Purchasing Manager - Silvercote

Knauf Insulation North America & Silvercote Lamination, LLC.
Greenville, SC
Oct 10, 2017
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Job Description
Silvercote LLC is a wholly owned subsidiary of Knauf Insulaiton. Silvercote produces and sells custom insulation solutions for the metal building industry. The business is a made to order, highly collaborative and highly driven culture. Silvercote has multiple locations across North America and works in a very collaborative culture to drive results. This position is based in Greenville, South Carolina. Relocation is not offered in this role.
The primary function of this position is to strategically source and develop Suppliers for Silvercote and manage SKUs. This includes negotiation to ensure competitive prices, rebates, payment terms, product quality, customer service and supply agreements to include indemnification and product liability insurance. This position manages inventory of all raw materials and packaging. This position will have one direct report and may also perform the function of a working manager replenishing inventory, sourcing orders, SKU maintenance, etc. This role will manage one direct report.

• Act as liaison between the Manufacturing and Supplier communities
• Manage a group of suppliers to include performance, support, pricing, costing of products, rebate programs and quality of materials
• Manage a the inventory assets of the manufacturing network across multi-locations across in North America
• Negotiate programs with suppliers to be a win/win for the parties involved
• Manage and establish supplier relationships to ensure that we are building strategic partnerships
• Management of routine for buying and replenishing to ensure Manufacturing network has the right product, at the right quantity, at the right time to deliver finished goods
• Develop reporting mechanisms to business leaders to ensure tracking and course correction
• Manage Inventory replenishment (raw materials and packaging)
• Review and performance management of suppliers and Monitor implementation of corrective action plans as needed
• Establish and maintain material specifications
• Responsible for management of new supplier contact process to include; accurate contract completion, certificate of insurance, non-disclosure agreements in coordination with corporate legal
• Develop reports from various programs and analyze data to achieve desired results
• Act as a focal point and monitor assigned areas to ensure delivery dates meet production needs
• Interface with engineering, program/product management, operations, marketing and other departments as required to negotiate supplier agreements
• Analyze data to determine opportunities to decrease inventory, improve customer service levels and reduce total costs
• Perform daily sourcing and replenishment as needed
• SKU management and rationalization

• Associate's Degree or Bachelor's Degree in a related field preferred

• Minimum five (5) years of experience in similar purchasing role in a distribution or manufacturing environment
• Multi-site experience preferred

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
• Organizational and time management skills
• Negotiation skills
• MS Office skills; proficient in Excel, Word and Power Point
• Self-directed and goal-driven
• Working knowledge of inventory management systems
• Ability to multi-task in a fast-paced ever-changing atmosphere
• Ability to communicate effectively throughout the organization at all levels, team player/collaborative style
• Ability to travel approximately 10% of the time
• Background in leadership or management; coach and develop individuals
Special Tools/Equipment Used:
• Computer
• Phone

Physical Demands:
• Regularly required to sit, stand, walk and reach with hands and arms
• May occasionally lift up to ten (10) pounds

Working Conditions:
• Moderate noise level
• Regularly exposed to a fast-paced environment
• May be exposed to extreme temperature changes and dusty conditions when in the plant/branch

Company Description
Knauf Insulation North America is the world's fastest-growing insulation manufacturer in the world. We remain committed to conservation of the environment and the sustainable development and manufacture of our comprehensive line of insulation products using post-consumer recycled materials. We manufacture thermal and acoustical fiber glass insulation for residential, commercial, industrial, marine, original equipment manufacturer and metal building applications. With manufacturing operations in Europe, Russia, UK & the U.S. annual sales revenue exceeds $1.5B. We employ over 1,600 people across the U.S. at our Shelbyville, IN headquarters and manufacturing facilities, and at our plants in Shelbyville, IN, Lanett, AL, Shasta Lake, CA, Inwood, WV and Albion, MI. We welcome passionate & creative individuals who thrive in an entrepreneurial, collaborative and ever-changing environment.

Silvercote, LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Knauf Insulation, manufactures high quality laminated insulation for steel and wood frame buildings. Silvercote offers several high R-value insulation systems for commercial construction applications. Silvercote also produces high quality retail products, such as water heater jackets, pipe wrap and duct wrap for today's energy conscious consumers.

With headquarters in Greenville, SC, Silvercote is growing and looking for talented people, who want to think freely and develop their skills and experience. Working at Silvercote is an opportunity unlike any other you've had. You'll be challenged, inspired and proud to be a part of our team. Silvercote's working environment thrives on the initiative of its people and it works!

Greenville, SC


Mon, 9 Oct 2017 14:07:43 PDT