Buyer

  • 23500 64th Ave S, Kent, WA 98032, USA
  • Full-time

Company Description

At Shape Technologies Group (SHAPE) we’re devoted to a single goal: delivering innovative manufacturing process solutions that propel our customers to success. SHAPE is a strategic combination of companies including Flow International,  H20 Jet, Dynamic Robotic Solutions (DRS), KMT Waterjet,  AquaDyne, Advanced Pressure Systems (APS), Tech-Con Automation, Aquarese, Projet System and TOPS.  Collectively, we provide an extensive portfolio of manufacturing process solutions to customers around the world. The core technology of SHAPE was founded in high pressure waterjet cutting, cleaning, and surface preparation. Today, SHAPE’s offerings span automated assembly, material handling, software, process control, robotic motion systems, ultrahigh-pressure cutting and cleaning, aftermarket parts, and extensive support.

The SHAPE difference can be seen in our people. With industry leading technologists, manufacturing experts, and skilled service professionals, SHAPE team members listen to our customers to anticipate their needs and deliver technical know-how that transforms our customers’ visions into reality.

Spanning 100 countries and a broad array of industries, SHAPE is expanding its reach through a growing number of direct and indirect channels. By partnering with our customers, we become integral to the successful design and manufacture of their next-generation products. We continually scour the globe for new, industry-leading technologies to add to our differentiated portfolio of offerings and grow our customer base. Our vision is to become the preeminent advanced process solutions partner handling the highly engineered products of tomorrow.

We are a team of technology enthusiasts who pride ourselves on constantly raising the industry bar. Our world is fast paced and customer focused. With principles, performance and an authentic passion for results deeply rooted in our daily interactions. We strive to create a trust-based environment where driving results and positive attitudes coexist. We are friendly, respectful, and motivated to deliver strong performance in everything we do.

What it’s Like to Work Here.

We are a team of technology enthusiasts who pride ourselves on constantly raising the industry bar. Our world is fast paced and customer focused. With principles, performance and an authentic passion for results deeply rooted in our daily interactions. We strive to create a trust-based environment where driving results and positive attitudes coexist. We are friendly, respectful, and motivated to deliver strong performance in everything we do.

What We Offer.

In addition to training and career advancement opportunities, we offer competitive salaries and a comprehensive benefits package including medical, dental, vision, 401(k), paid time off, education reimbursement, charitable gift matching and more.

Job Description

General Purpose:

Provide site and inter-company procurement and support to secure required parts and materials for systems installation and aftermarket sales orders.

Major Duties and Responsibilities:

·         Issue purchase orders to meet aftermarket sales order demand, sales forecast and maintain safety stock.  Evaluate and action MRP messages and reschedule PO’s as required.

•       Manage supplier open orders, due dates and quantities to ensure correct parts are delivered on-time.

·         Interact with suppliers and quality re: non-conforming material (NCR) returns or requests for credit.

·         Manage and update part master details in ERP including lead times, safety stock, tier level and MOQ.

·         Identify sources for supply, negotiate pricing and ensure parts purchased adhere to Flow engineering requirements

·         Identify, resolve, and expedite issues to ensure fast resolution and timely delivery of parts.

·         Respond to Customer Service and Project Management questions re: part availability and lead time.

·         Implement ECO’s including cost impact analysis, sending drawing, specs and RFQ’s to suppliers and setting up parts in ERP.

·         Initiate and renew master supplier agreements including pricing and stocking levels.

·         Investigate and coordinate resolution of supplier invoice discrepancies.

·         Lead or participate in projects related to part changes, supplier changes and process improvements.

·         Develop/manage PIPO (Phase in-Phase out) plan for transition to new part number or supplier.

·         Manage disposition of rejected, excess, and obsolete parts in accordance with company policy.

·         Other duties as assigned.

Qualifications

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

·         Knowledge of materials management, supply chain, distribution, warehousing and purchasing.

·         High level of MRP literacy (Microsoft AX preferred).

·         Ability to read and understand MRP signals and identify potential issues.

·         Experience setting up item/material master parameters in MRP.

·         Experience with custom, highly engineered components and assemblies.

·         Strong oral and written communication skills.

·         Demonstrated sense of urgency.

·         High level of analytical ability where problems are complex

·         Good interpersonal skills to work effectively with others.

·         Ability to work independently on projects and function effectively in a team environment.

·         PC proficient, working knowledge of MS Office applications, Microsoft Dynamics AX experience desired.

·         Ability to read blueprints preferred.

·         Must be able to travel occasionally.

Education and/or Training:

·         Two year degree or equivalent experience or training a plus.

·         Minimum of five (5) years’ experience in purchasing or a manufacturing environment, or any combination.

·         Working knowledge of purchasing and supply chain concepts with APICS, CPIM, NAPM certification and/or association a plus.

 

Additional Information

No Recruiters Please!

Shape Technologies Group and our companies operate as an equal opportunity employer.  Per regulations, any reasonable accommodations throughout the recruitment, selection and/or assessment process to applicants with disabilities will be provided.  If you require disability related accommodations, please inform Human Resources.  All personal information that is collected will remain private and confidential. 

 We thank all applicants for their interest; however only those selected for an interview will be contacted