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Company: Stanley Black & Decker
Location: Decatur
Posted on: November 8, 2019

Job Description:


Assists in planning for purchases and developing forecasts within the assigned area of responsibility. Duties are performed in conformance with established policies. Incumbent possesses solid comprehension of purchasing and forecasting policies, procedures and priorities.


Key contributor to annual C/I savings program (Protrak).
Responsible for purchasing and negotiating raw materials, purchased parts, and outside service costs from approved vendors to support supply plan, aiming to avoid/eliminate out of stock incidents.
Evaluates vendor quotes and services to determine most desirable suppliers.
Analyze market trends and apply knowledge to make insightful buying decisions.
Confers with suppliers to obtain product or service information such as price, availability, and delivery schedule.
Utilizes analytics to manage inventory on a continuous basis and maintain proper levels to ensure product line objectives are met.
Inputs data for ordering, expediting and recordkeeping. Utilizes computer generated reports strategically. Advises management whether any resulting information is in question.
Arrange transportation of goods including imports.
Reviews product cost changes submitted by supplier, initiating cost comparisons.
Submits notifications of changes to manager for approval and system updates.
Reviews reports to identify possible alternative actions and/or reschedule delivery dates to maintain proper inventory levels.
Reviews bills of material requirements to ensure sufficient inventory levels are available for production.
Responsible for execution of supply plan to support forecasts.
Evaluates procurement records; i.e. purchased costs, delivery, product quality or performance, along with inventories.
Discusses defective or unacceptable goods or services with Engineering/Quality personnel, users, suppliers and others to determine root cause and course of corrective action.
Evaluates information on key suppliers from quarterly scorecards.
Assists Accounts Payable in reconciliation of invoices.
Analyze back orders, current orders and upcoming orders to prioritize, plan, and schedule the production operations for assigned business unit.
Responsible for creating and executing an annual cost savings plan.
Perform other duties as assigned.


Possess the ability to work under time constraints while successfully making quick decisions and meeting goals.
Possess exceptional math skills to analyze statistics and manage inventory plans.
Possess a keen attention to detail.
Must be an excellent communicator in order to interact with management and suppliers encompassing various demographics.


BS Degree and/or 5 to 7 years buying/forecast experience in manufacturing
Certification from Supply Chain organizations such as APICS a plus


Minimal physical requirements.


To achieve Customer Satisfaction through Employee Involvement in Continuous Improvement (Lean Six Sigma) practices creating value for our Customers, Employees, Suppliers, and Shareholders.

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All qualified applicants to Stanley Black & Decker will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, veteran's status, age, disability or any other characteristic protected by law

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