Mangrum

Sr. Buyer ^

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  • Atlanta, GA, USA
  • 2022-01-11

The company is very cutting edge and like people who see a future in printing. They invest in the company and are adding new equipment to handle the extra work in folding carton packaging that includes pharmaceutical, beverage and cosmetics. They have a passion for the print industry and believe in producing quality work and they want people around them that have the same drive. They will drive the conversation with lots of questions and stories and may be a little overwhelming but that’s just because of their passion. Be prepared to ask your questions and tell your story.

This position requires relocation to North Carolina – relocation assistance is provided.

They recently expanded the plant and added addition production and finishing lines. They closed a plant in New Jersey and consolidated things in their Carolina plant which has space to grow another 30%. This is a confidential search since the person in the position was promoted into the role and will be moving back into their previous capacity once the right person is hired. They value the person in the role, but they did not have the ability to step up into the role as they hoped. They will ensure a smooth transition.

As Senior Buyer you will need to discuss how you manage-

  • Maintaining the purchasing policy and ensuring that all purchases adhere to it.
  • Choosing the suppliers that the company will deal with and maintaining the interaction with them.
  • Managing any SLA’s (Service Level Agreements) that may be in place and managing any Master Agreements between the suppliers and the company.
  • Being liaison with other departments, particularly the accounting, estimating, scheduling, manufacturing and stock departments.
  • Budgeting, costing and cost saving after reviewing the management information available.
  • Overseeing any large procurement that may happen.
  • Supply Chain Management – (SCM) to track process flow of products from vendors and inventory management procedures for efficiencies

The role will be responsible buying supplies for the entire production facility. You will need to coordinate with estimating, customer service, planning and production to make sure supplies are in stock or ordered for delivery within expectations so production can move forward as planned to insure delivery to the client on time. This is a fast-paced role with every order being “custom” with changes in paper, inks, finishing and buyout needs. This is less about replenishment and more about being part of the production team creating custom products daily.

You will need to work with vendors, department heads and clients when questions or timeline changes need to be made due to issues outside your control.

The issues they have had are around 3 areas. First there have been miss orders of product both too much and not enough. Second has been miscalculations of needed product ordered. Third there has been a lack of urgency in getting orders in which has caused supply chain issues and delays in production. They need someone who can calculate the right amount of material need, cost it correctly and get it ordered so that it can arrive just in time for production schedule needs.