North American Stainless | Ghent, KY, 41045, US
Salary Range:$55,000 – $66,000 Salary range estimated by Zippia

Posted 19 days ago

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The person in this position is responsible for purchasing consumable materials, spare parts, equipment and services at the best possible value to meet the continuous operation of the company. This person will also follow up to ensure that deliveries of goods and services are made timely, and on schedule. In order to fulfill this responsibility, following up on invoicing and receipt issues is necessary as required


1. Has freedom of contact throughout the company on purchasing issues - product applications, delivery, quality, quantity, contracts, invoices, purchase orders, etc..

2.Externally, has considerable contact with vendors (price, quality, service).

3.Purchase and approve the most appropriate material or service based upon specifications and criteria as requested by operations, technical, or maintenance departments. This will assure continuous operation of the plant and prevent downtime due to lack of availability or quality of material.

4.Maintain inventory levels and stock number information of all stock types in stores. Thoroughly review all purchases daily to ensure that the appropriate quantity is being ordered at a competitive price.

5.Negotiate contracts, blanket orders, and new purchases to assure the best price, cost savings, product availability and service.

6.Support the ISO quality program per ISO requirements. Evaluate and certify vendors to assure that vendor can meet NAS requirements such as delivery time, quality, pricing, service and product availability.

7.Evaluate special buying opportunities to purchase products and materials meeting NAS requirement of quantity, quality, and delivery which result in lower operating cost and increased profitability.

8.Evaluate consumable and spare parts inventory levels to limit the carrying cost of inventory, total inventory costs, and avoiding unnecessary inventory.

9.Communicate supply information on critical and non-critical material to end user on pricing, lead time, substitutes, and other material issues in order to facilitate forecasting and planning.

10.Communicate with Accounting and Receiving to assure proper accounting of approved purchases and packing slip accuracy with prices and delivered quantities. Communicate with all managers, engineers and operators regarding critical spares and critical production items to prevent line shutdowns and maintain quality of final product.

11.Participates in short and long term planning. Plans inventory needs based on production schedules, products/materials usage, upcoming scheduled maintenance, etc..

12.Maintain scanned approval signatures in electronic file by purchase order number

13.Actively involved in negotiating and/or resolving Supplier Claims and Returned Goods Claims.


1.Other duties as assigned.

2.Participation in continuous improvement programs.



1.Bachelors Degree in Business, Industrial Engineering or related field with 2-5 years of purchasing experience preferred.

2.Candidates with an associate degree or C.P.M. Certification with extensive (5+years) purchasing experience may be considered.


Mobility: standing - 10%, walking - 10% and sitting - 80%


1.Work in compliance with the Occupational Health and Safety Act and regulations.

2.Follow Company safety rules.

3.Report the absence of or defect in any protective equipment or clothing to the Supervisor or Manager immediately.

4.Use or wear the equipment, protective devices or clothing that is required to be used or worn:

Safety shoes

Safety glasses

Hearing protection

5.Report to the Safety Coordinator, Group Lead or Supervisor any contravention of the Occupational Health and Safety Act and Regulations or Company policy.

6.Must follow all Lock out Tag out (LOTO) guidelines for designated machines.

7.Maintain a clean and safe work area.


1.Work in compliance with the Occupational Health and Safety Act and regulations.

2.Clean, well ventilated and safe work areas.