Supply Chain - Buyer

Purchasing/Procurement PLAINFIELD, Indiana


Description

Position at NAPA Auto Parts

 

 

Genuine Parts Company

BUYER

 

Job Description:

Title: Buyer, Supply Chain

Department: GPC Supply Chain

Report to: Manager, Supply Chain
 

JOB SUMMARY

The Buyer, Supply Chain will be responsible for the supply chain performance in assigned areas of responsibility.  The Candidate will work closely with Field Operations, Category and assigned vendors to drive customer service levels while managing inventory investment. 

The Candidate must be able to communicate effectively (both verbally and in written form), access and analyze large set of data, and work as part of a team.

Responsible for attaining a comprehensive knowledge of the suppliers' capabilities and overall workload as well as developing a working relationship between the supplier and company that assures on time delivery of category.

Create and monitor purchase orders and communicate to the impacted stakeholders any relevant issues.

Monitor and evaluate supplier performance, develop remedial action plans, and coordinate internal functions required to support the procurement function. Develop reliable contact with each supplier to provide an interface between the supplier and the company. Advise the Supply Chain Manager of problems that will impact shipping schedules. Monitor and manage Key Performance Indicator metrics using expediting, reviewing open order reports, messages, scorecards, supplier relations, and collaborating with the Supply Chain team.

Summary of essential job functions

  • Own service and inventory performance for assigned areas of responsibility.
  • Manage the daily replenishment process from order generation through receiving.
  • Identify problems within the supply chain, perform root cause analysis and drive cross functional collaboration to identify and implement solutions.
  • Act as primary conduit between supply chain and vendors.  Manage vendor performance reviews and facilitate regular touchpoints.
  • Monitors the purchase orders backlog and performs regular spending activities with external suppliers in order to ensure the customer on time delivery and minimizes the late backlog.
  • Monitors the interface with suppliers' systems (e.g. EDI messages) and resolves errors in order to ensure data quality / accuracy and operations continuity.
  • Creates and updates suppliers’ performances reports and Oversees supplier performances (on time delivery, quality, lead time, reverse logistics, planning parameters), conducts periodical performance reviews and resolves related issues.
  • Additional projects as assigned.

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Key Performance Metrics:

  • Service Metrics
  • Inventory Turnover and investment metrics
  • Excess Reduction

Minimum requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree in Supply Chain or:
    • Supply chain knowledge typically acquired through completion of undergraduate supply chain program at leading institution.
    • Critical thinking and analytical skills typically acquired through the completion of a bachelor’s program at leading institution.
  • Minimum of 3 years related experience.
  • Strong communication skills with the ability to communicate to a wide array of audiences including executives, field management, category and suppliers.
  • Ability to function independently and prioritize time based on impact to the business
  • High level of proficiency in MS Access, Excel, Qlik/Tableau, and SQL.
  • Working knowledge of JD Edwards, Manhattan Inventory Optimization systems and D365.
     

DETAILED JOB FUNCTION

Manage Replenishment Process: - 30%

  • Review weekly replenishment forecast exceptions
  • Review and approve order exceptions
  • Manage open purchase orders and follow up on past due items
  • Regularly review order frequency and lead times to ensure appropriate inventory depth.
  • Communicate to relevant stakeholders any impactful issues proactively.

Drive Supply Chain Performance – 50%

  • Analyze supply chain performance and leverage leading indicators to identify potential problems
  • Identify problems within the supply chain, perform root cause analysis and drive cross functional collaboration to identify and implement solutions.
  • Manage inventory investment to ensure assigned category meets or exceeds company GMROI objectives
  • Serve as primary communication conduit with assigned vendors.
  • Assess problems from a global perspective and identify solutions that are in the best interest of the business.
  • Facilitate monthly vendor score-carding discussions.

Project Management and Process Improvement – 20%

  • Takes the initiative to identify areas of opportunity and gain support for resolution
  • Prioritize conflicting demands and concentrate effort on activities that have the greatest potential for payoff.
  • Provides timely updates to manager and constituents on all projects.
  • Follow DMAIC methodology for problem solving and process improvement.
  • Coordinate with Operational Excellence and Analysts groups.

 




 

 

Where permitted by applicable law, successful applicants must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 prior to start date. COVID-19 vaccination is a condition of employment, subject to an approved accommodation, and proof of vaccination will be required on or prior to start date.

GPC conducts its business without regard to sex, race, creed, color, religion, marital status, national origin, citizenship status, age, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, genetic information, disability, military status, status as a veteran, or any other protected characteristic. GPC's policy is to recruit, hire, train, promote, assign, transfer and terminate employees based on their own ability, achievement, experience and conduct and other legitimate business reasons.