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Procurement and Inventory Specialist

POSITION SUMMARY
Graymont's Cricket Mountain plant is seeking a highly organized, motivated, and self-directed individual to fill the position of Procurement and Inventory Specialist. This individual will be part of the plant management staff and play a key role in managing and controlling Graymont's physical asset inventories in addition to directing the plant Inventory and Purchasing Management process, consistent with Graymont's maintenance strategy (MAPUS - Maintenance and Production Uptime Strategy). The Procurement and Inventory Specialist will have a high degree of communication and coordination with other specialists and departments throughout the plant. This position will also be required to backup the planner scheduler position.
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
Purchase planning, standards determination, specifications development, supplier research and analysis, value analysis, price negotiations, supply contract administration, inventory control and stores, disposal of obsolete parts.
Manage the plant inventory system in coordination with the corporate Maintenance and Production Uptime Strategy (MAPUS).
Establish and manage dedicated inventory areas with proper conditions for all spare parts to be stored in order to strategically and efficiently utilize inventory and control costs.
Ensure all spare parts are traceable through JDE, and stocking levels are established, reviewed and revised as necessary for all parts in inventory.
Coordinate with maintenance and other plant departments to review and dispose of obsolete parts as required.
Develop, implement and manage a high standard of housekeeping in warehouse areas.
Train all employees on how to use the maintenance inventory system (search parts, issue parts, etc).
Manage and categorize receivables on a timely basis for efficient distribution.
Assemble job kits for special work orders, shutdowns or as otherwise required.
Develop and maintain strategy for effective control of all consumables.
Establish relationships with neighboring plants to develop a strategy for the transfer of stock and parts between and manage necessary logistical support.
Maintain proper labelling and use of barcodes for all regular spare parts.
Receive purchase requisitions from various plant departments. Research goods & services; quality, specifications, price, availability, delivery, freight.
Negotiate terms of purchase (price, payment schedules, delivery dates etc.).
Create purchase orders from requisitions, ensure cost center and accounts are correct (taxes, freight, etc).
Ensure Procurement to Payment (P2P), and approval processes are followed and high quality purchase transactions are executed as per Graymont procedures.
Facilitate accurate and effective communications between purchase requestor and vendor, to ensure expectations and requirements are fulfilled.
Ensure close ties to the supply chain. Establish & maintain good relationships throughout.
Manage purchase orders and purchasing related information in a current & updated status.
QUALIFICATIONS
Associates degree/certification or equivalent experience in procurement and or supply chain management.
Proven track record of safe work and safety leadership.
Excellent communication and negotiation skills.
Excellent computer skills and knowledge of Microsoft programs (Excel). High degree of proficiency in the use of (or ability to learn) JD Edwards.
Excellent time management and multi-tasking skills, and ability to manage multiple priorities with minimal direction.
Ability to work independently as well as in a team environment.
Strong analytical, problem solving and decision-making skills.
Experience in planning and scheduling in an industrial plant environment an asset.

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