• Buyer/Stockroom Supervisor

    Nestle Fremont, MI 49412

    Job #2259650798

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    Position Summary, Responsibilities & Qualifications


    Manages and coordinates Stockroom and Purchasing department personnel for Maintenance and Engineering at the Fremont, Michigan manufacturing site.


    Provide leadership and backup support of the Purchasing team in the execution of, including to but not limited to, the following tasks:

    • MRO and Capital Purchasing through SAP. Budget Tracking and Developing

    • Manage blocked/parked invoices to ensure timely payment to vendors.

    • Reconcile purchasing discrepancies with Suppliers and Requisitioners.

    • Manage GR/IR Report and coordinate corrections for discrepancies.

    • Update monthly conformance reports (PO after IR, over 20k, etc.).

    • Facilitate contracts and maintain contract files.

    • Maintains vendor files (including maintenance contracts and special purchasing). Technical library

    and MECO support supervision.

    • Facilitate Corporate purchasing initiatives and be a Liaison between factory, NBS purchasing and

    legal department.

    Responsible for providing leadership and support to stockroom associates and activities in the areas of receiving, storing, issuing, and shipping of equipment, parts, materials, and tools for the maintenance & engineering department.

    • Takes periodic inventory and cycle counts to verify accurate inventory levels are maintained

    • Inputs and updates necessary records and reports as it relates to Storeroom KPIs

    • Utilizes SAP to perform all computerized transactions (parts location, vendor evaluation, parts

    issuing, etc.) as required

    • Participate and oversee the TSWG and 5S activities related to technical stores

    • Management of obsolete and slow-moving parts program

    Throughout all responsibilities, maintains a focus on quality, safety, and continuous improvement

    All employees will support and participate in Nestlé Continuous Excellence (NCE) and Total Performance Management (TPM) as a part of their job responsibility within their Business Unit or as assigned within the factory.


    Reports to the Engineering and/or Maintenance Manager. Works with minimal supervision.


    This position has supervisory responsibility over the Stockroom and Purchasing department personnel


    Ensure that materials are purchased within budget and timely, to ensure smooth and efficient operations of maintenance and engineering.


    Required. Associate degree in Business Administration or related field with 2 years' experience with purchasing/buying, budgeting, and financial responsibilities or equivalent combination of education and relevant work experience


    • Ability to work flexible hours

    • Above average communication skills (written and oral)

    • Service-oriented attitude

    • Proven ability to lead and coach others

    • Strong listening skills

    • Detail-oriented

    • Knowledge of Microsoft Word, Excel, is required; SAP/CMMS experience highly preferred

    • Problem solving skills

    • Strong negotiation skills


    It is our business imperative to remain a very inclusive workplace.

    To our veterans and separated service members, you're at the forefront of our minds as we recruit top talent to join Nestlé. The skills you've gained while serving our country, such as flexibility, agility, and leadership, are much like the skills that will make you successful in this role. In addition, with our commitment to an inclusive work environment, we recognize the exceptional engagement and innovation displayed by individuals with disabilities. Nestlé seeks such skilled and qualified individuals to share our mission where you'll join a cohort of others who have chosen to call Nestlé home.

    The Nestlé Companies are an equal employment opportunity and affirmative action employer seeking diversity in qualified applicants for employment. All applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, ethnicity, color, gender, gender identity, age, religion, national origin, ancestry, disability, perceived disability, medical condition, genetic information, veteran status, sexual orientation, or any other protected status, as defined by applicable law. Prior to the next step in the recruiting process, we welcome you to inform us confidentially if you may require any special accommodations in order to participate fully in our recruitment experience. Contact us at ~~~ or please dial 711 and provide this number to the operator: ~~~.

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