Stores Warehouse Buyer

Prewitt, NM
Posted 4 weeks ago

Mckinley Paper Company Master


The Stores Warehouse Buyer is responsible for the overall ordering process to support demand planning and inventory management by optimizing inventory to meet production goals for the mill. This position will handle tactical purchasing in support of mill goals and objectives.


  • Create, prepare, distribute, monitor and follow-up on purchasing actions based upon orders that have been placed, and historical parts usage based upon MPC activity
  • Issue purchase orders using ERP system and ensure suppliers confirm receipt of PO
  • Consistently maintain proper inventory levels; manage all inventories and forecast accurate inventory targets and allocations
  • Collaborate with production and maintenance departments to understand their sourcing needs and issuing purchase orders while meeting the appropriate need-by-date
  • Review open Purchase Order List and follow up on updated delivery time with suppliers to ensure assurance of supply
  • Identify potential supply risks and inventory exposures by aligning supply chain and forecast models
  • Interact and follow up with suppliers to maintain delivery scheduling
  • Maintain accuracy within Purchasing ERP system regarding Orders and Inventory
  • Coordinate with Warehouse lead to ensure what is captured as part of Shipping & Receiving aligns with order receipt and inventory and following Standard Operating Procedures and Forms
  • Participate in Planning meetings to evaluate manufacturing and maintenance plans to ensure inventory coverage and supply readiness
  • Work closely with purchasing manager to manage assigned Strategic / Preferred Suppliers
  • Assist identification and qualification of new sources of supply to support the business strategies
  • Review, and coordinate change to specifications as required

Other support activity on as needed basis:

  • Support physical inventory counts and reconcile inventory variances when needed
  • Perform physical inventory checks
  • Maintain appropriate inventory levels consistent with targeted inventory goals
  • Store all materials to specification within the MPC stores warehouse
  • Issue materials out of inventory properly to support operations
  • Develop, maintain reporting as required


  • Organized, attentive to details, strong planner
  • Team player, team oriented
  • Exceptional verbal and written communicator
  • Positive, friendly and energetic, skilled at building relationships, deals effectively with people at all levels
  • Highly ethical, honest, operates from the highest levels of integrity
  • Professional in demeanor and appearance, graceful under pressure
  • Lifelong learner, always seeks to grow professionally and personally
  • Responsible and accountable
  • Passionate for his/her work, self-motivated
  • Dedicated, reliable
  • Innovative, flexible, embraces change
  • Produces desired results on time and on budget, results oriented


  • Competent and knowledgeable in utilizing best practices in procurement and inventory management
  • Strong analytical skills and attention to detail
  • Advanced level Microsoft Excel and reporting skills
  • Ability to identify and evaluate key supply issues for the company and assist in developing alternative solutions
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills
  • Ability to be a team player and work with various areas of the organization
  • Ability to handle changes to project or product for new requirements
  • Ability to run and execute cycle counts, RCA, and findings to maintain accurate inventory is preferred
  • Ability to run forklift or pallet lift is preferred


  • BS/BA degree with concentration in Supply Chain, Operations, Purchasing, or related preferred. Education and experience may be combined to meet educational requirements/qualifications
  • APICS CSCP or CPIM is preferred
  • Warehouse experience required
  • Buyer and/or Supply Planning experience in SAP, ERP, or other related inventory planning tools required
  • Minimum 3 years of buying and/or planning experience in similar or equivalent role is required
  • Experience in a manufacturing setting is preferred
  • Paper mill or box plant experience is a huge plus

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