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Studio 431 Supply Chain Analyst

Company: Landscape Forms
Location: Kalamazoo
Posted on: July 14, 2019

Job Description:

Philosophy Each member of the Landscape Forms team is expected to actively support the four Scanlon principles and the OnTrac Criteria. We believe these are crucial to the success of an individual within the company and for the overall success of the company. -- Summary This position has the responsibility of planning and purchasing materials organized by specific commodities and supporting new product launches. It is the responsibility of this position to manage the commodities assigned to them for quality, delivery and cost to meet the department and company objectives. It is also the responsibility of this position to develop partnerships with key suppliers that supports the overall operational excellence goals. -- Principal Responsibilities (Other duties may be assigned) To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each responsibility satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made for individuals with disabilities to perform the principal accountabilities. -- Work is accomplished through use and support of the Strategic Sourcing process, Cost Targeting, Supplier Performance Planning, Supplier Development and Value Analysis/Value Engineering (VAVE) processes to improve Quality, Delivery and Cost within our supply base. Monitor suppliers compliance to standards resolving missed deliveries, expedites, and non-conformance. Review supplier score with suppliers and take appropriate steps to resolve underperforming issues. Support new product launches as assigned by providing appropriate supply of components or assemblies including early supplier involvement and selection. Maintain appropriate purchase orders to support new product and ongoing production including longer term (blanket) commitments. Assist in recommending best suppliers to support material and manufacturing technologies for new, custom and existing products. Demonstrated ability to review project specific contracts, negotiations and recommend approval to Supply Chain Manager. Initiate Kanban adjustments to best support LF production. Resolve incoming receiving / purchase order discrepancies. Understand and interpret cost breakdowns of suppliers. Based on facts observable on the shop floor, achieve agreement with supplier on current cost elements, with supervision. Demonstrated ability to do cost analysis and willingness to learn and apply continuous improvement thinking to supplier process and value streams. Understand and apply formal project management principles to work as appropriate. Set and meet own milestones and expectations. Demonstrated ability to think and act quickly, creatively and independently to assist in resolving major supply disruptions affecting customers. When sourcing issues arise, have the demonstrated ability with coaching to use data and effective interpersonal skills to influence internal and external business partners. Initiate/coordinate continuous improvement initiatives with suppliers to improve quality, cost, and delivery. Demonstrated ability with coaching to support and implement supply chain strategic projects including concept, definition, planning, execution, control and validation. Identify, develop and manage supply relationships for key suppliers. Support custom production orders, processes and projects, as assigned. Operate within facility safety guidelines at our plants and suppliers. -- Education, Experience, and Skills Bachelor's degree and 3 - 5 years of experience or equivalent training and/or experience in related field. Must be able to read blue prints and have a solid understanding of scheduling and application of inventory controls in a manufacturing environment. Certification in supply or purchasing management a plus. Ability to effectively use office automation/communication software and tools currently being used in the Landscape Forms office environment. -- Mathematical and Reasoning Must be familiar with basic accounting principles.-- Must be able to add, subtract, multiply, and divide in common units of measure. Must be able to calculate discounts. Read and comprehend basic instructions. -- Language Ability to communicate effectively, using either oral or written skills. -- Ability to give clear instruction, to include giving detailed information on inventory controls and requirements. -- Work Environment and Physical Requirements: Mostly office, but may be required to work in noisy or hot environment and around moving machinery. Must be able to lift up to 50 pounds. Must be able to stand, sit, or walk for up to 10 hours. --

Keywords: Landscape Forms, Kalamazoo , Studio 431 Supply Chain Analyst, Professions , Kalamazoo, Michigan

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