JOB SUMMARY & ACCOUNTABILITIES : The Buyer II will plan and procure material to meet customer requirements at an optimal cost.
Maintaining inventory levels, addressing shortages and supporting product evolution are daily functions.This role is responsible for securing the necessary materials to meet the needs of our customers and the business.
Set up, execution and maintenance of ordering parameters and MRP data.
Ensure adherence to price and lead time established by contract.
Monitor supplier delivery performance, days on hand and related quality issues.
Identify suppliers that should be part of development programs and actively participate in those key projects
Resolve supplier & data issues, (i.e. Price discrepancies, invoices discrepancies, receiving issues).
Work with suppliers overseas and different cultural backgrounds to meet the supply needs of our business
Train and provide leadership to new associates
Represent the group in relevant meetings and act as a liaison
Manage supplier held inventory programs
Monitor inventory levels to avoid potential excess, obsolescence and shortages.
Oversee Inventory policy through ABCD classification and use of proper planning parameters.
Adjust forecasts and planning parameters as required including safety stocks, reorder points, minimum orders etc. in adherence with Vertiv guidelines
Participate in Cost savings efforts (i.e. Freight, Packaging, Price).
Expedite P.O.’s and confirm delivery.
Print, review & release purchase requisitions.
Participate in daily production and planning meetings.
Secure Corrective actions and Execute RMA process when applicable.
Coordinate Engineering changes with suppliers, Material Planning and Engineering for purchased parts.
Daily coordination of information between production, purchasing and shipping.
Provides availability, pricing, shipping information
Generates daily, weekly, monthly metric reports
Develop in-depth knowledge on parts / commodities managed to aid in expedites and suggest part deviations to resolve shortages and mitigate high risk situations
Arrange domestic and international expedited shipments in collaboration with Logistics team.
On board new suppliers by providing training on Vertiv systems and processes
Recommend adjustments to planning bills, forecasting and adjust as approved
Management of higher dollar, longer lead-time, higher risk parts and suppliers
Analyze and help manage supplier held inventories including E&O with a focus on limiting exposure.
Make recommendation on E&O reserves to be held by Vertiv
Minimum Qualifications : (education, experience level, knowledge, skills, designations / certifications).
BS is business administration, or related field.
At least 2 years of experience in a materials management, purchasing or material planning function.
Preferred Qualifications :
APICS or CPM certification
Experience in an industrial, high mix job shop environment
Very proficient in spreadsheets, MS Office.
Hands on experience with calculating safety stocks, reorder points (MIN / MAX) and forecasting and inventory turns.
Basic understanding of how Excess, obsolete, payment terms, ITO and PPV impact business financials.
Outstanding communication skills and ability to work at high levels within organization structures to get mind share with suppliers.
Experience with ERP systems
English oral and written skills
At Vertiv, we offer the stability of a global leader in a growing industry and the opportunity of a startup.
We design, manufacture and service the mission-critical infrastructure technologies for vital applications in data centers, communication networks and commercial and industrial environments.
With $4.4 billion in sales, a strong customer base and global reach in nearly 70 countries, our move to establish a standalone business enables us to deliver greater value to our customers and create new opportunities for our people.
Whether you’re an established professional looking for a career change, an undergraduate student exploring options or recently received your MBA degree, you’ll find a variety of opportunities at Vertiv.
Explore them now and join our team of 19,000 employees in making the future of our customers’ business possible.