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Company: Morgan Advanced Materials
Location: Augusta
Posted on: January 12, 2022

Job Description:

Overview

Morgan Advanced Materials is a world leader in advanced materials science and engineering of ceramics, carbon and composites. We operate in a series of well-defined markets where our applications expertise offers our customers a valuable differentiator, engineering high-specification materials, components and sub-assembly parts that solve their challenging technical problems.

The Thermal Ceramics division designs, manufactures and installs a broad range of thermal insulation products that significantly reduce energy consumption and emissions in a variety of high temperature processing applications. Our product offering is extensive and covers application needs from Industrial to Commercial markets.

Group Key Figures: Revenue -910m (2020), -7,500 employees, manufacturing in 30+ countries, and customers in 100+ countries. A UK PLC with head office located in Windsor, Berkshire UK. Listed on London Stock Exchange; Member of the FTSE 250 Index.

Responsibilities

Summary: Under general direction, the Buyer purchases assigned commodities and/or services to the proper specifications for the function intended, from the best qualified vendor, assuring the maximum return (lowest cost, highest quality, on time delivery, best performance, best payment terms, etc.) all within ethical purchasing practices and company policy.

Essential duties and responsibilities

* Receive approved purchase requisitions through JDE ERP system, review to assure item(s) is properly specified and pertinent information is provided necessary for proper placement of order.
* Obtain competitive quotations for requisitioned items and help in the vendor selection process
* Contact vendor(s) for placement of orders, negotiate any questionable items, follow up and resolve discrepancies, including price, quality claims, service, delivery, etc., which may be required to complete the purchase order.
* Enter purchase order into the ERP system and send vendor the order.
* Contact vendors to expedite purchase orders to ensure that delivery dates are met.
* Coordinate and clear any changes to original purchase order concerning price, quantity, delivery date, special requirements, etc. and record other documentation as required.
* Resolve discrepancies which may be required to complete and close the purchase order.
* Perform duties as needed to back up for other buyers.
* As needed, handle plant requests for proposals, descriptive literature, visits of vendor representatives, visits to plants, etc., involving our vendors. Arrange and participate in meetings between vendors and other departments.
* Ensure prompt and expeditious handling of vendor representatives in a business-like manner.
* Establish and maintain a sound business relationship with all vendors.
* Assist General Accounting in resolving invoice or other payment problems.
* Communicate regularly with vendors via e-mail, phone, and face-to-face appointments to maintain a sound business relationship.
* Maintain list of approved vendors and vendor's personnel for each commodity, together with necessary catalog, pricing information and historical order data.
* Develop knowledge of assigned commodities (technical, how and where used, etc.).
* Interact with operations personnel and the parts integrator on MRO parts as needed.
* Interact with the engineering services group on purchasing equipment and CAPEX items as neeeded.
* Help develop and maintain key procurement processes in conjunction with Accounting and other departments - standard costing updates, new vendor approvals, vendor certifications, banking information on vendors, etc.
* The above is not intended to be an exhaustive list of all duties and responsibilities required. Other duties may be assigned.

Qualifications

Preferred

BA or BS in Business, IT, or Related Field

APICS ir ISM Certification (e.g., CPSM)

2+ years experience in related business area

5+ years purchasing experience in industrial company

Required

3+ years expereince within the purchasing or supply chain function in industrial company

MS-Office and experience with ERP systems (JDE E1 a plus)

Good written and verbal communication skills, including experience in negotiating

Morgan Advanced Materials is an EEO/AA/M/W/D/V Employer

Responsibilities Summary: Under general direction, the Buyer purchases assigned commodities and/or services to the proper specifications for the function intended, from the best qualified vendor, assuring the maximum return (lowest cost, highest quality, on time delivery, best performance, best payment terms, etc.) all within ethical purchasing practices and company policy. Essential duties and responsibilities - Receive approved purchase requisitions through JDE ERP system, review to assure item(s) is properly specified and pertinent information is provided necessary for proper placement of order. - Obtain competitive quotations for requisitioned items and help in the vendor selection process - Contact vendor(s) for placement of orders, negotiate any questionable items, follow up and resolve discrepancies, including price, quality claims, service, delivery, etc., which may be required to complete the purchase order. - Enter purchase order into the ERP system and send vendor the order. - Contact vendors to expedite purchase orders to ensure that delivery dates are met. - Coordinate and clear any changes to original purchase order concerning price, quantity, delivery date, special requirements, etc. and record other documentation as required. - Resolve discrepancies which may be required to complete and close the purchase order. - Perform duties as needed to back up for other buyers. - As needed, handle plant requests for proposals, descriptive literature, visits of vendor representatives, visits to plants, etc., involving our vendors. Arrange and participate in meetings between vendors and other departments. - Ensure prompt and expeditious handling of vendor representatives in a business-like manner. - Establish and maintain a sound business relationship with all vendors. - Assist General Accounting in resolving invoice or other payment problems. - Communicate regularly with vendors via e-mail, phone, and face-to-face appointments to maintain a sound business relationship. - Maintain list of approved vendors and vendor's personnel for each commodity, together with necessary catalog, pricing information and historical order data. - Develop knowledge of assigned commodities (technical, how and where used, etc.). - Interact with operations personnel and the parts integrator on MRO parts as needed. - Interact with the engineering services group on purchasing equipment and CAPEX items as neeeded. - Help develop and maintain key procurement processes in conjunction with Accounting and other departments - standard costing updates, new vendor approvals, vendor certifications, banking information on vendors, etc. - The above is not intended to be an exhaustive list of all duties and responsibilities required. Other duties may be assigned.

Keywords: Morgan Advanced Materials, Augusta , Buyer, Other , Augusta, Georgia

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