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Buyer - Packaging Materials and Supplies

Company: Conner Industries Inc.
Location: Nashville
Posted on: August 7, 2022

Job Description:

Job DescriptionPosition Location: Central Tennessee- Offices/Plants in Fayetteville and LewisburgCOMPANYConner Industries, Inc. is a rapidly growing manufacturer and distributor in the industrial lumber, custom wood packaging, and integrated packaging markets. With an outstanding reputation, and over 40 years as an industry leader, we operate 14 manufacturing facilities and currently sit at #2 in the U.S. for market share. Best of all, we are growing!KEY JOB RESPONSIBILITIESThe Buyer Integrated Materials is responsible for sourcing, negotiating pricing, and purchasing materials necessary for our Integrated Packaging Division, to include items such as corrugate, foam, nails, fasteners and other indirect supplies.RequirementsDUTIES AND REQUIREMENTS

  • Conduct product research and source suppliers and vendors
  • Establish professional relationships with suppliers and vendors
  • Source materials, goods and products, and negotiate the best and/or most cost-effective pricing without sacrificing the quality necessary for the customer end product
  • Coordinate with plant management and sales team to purchase and maintain necessary inventory for use in assembling customer product
  • Update and maintain records of status of all orders, whether in process or received, and provide payment approval to companys accounting department as appropriate
  • Coordinate material delivery with plant operations
  • Maintain up-to-date, accurate inventory records and participate in year-end and other periodic inventory counts as assigned
  • Model material cost increases, identifying how future cost changes will impact margins
  • Coordinate with the sales team on material related price increases and how to communicate to customers
  • Conduct market research to keep abreast of emerging trends and business opportunitiesQUALIFICATIONS, EDUCATION & EXPERIENCE
    • 3-5 years buying experience in products such as fasteners, corrugate, foam, and/or other indirect supplies
    • Bachelors Degree or equivalent, relevant experience
    • Existing relationships with suppliers a plus
    • Able to negotiate best rates and delivery schedule to meet plant needs
    • Must be organized, able to multi-task and maintain accurate records
    • Strong written and verbal communication skills
    • Proficient in MSOffice, including strong Excel skills
    • Analytic skills to quickly and accurately assimilate information making sound business decisions
    • Travel expected up to 20%
    • Understand importance of do what you sayOTHER DUTIES Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities, and activities may change.PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTSWhile this is primarily a sedentary office position which requires the ability to work in confined quarters of an office, there are times the employee may be required to stand, walk or work in a manufacturing warehouse environment. Also requires the ability to bend, stoop, reach, lift, and move and/or carry items up to 50 pounds. The employee is required to have finger dexterity in operating a computer keyboard. Office work requires sitting at a computer monitor for extended periods of time. While in the manufacturing warehouse, employee will be required to use hearing protection and other PPE, to include but not limited to hard toed shoes.EEO Statement Conner Industries does not disqualify applicants that test positive for THC on the pre-employment drug screen. As permitted by state law, applicants being considered for positions with the following responsibilities: CDL Drivers, Forklift Operators, Sales, Maintenance, Management, and all Corporate positions, must pass a drug and alcohol test, done through an outside vendor, Quest Diagnostics, before beginning work in that position. Refusal to submit to testing will result in disqualification for the desired position. Conner Industries provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, or genetics. In addition to federal law requirements, Conner Industries complies with applicable state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment in every location in which the company has facilities. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, and transfer, leaves of absence, compensation, and training.Benefits
      • Health Care Plan (Medical, Dental & Vision)
      • Retirement Plan (401k)
      • Life Insurance
      • Paid Time Off - Accrued Immediately, Available at 30 days
      • 8 Company Paid Holidays
      • Short Term & Long Term Disability
      • Tuition Reimbursement Program - Including Trade Schools
      • Training & Development

Keywords: Conner Industries Inc., Nashville , Buyer - Packaging Materials and Supplies, Other , Nashville, Tennessee

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