TerraSource Global
  • 02-Oct-2017 to 01-Dec-2017 (CST)
  • Purchasing
  • Belleville, IL, USA
  • Full Time


Supervises the operation of the Purchasing department. Coordinates the activities of these functions to ensure that customer and internal commitments are met. Plans and carries out assignments requiring solutions of a variety of complex problems based on a wide choice of possible actions. Provides leadership and directions while building an effective team spirit.


  • Develops and implements the necessary programs within the Purchasing department to meet the strategic and financial goals of the organization.
  • Departmental standards and procedures.
  • Determines departmental objectives that must be met.
  • Communicates departmental needs to superiors.
  • Determines training requirements.
  • Manages the department to ensure purchased goods of the correct quality are procured at the lowest possible cost and delivered on time in accordance with corporate objectives.
  • Reviews, analyzes, and proposes stocking parameters for purchased items.
  • Clarifies departmental procedures, requirements, systems, and programs for the Purchasing department. Establishes evaluation criteria, coordinates vendor quality program requirements, and conducts investigations to evaluate new programs, techniques, methods, facilities and equipment.
  • Interfaces with the China purchasing group.
  • Maintains records of material purchased to assure material traceability.
  • Maintains a positive purchase price variance against standard cost.
  • Places orders for parts, fabrications, burn parts, accessory equipment, materials, supplies, castings, forgings, drive components and service.
  • Maintains contact with vendors to ensure proper documentation of TerraSource Global shipments.
  • Maintains proper Current Unit Cost and lead times for purchased items within JD Edwards.
  • Interfaces with Production Control, Methods Engineering and the Parts Sales Department, to coordinate purchased items with production schedules and customer requirements.
  • Demonstrates expertise with the JD Edwards and all modules pertaining to the correct and timely processing of all purchasing functions.
  • Evaluates current vendor performance in addition to searching for other qualified sources.
  • Enforces TerraSource Global's quality standards in conjunction with Quality Assurance Engineer.
  • Coordinates special projects within the Purchasing Department as assigned.
  • Demonstrates knowledge and use of lean concepts and principles.
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