Supply Chain Buyer

Air Innovations Inc Syracuse, NY Depends on Experience

Air Innovations designs and builds environmental process control systems for applications that can’t be addressed with standard HVAC equipment. The company serves a broad range of industries from aerospace, defense, and R&D to semiconductor, pharmaceuticals, and more. We pride ourselves on innovation, collaboration, expertise, and quality.

 Benefits for Full-Time Employees Include:

  • Medical, Dental, and Vision Plans
  • HSA and FSA company match with enrollment in a qualified plan
  • Simple IRA with company match
  • Company Paid Life Insurance and Long-Term Disability
  • Supplemental Short and Long-Term Disability
  • Paid Vacation, Personal Leave, and Sick Leave
  • Paid Holidays
  • Employee Referral Bonus
  • Educational Assistance

Job Summary:

Responsible for overseeing the company’s supply chain and logistics strategy to maximize efficiency, cost savings, and productivity; developing and maintaining supplier and vendor relationships; and purchasing related duties.

 Essential Job Duties and Responsibilities: (Additional duties may be assigned)

  •  Assist in the creation of processes and methods to gather supply chain data.
  • Analyze data identifying problematic areas.  Recommend and implement new processes or systems for improvement.
  • Develop and implement cost reduction strategies.
  • Establish and track KPIs and generate reports for supply chain performance.
  • Review requisitions and bid proposals, negotiate contracts within budgetary limitations and scope of authority, and purchase supplies.
  • Prepare purchase orders or bid requests and enter data of all purchase orders.
  • Determine the lowest cost/highest quality for products/materials and negotiate costs.
  • Communicate to vendors on all new purchase orders.
  • Confer with vendors to obtain product or service information such as price, availability, and delivery schedule.
  • Contact vendors to find out order status and discrepancies with quantity and quality.
  • Interface with all departments regarding their purchasing needs.  Resolve problems and issues with purchased items.
  • Help develop and maintain the inventory tracking system.
  • Analyze, optimize, and oversee inventory procedure.

 Education and Experience:  

  •  Associate degree required, Bachelor degree preferred in procurement, supply chain management, business, finance or related field.
  • 5 years of experience in a purchasing, supply chain, or procurement role.  Experience in a manufacturing environment preferred.

 Special Requirements:

  •  Occasional local and regional travel.

 Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  •  Proficient computer skills using Microsoft Word, Excel, Outlook and ERP Systems.
  • Ability to use general office equipment.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Knowledge of the manufacturing industry.
  • Ability to work with minimal supervision.
  • Must have excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Ability to adapt to changing conditions and priorities.
  • Strong organizational and time management skills.

 Physical and Mental Requirements:

  • Close mental and visual attention is required to perform work dealing primarily with preparing and analyzing data and figures, using a computer, and reading.
  • Frequent sitting and walking, talking and listening in person and on the phone, repetitive motion of hands and wrists while working on the computer.
  • Occasional crouching, bending, kneeling, and climbing stairs to count parts, file paperwork, etc.
  • Ability to lift up to 10 pounds frequently and up to 50 pounds occasionally.

 Work Environment:

  •  The majority of work is performed in a typical office environment where there is no substantial exposure to adverse environmental conditions.
  • Occasional work in a manufacturing and warehouse environment with possible exposure to hazardous materials, proximity to moving mechanical parts and machinery, and the use of ladders.

Air Innovations is an EEO employer and does not unlawfully discriminate on the basis of a person's race, religion, creed, color, sex, age, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital or family status, pregnancy, military status, veteran status, predisposing genetic characteristics or carrier status, arrest or conviction record, domestic violence victim status, or any other legally protected class or status

Air Innovations Inc is an EEO employer - M/F/Vets/Disabled
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