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Senior Buyer/Planner

The Role:

The Hunter Douglas enterprise has recently transitioned to SAP S4/HANA.  This is opening up different and new ways of purchasing and planning amongst the broader Materials/Supply Chain team.  Collaboration across multiple divisions is what will drive strategic success in addition to long-standing partnerships with suppliers and working with knowledgeable and passionate teams.  If you enjoy being a part of driving change in a team environment and want to grow and develop as a Material professional, this may be the role for you.

 

About You:

You have a strong background in materials to include multiple years of ERP/MRP experience, New Product Introduction coordination and contract management.  You have a natural affinity for details, you contribute towards working in a dynamic team, you can both lead and be an active participant on a project team, you instill trust and confidence with your customers.  You are strong in Excel. You enjoy learning and being a master of your craft.

 

Acceptable Experience and Training:

A four-year degree is desired in business with an emphasis in Supply Chain Management. Five or more years of progressive experience in a consumer products business. A substitute of seven or more year’s business experience in lieu of a four-year degree. Training in materials management within a manufacturing environment is highly desirable. APICS certification is highly desired.

 

Job Responsibilities:

 

Plans the purchase of raw materials based upon the monitoring of inventory stock schedules along with information obtained from company sales and production forecasts.

 

Reviews on a daily basis, MRP (Material Requirements Planning) to assist in the scheduling and planning of purchases of Component Materials used in window fashion production. Contacts suppliers to place orders. Inputs Purchase and Stock Transfer Orders into SAP computer system. Works with suppliers on quality, pricing, terms of delivery, contract provisions. Prepares monthly, quarterly and annual usage projections for suppliers to aid in long and short-range planning.

 

Monitors on a daily basis the delivery dates of materials, inventory levels and production forecasts.  Communicates with suppliers to expedite delivery of materials due to low inventory levels. Tracks shipment of materials and places tracers with delivery companies on undelivered materials.

 

Works efficiently with other departments such as, engineering, marketing, quality and production to bring new product to market, maintain existing products, improve quality, manage material availability and on time customer delivery. Works collaboratively with the Buyer communities from other HD Divisions on material expedite requests and order changes.

 

Participates or leads cross functional business teams as required in support of new product development, supply chain management or System/Process improvements. 

 

Negotiates with suppliers on pricing, delivery and terms of payment for all goods and services. Communicates on a regular basis with suppliers to challenge price increases while insisting on product and service quality.   Mitigates supply chain risks associated with sole source suppliers, manufacturing capacity, engineering specifications, and pricing.  Continually evaluates market pricing and services provided by suppliers. Conducts benchmark analysis of supply chain logistics and commodity pricing to drive sourcing strategies.  Develop strategies for annual cost reductions with supply partners.

 

Establishes/Negotiates supply contracts with key suppliers in support of Vendor Managed Inventories, JIT deliveries, managed liability, part lifecycle, and other critical terms such as but not limited to Confidentiality, Indemnity, Warranty, and other applicable terms. 

To be successful in this role, the following Knowledge, Skills and Abilities are needed:

 

Solid experience in an ERP system(s) to include MRP.  Extremely knowledgeable in sourcing techniques and supply chain logistics. Excellent negotiating skills, skill in analyzing inventory forecast and demand level information, skill in problem-solving, knowledge of manufacturing properties of plastic, electronics and metal. Basic knowledge of some Engineering principles to understand product development process.  

 

 

This position will be working from Hunter Douglas Window Fashions Division located in Broomfield, Colorado, midway between Boulder and Denver with outstanding views of the Rockies. The campus encompasses 756,000 square feet of office and manufacturing space.  About 1000 employees work at this location to produce proprietary and upscale products such as Duette® Honeycomb Shades, Silhouette®, Vignette®, Nantucket™ Window Shadings, and Luminette Privacy Sheers®.

Benefits of working for Hunter Douglas Window Fashions include:

  • Generous paid time off that accrues immediately; 11 paid holidays, new parent and family care time off and 12 hours of paid volunteer work.
  • Medical, dental, vision plan, life, STD, LTD, AD&D, dependent life, flexible spending accounts, pre-paid legal, and pet insurance.
  • 401(k) with 6% company match and annual retirement contribution, college investment savings program.
  • Employee development including education tuition assistance, and on-site training and development through Hunter Douglas University.
  • Robust wellness program; on-site managed fitness center free to employees.
  • Generous discount on window coverings.
  • Charitable contribution match, employee assistance program, adoption assistance, dependent scholarships, on-site physical therapists and more!

 

 

 

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Buyer-Paragon28

Job Title

Buyer at Paragon28

 

Reports To

Manager of Global Supply Chain

 

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.

Apply at 

http://www.paragon28.com/about/careers/

 

Logistics Analyst

Job Title

Logistics Analyst at Paragon 28

Reports To

Manager, Distribution & Field Operations

Effective Date/Revised Date

8/29/2019

 

Job Overview

The Logistics Analyst provides data analysis of the routing and delivery of P28 products to improve processes, increase efficiencies and reduce costs.

 

Essential Responsibilities and Duties

  • Oversees the long-term strategy for the routing and delivery of products to include:
    • Analyze freight spend and materials costs
    • Use data and expertise to recommend and implement freight spend reduction and optimization efforts
    • Seek out opportunities for process improvement, investigate solutions and partner with management and other departments as necessary to drive process improvement
    • Partner with IT and other departments to improve technology, reporting, training and communication.
  • Develop monthly/quarterly/and Ad Hoc reporting portfolio to assist management with key business decisions
  • Identify and maintain KPI’s for Distribution team and company logistics. Provide recommendations and drive change based on results to improve KPI’s in lagging areas of Distribution
  • Prepare reports as necessary to gain a deeper understanding of business successes and challenges; communicate departmental performance to management as necessary
  • Meet with Operations Management on a regular basis to share relevant business updates, or other information as necessary
  • Other duties as assigned

 

Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree (B.A./B.S.)
  • 3+ years working in logistics or supply chain capacity
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills
  • Strong proven
  • Experience with logistics cost reduction projects and optimization
  • Experience with Sig Sigma a plus
  • Experience with International logistics and taxation a plus
  • Medical Device operations experience a plus
  • Excellent listening, oral, and written communication skills
  • Strong interpersonal and teamwork skills.
  • High level Excel and Microsoft Office Suite skills
  • Ability to learn reporting tools such as Microsoft PowerBI
  • Appetite to grow knowledge base and learn new technologies and processes to adapt to rapidly expanding environment
  • Commitment to outstanding internal and external customer service

 

Work Environment
This job operates in a professional office environment and a distribution/warehouse 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 25 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.

 

Travel

Less than 5% of overnight travel. 

Apply at http://www.paragon28.com/about/careers/ 

 

Distribution Supervisor-Paragon28

Paragon 28, Inc. is a leader in the development and distribution of medical solutions for the foot and ankle industry. We are experiencing tremendous growth and looking for enthusiastic people to join our team! 

 

Established in 2010, we are dedicated to creating industry leading solutions and tools to improve the treatment of the most challenging foot and ankle conditions.  Every member of our inspired and dedicated team serves a vital role in the achievement of our mission: to strategically build a company around the core principles that drive innovation and quality.  We offer a competitive compensation package, including health, dental and vision insurance as well as a 401K Plan.

 

If you’re excited about innovative technology and rapid growth, please take a look at all of our career opportunities at www.paragon28.com.

 

Job Title

Distribution Supervisor

Reports To

Distribution and Logistics Manager

Effective Date/Revised Date

10/4/17; 7/25/18

 

Job Overview

Supervise all day to day Distribution activities by ensuring staffing resources are properly utilized, all Distribution Coordinators and personnel are properly trained on the ERP and physical process flow, communicate departmental updates, developments and/or concerns to management. 

 

Essential Responsibilities and Duties

  • Partner with Distribution Leads to ensure employees are properly utilized and each department within Distribution is sufficiently staffed.
  • Ensure employee compliance to protocols and standards.
  • Train personnel in ERP system as needed.
  • Develop and drive implementation of processes and procedures to increase the efficient processing of inventory, customer fulfillment, receiving, and shipping.
  • Coach and develop Distribution team members to improve knowledge of technological infrastructure and ensure optimal systems usage and improve performance
  • Seek out opportunities for process improvement, think through solutions and partner with management and other departments as necessary to drive the process improvement to provide superior service levels to internal or external customers
  • Prepare reports, as necessary, to gain a deeper understanding of business successes and/or challenges, as well as, to communicate departmental performance to management as necessary.
  • Meet with the department on a regular basis to share relevant business updates, or other information as necessary.
  • Perform duties in compliance with applicable FDA and state regulations as well as standards including, but not limited to, ISO 13485.
  • Performs other duties as assigned by management

 

Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree (B.A./B.S.) in a related field or equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • 5+ year(s) related distribution or inventory control experience and/or training.
  • Previous operational medical device experience
  • Demonstrated proficiency in supervising and motivating subordinates in a team environment.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills.
  • 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.
  • Proficient and accurate with Outlook, Great Plains, Word, and Excel.
  • Ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions, and procedure manuals.
  • Ability to calculate figures, percentages and data.

 

Work Environment

This job is performed in a distribution/warehouse environment. 

 

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 must occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds.

Position Type/Expected Hours of Work

This is a full-time position which may require additional hours particularly at the end of the day to ensure orders are shipped.

 

Travel

No overnight travel required.  Position may require local travel between two buildings less than 2 miles apart.

Apply at 

http://www.paragon28.com/about/careers/

 

Senior Global Commodity Manager

Senior Global Commodity Manager

Trimble - Westminster, CO

 

Title: Senior Global Commodity Manager
Location: Westminster, Colorado
Department: Operations

The Senior Global Commodity Manager is a key leadership position responsible for all aspects of Commodity Management activities, including:

  • Developing, implementing, and communicating Commodity Strategies that provide strategic vision, best in class pricing, access to technology, and material support flexibility to operation cross regionally. Ability to guide and influence Design and Product teams is critical.
  • Supporting Development and NPI teams across Business Units and geographies to ensure Time to Market, Time to Cost, and performance requirements are met.
  • Ensuring support throughout products life cycle, from initial design, to NPI and production ramp, through EOL.
  • Identifying, and deploy cost reduction initiatives. Tracking savings flow thru and preparing and presenting results to executive management.
  • Developing and nurturing key supplier relationships on an executive level, including managing executive reviews and scorecard cadence.

Primary Duties/Responsibilities:
Manage assigned commodities to support Trimble’s Products sourced and manufactured in multiple geographies to ensure the supplier’s performance meets all Trimble requirements.

  • Focus on Electronic Component Commodities with a large part set
  • Develop and negotiate contracts, including: Supply Agreements, LTAs, VMI, Buffer, Material Float, Development, and VMI Agreements.
  • Maintain subject matter expert skill-set regarding supply base, trends, and market conditions.
  • Identify and evaluate new suppliers to support future technical, and capacity requirements, and optimize total cost.
  • Drive supplier roadmap reviews, and roadmap convergence to ensure technology support for Trimble’s products.
  • Development & maintenance of Commodity and Preferred Supplier Strategies in collaboration with Product Development and NPI Organizations.
  • Ensure supply chain flexibility, identify potential risks to production and implement contingency support plans including: die banks, buffer stock agreements, and VMI programs.
  • Monitor financial stability of assigned supply base, identify potential risks, and develop contingency plans to ensure uninterrupted continuity of supply.
  • Drive cost reductions thru negotiations, global leverage opportunities, multi-sourcing, LCR strategies, design optimization, and yield improvements.
  • Drive supplier performance and improvements through Score Card cadence, and continuous improvement initiatives.

Key Skill Set Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s Degree desired, but will consider related technical experience in lieu of a Degree
  • CPM and/or CPIM certification and strong knowledge of MRP.
  • Minimum 10 years of experience in Purchasing/Procurement area. Experience managing all aspects of Purchasing and Supply Chain. Strong experience in all aspects of material and purchasing management with an emphasis on the following key areas: * Background and direct experience in Operations, Direct Procurement, and Commodity Management supporting PLC from NPI, through production ramp and EOL.
  • Articulate written and verbal communication skills, with experience presenting cross-functionally and to all level of management, both internally and to suppliers. Ability to articulate strategy, vision, and support plans to Design and Product teams is critical.
  • Strong team-building skills with experience working with Design Engineering, Operations, Finance, and other groups in a multinational organization.
  • Strong negotiation skills with a demonstrated history of cost reduction results utilizing negotiations, LCR, specification optimization, global leveraging, and yield improvement initiatives.
  • Demonstrated problem solving and mentoring skills including setting timelines and diligent follow-up to resolve problems and meet product operations requirements.
  • Project Management experience managing LCR transition in accordance with cost and timing goals and deliverables.
  • Management Experience a plus.
  • Ability to travel on short notice
  • Proficient skills with Microsoft Office: Power user of Excel and must be proficient in Word, PowerPoint and Project Management scheduling software.
  • Working knowledge of Quality methods associated with Design of Experiments, gauge R&R, process capability, and statistical process control.

Our Company
Trimble is transforming the way the world works by delivering products and services that connect the physical and digital worlds. Core technologies in positioning, modeling, connectivity and data analytics enable customers to improve productivity, quality, safety, and sustainability. From purpose-built products to enterprise lifecycle solutions, Trimble software, hardware, and services are transforming a broad range of industries such as agriculture, construction, geospatial and transportation, and logistics. For more information about Trimble (NASDAQ: TRMB), visit www.trimble.com

Trimble is proud to be an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer and considers qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, gender, age, color, religion, national origin, marital status, disability, sexual orientation, status as a covered veteran in accordance with applicable federal, state and local laws, or any other protected factor. EOE/M/F/V/D