Material requirements planning (MRP) knowledge and CPM (Certified Purchasing Manager) are also preferred.
Must possess computer skills using application software.
Experience in purchasing manufactured/engineered items and experience reading and interpreting machining/fabrication drawings.
Experience within a manufacturing/machining environment a plus.
General college level mathematical skills are required. A working knowledge of basic accounting principles and mathematics of economics (time value of money) is preferred.
Strong negotiation skills.
Clear and precise verbal and written communication skills.
Must be able to apply principles of logical thinking to a wide variety of problems. Must be able to work with and draw conclusions from a variety of non-verbal data (formulas, economics statistics, graphs, etc.)
Ability to manage multiple conflicting priorities in a fast-paced environment.
Self-directed and motivated.
Ability to understand issues domestically and internationally and communicate effectively with clients.
Must be able to work independently and effectively with management and employees at all levels.
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit; use hands and fingers; reach with hands and arms; and talk and hear.
The employee is occasionally required to stand, walk, and climb or balance, including long periods of standing. Movement through shops and supplier facilities.
Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and ability to adjust focus.
Visual acuity is required to read and produce accurate materials.
Use of keyboards, telephones, copiers, fax.