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Buyer II

Company: Lufkin Industries
Location: Claremore
Posted on: August 6, 2022

Job Description:

Job DescriptionJob Purpose:The Buyer position requires a knowledge of basic purchasing functions. The Buyer must be able to apply this knowledge when reviewing requisitions for materials and/or equipment purchases to find the best purchasing opportunity for Lufkin Industries with respect to cost, quality and delivery.Key Accountabilities:

  • Ensure optimal flow of material from suppliers to manufacturing/distribution facilities in alignment with the operations plan
  • Work with cross functional teams to identify critical materials and/or equipment
  • Review requisitions for material and equipment to determine best vendor based on price, delivery, and quality with minimal supervision
  • Develop bid lists and bid packages for the purchase of materials and equipment
  • Evaluate vendor quotations to ensure price, quality, and delivery
  • Provide procurement recommendations of vendor selections obtained through the evaluation of vendor quotations and other comparative analysis
  • Demonstrate basic knowledge of commodities being purchased
  • Demonstrate very good knowledge of MRP planning and inventory management principles
  • Ability to evaluate purchase lot size economics to optimize inventory levels while minimizing stock outs and excess inventory
  • Implement effective strategy for various direct material categories that reduce cost, secure supply, support inventory levels and minimize supply chain disruptions
  • Monitor purchase price variance proactively and take steps to mitigate cost inflation
  • Support Sourcing Category Manager by identifying opportunities for alternate sources or cost reduction exercise
  • Understand standard terms and conditions for purchases and how they protect the company from risks and liabilities with minimal supervision
  • Establish compliance reviews to ensure internal processes and suppliers meet or exceed all Lufkin and local laws, policies, and procedures
  • Apply standard processes while meeting business requirements in accordance with Procurement's policies and procedures with minimal supervision Required Education & Preferred Certifications
    • Bachelor's Degree in Business, Engineering or Supply Chain
    • At least 3 years of experience in purchasing /procurement is required
    • Experience in one or more of the following categories desirable – Metals, Machining, MRO, Indirect ServicesCertificates & Licenses
      • APICS or ISM certifications highly desirable
      • Lean/Six Sigma - PreferredRequired Knowledge / Skills
        • Familiar with industry related commodities
        • Strong interpersonal skills and capable of building strong relationships with internal customers, as well as vendors
        • Strong analytical, problem solving and time management skills
        • Able to work in a team and take direction from management or senior level peers
        • Strong communication (written and oral) and organization skills
        • Maintain a high regard for personal safety, safety of company assets and employees and the general public
        • Proficient in Microsoft applications including, but not limited to, Word, Excel, Outlook and PowerPoint
        • Experience with data analytical tools like Power BI, Tableau, Advanced Excel
        • Experience with ERP/MRP systems (JDE Preferred)Lufkin's proud past extends back to the early 20th century when the Lufkin Foundry manufactured railroad and sawmill equipment. The company expanded soon after by pioneering oilfield pumping units in the 1920s. Today, Lufkin is a world leader in its field, providing precision-engineered oilfield equipment, products, and services to customers around the globe.Lufkin Industries is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Employment decisions are made without regard to race, color, religion, national or ethnic origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, disability, protected veteran status or other characteristics protected by law.Powered by JazzHRbRYz1yeouS

Keywords: Lufkin Industries, Tulsa , Buyer II, Other , Claremore, Oklahoma

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