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The Buyer is responsible for the procurement of raw materials, equipment and services for FURUKAWA ELECTRIC MOROCCO.  This is accomplished through the review and maintenance of the automated inventory control system (SAP).  The Buyer is also responsible for soliciting quotes and proposals for materials and/or services.  This information is to be evaluated and business awarded to the most appropriate supplier.  The Buyer shall also maintain proper documentation to ensure that suppliers have sufficient information to provide quality products.  They shall also monitor industry trends for potential opportunities or issues.

Major Duties and Responsibilities

  • Review usage information and inventory level guidelines. Use this information as a basis for purchases
  • Create PO on SAP and send them to the supplier
  • Follow up of orders by updating the vendor confirmed delivery date on SAP
  • Follow up of custom clearance of goods with freight forwarders
  • Arrange transportations of goods
  • Create third party purchase orders for FEM contract manufacturers. Responsible for subsequent third party PO follow-up with suppliers and contract manufacturers including expedites, modifications, revisions, expedited freight, etc
  • Work on various projects including new product launch, sourcing changes, aged/surplus inventory disposition and cost reductions
  • Update and establish purchasing procedures as required
  • Maintain a list of qualified suppliers
  • Provide input to supplier evaluations
  • Cross training in order to serve as a backup for other team members
  • Follow up of key performance indicators : OTIF, RM disruption & shortage
  • Assist Materials Management with suggested inventory levels and recommend purchase quantities
  • Recommend updates to purchasing procedures to department manager

Job Qualifications

  • Strong computer skills – Microsoft office including Microsoft Excel at intermediate level (formulas, formatting, etc.)
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills – expresses self well – both  written and orally
  • Strong data entry skills
  • Self-starter, ability to work well independently and multitask
  • Strong team player
  • Attention to detail and accuracy are essential
  • SAP experience highly recommended
  • Connectivity and Fusion Splicer Product knowledge preferred
  • Previous purchasing experience preferred
  • Technical/ associate degree or higher preferred
  • Working knowledge of accounting principles preferred
  • Prior experience with production planning, MRP, and economic order quantities preferred
  • Knowledge of lean processes preferred

Education and Certification

  • Bachelor’s degree in Supply Chain/Logistics, Marketing, Business Management or related Field
  • Core skill level requirements as listed

Decision Making Requirements

  • Establish purchase agreements with terms favorable to FEM
  • Determine quantities, pricing and delivery dates for purchased items ensuring and uninterrupted flow of business at FEM
  • Determine min.-max. levels for materials and propose them to Supply Chain and Procurement Management Department
  • Determine when to escalate or expedite materials and freight
  • Ability to prioritize and multitask

Employees are expected to serve as role models for safe work practices and behaviors.  This includes following established health and safety policies and procedures, maintaining a clean, organized work area, wearing, and properly storing all personal protective equipment (PPE), and actively engaging as a safety conscious worker with personal safety and wellness as a priority.

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