Buyer - Portland, OR
The Buyer is responsible for purchasing and negotiating materials, equipment, and/or services from suppliers. This position prepares and evaluates supplier quotations and services to determine most competitive solution based upon a total cost of ownership. The Buyer is also responsible for supplier quality and overall performance, while establishing standard costs for purchased materials.
Completes basic level negotiations and analysis following prescribed procedures.
Uses existing contracts and understands department initiatives and strategies.
Executes projects under leadership of experienced purchasing associates Prepare sourcing data and reports for research on potential suppliers following prescribed procedures.
Follow-up the status of purchase orders with vendors to ensure timely delivery.
Identify various vendors for one product / services, conduct reference checks on vendor, front end with the vendor to explain the requirement, get and validate the quote, first level negotiation and conduct cost effectiveness analysis.
Report and recommend the potential vendor based on merits and cost.
Responsible to follow the prescribed procedures, implementation of functional initiatives and coordinate with other functions and vendors to ensure the requirement is met just on time.
Uses limited experience and judgment to plan and accomplish goals.
Directly involved with supplier performance management.
2-5 years of experience or related experience preferred in the field of Purchasing, Material Control and/or Production Control with high value placed on manufacturing related purchasing experience. Four-year degree in the fields of Supply Chain management, business, industrial engineering required. Computer literate in Microsoft Office, SAP a plus. Diversified commodity exposure in components, raw materials and/or services. International purchasing experience beneficial. Ability to work effectively in cross-functional team.
Why Work at Ann Sacks, A Kohler Company?
Ann Sacks mission is to be the tile and stone resource of choice for every space, for customers who desire gracious living environments and value design. We will create the ultimate brand and customer experience through our product, our people and our commitment to excellence. Based on this, we not only strive to provide a quality product and service to our consumers, but also a gracious and rewarding career experience to all our employees. As a result we offer ongoing personal development opportunities alongside the ability to collaborate with others across functions, roles, and geography.
In addition to the investment in your development, Ann Sacks offers a benefits package including a competitive salary, health, vision, dental, 401(k) with company matching, and more!
Ann Sacks Tile & Stone is a proud member of the Kohler family of companies. Ann Sacks is a leading manufacturer and distributor of high-end tile stone and plumbing. As a company we are continually inspired to embrace new ideas, to explore the relationship of tile, stone and plumbing in imaginative and unexpected ways. And while we are always looking forward to what's next, our past is firmly rooted in the traditional, so we'll never forget the value of simple, appropriate design done perfectly well.
We invite you to learn more about our company at www.annsacks.com.
Ann Sacks is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer and gives consideration for employment to qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, disability, protected veteran status or other legally protected characteristics. If you would like more information about your EEO rights as an applicant under the law, please visit Kohler.com.