Purchasing Buyer/Planner

Ritchie Engineering Company Inc., is a leading worldwide supplier of U.S. designed & manufactured tools & equipment for the HVAC/R & Automotive industries is looking for a fulltime Purchasing Buyer/Planner who will be responsible for negotiating and purchasing materials, equipment, and supplies from vendors along with evaluating vendor quotes and services to determine most qualified suppliers. Also, will be responsible for ordering and managing stock part inventory levels and inventory and cost reduction initiatives. Contacts vendors regarding open purchase orders, receiving estimated shipping date and/or arrival date, and contacting internal personnel regarding results. Assists in physical inventories, work stock issue reports and communicates issues with applicable parties. Proactive expediting of future requirements deemed necessary. Analyze the material needs for production by using the MRP system. Strategic Planning to address cost reductions, improve delivery performance, quality performance or inventory management (turns). Reduce number of suppliers to further leverage commodity spend. Value Engineering to reduce material cost. Measurement of on-time delivery, quality PPM performance, lead-time reduction, continuous improvement.

QUALIFICATIONS: Minimum of five years of experience as a Buyer in a manufacturing environment preferred. A self-motivated team player who enjoys being busy and can focus in a fast-paced environment. Must be flexible and adaptable to change and able to prioritize and have a sense of urgency. Strong computer skills in Microsoft Suite (Word, Excel, PPT, MS Outlook). Extensive knowledge of Excel preferred. Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal ERP experience (SAP, Oracle, JobShop, Syteline)

We are committed to providing our customers with innovative quality products, ongoing training, education, & superior service. We continually strive for excellence while developing & nurturing successful relationships through honesty, trust & respect. For over 60 years, the YELLOW JACKET name has been synonymous with the highest quality & most complete line of HVAC&R tools in the industry. YELLOW JACKET products are sold worldwide through a network of authorized HVAC&R & automotive wholesalers. To learn more about Ritchie Engineering, please visit: http://www.yellowjacket.com

We offer a competitive salary, great benefits, tuition reimbursement, 401(k) retirement plan, great experience & learning & growth opportunities. If you are interested in applying, please send your resume & cover letter to: hr@yellowjacket.com

Ritchie Engineering is an Equal Opportunity Employer