Job Category: Supervisory

Purchasing Manager

Overview: Reporting to the General Manager, the Purchasing Manager is responsible for all activities associated with the organization’s procurement activities of saleable products and requisition supplies. Manage the team of buyers, establish and execute on quoting, purchasing and related inventory management to assure supply and meet customer needs. Serve as liaison between the Engineering, Sales, Warehouse, Suppliers and Quality teams to provide effective and timely resolution to issues that arise.

Responsibilities:

  • Manage 2-3 Buyers in support of all quoting, purchasing, and procurement activities for the business. This includes hiring, evaluation, development and training, to insure procurement, production, and quality activities are accomplished as required.
  • Recommends and implements corporate procurement strategies, policies and metrics.
  • Directs the planning, and procurement of materials, components, supplies, and equipment for assigned suppliers on behalf of company.
  • Coordinates planning, procurement and inventory plans with Engineering, Sales, and Supply Chain teams to support RFQ opportunities.
  • Ensures all purchasing requirements are addressed in a timely and cost effective manner, meeting customer and quality management system requirements.
  • Manage processes for contract review, quality clause flow-down, supplier evaluation/qualification, and risk analysis of suppliers in accordance with the Quality Management System.
  • Critical Escalations – serve as point person on conference calls with factory, sales and customers.
  • Develop relationships with assigned suppliers and ensure effective open communication.
  • Establish a positive and professional level of support with all internal customers, divisions and suppliers to assure exceptional customer service.
  • Provide support across all departments as required. Serve as a liaison between the Sales, Warehouse, Suppliers and Quality teams to provide effective and timely resolution to issues and need that arise.
  • Complies with all policies as defined in the Employee Handbook.
  • Complying with the Federal Acquisition Regulations (FAR) and Defense Federal Acquisition Regulations Supplement (DFARS) as they pertain to suppliers to the federal government and its procurement network.
  • Learn complex part numbers, identify possible sources, search for price and delivery information online as well as through Email and Supplier Online RFQ systems.
  • Enter Requests for Quote in supplier’s systems.
  • Review and record vendor RFQ responses in or ERP system.
  • Organize and manage high volume of Email traffic, requests, and workflows.
  • Run various system reports and take appropriate action as trained.
  • Enter and follow through on RMAs and Replacement POs to vendors for rejected parts.
  • Collaborating closely with all members of the supply chain team.

Requirements:

  • To perform the position, you must be US Citizen due to contractual requirements with the US Navy.
  • Bachelor’s Degree (B.S.) or equivalent relevant business experience.
  • Ability to learn & perform multiple tasks with excellent organization and prioritization, in a fast-paced team environment.
  • 3-5 years’ experience in a Purchasing Supervisory role in a high volume, operationally focused business.
  • 5+ years’ experience managing a purchasing or asset organization in a manufacturing environment.
  • Expert level in Excel.
  • Strong organizational and communication skills.
  • Strict attention to detail.
  • ERP system purchasing or order entry experience /proficiency.
  • Strong communication and negotiation skills.
  • MS Office competency, with strong proficiency in Excel.
  • Working knowledge of ISO 9001 Quality System (AS9100 preferred).
  • Demonstrated ability to multi-task in an organized manner working under deadline.
  • Strong Customer Service experience dealing with internal and external Customers to resolve critical issues, with a sense of urgency and professionalism. Must handle pressure with calm and thoughtful action.
  • Experience working with suppliers on resolution of issues, ability to clearly communicate, influence, and drive supplier responses on behalf of company and customers.
  • Experience communicating technical requirements and issues.
  • Experience maintaining reports and supplier performance metrics.
  • Ability to identify opportunities for material cost savings and lead-time improvements.

Quality Supervisor

Overview: South Jersey company is seeking a Quality Supervisor to perform the following duties: supervise, coordinate, and support quality assurance processes, initiatives, continuous improvement, and customer fulfillment for Wire and Harness assembly business.  Assist operations and management to ensure process control and product conformity is satisfied in accordance with established procedures and policies.

 Responsibilities:

  • Responsible for directing and supervising a group of employees involved in inspection and quality control procedures with regard to purchased material, in-process material and finished products to assure that quality control standards are achieved.
  • Develops and initiates standards and methods for inspection, testing, and evaluation.
  • Support Customer RMA process, lead Product return assessments and oversight of subsequent workflows for root cause investigations and corrective actions related to RMA.
  • Assist quality and production in investigations of process related quality issues and non- conforming product
  • Assist with calibration and preventive maintenance programs.
  • Oversee visual and dimensional inspections of received, in-process, and finished product to meet predetermined quality specifications and standards.
  • Provide input for inspection methods and improvements related to the inspection requirements.
  • Document quality records (i.e., inspection records, first article inspection, nonconforming material records) as appropriate using company computer and database systems.
  • With the management team, maintain and improve all QMS-related documentation, including quality related procedures, work instructions, workplace visuals and forms, external documentation and specifications, and training records, in accordance with AS9100 document and record control standards.
  • Use quality tools to assist in determining root cause and corrective action activities for process and product improvements.
  • Participate in company sponsored training and process improvement activities including but not limited to AS9100 formal auditor training.
  • Become a train-the-trainer for certification for WHMA and J-Std Harness Manufacturing and soldering quality standards.
  • Complying with all policies as defined in the Employee Handbook(s).

Requirements: 

  • To perform the position, you must be US Citizen due to contractual requirements with the US Navy.
  • Bachelor’s Degree (B.S.) or equivalent relevant business experience.
  • Ability to learn & perform multiple tasks with excellent organization and prioritization, in a fast-paced team environment
  • Working knowledge of ISO 9001 Quality System (AS9100 preferred).
  • 3-5 years’ experience in a Quality Inspector role
  • Strong organizational and communication skills
  • Strict attention to detail

 Desired Skills: 

  • WHMA (Wire Harness Manufacturer’s Association) and/or J-Std Electronics Soldering and Assembly quality criteria experience or certification preferred.
  • Prior Supervisory experience in a quality role preferred.
  • Experience training and mentoring others is preferred.

Packaging Room Supervisor

Overview: Southern NJ Pharmaceutical Distributor is seeking candidates with strong leadership ability for onsite management training. Must have excellent reading, writing and communication skills.

Responsibilities:

  • Direct supervision of multiple Packaging Room Associates in regards to completion of packaging room activities
  • Manages day-to-day packaging room activities in primary and secondary packaging rooms
  • Supervises and delegates responsibility for operating appropriate equipment in primary and secondary packaging rooms
  • Accountability of drug product, clinical labels and packaging components within each batch record activity
  • Manual bottle filling
  • Filling and inspecting blister strips/cards
  • Filing, inspection and sealing of blister strips
  • Manual label application, assembly and inspection procedures
  • May operate semi-automated packaging equipment in primary and secondary packaging rooms
  • Supervises appropriate cleaning procedures required for the packaging room and any equipment
  • Works directly with representatives of Operations, Quality Assurance and Project Management in resolving any discrepancies or to gain clarifications

Requirements:

  • High school degree or equivalent (Bachelor’s degree preferred)
  • Excellent reading, writing and communication skills
  • English literacy
  • Works well with others within and outside of the packaging room
  • Familiarity and strict adherence to cGMP (current good manufacturing practice) standards
  • Enables packaging room personnel to observe relevant safety procedures in regard to the operation of any appropriate equipment
  • Has working knowledge of all SOPs (standard operating procedures) related to packaging rooms
  • Clearly documents actions
  • General mathematical skills
  • Attention to detail
  • Must be punctual at all times and ensure that work responsibilities are covered in his/her absence
  • Must complete tasks correctly and on time