Buyer II

Company: CXT Inc. (L.B. Foster)

Who We Are…

L.B. Foster and our subsidiaries provide products and services for the rail industry, and solutions to support critical infrastructure projects. Our innovative engineering and product development solutions inspire the safety, reliability, and performance of our customer’s challenging requirements. The Company maintains locations in North America, Europe, and Asia.

We have a long history of providing a safe workplace for our employees, striving to be good stewards of the environment, and establishing strong and respectful relationships with our customers and communities. These values have stood the test of time and have contributed to the rich history of our company for more than a century.

Who You Are…

As a Buyer II at LB Foster, you are responsible for purchasing and negotiating materials, equipment, and supplies from vendors. This role evaluates vendor quotes and services to determine the most desirable suppliers and works very closely in the production planning and scheduling process to support customer requirements.

This Position…

Is an integral part of our supply chain and production planning team and processes.

Some examples of the work you might do includes…

1. Manages ERP material planning work bench by creating, releasing, and maintaining purchase orders and work orders as required to support demand requirements.

2. Responsible for weighing appropriate risk factors when making buy/supply decisions, supporting inventory targets.

3. Develops new supply sources as needed.

4. Controls documents pertaining to all suppliers.

5. Negotiates parts cost, parts specification, package specifications, timing, and other related issued with vendors and supplies.

6. Drive resolution or material constraints and sourcing issued through direct intervention with suppliers and Tier II and III vendors where appropriate.

7. Visit suppliers and conducts negotiations, supplier audits, and quality audits.

8. Review materials and work with plant management team to ensure sales order customer promise dates are achieved.

9. Monitor and track internal build and ship schedule attainment, work very closely with manufacturing plant management team, and contribute to continuous improvement efforts.

10. Convert production schedule from Plant Management into work orders.

11. Responsible for identifying and implementing cost reduction activities using optimized process.

12. Responsible for evaluating inventories of purchased material and for driving inventory reduction initiatives through consignment, vendor managed inventories, shared inventories, improved buying methodology, process improvement and other inventory management tools.

13. Responsible to strive for procurement process optimization and waste elimination.

14. Responsible for providing data for supply chain related ISO and other audit protocols required by the business.

15. All other duties as assigned.

What Do You Need…

Bachelor’s Business Administration, procurement, or related field required.
3 – 5 years of experience in procurement or buyer role required.
MRP system experience preferred.
Proficient in MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint skills.
Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
Proven ability to negotiate.
Excellent time management skills.
Basic engineering knowledge to assist with design changes, read design drafts, and understand technical issues.

Core Competencies:

Facilitates collaboration/teamwork
Communication
Customer focus
Integrity & trust
Continuous improvement
Adaptability/flexibility
Accountability/drive for results
Planning & organizing
Project management
Critical thinking/learning agility
Global business & technology acumen
Influence/lead without authority

The Benefits…

In return, we offer an opportunity to build a solid career with competitive compensation and a very attractive benefits package, including health care coverage on the first of the month after hire and a market-leading 401(k) program.

Sound Interesting? Do You Want To Apply?

If you meet the qualifications and would like to be considered for this position, please apply online at www.lbfosterjobs.com.

Equal Opportunity Employer/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities

The contractor will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor’s legal duty to furnish information.

Equal Opportunity Employer/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities

The contractor will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor’s legal duty to furnish information. 41 CFR 60-1.35(c)