CapEx Buyer

Aiken, South Carolina, United States


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Type: Permanent

Experience: Experienced Professional (Non-Manager)

Education: Bachelor's Degree

Category: Purchasing

Industry: Manufacturing & Dist / Chemical

Company: Management Recruiters of Lowcountry

Reference ID: Syht8H

Date Posted: 08/10/2022

Shortcut: http://jobs.mrinetwork.com/8QkC5i


Management Recruiters® of the Lowcountry, LLC.                                             

Summerville, SC 29485 843-628-5021 tom@mrlowcountry.com

 

CapEx Buyer- Full Time

Aiken, SC

 

Position Summary

The company’s headquartered is in Massachusetts.  They produce plant-based ingredients in their manufacturing facility in GA, using a variety of patented and proprietary microbial technologies.  Our specialty products are in the field of food ingredients, flavors and fragrances, agricultural chemicals, and pharmaceuticals. 

 

Our client is seeking a CapEx Buyer to join their team in the Augusta, GA area. This person will need to jump in and help us manage the economics of our rapid growth. We are well funded and our future is big.  Our CapEx strategy fuels our growth and is charged with making the massive pipeline a reality in what is quickly becoming a globally positioned company.

 

The successful candidate will be positioned within the supply chain team while interacting with other departments in production, engineering and mostly office environments building and using tools to efficiently and economically acquire, upgrade, and maintain physical assets such as our property, plants, buildings, technology and existing equipment. Our engineering team is as busy as ever and keeping up with and supporting them is tough.  We need you to be the liaison between engineering and our vendors.

We use and SAP By-Design environment to enable transparency, tracking and management of key processes for the company.  Our supply chain team is end-to-end and quickly becoming global, so projects could take you from vendor through operations to marketing and customers and those may be anywhere on the planet.  We touch it all and hope you can help us make it all better. 

The ideal candidate will definitely have CapEx experience with the ability to work cross-functionally and engage with departments needing to establish or improve the processes it takes to grow fast.  Because we are building a team that builds our future, we need this position to be an on-site position located in the Augusta, GA Area. 

 

Why work for the Company:

  • Opportunity – To be part in building a company focused on a future increasingly reliant on bio-manufacturing and making a sustainable and positive impact in the world.
  • Accountability – You will build, manage and work in a hands-on environment to develop and articulate the company’s product value propositions.
  • Passion – We love what we do and enjoy working with others who feel the same way. We embrace the challenge and hard work that come with working on bringing cutting edge technologies to market.

 

Basic Function:

The CapEx Buyer will report to the Supply Chain Director.  The ideal candidate will be responsible for identifying, building and managing all aspects of CapEx within the company to improve sourcing efficiency and the related economics.  The position will work with internal departments to implement new processes for the company to improve sustainable effectiveness and growth.

Responsibilities:

  • Liaise with Engineering and Project teams. Where appropriate develop the procurement strategy for each project. Provide assistance in the make or buy decision process.
  • Develop specifications, technical and quality requirements and produce detailed RFQ’s for active projects.
  • Issue and analyze the requests for quotations (RFQ) from approved and/or potential CAPEX suppliers to support company’s production and pre-production requirements
  • Research and evaluate suppliers based on price, quality, selection, service, support, availability, reliability, production and distribution capabilities, and the supplier's reputation and history.
  • Negotiate price, delivery and payment terms in line with budget target
  • Ensure on time delivery of the equipment to company sites
  • Lead sourcing decisions
  • Issue Purchase orders for all CAPEX requirements
  • Manage the RFQ process involving all relevant stakeholders and ensure appropriate technical and end user reviews are incorporated and recorded within the tender review and decision-making process.
  • Facilitate bid response evaluations in terms of Safety, Health & Environment, Quality and Value for Money.
  • Formalize and manage change order processes.
  • Assist in the identification of new suppliers and ensure due diligence is carried out for all new sources of supply.
  • Negotiate terms and conditions ensuring compliance with relevant International Laws and Trading practices, and INCOTERMS.
  • Negotiate plant and machinery maintenance contracts and leasing arrangements.
  • Evaluate and monitor contract performance following contract placement to ensure compliance with contractual obligations and to determine need for changes.
  • Coordinate contract milestones, drawings, documentation, deliverables (e.g. FAT's and acceptance events).
  • Support import and export (freight forwarders) requirements i.e. customs docs etc.
  • Manage supply chain risk. Manage the supply base and manage critical supplier performance
  • Perform expediting activities and visits to ensure adherence to schedule and milestone activities.

Education and Experience:

  • BS (MS preferred) in Engineering, Business or Supply Chain (or related field).
  • Minimum 5 years of plant and machinery procurement and capital expenditure purchases in excess of $500K value.
  • Experience of purchasing at an international level and negotiating in foreign currency.
  • Experience in contract and risk management.
  • Experience with INCOTERMS and international imports.
  • Excellent PC skills and technical savvy including data generation and analysis using tools such as Excel, PowerBI or other commonly available analytical tools to make decisions and communicate to stakeholders.
  • Strong influencing and stakeholder management skills.
  • Good awareness of Procurement best practice procedures.
  • Well-developed interpersonal and communications skills.
  • Commercial and contractual awareness.
  • Demonstrated excellent negotiating and influencing skills.
  • Demonstrated experience in implementing process improvements and new standards that improve data visibility and management.
  • Excellent communication skills with strong verbal and writing skills.
  • Ability to be located onsite

Other Duties

Please note this job description does not fully describe or provide a comprehensive list of all duties and responsibilities of the position.  Duties and responsibilities, including essential functions, may vary amongst locations and/or individuals holding this job position, and may be added or changed without notice.

 

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against based on race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, age, disability, or protected veteran status. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. We are an Equal Opportunity Employer M/F/Vets/Disability

 

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