Buyer

Engineering Glen Mills, Pennsylvania


Description

Professional Plumbing Group ("PPG") manufactures and distributes high quality plumbing products and expert solutions to create best-in-class customer experiences. The PPG umbrella has three national brands with Speakman, Wolverine Brass and PlumbMaster and a history stretching back 150 years in the plumbing industry. While distinct in customer base and value proposition, the three brands share a passion for innovation and customer service excellence.  PPG operates two main locations in Glen Mills, PA, and Conway, SC.  This role reports to our Glen Mills, PA office, just outside Philadelphia.  PPG has started a transformation process into an agile, solution-oriented organization with best-in-class sales capabilities. Professional Plumbing Group is a portfolio company of Dunes Point Capital (DPC). 

PURPOSE OF POSITION   
  • Schedules and coordinates products through the complete production cycle 
  • Evaluates and analyzes data regarding processes and systems  
  • Resolves problems with inventory, production schedules or materials shortages and recommends procedures to avoid future problems. 
  • Establishes a balance between vendors and internal and external customers based on supply and demand for materials and finished goods.  
  • Forecasts requirements   
  • Issues periodic reports on trends   

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES   

  • Communicate and coordinate with factory manufacturers to ensure continuous supply of product, meeting quality and delivery standards  
  • Resolve any vendor line stopping issues  
  • Set up inventory goals and monitor, with input from appropriate stakeholders 
  • Develop action plans and counter measures with planner / buyers, development and factory teams for inventory control  
  • Support purchasing team in financial objectives (PPV)  
  • Participate and initiate continuous improvement   
  • Depending upon level in job family, participates in coordinates or supervises the integration of new product introductions from engineering design to factory 
  •   May coordinate and supervise the integration of new production cells from one location to other   
  •   Establish and maintain standard work and/or consistent training in the materials team  

Internal Relationships:   

  •   Reports to the Purchasing Manager   
  •   Interacts with various factory associates (Assemblers, Buyer/Planner, Master Scheduler, Engineers, and Production Manager)   
  •   Interacts with procurement   
  •   May occasionally provide reports to Executive Management team   

External Relationships:  

Interacts with suppliers  

MEASUREMENTS   

  •   Improvement in inventory turns   
  •   Inventory reduction   
  •   Supplier on time delivery  

 

REQUIREMENTS FOR THE POSITION   

  •  Education - Bachelor degree in Business Administration, Supply Chain/Logistics, Engineering or a related field or commensurate experience (5+ years)  
  •  Experience – 1-3 years in a related field is preferred.    
  •  Functional Training - Demonstration of continuing education in purchasing/planning, and supply chain. Understands lean concepts. Experience with Kanban preferred.