Rexnord Industries LLC Buyer II in Erie, Pennsylvania

BRIEF DESCRIPTION The Buyer II is responsible for a cradle to grave handling of materials that they are responsible for. This includes ensuring materials are available to meet internal and external customer requirements while working within the constraints of the business, and while constantly driving to improve the supply chain working capital metrics and corporate profitability. KEY ACCOUNTABILITIES Accountable for overall inventory position of assigned items and affiliated company goals (availability) for those items. Accountable for determining, in concert with departmental and company goals, dispositioning actions of E&O material. Work directly with Strategic Sourcing to establish strategic suppliers for all major commodities, both LCR and domestic, who can deliver near-optimal QDC and allow us to meet working capital goals (may mean intermediate source to smooth out the inventory peaks and valleys) Assist in negotiations of contracts with strategic suppliers Negotiate better pricing from incumbent suppliers Move all logical parts to Kanban (CEK) Expedite any parts that are needed ASAP, Become the designated Point of Contact between the suppliers and factory Discuss defective or unacceptable goods or services with inspection or quality control personnel, users, vendors, and others to determine sources of trouble and take corrective action Input and maintenance of special tasks within the BU systems Communicate with and work closely with other departments Develop annual objectives in concert with departmental and company goals. JOB REQUIREMENTS Bachelor's degree in related field required and 3 years of experience. Additional degrees (MBA or Master's in technical field) are beneficial Project Management experience with the ability to management multiple projects with little or no supervision Strong communication skills, both oral and written, and the ability to communicate with all levels of a corporation Strong understanding of the various lean principles. Green belt or black belt certification beneficial Strong negotiation skills A strategic focus on what is important to the Company and his/her role in accomplishing this task Strong analytical skills Strong computer skills with strong working knowledge of MS Office applications High degree of creativity, flexibility, and resourcefulness in the pursuit of cost improvements Experience sourcing metal commodities a plus. CAPABILITIES AND SUCCESS FACTORS Strong analytical skills Strong computer skills with strong working knowledge of MS Office applications High degree of creativity, flexibility, and resourcefulness in the pursuit of cost improvements Experience sourcing metal commodities a plus REWARDS Competitive Salary Matching 401(k) contribution Discretionary Personal Reimbursement Account EXCEPTIONAL BENEFITS Medical Insurance Dental Insurance Vision Insurance Short-Term Disability Insurance Long-Term Disability Insurance Accidental Death and Dismemberment Insurance Life Insurance Flexible Spending Accounts (Medical and Dependent Care) Educational Reimbursement