Supervisor Purchasing

February 19, 2024
San luisla paz


upervisor PurchasingLocation San Luis De La Paz, Gto. BASIC FUNCTIONUnder the supervision of the Materials Manager, this position is responsible for determining appropriated levels of inventory on raw materials, provided by either external suppliers or from other Kohler facilities, as well as coordinating the procurement of non-productive materials, such as spare parts, construction and services following the policies by the Kohler Procurement Manual.SPECIFIC RESPONSIBILITIES1.Define appropriated investment in raw materials to support production activities according to annual, monthly and weekly S&O production schedule.+2.Maintain Raw Materials inventory levels at optimal planned, to optimize investment in these goods considering all key variables involved in manufacturing and logistics activities, always looking for a high inventory turns.3.Provide training and assess the planner buyers as needed.4.Define strategies for replenishment of material.5.Define transportation methods and routs to obtain the most efficient way to carry all materials, in order to minimize cost, transit time, lot size, etc.6.Coordinate all activities in Purchasing Department, related to adding new materials and components due to new products, changes on BOM to current products, etc. to be able to produce and ship as per lead time offered to customers; reduce obsolescence, etc…7. Coordinate activities related to annual inventory of raw materials as well as all cycle counts, in order to minimize variations between physical and ER system, reduce possibilities of running out of materials, etc…8. Coordinate activities related to weekly adjust requirements of raw materials, in order to meet customer needs, through the changes on the production schedule; this will maintain a proper level of inventories on a weekly basis in order to face customer’s demand.9. Look for cost saving opportunities, by either new material, alternative transportation methods, reduce inventory levels, reduced lead time, etc…in order to improve financial profits in our finished goods.10. Comply with the requirements of all areas in the plant, regarding non-productive materials, suppliers and services.11. Supervise generation of purchase orders as per corporate and local purchasing policies12. Supervise or negotiate agreements or contracts as appropriate.13. Drive continuous improvement in the quality of our product or service contracts. Research current contract and outside sources for “best practice “articles to be incorporated into current and /or future negotiated contract.14. Negotiate high value materials and the repetitive purchase in order to have savings.15. Constant search for new improvement opportunities, which will translate into efficiency and savings in the non-productive material purchase.16.Recommend alternative materials or methods based on knowledge of market availability.17. Keep management advised about price increases.18. Coordinate a timely resolution of issues arising with suppliers19. Perform other related tasks as assigned20. Comply with the Health and Safety Roles and Responsibilities established for this position (See Responsibilities chart by position). Skills/Requirements EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTSEDUCATION Bachelor´s degreeEXPERIENCE Preference 4 years’ experience in manufacturing environment with raw materials purchasing and inventory control.FORMATION English spoken and knowledge ERP and Microsoft Windows based software applications.SKILLSTraitsCritical Abstract Reasoning Ability, Aggressiveness, Assertiveness, Cautiousness, Ego-Drive, Energy, Self-Structure, Thoroughness and Urgency. Supporting External Structure, Gregariousness, and Sociability.BehaviorsCritical Persuasively sells ideas to gain support and buy-in; is willing to make tough decisions; establishes goals, priorities, and expectations for staff members; is persistent; recognizes problems, issues, andopportunities; gathers and analyzes data; leverages resources effectively; independently sets goals, objectives, and priorities; manages multiple tasks and activities; works quickly. Supporting creates new concepts and approaches to solve problems; follows established policies and procedures; develops new contacts and initiates relationships. Why Work at Kohler Co.? Kohler Co.'s mission is to contribute to a higher level of gracious living for those who are touched by our products and services. We understand that it takes investment in our associates’ development to make that happen.So, we offer ongoing investment in each individual’s personal development and the opportunity to collaborate with others across functions and roles at Kohler. In addition to the investment in your development, Kohler offers a benefits package including a competitive salary, health, vision, dental, 401(k) with company matching, and more! *Important update for candidates applying to roles within Kohler Energy, including Power Systems, Engines, Home Energy, Kohler Uninterruptible Power, Clarke Energy, Curtis Instruments, and Heila Technologies. On November 6, Kohler Co. announced the strategic decision to establish Kohler Energy as a separate, independent business with Platinum Equity as the majority investment partner. Kohler will continue to stay invested in the Energy business following the closing and remains committed to supporting the acceleration of long-term growth strategies for both organizations. Talent and operational transition plans are underway, and Kohler Co. and Platinum Equity expect the agreement to close in the first half of 2024.Thank you for your interest in joining our growing team as we embark on the next phase of growth! About Us Beyond the competitive benefits and compensation, Kohler proudly offers a rich history, steeped in creativity and a commitment to our associates and communities.We invite you to learn more about our culture and company at It is Kohler’s policy to recruit, hire, and promote qualified personnel in all job classifications without regard to race, creed, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, national origin, disability or veteran status.If, as an individual with a disability, you need reasonable accommodation during the recruitment process, please contact Co. is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer

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