Alltech Automotive LLC., a dynamic global automotive supplier, is seeking a Purchasing Manager to work in our Libertyville, IL location. This role has global responsibility for forecast and demand planning, and all aspects of inventory management and purchasing that incorporates forecasts, safety stock and lead times from vendors for wheel end, brakes, suspension and steering applications, providing parts for Car and the Light Commercial Vehicle Industry. Key metrics for this role are to maintain high order fill rates to customers and meet overall inventory turnover goals. This position will interface with sales, our China offices and vendors, as well as with customer service and our US based warehouse.
We are looking for: A great communicator and a quick-learner who enjoys working with China vendors, problem-solving and analyzing data. We are looking for someone who is proficient working with Excel and other analytical tasks. You must have a demonstrable track record of analysis, positive attitude and a desire to learn.
Establish and enforce safety stock and lead time planning parameters
Determine whether on-hand and incoming inventory is adequate to fulfill the sales order forecast over the next few months and adjust POs to vendors accordingly.
Analyze our past sales and compare to our projected sales. Use Excel to analyze data.
Communicate to the sales department on product availability and shortages. When shortages occur, communicate with the account managers to determine if the customer can work with a different product.
Update our sales forecast as needed.
Strong negotiation skills with vendors
Daily upkeep of the inventory reservations system. Reserve product that is in stock and incoming under the appropriate account manager or customer.
Create ad hoc reports on an ‘as-needed’ basis for location specific or network-wide inventory investigations
Ensure that Replenishment Reports are generated and reviewed in a timely manner
Perform administrative tasks in our ERP system
Bachelor’s degree, preferably with an analytical concentration
Advanced knowledge in Excel (Ex. Conditional formatting, vlookups, data visualization, pivot tables, formulas, understand data structure)
Experience with NetSuite desirable but not required
Strong analytical and problem-solving skills
Demonstrates a basic understanding of planning, forecasting and inventory management
401K Profit sharing plan when eligible
About Alltech Automotive
About Alltech: Alltech Automotive is a leading manufacturer of aftermarket auto parts for the United States and World markets based in Libertyville, IL. We are devoted to delivering high quality products and services to both our trade partners and end consumers. Our goal is to ensure that our customers receive a consistent supply of quality Alltech auto parts at affordable prices. We believe in our products and work continuously to meet our standards of Quality, Consistency and Price. By meeting these standards we believe that we can make tomorrow better than today for our customers. We are an equal opportunity, 100% minority owned employer.