred **Link-Belt Cranes does not accept unsolicited resumes or calls from third-party recruiters or employment agencies**