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Materials Buyer

The Materials Buyer is responsible for the sourcing of raw materials and services as required for a medium-sized metal fabrication facility. Previous procurement experience within a manufacturing facility is desired. Some materials requirement planning experience desired. Candidates must be extremely well-organized.

A Legend Fitness Buyer will be expected to:

  • Issue purchase orders that clearly communicate expectations to the supply base and properly define material requirements and/or receiving inspection requirements, to include special packaging where required.
  • Develop and maintain a positive relationship with vendors, ensuring expectations are effectively communicated and understood.
  • Communicate supplier performance concerns with manufacturing and quality; provide necessary support for manufacturing and quality operations.
  • Conduct weekly and monthly inventory reconciliation for all assigned materials.
  • Report and investigate material variances for assigned materials at prescribed frequencies.
  • Develop and maintain systems to ensure material invoices are correct and match purchase orders (releases).
  • Correct discrepancies between ordered materials, received materials, pricing, and/or invoicing.
  • Assist in determining appropriate inventory levels for materials. Utilize EOQ models and/or Kanban systems as prescribed by the Materials Manager to determine reorder points and quantities.
  • Track deliveries for assigned materials. Initiate measures, to include supplier quality system audits, to prevent late deliveries from vendors; follow up with corrective actions where appropriate.
  • Continuously conduct material price/cost analysis and investigate means of increasing value (PPV).
  • Develop alternative suppliers for materials sourced from Legend Fitness
  • Evaluate and select subcontractors based on their ability to meet subcontract requirements including the quality system and any specific quality assurance requirements.
  • Develop necessary competencies to perform material management functions for all Tier I and II materials.
  • Participate in planning activities and provide necessary support for new product launches.
  • Maintaining records and data relating to stock and consumption, purchase records, pricing, contracts, vendor performances, and material specifications; keeping accurate records as they pertain to the purchasing of materials and services. Above-average records management (paper and electronic) is required.
  • Have flexibility in daily activities allowing changes in priorities as they occur.
  • Respond positively and timely to internal and external customers and ensure their needs are met.

Other expectations for this position:

  • Maintain an acceptable attendance record.
  • Comply to company dress codes applicable to this position.
  • Comply with all company safety rules and company policies.
  • Perform other duties as required by management

Experience, education, and background desired for this position:

  • Must be physically able to lift and move items, products and materials weighing up to 50 pounds, unassisted, as an essential function of the position.
  • Able to correctly and accurately inspect all attributes of all materials and parts.
  • Good written communication. This position is required to send reports and documentation to managers.
  • Good verbal communication. Must be able to communicate effectively within all departments.
  • Able to work without supervision and also as part of our production team.
  • Good organizational and time management skills.
  • Will adhere to all standards of health and safety.
  • At least 1 year of proven warehouse operations experience is required.
  • Must have basic understanding of modern warehousing practices and methods.

Compensation and benefits offered by Legend Fitness include:

  • Pay Range: $17-$20/hour, overtime eligible.
  • Bi-Weekly Pay
  • Working hours are 7:30am to 4:30pm, Monday-Friday
  • Excellent health benefits package, including dental and vision insurance.
  • Paid vacation, sick days, and public holidays.
  • 401K offered (with matching) after one year of continuous employment.
  • Waiting period may apply for some benefits.
  • Only full time employees are eligible for benefits.

Location details are:

  • This is a full time position and is open to anyone who meets the qualifications in Knoxville, Tennessee and the surrounding areas.
  • Remote work is not available for this position.


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