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Kansas Employer Supply Chain Specialist in Wichita, Kansas

This job was posted by https://www.kansasworks.com : For more information, please see: https://www.kansasworks.com/jobs/12022954

Supply Chain Specialist


The Supply Chain Specialist has the primary responsibility of ensuring material, product and the availability of outside services supports the production schedule, while also supporting the Cox Machine Quality Management System.

Position Responsibilities

+ Purchases supplies, materials, outside services and parts for the company.

+ Ensures compliance with related policies and contract processes and standards.

+ Works closely with functional, operational, and suppliers to facilitate accurate and complete material and service requirements to achieve best available cost, quality, reliability, continuity, and delivery.

+ Manages purchase order processing including:

+ Administering change requests expedite or defer orders as required based on business need and forecast changes.

+ Maintaining and updating pricing or delivery date changes on material and service purchase orders.

+ As required, supports the resolution of issues/disputes (pricing, quality, timing, claims, liens, etc.) associated with purchases.

+ Monitoring the status of open purchase orders to ensure on time delivery of all materials/services, including timely resolution, communication, and mitigation of future problems.

+ Maintains current and thorough knowledge of customer pulls, Global Shop data to determine supply/demand conditions, negotiate quantities, price, terms, and delivery schedules for purchases in accordance with daily purchasing requirements.

+ Seeks competitive alternatives, assesses vendor capabilities and past performance, and develop action plans for alternative material/hardware sources.

+ Performs other duties as assigned.

Required Skills/Abilities

+ Proven negotiation skills

+ Excellent interpersonal and customer service skills

+ Ability to exercise tact, courtesy, and ethics when dealing with vendors, co-workers and customers

+ Strong analytical and problem-solving skills

+ Excellent organizational skills and attention to detail.

+ Excellent time management skills with a proven ability to meet deadlines.

+ Ability to respond effectively to procurement inquiries and independently facilitate resolution of procurement issues.

+ Ability to coordinate multiple activities, prioritizes tasks, and responds quickly to stakeholders.

+ Fosters effective teamwork and collaboration.

+ Strong knowledge and use of computers and computer applications effectively and efficiently in the workplace (i.e.Global Shop systems).

Experience and Skills

+ At least 1 year of buying or purchasing experience preferred.

+ Familiarity with supply chain processes.

+ Proficiency in Microsoft Office (specifically Excel)

+ Strong communication and teamwork skills

"We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law."