Cleveland, OH 44102
Full-time


The Kirby Company has always employed talented people who take pride in their work accomplishments. These dedicated individuals include not only the Kirby employees that craft our home cleaning systems by hand, but also the personnel that has made our successful company run smoothly and efficiently for more than 100 years in all of the functions such as Marketing, Sales Administration, Accounting, Materials Supply Chain Management, Compliance, Engineering and Human Resources. Yes, Kirby still makes products like they used to…only better! And we are looking for talented individuals to join our team to keep that tradition.

KEY ACCOMPLISHMENTS FOR THIS ROLE:

1. Negotiate supply agreements that reduce costs, improve quality and enhance delivery performance from current supplier base

2. Resolve domestic & international transportation issues & documents, along with the management of inventory planning at our third-party warehouse

3. Coordinate the master production schedule efficiently to provide a continuous flow of raw material and finished goods

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:

Purchasing

  • Drives cost, quality and delivery performance from current supplier base
  • Negotiates supply agreements and procurement of raw materials
  • Researches and investigates new technologies/processes to improve product quality and cost
  • Resolves quality problems pertinent to the supplier base

Distribution

  • Manages and executes all Third-Party Warehouse inventory planning
  • Processes customer orders
  • Resolves domestic transportation issues
  • Oversees third-party warehouses to ensure transactions processed timely & accurately
  • Prepares and processes in international shipping documents

Material Planning

  • Manages master production schedule and drives MRP replenishment
  • Coordinates all scheduling, expediting, production, inbound freight and inventory control
  • Ensures efficient and continuous flow of raw material and finished goods
  • Responsible for the logistics and budgetary control of inbound freight activities

Open to considering recent graduates or candidates with limited experience who demonstrate a passion for supply chain management. There may be rotational opportunities within the three Supply chain functions of Purchasing, Distribution and Materials Planning, providing cross-functional learning and development.

REQUIRED SKILLS & EXPERIENCE

  • Bachelor’s degree in Supply Chain, Business or engineering
  • 2 – 4 years’ experience in Purchasing, Distribution & Transportation or Material Planning
  • Solid communication and collaboration skills as position will be working with a variety of departments
  • Sourcing and negotiation experience

PREFERRED SKILLS OR EXPERIENCE

  • Supplier certification
  • Experience in low cost country sourcing including China, India and Vietnam
  • Understanding of Material Requirements Planning (MRP), Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) and Just-in-Time (JIT)

Physical Demands & Working Conditions

  • Ability to sit or stand at a work-desk station or office for extended period of times
  • Ability to hear and verbally communicate with external & internal customers
  • Flexible work hours at times to meet the time demands of working with international suppliers

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