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Pangborn US

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Job Location: Pangborn US – FAIRBURN, GA
Position Type: Full Time

This position will be responsible for quotations and negotiations of responsible product, creating purchase orders, tracking responsible products, alerting fellow team members and management when orders have been fulfilled as promised, and dispositioning all open issues until the vendor invoices have been paid.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Reviews and submits purchase orders; ensures existing orders are delivered on time by monitoring all open orders and contacting vendors as needed.
  • Effectively manage supplier performance to meet cost and quality objectives.
  • Reviews customer specifications for parts/assemblies and works with supplier(s) to generate quotes back to aftermarket sales.
  • Sources and carries out new vendor qualification activities.
  • Creates, receives, and maintains distributor profiles in a database.
  • Negotiates with vendors to secure the best pricing, payment, and shipping terms.
  • Gathers consumer insights and existing sales data of branded products to make suggestions for category.
  • Maintains products master files to specified standards and product drawings.
  • Maintains a database for specific product questions and answers requested by customer service; acts as a liaison between customer service and our vendors as it pertains to the make-up, origin, or quality of our products.
  • Cooperates with accounting and distribution teams to ensure damages and miss-ships are logged and credits are requested.

Required Education:

  • High School Diploma or GED minimum. Bachelor’s degree (Preferred)
  • Supply chain certification SCM, is a plus.

Work-Related Experience:

  • 1 – 2 years experience in purchasing/buying in a manufacturing environment

JOB SKILLS:

Skills, knowledge, and abilities:

  • Strong communication and negotiation skills.
  • Critical thinking and problem-solving skillsets.
  • Time Management skills
  • Excellent organizational and prioritization skills.
  • Ability to work with cross-functional teams.
  • Ability to be flexible and adaptable; able to work in ambiguous situations and demonstrated proficiency in managing multiple projects.
  • Intermediate to expert ability in using spreadsheets & databases, MS Office PowerPoint, and Word.

General behavior:

  • Reputation for the highest standard of ethics and integrity. Trustworthy. A natural fit to all Pangborn Core Values.
  • Possess a customer service approach to both internal and external customers.
  • Demonstrate a willingness to accept responsibility and accountability for one’s actions.
  • Ability and desire to execute tasks in a fast-paced environment.
  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills that serve to influence and persuade others.
  • Build rapport and credibility with team members and vendors/suppliers.
  • Poise, agility, and comfort in working with diverse people across cultures and areas of the organization.
  • A “can do” attitude and tenacious pursuit of company goals.

Physical requirements:

  • Ability to sit or stand for prolonged periods of time in an office setting.
  • Attends meetings or performs duties within normal office hours (8-5).
  • Ability to work well with a sense of urgency.

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