Procurement Coordinator

SUMMARY

The Procurement Coordinator provides necessary support to production and Supply Chain by coordinating best possible pricing, lead time agreements, resolution of quality issues, delivery and inventory levels.

ESSENTIAL RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Issue Purchase Orders to approved suppliers. Ensure suppliers’ adherence to established agreements. Run daily/weekly Open Order Reports to ensure supplier OTD.
  • Optimize order management process to ensure effective communication with suppliers.
  • Monitor and continuously improve supplier’s delivery and quality performance. Address and resolve recurring or critical issues by utilizing corrective action tools and additional resources.
  • Support Accounts Payable in resolving invoice discrepancies.
  • Monitor, track, and provide feedback on suppliers’ performance on delivery, quality, and service.
  • Proactively eliminate materials liabilities for KULR by understanding the ownership (supplier or customer). Track and provide supporting data to clearly define customer liable materials. 
  • Assist with additional procurement related projects and ad-hoc requests as assigned.

OTHER RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Review all purchase requisitions for correctness of setup, completeness, and inclusion of appropriate documentation backup and purchase justification to substantiate the basis for the existence of the PO and the amount.
  • Send follow up e-mail notifications and reminders, as required.
  • Assist with the development of procurement training materials to educate and train new and existing requisitioners and approvers on the procure to pay process.
  • Additional troubleshooting and communications as required to address insufficiencies and remedy for future PR’s.
  • Provide Director of Supply Chain with a daily update of new PO’s.
  • Provide supplier invoices to Accounts Payable for processing with appropriate codes for categorization of expense. Track days to pay and prioritize invoices as necessary.
  • Assist with the collection of data, procurement related analytics, data reporting and slide presentations.
  • Adhere to purchasing process and ensure ongoing preparedness for quality inspections.
  • Collaborate with Engineers and Director of Supply Chain to understand procurement requirements and then relaying those requirements to vendors.
  • Research new materials for design and cost savings. 
  • Implement purchasing strategies to deliver ongoing cost reductions and process simplification.
  • Maintain existing relationships with subcontractors and suppliers, and establish new relationships to ensure adequate resources for all projects and to continually improve pricing and quality of work.

JOB QUALIFICATIONS

  • Ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions.
  • Advanced PC skills, including training and knowledge of KULR’s software packages.
  • Schedule weekly supplier meetings with Director of Supply Chain for status and escalations.
  • Valid driver’s license.

EDUCATION & EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS       

  • High School diploma with equivalent of 6 years additional education and/or related experience.
  • College degree strongly preferred in related field with at least 2 years of applicable, industry related experience (high volume manufacturing environment).

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS       

  • Knowledge of Government Property management, including FAR Part 52.245
  • Prior procurement experience
  • High level of integrity and accountability
  • Strong critical thinking skills

KULR is committed to hiring and retaining a diverse workforce. Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability or protected veteran status. U.S. Citizenship is required or most positions.  Applicants requiring reasonable accommodation to the application/interview process should notify the Human Resources department at (408) 675-7002 x156.

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