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PARKER HANNIFIN CORPORATION Purchasing and Order Management Specialist in LEES SUMMIT, Missouri

Org Marketing Statementless thanbr>Company Performance Materials, a Company Filtration Group business, is headquartered in Lee's Summit, Missouri. We specialize in ePTFE membranes, surface coatings, and electret meltblown technologies. With more than two decades of engineering and manufacturing experience, our team works closely with customers to solve their most critical challenges. With superior performance, Performance Materials products are trusted for the most challenging air filtration, venting and apparel applications.less thanbr>Responsibilitiesless thanbr>Position supports Performance Materials in both a purchasing and order management capacity. Obtains the best quality, service, and value for products and services through effective bidding, negotiation, and supplier management. Administers customer service accounts of moderate scope and complexity. Essential Functions: Identifies manufacturing needs, identifies and selects suppliers, initiates purchase orders, and arranges for delivery. Conducts supplier site visits and evaluates them as to production capability, performance, delivery, and other key business criteria. May complete supplier certification as part of a technical and/or quality team Purchases parts, equipment, and materials by preparing request for quotations and submitting purchase orders with approved suppliers. Issues purchase orders and agreements that accurately reflect price, schedule, terms, and conditions as negotiated with suppliers. Maintains accurate lead times for assigned commodities Evaluates bids for standard and non-standard items. Selects suppliers for lower cost items or items of limited scope and complexity and negotiates price, delivery, quality and service. Develops alternate sources of supply by identifying and researching prospective suppliers Negotiates and settles damage claims, rejections, losses, return of materials, over-shipments, cancellations and engineering changes with suppliers Complies with federal, state, and industry regulations; ensures adherence to requirements and advises management on needed actions. Complies with Government/Commercial Practices Manual GPM/CPM policies and procedures Responsible for invoice resolution Inventory ownership - including development, review and management of the input / output model to ensure quarterly inventory targets are met Interprets customer requests, monitors performance and delivery, investigates complaints. Responsible for Order Management for the Business Unit. Provides mutually acceptable solutions to customer problems that impact cost or schedule. Negotiates requirements as predetermined across multiple customers, products, and internal teams. May re-prioritize delivery schedule to meet customer commitments. Investigates and resolves claims or complaints by collecting and analyzing information. Coordinates with relevant functions on technical and/or quality issues; resolves customer complaints concerning deliveries, invoices or billing discrepancies. Book, proceed and communicate all order types within the business, ensuring a high quality of commitment and communication between customer, sales, supply chain, manufacturing and shipping. Follow up on orders at all levels until order has been shipped and invoiced ensuring that finance and inventory are impacted correctly. Submit change orders to appropriate production lines and shipping. Communicate any special customer shipping, billing packaging instructions to plant and hard code into the system.less thanbr>Qualificationsless thanbr>Education and Experience Bachelor s degree BA in Business Administration or related discipline. Two or more years of experience in a purchasing role that provided both theoretical and practical knowledge in the field. Knowledge, Skills and Abilities Excellent communication skills, both verbal and written Excellent customer service skills Ability to effectively negotiate to obtain the best price and terms Knowledge of key purchasing and negotia