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Purchasing Support

ABOUT THE ORGANIZATION At Chase Plastics, we're real people providing real solutions. It's something we've been doing since 1992, when Kevin and Carole Chase independently set out with nothing more than $2,500 in their pocket and a Detroit-bred work ethic. Their goal then - and now - was to do what big distributors would not: provide quality specialty, engineering and commodity thermoplastics for small- to medium-sized applications - and back it up with outrageous customer service.



Today, customer service is more than a value, it's instilled in our DNA, and it's inherent in everything we do. Just like the day we started, we're committed to providing you:



Real solutions that aren't delayed by red tape or inaction

A partnership based on a genuine understanding of your business and your goals

The tools and resources to help you succeed and thrive  
EOE STATEMENT We are an equal employment opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status or any other characteristic protected by law.  
LOCATION Clarkston Office  
DESCRIPTION

At Chase Plastics, we're real people providing real solutions. As one of the Top 10 plastics distributors in the U.S., we strive every day to provide outrageous customer service to our valued customers throughout the U.S., Canada and Mexico. Our customers are shaping the world by making life-changing - and in many cases, life-saving - products in the medical, automotive, aerospace and industrial markets (among many others). We help them take their products from resin to reality by providing more than 18,000 specialty, engineering and commodity thermoplastics from some of the world's leading suppliers and getting the right product(s) to them, when and where they need it.

Chase Plastics is proud to be recognized as one of the Best Places to Work in the industry by Plastics News (2016, 2018, 2020, and 2022 respectively) as voted by our employees. Some of the benefits our employees enjoy include:

Competitive wages and bonus program

Generous healthcare benefits including Health, Dental, Vision, Life, Disability Insurance and Flexible Spending Accounts

401(k) match program

Paid time off, holidays and paid volunteer day

Training program to support new hires

Ongoing professional and leadership development opportunities

Work hard, play hard company mentality

 

PRIMARY PURPOSE OF POSITION

To interact with Buyers, suppliers and sales force concerning orders, shipments and documentation in accordance with the Company's objectives. Devote full time to the business and affairs of Chase Plastic Services, Inc., and to use your best efforts to perform faithfully and efficiently the responsibilities assigned to you. Responsible for providing friendly, high quality service to all customers through the effective management of responsibilities assigned to you. This would include supporting and responding to all internal customers as it relates to supporting the collective purchasing team including but not limited to; Purchasing Managers, Buyers, Product Managers, Business Development Managers, Operations Manager, Vice President and President as needed regarding purchasing responsibilities.

 

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

  1. Predictable and dependable attendance is required
  2. Adhere to the 2 hour call back policy
  3. Serve as a customer advocate within the company to ensure total customer satisfaction
  4. Work in accordance to all aspects of the Proactive Purchasing Model as it relates to assisting Buyers.
  5. Backup to purchasing team for PTO and overflow of workload.
  6. Provide Buyers with administrative support up to and including but not limited to; Processing Purchase Orders, PORG Review, Expected Shipments Report Process, Inbound freight Consolidation, Inbound Receiving, Bill of Lading Processing for drop ship orders, Purchase Order Confirmation Entry, Analysis and comparison of supplier Order Reports, Doclink filing, Transfers Processing, Vendor Disputed Voucher Process, Material Return Processing by following detailed purchasing work instructions
  7. Administer and assist with Metric chart creation and logging data to ensure reporting for the purchasing team Weekly/Monthly/Quarterly/Annually as defined on Purchasing Related Good to Great Quality Metrics; Supplier Late Delivery Performance, Turns/Aged Metric Reporting/tracking, Supply Shortage Reporting, max liability review and updating, Total POs processed, etc.
  8. Coordinate with Product Managers to update Market Cost Notes for items and update in P21 to ensure inventory report to sales has current market cost notes at all times.
  9. Ensure Supplier Contact Lists and Supplier link files both in the Cost Matrix, P21 Portals or server files are updated on a Quarterly basis.
  10. Responsible for administering Purchasing OneNote updates as well as Quarterly reviews of the Purchasing SharePoint Quality Site.
  11. Responsible to coordinate total review of Purchasing Team work instructions quarterly up to and including review and documentation of team SWOT analysis.
  12. Supplier Evaluation - Quarterly and Annual - to ensure Suppliers receive a quarterly and annual report card on performance in comparison to Chase Plastics Supplier Qualification Requirements. Including management, collection and tracking of supplier Subjective rankings each quarter.
  13. Inventory reconciliation and management of the hold/damage/Quarantine site to ensure resolution and follow-up
  14. Assist with Aged Inventory by coordinating with buyers, administering Aged Notes and reporting for Buyer/Purchasing Manger action and execution to meet annual goals.
  15. Work with Buyers to classify and manage Obsolete inventory. Ensure items are updated in P21 as obsolete and coordinate with Buyer/Product Manager, Operations Manager and VP of Operations. Ensure weekly obsolete reporting to field sales.
  16. Assist Buyers to process month end closing with a goal to complete the month end processes no later than the 5th of the month following.
  17. Annual Management and weekly reporting of Texas Year End Tax data by reporting and collaborating with Buyers to reduce stock levels for all warehouses in the state of Texas on 12/31 of each year.
  18. Manage Supplier Cost Matrix by Administering changes, coordinating quarterly review and updated dates, including updating the supplier lead-time list, supplier information worksheet and the supplier listing.
  19. Assist and manage inbound certifications from Suppliers; obtaining, tracking on time/late certs, filing, requesting missing certs, auditing CP Pryme Certifications, creating CP Pryme certifications.
  20. Become familiar with all products; learn the product line and specifics of each account
  21. Actively participate in team Best Practice meetings as scheduled by the Purchasing Manager.
  22. Miscellaneous projects assigned by Purchasing Manager.
  23. Responsible for continuous team improvement as it applies to meeting the needs of our customers/suppliers (internal and external).
  24. Responsible for maintaining Quality Service to our supplier base.

 

POSITION REQUIREMENTS

QUALIFICATIONS

To perform this job successfully, the incumbent will possess the abilities or aptitudes to perform each duty proficiently to meet the needs of the business. The following requirements are representative of minimum levels of the knowledge, training, skill and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

 

KNOWLEDGE / TRAINING / SKILL and/or ABILITY

At least two (2) years of purchasing experience is required. Experience in an industry related customer service department is preferred. Individual must always practice a high level of integrity in their daily work routine and maintain a professional and positive demeanor at all times. Proficient in the use of all Microsoft® Office software: Word, Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint, Publisher. Excellent organizational skills and the ability to manage multiple projects and prioritize daily tasks. The ability to assume responsibility for projects, exercise initiative and judgment, then implement actions without direct supervision. The ability to read and interpret, and apply common sense understanding to carry out instructions furnished in writing, oral or diagram form using documents such as procedure manuals, work instructions, and software manuals. Effective oral and written communication skills and the ability to communicate to a variety of different audiences. Ability to add, subtract, multiply, and divide in all units of measure, using whole numbers, common fractions, and decimals.

 

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS

Individuals may need to sit or stand as needed. May require walking periodically throughout the day; or reaching above shoulder heights, below the waist or lifting up to 25 pounds as required to file documents or store materials and/or office supplies throughout the work day. Proper lifting techniques required. Finger and wrist dexterity with repetitive motion also required. For the most part, working conditions will be in ambient room temperatures, and lighting and traditional office equipment provided as found in a typical office environment.

 

This job description in no way states or implies that these are the only duties to be performed by the employee occupying this position. Employees will be required to follow any other job-related instructions and to perform other job-related duties requested by their supervisor.

This document does not create an employment contract, implied or otherwise, other than an “at-will” employment relationship.

FULL-TIME/PART-TIME Full-Time  
EXEMPT/NON-EXEMPT Non-Exempt  


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