Red Lion Controls, an operating company of Spectris, has an opportunity for Commodity Buyer/Manager at its headquarters location in York, Pennsylvania. The role has wide-ranging responsibilities and the opportunity presents itself at a critical and exciting time within the Company; Red Lion seeks to expand its presence in our domestic and overseas markets.
The Commodity Buyer/Manager will Report to the Purchasing Director, the Commodity Buyer/Manager delivers a sustainable competitive cost advantage for the manufacturing and business operations of Red Lion by analyzing the lowest cost for all component parts, raw materials, maintenance, repairs, and Contract Manufacture requirements, capital equipment, services and other purchased items needed to run the business.
Red Lion is a growing, well-regarded employer that has strong roots in York, PA. The successful individual will be a key factor in the growth of our business.
Key Job Requirements
Manage and maintain professional relationships with our supplier partners and engage in negotiations that are honest and fair with preference given to competitive suppliers who have demonstrated the ability to consistently meet our expectations regarding on-time delivery and quality.
Participates in vendor negotiations that are honest and fair with preference given to competitive suppliers who have demonstrated the ability to consistently meet Red Lion’s expectations regarding on-time delivery and quality. Participates in the on-going assessments of supplier quality and delivery performance to ensure that purchased parts, materials and services are provided as specified.
Actively manages the purchasing of a select group of commodities and services, in support of operations, order fulfillment and corporate goals. Works with all disciplines to develop sourcing strategies and recommendations to support and improve new and existing product lines. Manages and documents the quoting process, negotiates contracts, performs business reviews with key suppliers and implements cost reduction strategies.
Provides input to Purchasing Director on business improvement, quality, and cost-containment opportunities.
Responsible for achieving the highest quality/lowest cost of ownership by driving Red Lion and supplier process improvements, Manages the document, quoting, and business review process with key suppliers to help implement cost reduction strategies.
Analyzes data related to cost of inventory, cost of goods for assigned components or product lines, shipping, raw materials and manufacturing services.
Analyzes and responds to MRP/RMRR requirements to achieve optimal inventory levels consistent with department and company objectives.
Identifies and minimizes supply problems in advance of operational impact.
Analyzes and implements ECN’s, TDN’s, etc.
Reviews and aids in the disposition of out-of-spec materials (VPDR’s) including corrective actions.
Performs duties upon request when needed for the department or corporate management.
Bachelor’s degree in Business, Management of Logistics, or equivalent purchasing / procurement experience.
3 years’ experience with purchasing in a manufacturing environment.
6+ months of experience in the industrial control market or equivalent.
Must have a demonstrated record of cost reduction, process improvements and inventory management.
Demonstrate oral and written communication skill to effectively interface with supervisor and co-workers.
Must have superior communication skills both written and orally.
Must hold a basic knowledge in tooling programs, mechanical specification drawings, purchasing and material planning procedures, and agency approvals.
Must have advanced skills in Microsoft Word, Excel, and Outlook.
CPIM or CSCP certification preferred
Management of electronic components including active and passive components, displays, LEDs, LCD, Printed circuit boards, transformers, connectors, etc.
Knowledge of purchasing and material planning procedures and practices (MRP, DBM, stockroom practices, Etc.) Essential Job Functions
Endorse, support and model the Company’s core values of:
Absolute Integrity Empowerment Customer Focus Restless Innovation High Performance
Red Lion Controls is committed to recruiting and selecting candidates based on their qualifications. We are a proud EEO employer and will hire, train and promote individuals regardless of age, color, disability, gender (including gender identity), national origin, marital status, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, veteran status or any other status protected under applicable laws.
Equal Opportunity Employer/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities
The contractor will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor's legal duty to furnish information.