This role is responsible for managing transactions in an effort to ensure optimized flow of materials for assigned entity/entities; achieving this by working closely with the operational planning group, inventory analysts, forecast managers, supplier quality and other buyers.
Job Duties & Responsibilities*:
Collaborate to effectively implementing long term cost control strategies to fit specific strategic supply partnerships or commodities.
Support assigned vendors/suppliers with Toro requirements on business compliance and regulations (Country of Origin, CTPAT, EDI, NAFTA, RoHS etc.)
Escalate expedites at appropriate level track progress on expedites and communicate progress to operations.
Understand the products manufactured in terms of volume, nature of demand, seasonality, product composition, long lead-time items, suppliers and their locations, transportation time/cost of supplied components etc.
Collaborate with material planners/schedulers to manage material flow, schedule changes, inventory reduction, line-side presentation, and returnable packaging.
Track key suppliers for any issues that may affect their ability to supply product (i.e. negotiating a new labor contract).
Bachelor's degree in an appropriate technical or business-related field
At least one (1) year of purchasing experience
Experience with Microsoft Excel and Word, Experience with SAP is a plus
Excellent written and verbal communication skills in English
Exhibit a professional, self-confident image
Strong mathematics and numeric analysis skills
Willingness to travel up to 15% of total time, with ability to operate a vehicle
Other Job-Related Components:
Extended use of a personal computer
Office environment as it pertains to lighting, temperature, and noise level with occasional trips to manufacturing lines.
Rapidly changing workloads and priorities, frequently with multiple requests from a variety of supervisors and managers
#LI-Hybrid (1-2 days remote)
We are proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer and consider qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy, gender identity, and sexual orientation), parental status, national origin, age, disability, genetic information (including family medical history), political affiliation, military service, or other non-merit based factors. We celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees.