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Buyer

Buyer at Paragon 28, Inc

 

Job Overview

The buyer is responsible for purchasing materials, supplies and services at the most favorable terms for the organization.

 

Essential Responsibilities and Duties

  • Purchase components based on supply/demand and other inventory control parameters.
  • Qualify vendors, evaluates bids, and negotiates prices and terms for purchased goods and services.
    • Manages delivery expectations.
    • Tracks purchases, monitors vendor quality, and maintains a current database of vendor information.
    • May establish, evaluate and maintain supplier partnerships and programs, i.e., consignment, stocking.
    • May assist in sourcing new suppliers
  • Obtain and analyze quotes and make recommendations on best sourcing selection, including
  • Monitors inventory levels to achieve corporate goals while maintaining the highest level of customer satisfaction.
    • Partner with planners to manage replenishment orders and ensure appropriate inventory levels are maintained and appropriate planning parameters are in place.
  • Perform daily reviews of inventory as required.
  • Monitor status of open purchase orders to ensure on-time delivery of all materials, including timely resolution, communication and mitigation of potential problems.
  • Generate and analyze ERP reports of target areas requiring more focus, such as past due purchase orders, or items with insufficient inventory.
  • Participate in inter-departmental and cross-functional teams working towards continuous process improvement, elimination of wastes, and cost savings.
  • Solve tactical issues with urgency.
    • Work with Accounts Payable as required resolving issues on suppliers’ invoices.
  • Upon sourcing decision, perform all required supplier, part and inventory set-ups.
  • Other duties as assigned

Non – Essential Responsibilities and Duties

  • Support the updating of all purchasing related SOP’s.
  • Identify and analyze potential process improvement opportunities within supply chain.

Qualifications

 

  • Four-year Degree (B.S/B.A.) preferred or equivalent from four-year college or technical school or 2+ year(s) related purchasing experience and/or training.
  • Ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts, draw valid conclusions, and creative problem solving.
  • Self-motivated with the ability to achieve desired results with minimal supervision.
  • Ability to work effectively and efficiently in a team environment.
  • Proficient and accurate with Outlook, Word, Excel.
  • Experience working with detailed product line forecasts and familiarity with the sales and operations planning function.
  • Ability to calculate figures, percentages and data.

 

Work Environment

This job operates in a professional office environment. This role routinely uses standard office equipment such as computers, phones, photocopiers, filing cabinets and fax machines.

 

Physical Demands


The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to communicate with individuals internal and external to the organization. The employee frequently is required to move about the facility. The employee may be required to lift up-to 15 lbs. by themselves.

Position Type/Expected Hours of Work


This is a full-time position with typical business hours.  It may reasonably require additional hours during the week and weekend; specific requirements will be determined with Manager. Occasional remote work may be allowed.

 

Travel


Less than 15% of overnight travel.  Position may require local travel between two buildings less than 2 miles apart.

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Supply Chain Supervisor

Job Title

Supply Chain Supervisor at Paragon 28, Inc.

Reports To

Manager of Supply Chain

 

Effective Date/Revised Date

07/08/2019

 

Job Overview

The Supply Chain Supervisor is responsible for overseeing and managing the Supply Chain team to ensure the company's overall supply chain strategy and operations maximize efficiency and productivity.

 

Essential Responsibilities and Duties

  • Supervises the Supply Chain team, including project assignments, day to day task assignments to ensure timely completion of department objectives, performance and time management.
    • Train and teach other team members so that the group can grow
  • Monitoring Raw Material, WIP and Finished Goods for materials availability, financial tracking, and in support of company stocking program. Responsible for generating Purchase Orders
  • Monitoring the stocking programs and forecasts to ensure updates are made according to company guidelines
  • Maximization of quality, minimization of costs, and support of department goals
  • Driving change through improved organizational capability, providing leadership in recruiting, goal alignment, employee development, performance management and communication
  • Analyzing short- and long-term manufacturing requirements and capabilities of the suppliers within the supply chain. Develop second source options as necessary
  • Meets monthly with finance, purchasing and marketing to reach consensus on strategic and tactical revenue goals.
  • Assist in the resolution of customer service and inventory issues
  • Works with Accounts Payable as required resolving issues on suppliers’ invoices
  • Perform duties in compliance with applicable FDA and state regulations as well as standards including, but not limited to, ISO 13485.
  • Communicate issues to Manager and recommend action to ensure inventory and financial objectives are met
  • Assist in the implementation of sound inventory procedures
  • Other duties as assigned

 

Non – Essential Responsibilities and Duties

  • Identify and analyze potential process improvement opportunities within supply chain.
  • Responsible for running and analyzing weekly and ad hoc reporting
  • Support the updating of all purchasing related SOP’s
  • Develop tools to provide the organization with better visibility to product availability and costs

 

Qualifications

  • Four-year Degree (B.S/B.A.) preferred or equivalent from four-year college or technical school or 2+ year(s) related forecasting and planning experience and/or training.
  • APICS CSCP or CPIM certification preferred
  • Prior supervision experience helpful
  • Ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts, draw valid conclusions, and creative problem solving.
  • Self-motivated with the ability to achieve desired results with minimal supervision.
  • Ability to work effectively and efficiently in a team environment.
  • Proficient and accurate with Outlook, Word, Excel.
  • Experience working with detailed product line forecasts and familiarity with the sales and operations planning function.
  • Ability to calculate figures, percentages and data.

 

Work Environment
This job operates in a professional office environment. This role routinely uses standard office equipment such as computers, phones, photocopiers, filing cabinets and fax machines.

 

Physical Demands

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to communicate with individuals internal and external to the organization. The employee frequently is required to move about the facility. The employee may be required to lift up-to 15 lbs. by themselves.

Position Type/Expected Hours of Work

This is a full-time position with typical business hours.  It may reasonably require additional hours during the week and weekend; specific requirements will be determined with Manager. Occasional remote work may be allowed.

 

Travel

Less than 5% of overnight travel. 

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Materials Support Team Member Associate (entry level)

LOCKHEED MARTIN CORPORATION - Littleton, CO 80125

 

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The coolest jobs on this planet… or any other… are with Lockheed Martin Space.

At the dawn of a new space age, Space is a pioneer, partner, innovator and builder. Our amazing men and women are on a mission to make a difference in the world. Every single day we use our unique skills and experiences to craft, design and build solutions to some of the worlds’ hardest engineering problems. Our culture encourages employees to dream big, perform with excellence and build incredible products. We provide the resources, support, and the focus. You bring the passion and courage to envision limitless possibilities and we’ll build a better tomorrow with you.

Are you passionate about making a difference? Are you looking for a growth opportunity where you can apply your expertise to a very important mission? We are a stellar company that will be putting astronauts on Mars, creating 3D printed satellites, launching payloads that learn in orbit, and developing national defense systems. Come, join our Logistics team in the dynamic world of Lockheed Martin Space. Here, we are driven by innovation and integrity. By applying the highest standards of business ethics and a forward-thinking mindset, we believe everything is within our reach – and yours - as a Lockheed Martin employee.

Our facility in Littleton, CO has an immediate opportunity for an entry level Material Support Team Member to join our mission. Using your experience in Inventory Control/Warehousing/Receiving, as a Materials Support Team Member you will be responsible for the control of the Waterton Campus Central Receiving dock supporting multiple programs across the campus. This is a service-oriented, fast-paced role that provides direct support to multiple Space programs and manufacturing floors. You will be responsible for ensuring the smooth process flow of material movement through the receiving area, monitoring customer demands, and will perform occasional inventory planning on program production orders. You will use your excellent verbal and written communication skills to help resolve issues and discrepancies as they arise. Strong analytical abilities will be critical to help reach all organizational objectives in the area of supply chain and inventory management.

Summary of key duties for this position:


  • Keep supply chain metrics up-to-date and maintain accuracy of inventory management databases.
  • Provide daily direction to represented asset specialist team overseeing the receiving of parts and flight hardware and staging for delivery to quality inspection, production floors and working with flow centers and manufacturing areas in support of their material requirements.
  • Oversee receiving and other warehouse processes and personnel to make sure work meets standards and is performed according to established procedures.
  • Provide training in all appropriate procedures and processes required to complete work assignments
  • Provide daily work assignments and work with managers to coordinate personnel and resources to complete all work scheduled for department
  • Assist with the development, revision, and enforcement of inventory management and procedures including record keeping, work instructions, SOP's, and other standard operational and work practices
  • Oversee receipt of purchased goods verifying counts and quality, complete transactions to receive product, process paperwork and complete necessary transactions
  • Perform internal audits of cycle count inventories and assist with developing actions to correct inventory problems
  • Research misdirected shipment receipts that arrive at central receiving and materials that are in-transit to inter-plant locations
  • Comply with safety regulations and maintain clean and orderly work areas


Our employees working in this level of position typically have 0-3 years of professional experience.
Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Supply Chain, Logistics, or Business Administration from an accredited college and/or equivalent experience/combined education (in lieu of a degree, candidates who have 8 years of directly relevant experience will also be considered)
  • Familiarity with inventory management software
  • Receiving/Warehousing/Inventory experience
  • Familiarity with international shipments
  • Basic knowledge of shelf-life, hazardous material, and temperature-controlled material
  • Experienced in Microsoft Office Suite applications (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, One Note, etc)
  • Must be a United States citizen and be willing/able to obtain and maintain a DoD Secret Security Clearance
  • Willingness to support occasional overtime, weekends, holidays, or flex or off shifts as required

 

Desired Skills:

  • Bachelor’s degree with 1-3 years of work experience in Receiving, Product Planning, Warehousing and/or Supply Chain/Logistics Management
  • Current/Active DoD Secret Security Clearance
  • Good Understanding of Supply Chain Cycle Time Metrics
  • Understanding of SAP, ASRS, and other inventory management systems
  • Knowledge of shelf-life, hazardous material, and temperature-controlled material
  • Superior knowledge of Receiving/Warehousing/Inventory management
  • Advanced knowledge of Shelf-life, hazardous material, and temperature-controlled material
  • Experience working with union contracts
  • Ability to provide daily direction to represented staff
  • Ability to work independently, with occasional supervision
  • Ability monitor inbound receipts for hazardous materials and temperature sensitive items, immediately provide direction to staff to locate items in correct temporary storage location
  • Experience with mobile, hand-held terminals
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Ability to work independently, with minimal supervision
  • Strong interpersonal skills to be able to foster and maintain strong relationships with co-workers, customers, and management
  • Willingness to accept added responsibilities
  • Experienced in the usage computer applications and the use of mobile handheld terminals
  • Highly Skilled in MS Office Suite applications (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, etc.)
  • Intermediate/Strong skills in Microsoft Excel


To promote the sharing of ideas, Lockheed Martin champions an inclusive work environment that encourages differences and big-picture thinking. Our employees play an active role in strengthening the quality of life where we live and work by volunteering more than 850,000 hours annually. Benefits you can enjoy include:Medical

  • Dental
  • 401k
  • Paid time off
  • 25 three-day weekends
  • Work/life balance
  • Career development
  • Mentorship opportunities
  • Rewards & recognition

Learn more about Lockheed Martin’s competitive and comprehensive benefits package.

Lockheed Martin is an Equal Opportunity Employer. You will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, protected veteran status, or disability status.

BASIC QUALIFICATIONS:
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Lockheed Martin is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, protected veteran status, or disability status.
Join us at Lockheed Martin, where your mission is ours. Our customers tackle the hardest missions. Those that demand extraordinary amounts of courage, resilience and precision. They’re dangerous. Critical. Sometimes they even provide an opportunity to change the world and save lives. Those are the missions we care about.

As a leading technology innovation company, Lockheed Martin’s vast team works with partners around the world to bring proven performance to our customers’ toughest challenges. Lockheed Martin has employees based in many states throughout the U.S., and Internationally, with business locations in many nations and territories.

EXPERIENCE LEVEL:
Experienced Professional

Supply Chain Commodity Manager - Packaging

DISH Network - Englewood, CO 80113

 

Contract

 

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DISH is a Fortune 250 company with more than $13 billion in annual revenue that continues to redefine the communications industry. Our legacy is innovation and a willingness to challenge the status quo, including reinventing ourselves. We disrupted the pay-TV industry in the mid-90s with the launch of the DISH satellite TV service, taking on some of the largest U.S. corporations in the process, and grew to be the fourth-largest pay-TV provider. We are doing it again with the first live, internet-delivered TV service – Sling TV  that bucks traditional pay-TV norms and gives consumers a truly new way to access and watch television.

 

Now we have our sights set on upending the wireless industry and unseating the entrenched incumbent carriers.   We are driven by curiosity, pride, adventure, and a desire to win – it’s in our DNA. We’re looking for people with boundless energy, intelligence, and an overwhelming need to achieve to join our team as we embark on the next chapter of our story.

Opportunity is here. We are DISH.  The successful Commodity Manager will have:

  • A Bachelor’s degree from a four year university or college (preferably in Supply Chain Management, Economics, Logistics or similar discipline) and 5 years of related experience; or an equal amount of education and experience.
  • Minimum 2 years’ experience in commodity analysis, financial analysis, or related field.
  • At least 2 years of experience working with the principles and practices of sourcing, negotiating, and purchasing, including ethics, internet research, bid preparation and evaluation, quality control, and inventory control.
  • At least 2 years of experience working with market and commodity research/techniques, and a general understanding of contracts, including Non-Disclosure Agreements (NDAs).
  • At least 1 year of experience processing RFP/RFQ packages for selected supplier bids.
  • At least 2 years of experience coordinating purchasing activities.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Certified Professional in Supply Management
  • Experience participating in cost analysis and volume planning for assigned commodities
  • Strong negotiation and customer service skills

 

Dish Technologies is looking for a Commodity Manager who will be responsible for strategic sourcing of protective packaging materials (determining long-term supply requirements, finding sources to fulfill those needs, selecting suppliers to provide the services, negotiating the purchase agreements and managing the suppliers' performance) at a Global level and Total Cost Management (controlling, reducing and eliminating costs, throughout the value chain; managing the financial outcome of activities encompassing all operations, internal and external for assigned responsibilities.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Coordinates purchasing activities with contract manufacturers, planning and engineering departments to acquire inventory in a cost effective and timely manner.
  • Processes RFQ quotes for suppliers.
  • Responsible for procurement business system data input and integrity.
  • Participates in maximizing the procurement teams' changes, part parameters; quote table maintenance, supplier database information, error report analysis, and part number/supplier code information.
  • Participates in cost analysis and volume planning for assigned commodities (e.g. materials, components).
  • Monitors the cost, schedule and scope of assigned subcontracts to negotiate highest quality at best value.
  • Develops new supply sources where vendors and suppliers are no longer competitive.
  • May recommend cost saving proposals including make-versus-buy analysis or alternative sourcing.
  • Interacts closely with suppliers and QA to resolve quality issues.

Supply Chain Program Manager

Supply Chain Program Manager

DISH Network - Englewood, CO 80113

 

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DISH is a Fortune 250 company with more than $13 billion in annual revenue that continues to redefine the communications industry. Our legacy is innovation and a willingness to challenge the status quo, including reinventing ourselves. We disrupted the pay-TV industry in the mid-90s with the launch of the DISH satellite TV service, taking on some of the largest U.S. corporations in the process, and grew to be the fourth-largest pay-TV provider. We are doing it again with the first live, internet-delivered TV service – Sling TV – that bucks traditional pay-TV norms and gives consumers a truly new way to access and watch television.

 

Now we have our sights set on upending the wireless industry and unseating the entrenched incumbent carriers.

 

We are driven by curiosity, pride, adventure, and a desire to win – it’s in our DNA. We’re looking for people with boundless energy, intelligence, and an overwhelming need to achieve to join our team as we embark on the next chapter of our story.

 

Opportunity is here. We are DISH.

A successful Supply Chain Program Manager will have the following:

  • 3-5 years’ experience in Supply Chain and/or Program Management and a Bachelor’s Degree in Supply Chain Management, Business Administration or a technical field; or an equivalent combination of education and experience
  • Passionate about team environments and building robust relationships across the organization
  • Demonstrated experience in managing multiple complex supply chain projects/programs
  • Strong analytical skills in operations and finance
  • Proficient in MS Office products (Excel, PowerPoint, Word) as well as outstanding written and communication skills.
  • Ability to create consensus and results from peers in cross-functional positions

DISH is looking for a Supply Chain Program Manager to join our In-Home Services division to oversee and implement various programs/projects. The Supply Chain and Inventory Program Manager will be responsible for leading strategic and operational activities for the Supply Chain and Inventory teams. They will be a natural leader and facilitator who is driven, organized, detailed oriented and enjoys developing business process to eliminate ambiguity. They will be responsible for the efficient management of the Supply Chain initiatives that support the 140+ office/warehouse locations that support Customer Satellite TV systems, Broadband and Smart Home lines of business. The ideal candidate will be an excellent program/project manager, they will communicate seamlessly with all levels of the organization. They will be adept at facilitating actions, resolving conflicts, managing relationships and influencing others to perform at the highest level.

Primary Responsibilities fall into the following categories:

  • Develop clear program plans and metrics leading the team to work strategically and efficiently
  • Create detailed timing plans for material requirement planning, multi-source vendor qualification, and process improvement initiatives
  • Facilitate meetings to track progress against plans and resolve issues to keep the programs on time
  • Act as an emerging expert in the field of demand-supply planning and inventory management, you will advocate and lead the development for best-in-class supply chain planning processes and systems in partnership with IT, Distribution and PMO
  • Lead process improvements and tool development towards efficiency and efficacy gains in planning, inventory management and fulfillment (forward and reverse)
  • Work in collaboration with IT, Distribution and PMO, develop and execute multiple projects/programs in support of long term process and system capability roadmap