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Leiden Cabinet Company provides exciting opportunities to work with some of the top Retail, Restaurant and Hospitality companies in the U.S. We design, engineer and manufacture custom built products that help solve problems and enhance brands for our customers.

Position Summary: 

Source, purchase and expedite materials and supplies for 3 manufacturing facilities. Seek quotes from vendors to support company cost saving objectives. Negotiate pricing on raw materials, finished products, shop supplies, hardware and other required products. Maintain purchase orders and other relevant Purchasing-related information in the ERP system.

Key Areas of Responsibility: 
• Purchase materials submitted on requisitions and ensure price accuracy and delivery by due dates
• Create and support positive relationships with current vendors while developing new vendor opportunities and sources
• Process purchase orders, receivers and other required documentation
• Oversee cost comparisons and reductions, invoice approvals and reconciliations
• Obtain material quotes, evaluate and make recommendations to determine most economical supplier
• Pursue cost savings opportunities and develop cost savings initiatives
• Run open purchase order report for all vendors and verify due dates with vendors
• Review material stock and usage to determine economical order quantities
• Follow up on orders to ensure on time delivery; Inform Project Managers if vendor is not able to meet original requested dates or     price changes
• Interact with office and shop personnel to ensure expectations of orders are met
• Assist shop in sourcing, securing and purchasing parts
• Match purchase orders with vendor confirmations: All purchase orders must have a price, quantity and date confirmation from the   vendor
• Review all overages, discrepancies or quality issues with vendors as required
• Help maintain quality of products; Working with manufacturing and quality discussing defective or unacceptable materials then         working with vendors and others to trouble-shoot and resolve
• Assist Purchasing Department and other departments as needed
• Complete other assignments as requested

 Reporting Relationships: 
• Individual Contributor Reports to (position): Senior Buyer
  Formal Education / Certification Requirements 
• High school diploma/Associate Degree and/ or two to five years of related experience and/or training or equivalent combination of   education and experience. No Certifications required.
 
Job-Related Experience/ Skills/ Competencies:  
• Ability to negotiate and relationship management skills
• Understanding of materials and products being purchased
• General understanding of ERP system functionality and objectives
• Excellent written and verbal communication skills; Teamwork and collaboration
• Independent decision making abilities
• Close attention to detail
• Strong MS office skills and attention to detail necessary

Travel Requirements: 
• Minimal – infrequent vendor visits
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