Avery Dennison Buyer in Miamisburg, Ohio
Avery Dennison (NYSE:AVY) is a global materials science company specializing in the design and manufacture of a wide variety of labeling and functional materials. The company’s products, which are used in nearly every major industry, include pressure-sensitive materials for labels and graphic applications; tapes and other bonding solutions for industrial, medical, and retail applications; tags, labels and embellishments for apparel; and radio frequency identification (RFID) solutions serving retail apparel and other markets. Headquartered in Glendale, California, the company employs approximately 30,000 employees in more than 50 countries. Reported sales in 2018 were $7.2 billion. Learn more at www.averydennison.com.
The Buyer is responsible for executing the procurement strategies for the organization. This may include planning the procurement and scheduling of raw materials, services, and supplies, and at times, may include sourcing or negotiation with vendors depending upon the commodity and/or complexity of the account(s).
Analyze MRP to determine need for order placement, expediting and/or de-expediting orders by supplier to meet production.
Cultivate sound business relationships with suppliers to foster long term growth and business continuity.
Solicit vendors for bid proposals and/or requests for quote.
Negotiate favorable price, minimum order quantities, shipping terms and payment terms with new and established vendors
Check and approve invoices for orders placed.
Work to reduce network raw materials, WIP, and finished goods inventories while optimizing service, reducing waste, and increasing inventory turns.
Read and interpret technical specifications and drawings.
Develop and maintain necessary records and files for efficient operation.
Conduct assessments of customer needs within assigned region or area.
Support the execution of materials and operation direction setting packages.
Constantly assess systems for improvement opportunities.
Provide guidance to maintain communications between purchasing, engineering and manufacturing regarding inventory levels.
Review plant demand and resource availability.
Ensure materials availability for production schedule.
Assess and work to improve inventory accuracy.
Improve communication and materials flow with supply chain partners.
Execute procurement sourcing strategies in-line with overall division and/or corporate objectives.
Bachelor’s Degree required.
4 - 6 years prior buying, purchasing or related experience.
CPSM certification preferred.
Well versed in purchasing techniques and logistical supply chain.
Well versed in assisting Purchasing Manager in vendor selection and negotiating/developing contracts.
Excellent oral and written communication skills.
Understanding of applicable computer systems, such as Microsoft Office, Google, ERP systems and other function specific software.
Strong customer service skills.
Strong purchasing skills with strong business acumen.
All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, protected veteran status or other protected status. EEOE/M/F/Vet/Disabled. All your information will be kept confidential according to EEO guidelines.
All your information will be kept confidential according to EEO guidelines.
All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, protected veteran status or other protected status. EEOE/M/F/Vet/Disabled