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Plant Buyer

Company:  Ball Corporation
Location: 

Pittston, PA, US, 18640

Date:  Mar 25, 2021
Job Category:  Supply & Logistics
Req. ID:  3142

Ball Corporation manufactures aluminum packaging for beverage, personal care and household products, and provides aerospace and other technologies for commercial and government customers. We have been in business for over 140 years and is leading the charge in creating solutions that keep our planet healthy.  Ball Corp has been nationally recognized as a leading company in the creation of sustainable products (Fast Company World Changing Ideas award) as well as one of America's Best Employers for Diversity (Forbes Magazine.)   Join our team of over 18,000 people worldwide in our quest to make the world a cleaner and healthier place.   BE BIGGER THAN YOURSELF. BE UNSTOPPABLE. BE AN INSPIRATION.  JOIN US IN MAKING THE WORLD A BETTER PLACE.

We are growing!!!!   As part of our growth plans, we are looking to expand our manufacturing capabilities within the Greater Wilkes-Barre area. 

 

Primary Purpose of Position:     

Provides technical support for the plant purchasing function as directed.

 

Essential Functions:

  • 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, including provision for selection and development of employees, budget administration, employee safety, organization goals and objectives, and planning, organizing, integrating and measuring the work performed within the department.

 
Position Requirements:

  • Broad training in a related field usually acquired through college degree level education or work-related experience
  • HS Diploma/Equivalency required
  • Job related experience for 2 year(s) minimum
  • Prefer start-up experience
  • 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
  • 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 follow company policies, procedures, practices, and standards of conduct as outlined in the Ball Corporation manuals.
  • Must maintain professional competence, ethical integrity, knowledge, and skills.
  • 5% of travel       

 

Relocation may be available for this position.

 

Compensation & Benefits:

  • Hiring Salary Range: $ 60,000 - 90,000 (Salary to be determined by the applicant’s education, experience, knowledge, skills, and abilities, as well as internal equity and alignment with market data.)
  • Other Compensation:   This role will be eligible to participate in the annual incentive compensation plan.
  • Regular Full-Time Salaried and Hourly positions: Ball includes a comprehensive benefits structure, Go to our career site and click "Total Rewards" to learn more.

 

Ball Corporation has been made aware of reports involving fraudulent job offers. These often appear legitimate, but Ball does not make job offers until after a candidate has submitted a job application and has participated in a face-to-face interview (In person or via WebEx).  All email correspondence from Ball Corporation ends in “@ball.com.” Please also be advised that Ball will never request payment or require candidates to deposit a check during the recruitment and onboarding processes.  If you have questions about any open positions at Ball, please visit our careers website at https://jobs.ball.com/.

 

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Equal Opportunity Employer

Minority, Female, Disabled, Lesbian, Gay, Bi-sexual, Transgender and Veterans


Nearest Major Market: Scranton
Nearest Secondary Market: Wilkes Barre

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