Tuesday, January 31, 2017

HarbisonWalker International hiring entry-level Mandarin-speaking Purchasing Agent for Moon Twp. location.

HarbisonWalker International is hiring a Mandarin-speaking Purchasing Agent for its Moon Township location (map).
HWI is seeking a highly motivated and qualified team member to join our Product Supply group in Integrated Supply Chain.

Product Supply group is a key contributor to HWI's vision of being "The First and Only Call" in the refractory industry. The primary responsibility of the Buyer, International Products, is to be the single point of contact for quotation, purchase, and shipment for assigned international suppliers and/or product lines. S/he will work closely with both cross-functional internal partners and external suppliers. Internal partners include Customer Service, Technical Marketing, Sales, Quality, Transportation, and Finance. External suppliers are based worldwide with a sizable network of suppliers based in China.

The Buyer will also be responsible for the creation of process and reporting documentation to track supplier performance. S/he will work closely with the cross functional teams to critically examine current process and identify opportunities for continuous process improvement as well as creating new processes and metrics.
  • Provide and/or facilitate quotation of products from international vendors in a timely manner to support HWI revenue growth goals
  • Process purchase orders, monitor and communicate order status and delivery dates. Process invoices. Prioritize orders for suppliers by understanding HWI business needs
  • Lower freight cost to support overall cost reduction goals
  • Assist in resolving issues related to assigned international suppliers and/or product lines including delivery, quality, and claims
  • Identify and implement opportunities for continuous process improvement as metrics warrant

Job Requirements:
This is an entry level position with advancement opportunities for the right person.
  • Intern or entry-level work experience in a supply chain function of a manufacturing company is desirable. Willingness and ability to learn is a must.
  • College degree in Science, Engineering, Business, Economics, Supply Chain or related field is required.
  • Excellent analytical, communication, and project management skills is required.
  • Proficiency in MS Office with high skill level in MS Excel is required.
  • Fluency in Mandarin Chinese is a definite plus.
Those interested may apply via the HWI website.