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Buyer / Planner Level II

November 20, 2012 - April 01, 2013
Location:Las Vegas, NV
Salary Range:TBD
Benefits:Please see benefit Page
Employment Type:Full Time
Department:Manufacturing/Supply Chain
Description:This position is responsible for sourcing selection and procurement functions directly associated with the KGI's needs for indirect materials and services, fixed assets and tooling, and select production materials and services. These products and services are to be secured at cost quality, and delivery competitive levels consistent with Company policy and performance standards.

The position is further responsible for the timely planning, scheduling of receipt and inventory control of the products and services as assigned consistent with APICS requirements or as appropriately concluded with a requisitioner.

This position also requires the flexibility to act autonomously at all times while adhering to overall department and company polices and procedures.
Duties:•Responsible for planning, organizing, coordinating and purchasing all manufacturing parts for assembling games and gaming products by performing the following duties. This includes developing long and short-range procurement strategies ensuring material supply and inventory levels.
•Initiates purchase orders and amendments for parts, services, and/or special tools; arranges for submission and inspection of sample products as required; close coordination with plant engineering to assure timely execution of product and services sourcing activities.
•Secures and analyzes quotations; negotiates prices and terms with suppliers; and recommends suppliers with respect to cost, quality, and delivery competitiveness for assigned responsibilities.
•Evaluates purchasing requirements coordinating with Customer Service, Production Leads, Sales, R&D, Compliance and other departments to ensure requisitioned materials are sourced properly and in accordance with jurisdictional and customer site requirements.
•Executes to MRP. Manages supply to current demand.
•Reviews and contributes to support alternative sources and cost analysis.
•Procures materials, products, services required for company operations and gaming devices and systems to demand signal with supporting documentation.
•Develops, negotiates, and prepares contracts for purchase with select major commodities including annual bidding processes and stocking programs. Manages vendor on time deliveries and on quantity deliveries, quality, and overall supplier performance; Performs Quantity Business Reviews – Cost, Quality and On Time Delivery. Coordinates as appropriate, quality matters and engineering changes/developments between company activities and suppliers.
•Assists in resolution process of supply and vendor problems; supervises the expediting of vendor deliveries or exchanges.
•Reviews and accepts purchase orders, amendments, and revisions. Coordinates with Receiving and Quality to monitor and resolve discrepancies and failures.
•Conducts purchase order audits; monitors old purchase orders and resolves as needed. Negotiates price and supply terms for selected commodities and develops and/or writes major contracts and blanket orders.
Qualifications:Associate Degree from two-year college or Technical school, Bachelors Degree, or equivalent combination of education and experience required. MRP or Technical school certification preferred.

Three to five years of related experience and/or training.

Computer skills:Ability to deal with problems involving several concrete variables in standardized situations. Pronto computer proficiency; Purchasing Management registration or license.

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