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Buyer

Company: Mueller Water Products
Location: Decatur
Posted on: November 24, 2022

Job Description:

Are you a supply chain professional looking for a new career? Would you like to be part of a company involved in the transmission of clean drinking water for almost 165 years?

Mueller Water Products, the nation's leading manufacturer of flow control devices for the water and gas distribution industries, has an immediate opening for a Buyer.

The Buyer effectively plans and implements work for assigned production areas ensuring parts or materials and manpower are available for the shop to perform the work.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

* This position may encompass both production scheduling and buyer (stock/non-stock) purchasing responsibilities.
* Makes decisions to release, firm, cancel, or defer work based upon current inventory, demand, capacity, and material availability. Responsible for maintaining appropriate inventory levels.


* Risk awareness and mitigation


* Material and information flow (demand variation and forecasting, Managing supplier relationships


* Strong organizational skills and priority setting. Ability to cut through non-essential vs essential when prioritizing workloads and projects.


* Can simplify complex processes and reduce waste; Knows what to measure and how to measure it; Understands how to separate and combine tasks into efficient workflow.


* Can hammer out tough agreements and settle disputes equitably. Ability to navigate around obstinate people and/or unsolvable problems and course correct.


* Responsible for purchasing and negotiating MRO items, equipment, and supplies; supporting the maintenance department as needed


* Responsible for purchasing and negotiating production materials


* Responsible for issuing work orders, planning, and scheduling production


* Evaluate supplier quotes and services to determine most desirable suppliers


* Maintain day to day communication with suppliers to ensure on-time delivery, system data integrity, and ordering parameters for individual materials


* Maintain ideal inventory levels to ensure on-time deliveries, while maximizing turns, and minimizing carrying costs




* Support as SME: end to end Supply Chain improvements including but not limited to, PFEP material flow implementation (casting, WIP, and FG markets), Demand & Orders Planning (S&OP), Production Scheduling, MRP, Supply Chain Planning, and Inventory Management, and NPD and engineering change process flow for Supply Chain activities


* Supports as SME: capacity analyses by specific work center/machine to determine the need for additional tools/capital equipment. Ensures capacity plan is followed. Troubleshoots potential capacity issues on an ongoing basis.


* Understands and acts as SME for the use of KANBANs, Wait/Work Boards, and Method Sheets to ensure the highest quality and linearity are attainable to production in a Flow Manufacturing Environment.



Required Experience and/or Education:

* Previous production scheduling experience


* Previous material requirements experience


* Previous stock and/or non-stock purchasing experience


* ERP/MRP working knowledge


* Proficient in excel (pivot table, v-lookup, etc.)


* PMP, APICS, PMP, CSCP in-progress or certification obtained.


* Exposure to Lean and/or manufacturing environments


* Work effectively in a team. Knowing role on team, based on project/task.


* Demonstrated ability to successfully achieve goals through influence.


* Demonstrated analytical mindset.


* Have ability to follow and challenge Standard Work processes daily (planning, system messages, etc.)


* Ability to identify roadblocks in material/information flow to manage exceptions.


* Ability to adapt to system/technology changes as well as use of current systems.


* Ability to pull, analyze supply chain analytics and return the data into actionable plans.


* Demonstrated proficiency in PDCA process (Action Plan - Do, RCCM - check function)


* Analytical mindset.


* Has a strong customer focus and seeks out efficiencies and embedded strategy to support.


* Is innovative, accepts appropriate risks, and can facilitate effective brainstorming.



Perks of Joining Our Team:

* Medical, Dental & Vision Insurance


* 401(k) Retirement Plan


* Paid Holidays


* Tuition Reimbursement Program


* Referral Bonuses


* Other Benefits Also Available



We are an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, status as a protected veteran, or any other category protected by law.

Keywords: Mueller Water Products, Decatur , Buyer, Other , Decatur, Illinois

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