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Purchasing Specialist

Company: AISIN Light Metals
Location: Marion
Posted on: August 6, 2022

Job Description:

Job DescriptionJob Title: Purchasing SpecialistFLSA Status: Salary ExemptDivision: Production ControlEEOC Classification: ProfessionalReports To: Production Control Section ManagerSUMMARYThis position will be responsible for Purchasing of parts and Inventory control activities within the Production Control Department.ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES● Develop and maintain relationship with suppliers and develop controls for supplier activities.● Distribute part design drawings received from AK in Japan to suppliers as part specifications● Request quotations from suppliers and determine which suppliers are the best supplier for ALM.● Obtain packaging proposal forms and determine which supplier of packaging to purchase packaging from.● Responsible for parts procurement process with national and international parts suppliers.● Responsible for development and follow-up of the thirteen week forecast for suppliers.● Issue purchase orders for mass production and trail run parts.● Responsible for adjusting existing purchase orders based on demand forecast.● Responsible for Inventory Control including verification of inventory amounts for mass production and trail parts.● Responsible for issuing production schedule to manufacturing for mass production part runs.● Responsible for issuing trial production schedule to manufacturing for new trail part runs.● Responsible for implementation of ramp-up plans for all new parts at start of mass production.● Responsible for issuing any engineering change instruction (ECI) and / or design drawing from AK inJapan to ALM engineers.● Responsible for issuing a letter of intent (LOI) to national and international parts suppliers.● Responsible for document control for LOI's, ECI's, forecasts, and parts quotationswithin the Production Control Department.● Perform all duties in conformance to appropriate safety and security standards● Will perform all other reasonably related tasks within the Company as required by Management.SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES● None.KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES● Complete knowledge of inventory control functions.● Complete knowledge of parts purchasing process.● Knowledge of the Toyota Production System and JIT.● Complete process knowledge.● General physics ability.● Excellent written communication skills.● Excellent time management skills.● Excellent cooperative personality.● Excellent organizational skills.● Ability to think for the Company.● Ability to interact well with coworkers.● Ability to understand, follow and implement posted work rules and company procedures.● Ability to accept constructive criticism.● Ability to function independently without requiring assistance from, or disturbing the work of others.QUALIFICATIONS, EDUCATION & EXPERIENCE REQUIRED● Associates degree or equivalent experience required.● Two years of prior applicable experience in Production Control● Automotive experience desired.● Valid passport for travel required for travelORGANIZATIONAL (AND OUTSIDE) RELATIONSHIPS● All other ALM Departments.WORK ENVIRONMENT● Open staff room with constant activity and interaction with cross-functional divisions, departments, and sections. Must be able to effectively change tasks at a moment's notice when the situation requires.● Some dust, noise, oils, greases, grinding debris, compressed air, metal shavings, propane, solvents and occasional heavy lifting.● Exposed to hazardous machinery and/or conditions that could result in injury up to and including a fatality if safety measures are not followed and adhered to.● Exposed to shop elements such as noise, dust, odors, fumes, oils. The performance of this position normally requires exposure to a typical manufacturing areas were under certain conditions that require the use of personal protective equipment such as safety shoes and safety glasses.PHYSICAL DEMANDS / REQUIREMENTSThe physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.Physical Demands / Requirements(0-33%)(34-66%)(67-100%)1. StandingX2. WalkingX3. SittingX4. Lifting (weight 40 lb)X5. Heaviest Weight Lifted (80 lb)X6. Carrying (weight 40 lb)X7. Heavy Weight Carried (80 lb)X8. Pushing/PullingX9. Weight Pushed/Pulled (80 lb)X10. ClimbingX11. BalancingX12. Bending/StoopX13. CrawlingX14. ReachingX15. Reach Above ShoulderX16. Work Above ShoulderX17. Walk on Uneven GroundX18. Fine ManipulationX19. Gross ManipulationX20. Simple GraspingX21. Power GripX22. Hand TwistingX23. Twisting of bodyX24. KneelingX25. CrouchingXThe duties listed above are intended only as illustrations of the various types of work that may be performed. The omission of specific statements of duties does not exclude them from the position if the work is similar, related or a logical assignment to the position.The job description does not constitute an employment agreement between the employer and employee and is subject to change by the employer as the needs of the employer and requirements of the job change.

Keywords: AISIN Light Metals, Evansville , Purchasing Specialist, Other , Marion, Indiana

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