Purchasing & Supply Chain Specialist at Emmis Communciations in Indianapolis, Indiana

Posted in General Business 12 days ago.

Type: Full-Time





Job Description:

Emmis Communications is a diversified media company, operating across several U.S. markets. The Emmis/Lencore culture carries at its heart the belief that, in order to succeed, a company must take risks; treat its people well and give them the tools they need to win. Emmis has earned this valued reputation by setting high standards for excellence while creating a fun, exciting and innovative workplace, where every individual is part of the team.

Lencore Acoustics is seeking an experienced Purchasing and Supply Chain Specialist to join our Procurement & Purchasing team. The role will be responsible for developing purchasing strategies, maintaining positive relationships with suppliers, coordinating with internal teams regarding their supply needs, and overseeing the production at third-party manufacturing site(s).
 

Lencore is the industry leader in acoustical comfort and speech privacy systems. We transform environments that change people's lives by providing more privacy and greater comfort. Our core values to deliver superior customer service and products have propelled Lencore to provide the highest quality offering on the market and to innovate new technologies. Lencore believes that each project is unique and therefore strives every day to provide the right solution in the following markets:

Sound Masking - the introduction of sound into a space in order to create acoustical comfort and speech privacy resulting in a more productive and enjoyable environment.

Music & Paging - many facilities want to introduce background music within certain areas of their space or they have the need to page employees or occupants and direct their efforts.

Principle Duties and Responsibilities:

  •          Establishes performance metrics for measurement, comparison, or evaluation of factors affecting the supply chain.


  •          Manages daily purchasing activities, issuing purchase orders, resolving supply gaps, coordinating with production facilities, etc.


  •          Interfaces with third-party manufacturers on material receipts, production management and inventory accuracy.


  •          Develops and implements purchasing strategies.


  •          Manages supplier relations and negotiates supply agreements, prices, timelines, etc.


  •          Maintains the supplier database, purchase records, and related documentation.


  •          Coordinates with sales the planning functions to determine and manage inventory needs.


  •          Ensures that all procured items meet the required quality standards and specifications, including finished goods production at sub-contractors' sites.


  •          Prepares cost estimates.


  •          Analyzes current inventories and procedures; suggests improvements to help increase efficiency of supply chain and profitability for the company.


  •          Identifies optimal shipment and transportation methods.


  •          Acts as part of the team coordinating engineering changes, product line extension, or new product launches, ensuring timely and orderly material and production flow transitions.


  •          Monitors the performance of suppliers, assessing their ability to meet quality and delivery requirements; identifies and qualifies potential new suppliers in collaboration with other departments. 


  •          Performs other related duties as assigned.

    Required Skills/Abilities:


  •          Excellent organizational skills and attention to detail.


  •          Excellent verbal and written communication skills.


  •          Thorough understanding of purchasing, manufacturing, and logistics. 


  •          Excellent interpersonal and negotiation skills, with proven ability to create and maintain positive working relationships with vendors, suppliers, shippers, and customers.


  •          Strong leadership skills.


  •          Strong analytical and problem-solving skills.


  •          Proficient with SAP products a plus


  •          Experience with ERP and/or MRP systems


  •          Proficient with Microsoft Office Suite or related software.

    Education and Experience:


  •          Bachelor's degree in Business or related field required; Master's degree preferred.


  •          Three years of experience as buyer, supply chain analyst, or similar relevant position required.

    Physical Requirements:


  •          Prolonged periods sitting at a desk and working on a computer.


  •          Must be able to lift up to 15 pounds at times.

     


    Lencore is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Emmis Communications Corporation. The Emmis/Lencore culture carries at its heart the belief that, in order to succeed, a company must take risk. We have earned this valued reputation by setting high standards for excellence while creating a fun, exciting and innovative workplace, where every individual is part of the team.


     


    Emmis/Lencore is as well known for its creative culture as for its operations. Our people are aggressive, knowledgeable and deeply committed to each of the communities in which we operate. Because employees are the key to our success, Emmis offers strong benefits and incentives, including health, dental and life insurance and a 401(k) contribution plan. For more information about Emmis, visit our website at www.emmis.com.


     


    EMMIS COMMUNICATIONS IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER


     


     


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    • Indianapolis, IN 46204, USA






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