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Job Details
Job Order Number
462039
Company Name
Nichols Portland LLC
Physical Address
2400 Congress Street
Portland, ME 04102
Job Description

Essential Functions:
• Manages cost savings projects through project management and lean/5S principles and drives to completion
• Identifies and recommends suppliers by investigating potential suppliers, researching parts, equipment, machinery, services, and materials availability. Provides recommendations into preferred supplier list
• Conducts supplier site visits and evaluates them as to production capability, performance, delivery, and other key business criteria. May complete supplier certification as part of a technical and/or quality team
• Conducts on site cost savings initiatives with suppliers including Gemba walks
• Manages ongoing freight optimization and process improvements
• Purchases parts, equipment, and materials by preparing request for quotations and submitting purchase orders with approved suppliers. Issues purchase orders and agreements that accurately reflect price, schedule, terms, and conditions as negotiated with suppliers. Maintains accurate lead times for assigned commodities
• Evaluates bids for standard and non-standard items. Selects suppliers for lower cost items or items of limited scope and complexity and negotiates price, delivery, quality, and service. Develops alternate sources of supply by identifying and researching prospective suppliers
• Monitors and evaluates supplier performance. Advises appropriate personnel of impending supplier failure to fulfill contractual agreements that may delay production or delivery
• Resolves quality discrepancies by mediating supplier/manufacturing issues. Facilitates the resolution of issues by arranging and participating in conferences between suppliers and company personnel. Responsible for select supplier chargeback negotiations
• Perform all other incidental and related duties as required and assigned


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