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Buyer, Indirect

Company: ILC Dover LP
Location: Frederica
Posted on: January 27, 2023

Job Description:

ILC Dover is a world leader in the innovative design and production of engineered products employing high-performance flexible materials. Since 1947, we have provided engineered solutions to complex customer problems. Initially known for the production of space suits for NASA, we leverage our vast materials, engineering, process, and design experience to create high performance systems for a wide range of industries. ILC Dover is a portfolio company of New Mountain Capital, which acquired the company in February 2020.
Recognized globally for our flexible containment solutions, ILC Dover serves customers in a diverse range of industries, including pharmaceutical and biopharmaceutical manufacturing, personal care, food and beverage, chemical, aerospace, healthcare and government agencies. ILC Dover's visionary solutions improve efficiency, safeguard workers and product, and prevent disasters. For more information visit ILCDover.com and follow us on LinkedIn.

Job Summary:

The Buyer is responsible for creating purchase orders, tracking systems, answering vendor questions and be the point of contact for issues, returns and quality concerns on purchases.

*Essential Responsibilities:

  • Daily placement of new orders for multiple business units to ensure capacity (labor and machine), materials and design are available to meet customer requested dates

  • Meet regularly with operations team to review performance to the work plan, review aged work orders, variances and advise of future demand requirements with an eye towards inventory reduction goals

    • Maintain work order performance metrics - on-time start, on-time completion, lead-time compliance, aged work orders, labor and material variances; work with operations, engineering, purchasing, etc. to resolve issues affecting metrics

    • Responsible for analysis of delivery issues and corrective actions to process in order to improve metric performance; includes handling of receiving issues based on variances and quality issues

    • Work with Master Scheduler and purchasing team monthly to understand longer term demand requirements and ensure raw material supply plan can support business plan

    • Track and maintain necessary reporting for government related contracts; file small business reporting requirements on a regular basis; and track vendors in relation to government contracts held by the company within procurement

    • Involvement in project buying in relation to specific business units within the company

      *This job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee. Other duties, responsibilities and activities may change or be assigned at any time with or without notice.


      • Conducts work assignments of minimal complexity

      • Contributes to specific objectives and outcomes

        • Closely supervised with little latitude for independent judgment; with clearly defined guidelines


          • Increasing complexity of work assignment

          • General contribution to objectives and outcomes

          • Moderate supervision with some latitude for independent judgment; limited problem-solving responsibility while working under defined guidelines


            • Highly skilled and proficient in discipline

            • Conducts complex work important to the organization; contributions effect overall success

            • Minimal supervision with wide latitude for independent judgment

            • May assist less experienced team members

              • Will demonstrate cross functional knowledge of multiple products and business units


                • Recognized as a Subject Matter Expert (SME) within function; may have a specialization

                • Conducts highly complex and expert-level work; failure would result in significant impact to the organization

                • Works without supervision; with extensive latitude for independent judgment

                  • Mentors less-experienced team members

                  • Will demonstrate cross functional knowledge of multiple products and business units


                    • Must be able to work on government contracts directly or access shared data resources (U.S. Citizen or Permanent Resident of the U.S.)

                    • Bachelor's degree in Business Administration, Operations Management, Supply Chain or related field of study; comparable combination of education and years of experience will be considered

                      • Level of Experience: 4 - 6 years

                      • Demonstrated strong analytical skills, problem solving and learning ability

                      • Demonstrated ability to work within defined processes and identify process improvements; lead, drive and sustain improvements

                      • Demonstrated comprehension and experience with various business models and their effect on supply chain structure, planning and execution

                      • Demonstrated ability to prioritize tasks and adjust those priorities to maximize outcomes

                        • Demonstrated proficiency with Excel, Word and PowerPoint; MRP/ ERP systems

                        • Experience in a manufacturing environment is preferred

                        • Experience with government reporting (FARS, DFARS, etc.) and project management is preferred

                          Work Environment: The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

                          While performing the duties of this job, the employee is occasionally exposed to work near moving mechanical parts; work in high, precarious places; fumes or airborne particles; outdoor weather conditions and risk of electrical shock. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.

                          Physical Demands: The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

                          The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to stand; walk; sit; use hands to finger, handle, or feel and talk or hear. The employee is occasionally required to reach with hands and arms; climb or balance; stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl.

                          As an Equal Opportunity Employer, ILC Dover is committed to a diverse workforce. We offer competitive benefits including medical, dental, life insurance, 401(k), PTO, and more.
                          Background Check & Drug Screening Required
                          E-Verify Used
                          EOE/AA Minority/Female/Sexual Orientation/Gender Identity/Disability/Veteran


Keywords: ILC Dover LP, Wilmington , Buyer, Indirect, Other , Frederica, Delaware

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