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Company: GAF Buildings Materials Corp. of America
Location: Fontana
Posted on: June 6, 2021

Job Description:

Come Build Your Career Under OUR Roof

Job Description:

ESSENTIAL DUTIES

45 % Strategic Business Partner

  • Contribute to the Plant's business objectives by working with Plant leaders to identify and source solutions to operational challenges.

  • Establish effective vendor relations to ensure that all Plant services and goods are maintained and available on a consistent and timely basis.

  • Act as main resource for vendor identification and qualification for Plant leaders.

  • Work with all departments within the Plant to resolve problems, seek solutions and improve service; ie, Accounting to resolve purchasing/billing errors; Logistics to ensure appropriate vendor usage for efficient service times; Operations and HR to support safety and employee relations initiatives.

  • Participate on teams with Corporate Purchasing and IT to establish more efficient purchasing processes and systems, and offer suggestions for increasing efficiencies in the purchasing platforms.

45 % Purchasing Management

  • Ensure all purchases are made in accordance with Company policies and procedures. Establish purchase orders and contracts, as appropriate. Maintain appropriate documentation and files for all purchases and vendors.

  • Identify cost saving opportunities using competitive bidding and negotiation to drive savings and service improvements

  • Ensure all raw material purchases are made to maintain production schedules and goals with no disruption of service.

  • May prepare and execute in conjunction with the Legal Department and Corporate Purchase, supply agreements which fully protect the Company against missed deliveries and outages, poor material quality and other performance issues.

  • Monitor market conditions to keep abreast of potential challenges to material supplies.

  • Participate in vendor or supplier audits, reporting results to Corporate Purchasing.

5% Safety

  • Support and participate in all Plant safety initiatives and be actively involved with constantly improving the Plant's safety record.

5% Perform other duties as assigned.

QUALIFICATION REQUIREMENTS:

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

LEVEL BASED COMPETENCIES

Level Based Competencies are to be designated based on job level and content.

  • Leadership

  • Adaptability

  • Building Strategic Working Relationships

  • Technical/Professional Knowledge & Skills

  • Stress Tolerance

  • Decision Making

  • Communication

Technical knowledge/skills (entry, intermediate, advanced)

  • Entry to Intermediate Microsoft Office skills

  • Strong knowledge of procurement techniques and resources

  • Familiar with standard GAF Purchasing programs; ie, PeopleSoft and Maximo

General knowledge/skills (entry, intermediate, advanced)

  • Excellent interpersonal skills

  • Strong attention to detail

  • Ability to multi task

  • Ability to handle multiple projects simultaneously

  • Ability to work as a team player

Education/Experience

  • Bachelor Degree in Business Administration or equivalent experience

  • 1-3 years' experience in making buying decisions

Physical Demands

The physical demands described here are representatives of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to stand, walk, and use hands to finger, handle or feel objects, tools, or controls. The employee frequently is required to talk or hear. The employee is occasionally required to reach with hands and arms and stoop, kneel, or crouch.

The employee must regularly lift and/or move up to 10 pounds. and occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus.

Work Environment

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee regularly works near moving equipment.

Dimensions

No of direct reports: n/a

No of indirect reports: n/a

Budget Responsibility: n/a

Travel Requirements: 5-10%

#ZRH

We believe our employees are our greatest resource. We offer competitive salary, benefits, 401k, and vacation packages for all full time permanent positions. We are proud to be an equal opportunity workplace and GAF, SGI, and Siplast are proud to be affirmative action employers. We are committed to equal employment opportunity regardless of race, color, ancestry, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, age, citizenship, marital status, disability, gender identity, or Veteran status. If you have a disability or special need that requires accommodation, please let us know. If applying for positions in the U.S., must be eligible to work in the U.S. without need for employer sponsored visa (work permit).

Keywords: GAF Buildings Materials Corp. of America, Fontana , Buyer, Other , Fontana, California

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