Purchasing/Inventory Control Manager



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Position located in Jasper, TN

Primex Color, Compounding and Additives Corporation is a leader in the manufacture of custom compounds and color concentrates for a diverse range of industries. A subsidiary of Primex Plastics Corporation, Primex Color operates two manufacturing facilities, located in Jasper, TN and Garfield, NJ.

We are looking for a Purchasing / Inventory Control Manager to oversee all planning and inventory control activities for our facilities in TN and NJ. This position will physically work on-site (not remote) at the Jasper, TN plant (about 30 miles West of Chattanooga). Reporting to the Operations Manager, this will be a key position within the organization, and will have the following responsibilities:

• Responsible for raw material inventory control processes including storage, delivery and accuracy of raw material inventory, and oversight for all inventory transactions related to raw materials.
• Assist in coordinating the plant production schedule with the Plant Managers in TN and NJ.
• Schedule and coordinate delivery of raw materials as needed to meet customer order requirements between Jasper and NJ plants.
• Assist with the material physical inventory/cycle count process.
• Implement plans to minimize raw material inventory while achieving customer satisfaction goals of the organization.
• Evaluate suppliers and supply quarterly updates/ Score Card
• Work with Sales on forecasting and create policies for uniformity.
• Ensure product is stored in the proper location – appropriate signage needed for all products including customer supplied, quarantined, etc., including creating and maintaining a site map for storage.
• Responsible for reviewing days stock on hand to quickly identify production/procurement gaps as well as excessive inventory on hand.
• Develop and utilize capacity planning techniques to provide timely information to customer service regarding current lead times and information regarding expected customer order ship dates.
• Develop rework and scrap remediation process/obsolescence program.
• Continuously work towards goal of increasing/improving inventory turns.
• Conduct analysis or detailed examinations of the manufacturing plant and warehouse staging areas to better manage the inventory planning processes.
• Investigate speculative versus actual reasons for inventory discrepancies and establish countermeasures to improve future inventory accuracy.
• Stay current on vendors pricing to ensure Primex is getting the best deals on materials and services.
• Reviewing bids submitted by vendors to ensure they meet contractual requirements.
• Analyzing price proposals, financial reports, and other information to determine reasonable prices.
• Manage and maintain a positive relationship with suppliers and customers by bringing them in for onsite visits to learn about new technologies.
• Communicate with suppliers to address and improve performance concerns.
• Process PO change orders or updates for shipping/fees as needed.

• Bachelor’s Degree, preferably in Business or Logistics or other related field; or equivalent experience
• Two + years related experience in a manufacturing environment is preferred
• Ability to build relationships and work well across functions.
• Effective time management skills and ability to meet deadlines.
• Exceptional interpersonal, verbal, and written communication skills
• Overall computer proficiency, including email and Microsoft Office programs.
• Willing to travel up to 30% of the time.

What do we offer?
• A comprehensive package including a competitive annual salary and quarterly gainsharing bonus opportunity, and annual performance bonus
• A full benefits package including four medical plan offerings, an extensive network of providers through United Health Care, a prescription drug plan, dental plan, vision coverage, health and dependent care FSA’s, company paid life insurance, supplemental life for employee/spouse/dependents, company paid short and long-term disability programs, an educational assistance plan, dependent scholarship program and employee assistance program
• 11 Paid Company Holidays, paid vacation time and paid personal time
• A 401(k) Retirement Savings Plan with 4% Company match

Don’t miss this opportunity to join our Team! www.primexplastics.com