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Buyer / Planner - Riverside, CA

Company: Luxfer Gas Cylinders
Location: Riverside
Posted on: January 15, 2022

Job Description:

**Compensation range starts at $62,000**

Luxfer Gas Cylinders is the world's largest manufacturer of high-pressure composite and aluminum cylinders. More than 70 million Luxfer cylinders in service around the world have an exemplary record for dependability and safety in a variety of industry applications including protecting the lives of firefighters and first responders!

Benefits:
Medical, Vision, Dental *Start on the 1st day of the following month after being hired*
401k with Company match of up to 6%!
11 Company Paid Holidays
Additional PTO
An Operating company of Luxfer Group (NYSE: LXFR)
Luxfer Gas Cylinders is based in Riverside, California.
& Much More

Position Purpose:

The Buyer/Planner coordinates activities involved with procuring goods and services such as outside processing, components & raw materials, equipment, tools, parts, & supplies services for the organization. Will also be an additional resource for Production Planning, serving as a back-up to the Production Planning Supervisor.

Main Responsibilities:

The main activities of the position include but are not limited to the following:
Evaluate prospective suppliers, determining such factors as capability, quality/delivery performance, lead time, present market conditions, total cost of ownership (price+ material overhead), payment terms, discounts offered and availability.
Responsible to run, evaluate and place PO's for MRP driven requirements to ensure zero stock out scenarios and optimize stock levels.
Process purchase order requisitions from all requesting areas, analyze and determine that each is complete and clear regarding General Ledger account numbers, Quality and Engineering specifications.
Secure the supply of consumable supplies as needed, using JIT, KAN BAN or best stock replenishment methodology.
Establish the best price and delivery schedule, including all INCOTERMS and tax exemption terms.
Evaluate and suggest the best method of pricing and/or negotiation strategy to be used.
Maintain procurement records in accordance with company policies and procedures.
Constantly research new sources of materials and services for better product knowledge and to secure lowest Total Cost of Ownership (TCO).
Evaluate market conditions of related commodities to seek price reductions through suppliers, quantity/volume discounts, long-term agreements, and value analysis.
Maintain production supplies by monitoring and placing orders accordingly to support production requirements, incorporate and manage Vendor Managed Inventory programs; Kan Ban, JIT or most convenient restocking methodology.
Secure payment resolution between suppliers and internal A/P and work to avoid repeat issues that caused them.
Responsible for supplier performance monitoring and management. Develops suppliers on specific performance requirements & commitments. Recommends appropriate metrics for assigned commodities to drive supplier and commodity specific performance improvement goals.
Accountable for inventory and working capital levels for related procurement commodities.
Monitors and drives Purchase Price Variance to reach company's material cost improvement goals.
Assists in the development and enhancement of related business processes; systems and reporting capabilities to drive efficiencies in providing procurement services for the organization.
Acts as back-up (as necessary) to support other Supply Chain positions. These are to include: Item master creation, production scheduling and monitoring production requirements to meet product demands.

Education and/or Experience:
Bachelor's Degree from a four (4) year college or university in Business Management/Administration preferred.
1-3 years related experience in manufacturing environment in the areas of purchasing, inventory control, MRP, cycle counting, Kanban, Supplier performance management and material and production planning/scheduling.
Must have previous MRP experience, SAP experience highly preferred.
Proficiency with MS Office Software including Word, PowerPoint, Excel.
Excellent written and verbal communication skills
Good organizational skills
Strong Multi-Tasker

We are committed to a safe, drug-free work environment and pre-employment drug screening, physical and background checks are required prior to starting. Candidates must be authorized to work in the US.

Luxfer Cylinders is an Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) employer and does not discriminate based on race, color, national origin, religion, gender, age, veteran status, political affiliation, sexual orientation, marital status or disability (in compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act) with respect to employment opportunities. Women, minorities, and veterans are encouraged to apply.

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