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Buyer II 

About the Organization ConcealFab is a privately held Inc. 5000 company headquartered in Colorado Springs, CO. We engineer and manufacture infrastructure mounting and concealment solutions for 4G and 5G deployments as well as products that minimize passive intermodulation (PIM). ConcealFab’s resounding success and rapid growth result from our partnership with Operators, utilities, and multi-billion-dollar Original Equipment Manufacturer (OEM’s). Our ability to pair engineering ingenuity and manufacturing nimbleness makes us a market leader in the wireless industry. As technology evolves, our team continues to develop innovative solutions that help our customers achieve faster site approval and improve wireless network performance.
If you are a high-energy, talented professional looking to join a technology company and take your career to the next level, then we have the right opportunity for you.
 
EOE Statement We are an equal employment opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

ConcealFab is committed to the full inclusion of all qualified individuals. As part of this commitment, ConcealFab will ensure that persons with disabilities are provided with reasonable accommodations. If reasonable accommodation is needed to participate in the job application or interview process, perform essential job functions, and/or receive other benefits and privileges of employment, please contact HR at 719-400-7293.  
Description

The Buyer II is responsible for the sourcing, purchasing, and negotiating of materials, equipment, capital equipment, tools, packaging and supplies from vendors with limited guidance from their manager. Exercises independent decision making and has authority to take actions that will impact quality, delivery, and total cost of ConcealFab products. Performs diverse sourcing, purchasing, and contracting functions, in compliance with departmental policies and procedures. Interacts with other departments, staff, and vendors to support the procurement process and assure a continuous supply of goods. This role will focus on the procurement process, including strategic sourcing, vendor drop shipments, and supplier management. Works in conjunction with relevant internal stakeholders, such as Manufacturing, Engineering, Warehousing, and Quality.

Expected Hours of Work

Hours and days of work are Monday through Friday, flexing between 7 am to 5 pm as needed.

Essential Functions

Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Purchasing

  • Directly perform buying assignments of varying complexities requiring experience in assigned commodities and knowledge of purchasing policy and procedures.
  • Manage execution of Purchase Orders (Pos) to suppliers based on current demand, run-rate, lead time and forecast.
  • Ensure all purchases are in accordance with current purchase orders, specs, leases, and maintenance agreements.
  • Order materials and services as per negotiated and appropriately approved agreements.
  • Ensure compliance with all regulations, including but not limited to Import/Export Compliance, and Quality.
  • Ensure a continuous supply of goods to ConcealFab.
  • Utilize Lean methodology to help implement pull systems, Kanbans, consigned and vendor managed inventory.
  • Assist in resolving vendor material shortages, backlogs, quality issues and any other potential schedule interruptions or delivery delays.
  • Resolve any purchasing discrepancies, track and trend purchasing activity, and identify, and alleviate potential risk for all supply management streams.
  • Establish and maintain communication channels across various departments to support purchasing activities and ensure ongoing operational activities.
  • Execute set up and maintenance information for new vendors and new items.
  • Advise management of market conditions and supplier base activity, which could affect pricing, and or future availability.
  • Assist and support departments with all purchasing processes.
  • Complete required reports, records, and other documentation as required.

Supplier Relationship Management

  • Track and report supplier performance and resolve any supplier performance issues in conjunction with the Warehouse Manager and Supplier Quality.
  • Support research of suppliers to ensure that supplies, equipment, and services are of acceptable quality, competitively priced, and delivered timely.
  • Determine when additional sources of supply are needed. Identify and develop plans to qualify additional sources.
  • Gather data from systems to assist in providing and maintaining dashboards with key performance indicators.
  • Support implementation and management of supplier evaluation system including supplier performance scorecard and review performance of suppliers at regular intervals and suggest action in terms of performance, cost, or quality.

Sourcing Management

  • Support and execute competitive bid events.
  • Evaluate supplier responses and analyze quantitative and qualitative data. Present results to internal customers and facilitate a scorecard response to select supplier.
  • Gather and analyze relevant data including, but not limited to, current expenditure and purchasing practices, supply market information, internal customer information, benchmark data, internal demand, on-hand balances, lead time, and supplier performance data.
  • Conduct regular market and spend analysis programs to drive cost savings and supplier performance.
  • Prepare detailed purchasing analysis in support of alternate purchasing strategies.
  • Assist in negotiation of supplier agreements including Terms and Conditions, specifications, service levels and pricing.
  • Adhere to and promote proper practices and techniques which are consistent with current operating procedures, training requirements, safety practices and company policies.

Competencies

  1. Knowledge of market trends and conditions.
  2. Ability to consistently handle, follow through and prioritize multiple projects and assignments while meeting deadlines.
  3. Adjusts to new situations encountered and can learn quickly.
  4. Ability to maintain professional composure under pressure and dynamic conditions.
  5. Ability to prioritize and work independently.
  6. Using critical thinking, must be able to analyze and problem solve complex situations.
  7. Must possess excellent verbal and written communication skills; planning and organization skills; and be detail oriented with a positive attitude.
  8. Familiar with terms and conditions, freight terms, landed cost.
 
Position Requirements

Education

Required: Bachelor’s degree in accounting, business finance, law, contracts, purchasing, etc.

Work Experience

Required: 8 years of procurement of multiple commodities

Required: 8 years of Material Requirement Planning (MRP)

Required: 8 years of spend and cost analysis

Preferred:4 years of manufacturing industry experience

Licenses and Certifications

Preferred Upon Hire or In Progress: Institute for Supply Management (ISM) and/or American Production and Inventory Control Society (APICS) certification

Skills

High Proficiency: Microsoft Office - Word, Excel, Power Point

High Proficiency: MRP experience and understanding

High Proficiency: Knowledge of commodities such as metal, plastic, corrugated, or Maintenance, Repair, and Overhaul (MRO)

Physical Demands

Frequently: Sitting, Talking, Hearing, Repetitive Motions, Eye/Hand/Foot Coordination, and Close and Distance Vision

Occasionally: Standing, Walking, Kneeling, Crouching, Reaching, Handling, Lifting 20lbs

Rarely: Carrying 20lbs

Working Conditions

Rarely: Noise, Chemicals, and Temperature Change

Travel Requirements

Required: 10% for vendor visits, travel can be outside the local area and can be overnight

Valid Driver’s License

Required

Functional Competencies

Analytical Thinking: 3 Mid- Diagnoses issues using a systematic and methodical approach.

Business Impact: 2 Novice- Responsible for the team meeting goals and objectives.

Collaboration: 4 Experienced- Strengthens alliances with other divisions to create opportunities internally and externally.

Communication Skills: 4 Experienced- Advanced communication skills used to lead a team.

Company Knowledge: 4 Experienced- Understands the role of the function and how it fits into meeting the goals of the division.

Functional Knowledge: Mid- Thorough understanding of his/her discipline and a rudimentary understanding of other disciplines.

Influence: 4 Experienced- Profits from garnering support for concepts and solutions from other functions.

Job Impact: 3 Mid- Department.

Leadership Skills: 1 Entry- Does not manage employees but may mentor and/or train subordinates.

Managing Change: 2 Novice- Helps others manage departmental changes.

Problem Solving: 4 Experienced- Assess circumstances using experience and a variety of information gathered.

Strategic Responsibility: 3 Mid- Sets or influences strategy for his/her department.

Other 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 as needed.

Benefits Offered:

Paid Vacation and Sick Leave

Up to 9 paid Holidays per year

401k Retirement Plan and matching

Medical, Dental, and Vision Insurance

Employer paid Life Insurance

Voluntary Life, Disability, Accident and Critical Illness Insurance

*Benefits may be modified or discontinued from time to time at the Company's discretion as permitted by law.

 

**Pay: $70,000-85,000 Depending on Experience

 

 
Full-Time/Part-Time Full-Time  
Location Corporate Headquarters  
Exempt/Non-Exempt Non-Exempt  
Hiring Manager(s) Carol Gott  
Req Number SUP-21-00008  
Open Date 12/6/2021  

This position is currently accepting applications.

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