15 Nov

Purchasing Procurement Specialist Jobs Vacancy in Sheridan Publishing Grand Rapids Grand Rapids

Position
Purchasing Procurement Specialist
Company
Sheridan Publishing Grand Rapids
Location
Grand Rapids MI
Opening
15 Nov, 2018 30+ days ago

Sheridan Publishing Grand Rapids Grand Rapids urgently required following position for Purchasing Procurement Specialist. Please read this job advertisement carefully before apply. There are some qualifications, experience and skills requirement that the employers require. Does your career history fit these requirements? Ensure you understand the role you are applying for and that it is suited to your skills and qualifications.

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Purchasing Procurement Specialist Jobs Vacancy in Sheridan Publishing Grand Rapids Grand Rapids Jobs Details:

About Sheridan Publishing Grand Rapids

At Sheridan, our primary business is producing high quality perfect-bound, case-bound and saddle-stitched books. We offer traditional offset printing, digital POD printing, warehousing, fulfillment services and e-commerce/e-book solutions. We continually seek improvements to advance the art of bookmaking and are one of only a handful of printers able to print on lightweight text stock. Additionally, our unique press and bindery equipment can efficiently produce products with very small trim sizes.

About this Job

The Purchasing Specialist is responsible for planning, directing, and executing the purchasing plan and supply chain management for Sheridan Publishing Grand Rapids, MI. This includes negotiation of materials and supplies.

Desired skills and experience

  • Experience Purchasing in a multi-site manufacturing environment, preferably in a Book Printing or related industry
  • ERP-savvy
  • Ability to work with a home-grown system
  • Hands-on work, including specifying reports, designing and piloting processes to address gaps in existing systems
  • Supplier sourcing experience, preferably in a related industry
  • Supplier strategy development that ties to larger company goals
  • Supplier identification and selection
  • Supply base risk assessment
  • Supplier performance reporting
  • Strong negotiation skills – success negotiating without optimal leverage
  • Contracts, including favorable terms & conditions
  • Pricing
  • Experience with revisiting contracts for renegotiation in response to changing business circumstances
  • Inventory management experience (inventory turns / accuracy)
  • Understanding how to reconcile off-system and/or exception activity
  • Strong relationship-building skills
  • Related Supply Chain Skills (not necessarily hands-on, but experience in an environment that provided opportunities to observe them being done well):
  • Familiarity with Sales & Operations Planning (S&OP) processes
  • Solid understanding of job shop production scheduling processes
  • Some inbound/outbound logistics and warehouse exposure
  • Strong system skills: Excel, PowerPoint, Word (etc.)
  • Metric driven, continuous improvement mindset
  • Experience developing or working with “Lean” processes
  • Project management experience a plus
  • Matrix environment experience a plus / ability to drive change through influence in non-reporting areas, such as MRO Purchasing automation

Compensation

Salaried/Exempt

PAY RATE

$55,000.00 -$60,000 per year

DURATION

Permanent

COMPANY SIZE

150 employees

INDUSTRY

Manufacturing - Printing industry

Location

Grand Rapids, MI, USA

WEBSITE

http://www.sheridan.com

Job Qualifications

Bachelor’s Degree in related field preferred

Supply Chain Management majors preferred

WORK AUTHORIZATION REQUIREMENTS

US work authorization is required

Job Type: Full-time

Salary: $55,000.00 to $60,000.00 /year

Experience:

  • Procurement: 4 years (Preferred)
  • Purchasing: 4 years (Preferred)

Education:

  • Bachelor's (Preferred)

Location:

  • Grand Rapids, MI (Required)

Language:

  • English (Required)

Work authorization:

  • United States (Required)

Shifts:

  • Morning (Required)

Required travel:

  • 25% (Preferred)


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