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Job Title   Buyer/Supply Chain Analyst
Contact   Maureen Egan
Company   Tru Vue, Inc.
    9400 W. 55th Street,
    McCook, IL 60525
Phone   708.854.2630
Fax   708.854.2660
Submit Date   Tuesday, June 26, 2012
Post Date   Tuesday, June 26, 2012
Company Information   Tru Vue sets the standard in high-performance glazing that enhances and protects. From design and conservation in custom frame shops, to museums and galleries across the globe, to anti-reflective custom coatings for commercial applications, Tru Vue is known as a leader and innovator in the protection and conservation of all things framed and displayed. Whether it’s Museum Glass®, Conservation Clear®, or Optium® Acrylic Glazing, no other company has such a complete portfolio of high-performance glazing options as Tru Vue. Tru Vue is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer. All applications must be filed online at
Job Duties   This position is responsible for all aspects of purchasing high level raw materials and providing back-up to other buyers for a broad range of purchasing requirements. This includes requisitions, processing orders, scheduling, expediting, resolving quality issues, meeting with suppliers, documenting SOPs/work instructions, and participating on the Apogee Corporate Purchasing Team. Supply Chain Analyst responsibilities include coordination with Production Scheduling and suppliers to establish and monitor inventory requirements and implement processes to minimize in-plant inventory while ensuring inventory is available when needed.

Purchasing Responsibilities (50%):.

1. Order and schedule delivery of products for high level raw material categories.
2.Work with Tru Vue production scheduling to coordinate requisition to purchase and prioritize delivery.
3.Verify product availability with supplier.
4.Review supply/delivery issues with production scheduling that may adversely impact manufacturing.
5.Work with Tru Vue quality department and coordinate with suppliers when quality non-conformances arise.
6.Resolve supply and quality issues with supplier’s customer service or sales representative.
7.Issue debits and correction action requests; follow-up as necessary.
8.Work with Tru Vue’s scheduling, customer service, sales, marketing, warehouse and quality teams when non-standard material items are requested. Submit these inquiries to current suppliers of these products or source elsewhere if needed.
9.Meet (at least quarterly) with supplier’s representative to review quality and delivery performance, determine pricing for the next quarter (where necessary), re-establish lead times, minimum order quantities, etc.
10.When necessary perform the duties of the other purchasing team members (McCook and Faribault) by processing MRO, engineering, safety, marketing requisitions and quote requests.
11.Take an active role as Tru Vue’s member of the Apogee Purchasing Team and attend scheduled meetings.
12.Participate in products and services analysis for corporate contracts.
13.Maintain Tru Vue’s supplier performance data where indicated.
14.Systematically review purchasing SOPs and processes and work with all other departments to update and improve where needed.
15.Create and maintain analytical purchasing and receipt data as required by Tru Vue materials and operations teams.

Supply Chain Analyst Responsibilities (40%):.

With input from Tru Vue’s production scheduling:
1.Establish, recommend and monitor inventory levels at key suppliers’ location consistent with Tru Vue’s usage.
2.Advance this process to reduce Tru Vue’s in-plant inventory by verifying supplier inventory and reducing delivery lead time.
3.Review these inventories weekly to identify potential problems and take appropriate action with suppliers.
4.Conduct monthly review with key suppliers including:
5.Provide these suppliers with a detailed requirements forecast.
6.Review their inventory turns, establish minimum levels by item and recommend adjustments as necessary
7.Resolve all inventory, delivery and performance issues to improve Tru Vue’s inventory position.
8.Monitor Inventory items that are not automatically replenished at the supplier’s facility to establish a re-make timeline to avoid outages.

Materials Department Responsibilities (10%):

1.Prepare monthly materials reports for operations review
2.Research sourcing for material, packaging, tooling and special items as needed.
3.Prepare data for contract negotiations and solicit competitive information for alternate sources of material.
Skills/Knowledge   •Bachelor’s degree or equivalent required, concentration in Business, Supply Chain/Logistics, Operations Management or related field.
•3-4 years of experience in Purchasing, Materials, Inventory and/or Supply Chain management, preferably in a manufacturing environment.
•High computer literacy, Microsoft Office especially Excel and Access (SQL Server a plus).
•ERP experience required.
•Excellent research skills to investigate and source new material.
•Strong analytical ability with attention to accuracy and detail.
•Ability to condense large data sets into succinct summary report.
•Strong project coordination skills.
•Excellent communication skills, written and verbal.
•Ability to work and lead in a cross-functional team environment.
•APICS or ISM certification preferred.
•Formal Lean Six Sigma training preferred (Apogee training provided).
•Some travel required (10%)

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