If you want to work for a company with a passion for quality and innovation, consider Franklin Electric, or one of our companies. As the premier designer and manufacturer of residential, agricultural, and commercial water and fuel systems, we're making a fundamental difference in the lives of people around the world. Your career at Franklin will be well rewarded with competitive compensation and benefits--and more. We understand a fulfilling family life is the foundation to a successful professional one. We strive to promote from within and help every employee realize their professional potential. We believe in lifetime careers that continually challenge and fulfill.
GENERAL DESCRIPTION OF POSITION
? Responsible for researching vendors, negotiating contracts, and setting policies related to purchasing.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
? Requisitions and purchases pre-approved materials, products, and services.
? Performs research on requested materials, products, and services.
? Makes vendor recommendations based on products, materials, and/or services options, pricing, and delivery terms.
? Reconciles discrepancies between purchasing, delivery, and invoicing. Resolves accounts payable issues with internal and external customers.
? Prepares weekly and monthly purchasing activity reports.
? Negotiates and arranges for delivery of requested materials, products, and/or services.
? Develops and publishes requests for proposals.
? Offers research summaries, updates, and recommendations to managers and/or other departments/decision makers to ensure that more informed purchasing/costing decisions are made.
? Analyzes and processes ERP material requirements plan (MRP) information.
? Facilitates internal team meetings with suppliers to discuss areas such as pricing, quality, performance, and/or new product/project bids opportunities.
? Negotiates and arranges for the return of non-conforming materials (RMA) to the supplier.
? Maintains supplier files and confidentiality agreements.
? Performs other related duties as required or assigned.
Skills and Abilities
? Effectively communicates information and responds to questions in person-to-person and small group situations with customers, clients, the general public, and other employees of the organization.
? Maintains confidentiality and uses discretion with business information.
? Reads and understands documents such as policy manuals, safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions, and procedure manuals.
? Writes routine reports and correspondence.
? Adds, subtracts, multiplies, and divides numbers (using currency and other forms of measurement).
? Utilizes common-sense understanding in order to carry out written, oral, or diagrammed instructions.
? Deals with problems involving several known variables in situations of routine nature.
? Plans the time, method, manner, and/or performance sequence of own work; may also occasionally assist in planning work assignments performed by others within a limited area of operation.
? Frequently makes decisions of both minor and major importance, which may affect the work operations of other employees and/or clientele to a moderate degree.
? Completes some moderately repetitive tasks.
? Uses noncomplex machines and equipment (adding machines, calculators, copy/fax machines, etc.).
Education and Experience
? Equivalent of four years of high school (required).
? Bachelor's degree in business, operations management, or a related degree.
? Four to six years of relevant education or experience in purchasing, logistics, or a related field.
Equal Opportunity Employer / Disability / Vet.