Plant Buyer

Buckhorn, MO 65583, USA Req #1358
Thursday, March 16, 2023
Buckhorn, a Myers Industries Company (NYSE: MYE), an industry-leading manufacturer offering an extensive selection of reusable bulk boxes, hand-held containers and pallets designed to protect products, improve workflow, lower operating costs and increase profitability.  Buckhorn provides superior custom capabilities that fit your precise applications.

Position Summary

The Plant Buyer will be responsible for the procurement of designated material groups, which may include Myers Industries enterprise-wide or business unit-wide raw materials, packaging components, and/or site-specific services and production supplies including maintenance and general site services. The position coordinates with the Purchasing Manager, Supply Chain Manager, Supply Planner & Supply Chain Analyst to ensure procurement activities associated with releasing and scheduling of raw and packaging materials are in accordance with negotiated terms and conditions as required. The Plant Buyer will also administer the purchase order process from established contracts and programs. Additionally, the Plant Buyer will participate and contribute on continuous improvement projects and initiatives. Working cross functionally with transportation, warehousing, suppliers, manufacturing, QA and inventory, the Plant Buyer will resolve material challenges specific to production demand.

Duties and Responsibilities

The duties listed below are not all inclusive of the work that will be performed. The omission of specific statements of duties does not exclude them from the position if the work is similar, related, or a logical assignment to the position. The job description does not constitute an employment agreement between the employer and employee and is subject to change by the employer as the needs of the employer and requirements of the job change. Works safely to prevent on-the-job injuries by following Buckhorn policies and OSHA standards.

  • Conducts product/market research and develops new supply sources for assigned categories to optimize quality and/or total cost.
  • Utilizes MRP and manages inventory levels for assigned purchased categories to ensure all requirements are met.
  • Manages, releases, and tracks purchase orders for negotiated and/or contract materials for plant production, service vendors, and other activities that may be required for plant-specific services
  • Administers purchase order process, including document accuracy, specification compliance, and price verification.
  • Utilizes MRP and is accountable for processing all MRP related POs
  • Manages and identifies material demand shortfalls and develop and communicate resolution.
  • Manages inbound shipments and delivery dates and expedites purchase orders as required for materials required to meet production schedules.
  • Establishing effective, professional relationships with internal clients as well as vendors and suppliers
  • Manages supplier performance levels and establish objectives for targeted improvement.
  • Accountable for correcting supplier related constraints toward the supply plan identified by Supply Planners and/or site material planners.
  • Accountable for ensuring all site procurement activities are in accordance with corporate and site policy and process requirements.
  • Accountable for material group-specific Return to Vendor process compliance
  • Partner with Quality and Purchasing Managers to hold suppliers accountable for on time delivery and quality standards

Education and Experience

  • A minimum of 3+ years previous procurement experience is required.
  • A Bachelor’s or Associates degree, preferably in a supply chain field of study.
  • Previous procurement experience in a manufacturing plant environment.
  • Previous purchasing experience in the plastics or packaging industry.
Myers Industries, Inc.  is an equal opportunity at will employer and does not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment because of age, race, religion, color, disability, sex, sexual orientation or national origin.

Other details

  • Job Function Purchasing
  • Pay Type Salary
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  • Buckhorn, MO 65583, USA