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Plant Buyer

Company:  Ball Corporation
Location: 

Monticello, IN, US, 47960

Date:  Jul 6, 2024
Job Category:  Supply & Logistics
Req. ID:  36884

Further your career at Ball, a world leader in manufacturing sustainable aluminum packaging. Achieve extraordinary things when you join our team, and make a difference in your professional development, the community, and around the globe!

Ball is thrilled to receive Newsweek's 2023 Top 100 Global Most Loved Workplace award! As a sustainable product leader, we have over 21,000 global team members. From endlessly recyclable aluminum cans, and cups, to aerosol bottles, our goal is to contribute to a better community, society, and world.

Primary Purpose of the Position:

Provides technical support for the plant purchasing function as directed.

 

Essential Responsible Areas:

  • Responsible for maintaining a safe and secure work environment.  This includes correcting unsafe acts/conditions, facilitating monthly safety meetings, performing monthly safety inspections, and investigating accidents, as required.
  • Supports development, implementation, maintenance, and ongoing improvement of the food safety system.
  • Procures plant supplies, other direct materials, services, and equipment while employing the most effective cost control methods possible.
  • Originates accurate and complete records of all purchasing transactions in the plant and reviews efficiency and economy of the purchasing function on a current basis.
  • Expedites all open orders to ensure timely delivery of stock items.
  • Selects mode of transportation for incoming and outgoing shipments for all items other than metal or finished goods.
  • May review and maintain inventory levels in storeroom by reviewing usage of procured products in an effort to reduce stocked inventory levels.
  • May review and update manufacturer part numbers to make required changes in an effort to unify criteria between plants for excess, obsolete, and overstocked parts within every plant’s storeroom.
  • May maintain insurance certificates and global contract information for plant review.
  • May maintain minority vendor accounting for corporate reporting.
  • May solicit competitive bids on spare parts to obtain cost reductions.
  • May solicit competitive negotiations on payment terms to obtain cost savings.
  • Maintains the file maintenance system for accurate data.
  • Assures correct tax codes on purchase orders.
  • Coordinates with other plants concerning availability of parts for shipment.
  • Accesses, inputs, and retrieves information from the computer.
  • Establishes and maintains an employee relations climate of trust and confidence that will discourage third party interference or establishes and maintains an employee relations climate of trust and confidence with employees, their union stewards and representatives which will promote achievement of plant and company goals.
  • Maintains positive relations with local bargaining unit ensuring a high level of productivity (if applicable).
  • Initiates, reviews, masters, and follows all standard operating procedures (SOPs) for area of responsibility.
  • Performs those administrative activities necessary for the effective management of the department

 

Position Requirement & Competencies:

  • Broad training in a related field usually acquired through college degree level education or work-related experience
  • Job related experience for 2 year(s) minimum
  • Strategic sourcing experience preferred
  • Must possess strong negotiation skills
  • Ability to apply independent evaluation, selection, and substantial adaptation and modification of standard purchasing techniques, procedures, and criteria.
  • Ability to operate and functionally use a computer.
  • Ability to perform basic mathematical calculations.
  • Must be able to handle sensitive related and proprietary information in a confidential manner.
  • Performs such individual assignments as management may direct.
  • Must maintain professional competence, ethical integrity, knowledge, and skills.
  • Working knowledge of the following areas:
  • business principles
  • legal practices
  • customer needs and requirements
  • purchasing principles and practices
  • company manufacturing products, practices, nomenclature, and procedures
  • Must follow company policies, procedures, practices, and standards of conduct as outlined in the Ball Corporation manuals.

 Compensation & Benefits

 

-  Hiring Salary Range: $64,600-96,600 (Salary to be determined by the applicant’s education, experience, knowledge, skills, and abilities, as well as internal equity and alignment with market data.)
-  This role will be eligible to participate in the annual incentive compensation plan.
- Ball includes a comprehensive benefits structure, Go to our career site and click "Total Rewards" to learn more.

 

Ball Corporation is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer. We actively encourage applications from everybody. All qualified job applicants will receive consideration without regard to race, color, religion, creed, national origin, aboriginality, genetic information, ancestry, marital status, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, physical or mental disability, pregnancy, veteran status, age, political affiliation or any other non-merit characteristic.

 


When you join Ball you belong to a team of over 21,000 members worldwide. Our products range from infinitely recyclable aluminum cans, cups to aerosol bottles that enable our customers to contribute to a better world.

 

Each of us has a deep commitment to diversity and inclusion which is the foundation of our culture of belonging.

 

Everyone at Ball is making a difference by doing what we love. Because what we create may change, but what we will always make is a difference.

 

Please note the advertised job title might vary from the job title on the contract due to local job title structure and global HR systems.
No agencies please.

 

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