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Raw Material Purchasing Representative - Winchester

IWT Primary Manufacturing Plant
Winchester, KY 40391
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Infiltrator Water Technologies is a leading provider of engineered plastic chambers, synthetic aggregate leachfields, tanks, and accessories for the onsite wastewater and storm water industries. Our mission is to improve the performance of onsite septic systems by producing the highest quality products in the industry. Infiltrator's commitment to product design, environmental excellence, and manufacturing innovation continue to be the cornerstone of our success.


The Champion Buyer will focus on managing a full supplier base and will be skilled in mining, reporting and communicating data for the purchasing function.

This position will report to the Manager of Champion Polymer.


  • Increase level of PP incoming material streams to meet demand growth in 2021 and exceed demand growth in 2022 and beyond. Specifically:
    • Support existing PP and PE raw materials incoming business of 130 MM LBS.
    • Achieve business growth goals of 18% in 2021 by qualifying new materials.
  • Support the IWT business through development, implementation, and maintenance of reporting tools to mine data and create business knowledge for decision-making. Examples:
    • Cost trends for various material items, projections and impacting variables.
    • Historical reporting of supplier performance to be used in negotiation.
  • Work within the Enterprise System (JDEdwards Enterprise One) to mine information and report same on ad hoc requests from all management levels including VP Manufacture, Director of Operations, Controller, and Champion Manager.
  • Maintain and update reports to track key metrics used to evaluate the management of raw material cost, quantities, and quality. The audience for this information includes: ADS/IWT Executive Management, ADS/IWT Purchasing, and IWT local management.
  • Assist IWT IT with validation of reports and data integrity with respect to the Champion Team.
  • Manage a full complement of supplier contacts. Identify and qualify new material suppliers.
  • In the Champion Manager's absence, attend and supply reports on material levels and projections for production and manufacturing meetings.
  • Conduct and maintain all daily work, follow up detail and communicate as necessary with suppliers, staff, other IWT departments and management.
  • Work with the Quality Department to verify samples meet the required specification. This includes samples of incoming lots, vendor test materials, and development materials.
  • Process all paperwork including, but not limited to, vendor samples, research and development, and incoming lot detail for quality. Prepare purchase orders and timelines for delivery.
  • Maintains and understands the material inventory process.


  • Working Knowledge of Design and Reporting capabilities of the IWT Enterprise System: JDEdwards Enterprise One.
  • Skilled in Data Mining Techniques and reporting of information. Includes use of Power BI, EXCEL PIVOT tables, relational database analysis and report generation.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Strong working knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite.
  • Experience in the plastics industry, specifically polypropylene, polyethylene and PET.
  • Minimum 5 years' experience in material purchasing.
  • Degree in Business or Accounting preferred.

QUALIFICATIONS (beneficial):

  • Database management skillset preferred. Data reporting, mining, required.
  • Hands-on conversion experience for plastics, grinding, extrusions, float-sink technologies.
  • 10+ years' experience in plastics purchasing, post-industrial and/or post-consumer.

Posted: 2021-02-02 Expires: 2021-03-05

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