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  • Fully embrace our Lean culture and help us develop a truly joyful work environment.
  • Leader of change in our organization
  • Utilize strong servant leadership skills to support an independent, continuously improving, and collaborative environment.
  • Work with team members to encourage joint problem solving, personal safety, and individual development. Supports Phenix mission, follows values, and works to help the organization achieve excellence.
  • Evaluate prospective suppliers, determining such factors as capability, quality/delivery performance, lead time, present market conditions, total cost of ownership (price + material overhead), payment terms, discounts offered and availability. 
  • Responsible to run, evaluate, and place PO’s for production requirements to optimize stock levels.
  • Process purchase order requisitions from all requesting areas, analyze and determine that each is complete and clear regarding Finance, Quality, and Engineering specifications.
  • Secure the supply of consumable supplies as needed, using JIT, KANBAN or best stock replenishment methodology.
  • Establish the best price and delivery schedule, including all INCOTERMS and tax exemption terms.
  • Evaluate and suggest the best method of pricing and/or negotiation strategy to be used.
  • Maintain procurement records in accordance with company policies and procedures.
  • Constantly research new sources of materials and services for better product knowledge and to secure best combination of pricing, quality, and delivery.
  • Evaluate market conditions of related commodities to seek price reductions through suppliers, quantity/volume discounts, long-term agreements, and value analysis.
  • Maintain production supplies by monitoring and placing orders accordingly to support production requirements.
  • Secure payment resolution between suppliers and internal finance and work to avoid repeat issues that caused them.
  • Conduct supplier performance monitoring and management. Develops suppliers on specific performance requirements & commitments. Recommends appropriate metrics for assigned commodities to drive supplier and commodity specific performance improvement goals.
  • Assists in the development and enhancement of related business processes, systems and reporting capabilities to drive efficiencies in providing procurement services for the organization.
  • Acts as back-up (as necessary) to support other production scheduling.
  • Performs additional related duties as required.
  • Participate in special project work, such as (but not limited to) sales trend analysis, product testing, quality assurance, lean and continuous improvements.
  • High level of integrity and professionalism.


      • Willing to embrace our Lean culture
      • Willing to make suggestions and drive improvements daily
      • Excellent problem-solving abilities and the ability to provide updates to executive leadership
      • Engaged in personal and professional development
      • Accurate and attentive to detail with excellent documentation skills
      • Strong negotiation skills
      • Associates Degree from accredited University in Supply Chain Management, Business Management, or related field (may be substituted by relevant experience)
      • 1-3 years related experience in manufacturing environment in the areas of purchasing, inventory control, MRP, cycle counting, Kanban, supplier performance management, and material and production planning/scheduling.
      • Experience in reporting on key production metrics
      • Proficient in Microsoft Office applications with extensive experience in Excel
      • Experience with QuickBooks Enterprise
      • Outstanding communication ability
      • Excellent organizational skills
      • Strong decision-making skills and a results-driven approach
      • Meticulous attention to detail
      • Ability to meet consistent attendance
      • High level of integrity and professionalism


      • Proficient in QuickBooks Enterprise, QuickBooks Advanced Inventory, and Advanced Pricing
      • Experience leading a team
      • Solid understanding of Lean manufacturing principals
      • The ability to work independently and meet goals autonomously



      Phenix Technology, Inc. is an essential service provider who demonstrates strict safety practices under the guidelines of the CDC and OSHA.

      Due to COVID-19, please submit a resume to Interviews will be conducted through Zoom video conference software. 

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