Bachelor’s degree with three (3) or more years of experience in Supply Chain, Purchasing, or a related field. OR an equivalent combination of education and experience. Ability to travel 25%. HOW YOU STAND OUT (PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS) Relevant industry related certifications. Ability to effectively communicate. Ability to work in a team environment. Strong organizational skills with exceptional follow through and attention to detail. Strong time-management and prioritization skills, able to multi-task and prioritize competing requirements and meet deadlines. Ability to work in a fast-paced environment where requirements are constantly changing. Experience and proficiency with various web-based software applications including Microsoft Office Word, Excel, PowerPoint, SharePoint, etc. Purchasing experience within the manufacturing industry. These duties are not meant to be all-inclusive and other duties may be assigned. Process purchase order defers, expedites, cancellations. Develop and run reports for unacknowledged orders and past due order management. Conduct price analytics and update material cost standards and cost variances in ERP. Support supplier business review meetings to review and improve supplier performance. Issue RFQs and conduct initial review of supplier responses and execute bid list management activities. Execute supplier price changes, review price increase threats and support supplier negotiations. Execute supplier readiness for product launches in coordination with NPD. Expedite and conduct corrective action process for critical shortage purchasing issues. Support supply chain optimization initiatives to improve material flow, capture value or reduce waste in the supply chain. Train and mentor purchasing coordinator and associate positions.