• Purchasing Specialist

    Job Locations US-OH-Findlay
    Posted Date 2 weeks ago(5/10/2018 1:53 PM)
    Job ID
  • Overview

    Headquartered in Hilliard Ohio, Advanced Drainage Systems, Inc (ADS) is the leading manufacturer of high performance thermoplastic corrugated pipe, providing a comprehensive suite of water management products and drainage solutions.  Our innovative products and superior drainage solutions are used across a broad range of end markets and applications, including residential, non-residential, agriculture and infrastructure applications.  We have established a leading position in many of these end markets by leveraging our national sales and distribution platform, overall product breadth and scale, and our manufacturing excellence.  Founded in 1966, we operate a global network of 3,700 employees, 63 manufacturing plants and 31 distribution centers.  In July, 2014 we became a public company traded on the NYSE®.  To enable our continued growth, we are looking to add top talent to our dynamic organization.


    The Purchasing Specialist is responsible for purchasing recycled material to meet production requirments with consideration of overall cost (price, quality, and delivery).


    The responsibilities of this position include, but are not limited to:

    • Procure recycled materials from brokers, processors and end users with consideration to overall delivered cost.
    • Negotiate pricing and delivery for recycled materials.
    • Maintain recycled inventory to meet production requirements.
    • Develop new and alternative sources of supply.
    • Address quality issues and corrective action with our plants and suppliers.
    • Maintain supplier relationships.
    • Establish monthly plan for purchased pounds and dollars.
    • Communicate with plants regarding scheduled changes, delivery issues, quality, etc.
    • Develop or maintain Purchasing Excel spreadsheets (Flake Report, Buyer’s Report, Supplier Reports, etc)





    Job Skills:

    This position should possess the following skills/knowledge:

    • Exceptional Communication Skills
    • Negotiation Skills
    • Strong Excel Skills
    • Collaborative/Team Player
    • Agent of Change
    • Good Decision Making Skills
    • Ability to Multi-Task



     Educational Requirements:


    • Bachelor’s Degree in procurement, business
    • or 5 years + equivalent experience


     Preferred Experience:


    • Supply Management
    • Purchasing


     Physical Requirements:


    • Minimal travel




    EEO Statement

    Advanced Drainage Systems is proud to be an equal opportunity employer, and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.


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