Dalton, GA 30721
The Purchasing Specialists are responsible for purchasing and logistics tasks for the GA Plant. This individual will organize, control, and monitor purchasing activities for assigned raw materials or machine parts and also introduce purchasing strategies targeting maximum contribution to the operating result. This position will work in a cross-functional team environment within the GA Plant as well as other subsidiaries of the company. There are four different Purchasing Specialist positions open. They are as follows:Specialist #1. Al Frame, Si, Potting Specialist #2. Glass, Flux, Connectors Specialist #3. EVA, Backsheet, J-Box Specialist #4. Machine Parts, MRO, and Packaging RESPONSIBILITIES* Track the progress of PO from creation to delivery. * Check PR/PO/GR in SAP. (Monthly AP Closing included). * Determination of Purchase Order on basis of the sales forecast and the stock level.* Goods Receipt, article creation and modification, system flow management, and other transactions in SAP.* Follow the payment and diverse financial issues with the Finance Team. * Key contact for coordination of actions for inventory management.* Out of stock and risk management with the concerned services. (quality, export service, packaging, marketing).* Negotiate with overseas plants and markets, and propose logistics solution.* Report on annual expenditures and savings in line with business plan.* Work closely with internal stakeholders regarding purchasing task.* Negotiate with external accounts for a competitive unit price and contract terms.* Supervise suppliers' performance in lead-time, reactivity, reliability, and flexibility. * Participate in the plant's production plan and capacity optimization.* Participate in the inland and oversea transport optimization to reduce cost.* Manage purchasing task by types of suppliers to fit the materials' properties. * Ensure close relationships with suppliers in respective domain, such as machine parts management, lead-time, expedition, and reception.* Intensive management of a supplier when issues arise.* Act as key contact for respective suppliers.* Build strong collaboration network with other supply chain service providers to obtain information and to synchronize process.* Adhere to the policies and procedures of the company.* Perform other duties and special projects, as assigned by management. * Able to tolerate a fast-paced work environment in areas that are not climate controlled. PREFERRED QUALIFICATION* Experience in the high tech manufacturing industry and startups.* Proficiency in Chinese, both spoken and written.* Proficiency in MS Office applications and SAP.
Minimum Education: Bachelor's degree
Minimum Experience: 60 Months