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Company: Dutchland Plastics LLC
Location: Oostburg
Posted on: August 8, 2022

Job Description:

Why Work at Dutchland
We take pride in making Dutchland a fun place to work while on the clock and off. We are committed to providing you and your family with the tools, support, and encouragement you need to lead a healthy and productive life. At Dutchland, we offer an inclusive compensation and benefits package for all full-time employees:

  • Up to a $1,000 Referral Bonus
  • 11 paid holidays
  • Medical/Dental/Vision Insurance
  • HSA Company Contribution- $500 Single Plan, $1,000 Family Plan
  • PTO - Starting at 2 Weeks
  • Company Paid Life & Long-Term Disability Insurance
  • Gym Reimbursement
  • Tuition Reimbursement
  • 401k with Company Match
  • Career Advancement Opportunities
  • Company Events & Happenings - Picnics, Giveaways, and cookouts

    POSITION SUMMARY: The Buyer develops and maintains a supplier base that supports company objectives regarding quality, cost and production requirements in accordance with company policies and procedures.
    PRINCIPAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include the following. Other duties may be assigned.

    • Process purchase orders according to departmental procedures, entering data into the computerized system.
    • Assist in training and developing departmental policies and procedures.
    • Expedite purchased materials as needed.
    • Complete and maintain all required paperwork, records, documents, associated with the purchasing function, supplying relevant information to the accounting, sales, and production functions, as required.
    • Confer with vendors to obtain product or service information such as price, availability and delivery schedule. Receives and contacts vendors to find out status of an order.
    • Form and maintain positive relationships with vendors base to strengthen the supply chain

      - To negotiate best pricing for cost reduction
      - To work through discrepancies with quantity, quality and returns for credit
      - To address and resolve invoice discrepancies
      - By visiting major suppliers as needed

      • Assist with conducting market research to formulate a strategic purchasing plan where needed.
      • Create and implement vendor performance measurement systems.

        • Problem solving working directly with the Supply Chain Manager

          • Reviews requisitions and opens Pos based on quotes and approvals
          • Compile and request quotes for new products and components

            • Reviews bid proposals and negotiates contracts within budgetary limitations and scope of authority for equipment.

              • Work with the operations and customer solutions departments to ensure 98% on-time delivery based on available raw materials.
              • Manage and maintain data through reports for tracking inventory turns and on hand raw materials to help meet goals
              • Responsible for category purchases in all locations
              • Follow and comply with all safety and work rules and regulations, Maintain departmental housekeeping standards.
              • Create and develop cost saving initiatives with vendors and across the entire company.


                • Associate Degree in Business or Materials Management or the equivalent combination of education, training and related experience required. Bachelor's Degree in the above-mentioned fields is preferred.
                • Three (3) to Five (5) or more years of experience in Procurement.
                • Strong proficiency with Microsoft Office applications primarily Excel, Outlook and Access.
                • Experience using ERP systems. EPICOR preferred.
                • Clear understanding of production flow principles and processes.
                • Excellent written, verbal and interpersonal communication skills.

                  • Strong analytical, problem-solving and math
                  • Ability to rely on experience and judgment to plan and accomplish goals.
                  • Ability to manage multiple assignments and work independently within deadlines.
                  • Strong teamwork skills with the ability to establish and maintain positive and effecting working relationships with multiple departments.
                  • Careful attention to detail and accuracy required.
                  • Excellent time management and organizational skills.
                  • Self-motivated with the ability to work with minimal supervision.

                    PERFORMANCE EXPECTATIONS: Professionalism, Quality, accuracy, timeliness, reliability, and thoroughness of work performed; ability to gain the trust and respect of the management team and members; ability to communicate effectively and develop good working relationships with other members, customers, and vendors; ability to work with and through others is essential to accomplish goals and objectives of the Company.
                    REQUIRES ABILITY TO: Plan and organize work effectively and simultaneously; analyze problems, propose reasonable solutions, make logical decisions, carry out decisions made, and follow-up with feedback where appropriate. Ability to lead, delegate and develop the purchasing team.
                    WORKING CONDITIONS: Hours of work will generally be during regular business hours and average at least 40-45 hours a week or more. There will be some variation in work hours due to member shift schedules, special projects, deadlines, and other concerns. Some light travel will be required to visit vendors.
                    ACCOMMODATIONS: Applicants with disabilities may contact Dutchland Human Resources via telephone, fax, e-mail, and other means to request and arrange for accommodations. If you need assistance to accommodate a disability, you may request an accommodation at any time. Please contact the Human Resources Department at 920-564-3633 or .

                    Dutchland is an Equal Opportunity Employer and uses E-Verify; satisfactory completion of a drug screen for all new hires is required.

Keywords: Dutchland Plastics LLC, Milwaukee , Buyer, Other , Oostburg, Wisconsin

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