Posted on: 2018-07-05

Job type: Permanent

Sector: Industry and Manufacturing

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Production Planning and Procurement Leader
Grayhill, Inc, La Grange, IL 60525

Grayhill, Inc. designs and manufacturers intuitive human interface solutions that make life simpler, safer and more efficient. Standard products include optical encoders, rotary switches, keypads, joysticks and pushbuttons. Grayhill specializes in creating ergonomic panels and product shells that integrate various interface technologies, including displays, touch technology and motion sensing to support a range of industries including Healthcare, Automotive and Military.

With headquarters just outside of Chicago, and multiple state-of-the-art facilities around the world, Grayhill has the engineering expertise and vertical integration to deliver standard and customized solutions quickly and cost-effectively.

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Summary: Coordinates activities involved with procuring goods and services such as raw materials, equipment, tools, parts, supplies, and advertising, for organization by performing the following duties.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

* Review requisitions and obtain quotations from approved suppliers.
* Review and negotiate contracts and terms with suppliers.
* Prepare and issue Purchase Orders in accordance with the hard demand, forecast and safety stock requirements on the Grayhill system.
* Use "least cost" to determine optimum lot sizes and action price limits.
* Review and negotiate contracts with suppliers; prepare and issue Purchase Orders.
* Approve invoice exception payments based on completion of Purchase Order.
* Source and evaluate potential suppliers and report findings to Quality Assurance for vetting.
* On a monthly basis, prepare supplier performance reports and recommend and implement supplier termination for poor performers.
* Coordinate visits to suppliers' facilities by Grayhill personnel.
* Stay current with supplier capabilities and advise appropriate departments when supplier cannot meet Grayhill schedules and/or technical requirements.
* Act as a liaison between suppliers and Grayhill; communicate all contract and design changes as appropriate.
* Update MAPICS and notify schedulers as well as suppliers of modifications.
* Act as a liaison between Sales, Purchasing, Engineering, Quality Control and Manufacturing with respect to fluctuating delivery information.
* Resolve conflicts with suppliers involving "hot list" priorities.
* Arrange special transportation involving urgent requirements.
* Provide suppliers with updated forecasting reports as appropriate.
* Assist in reducing expenses by soliciting and sharing supplier recommendations for product improvement.
* Coordinate and chair task force meetings and follow through on assignments.
* Discuss defective or unacceptable goods or services with Quality Control, users, vendors and others to determine source of trouble and take corrective action and/or process RMAs.
* Process Engineering change notices, updating Purchase Orders and controls and suppliers.
* Maintain appropriate levels of inventory at optimum pricing.
* Update standard pricing schedule, consulting with Manager on major variances.

Supervisory Responsibilities:

Directly supervise three to eight employees in the Production Planning/Scheduling group. Carry out supervisory responsibilities in accordance with the organization's policies and applicable laws. Responsibilities include interviewing, hiring, and training employees; planning, assigning, and directing work; appraising performance; rewarding and disciplining employees; addressing complaints and resolving problems.

Education and/or Experience

* Bachelor's degree (B. A.) from four-year college or university
* 3 to 5 years of related experience
* CPIM and/or APICS preferred
* Knowledge of SAP beneficial but not mandatory
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Reference: JO-1806-701
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