Materials and Product Support Engineer - NC #2082 (Hickory NC)

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Materials and Product Support Engineer - NC #2082 (Hickory NC)
Materials and Product Support Engineer - NC #2082
Relocation Yes
Location Hickory NC
We are looking for a materials person with solid supply chain experience and preferably with fiber optic connectors or other electronic instrumentation.
Purpose of
Support the distribution, purchasing and scheduling of materials to meet customer demand. Tasks include creating purchase orders, monthly reporting, contract negotiation, and product cost analysis to accomplish the overall business plan. Position also provides engineering support with suppliers, customers, and all internal functions to solve product problems, control change and promote the overall success of company's parts and
Major Responsibilities:
Primary Procurement responsibility for the following products:
Fujikura products including ferrules and cleaners
NTT products including cleaners
TNK products including standard and custom pins
Secondary Procurement responsibility for the following materials:
Production Raw Materials
Outside Services
Domestic Finished Goods for Resale
Production Supplies and Operating Materials
Experimental Items
Developmental Purchases
Office Supplies
Administrative Services and Supplies
Use the ERP system to also:
Understand the product data management cost database
Review inventory transactions of employees as required
Troubleshoot invalid transactions caused by system issues or human error and coordinate correcting transactions with accounting and technical support
Monitor inventory levels of purchased items
Work with the DRP program to drive proper inventory levels
Provide engineering support to suppliers in coordination with product management
Use drawings to drive acceptable quality levels
Use CMM and other measurement systems to analyze product problems and determine root cause
Coordinate with customers as needed to resolve product problems
Complete and support supplier agreements
Support the company controller by investigating and resolving issues related to inventory transactions that affect company financials. Complete all month end closing actions related to inventory and inventory transactions.
Establish, track and communicate cost saving activity
Responsible for communicating lead times and any unusual lead time or delivery issues to Development, Operations, Product Management and Customer Service. This communication is based on the production plan, DRP plan, purchased item schedules

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