Kodak Purchasing Specialist in Rochester, New York

19653BRPosition Title:Purchasing SpecialistPosition Description:

Eastman Kodak Company is looking for a Purchasing Specialist, Chemicals & Materials, to join our Direct Materials Procurement team in Rochester, NY.

Kodak offers a unique opportunity to contribute to the revitalization of an iconic global company. We combine the strength of a brand that is recognized and beloved around the world with the excitement and entrepreneurial spirit of a start-up. We are stable, profitable, optimistic about the future and looking for individuals with energy, ideas and ambition to help us take next steps in completing our transformation. We’re building a culture which values creativity in all its forms, having a global perspective, a focus on sustainability, and the kind of trust that enables us to succeed by taking calculated risks. Kodak has a rich heritage of leadership and innovation, but is also, in many ways, still inventing itself. At this stage of our comeback, Kodak is truly a place where you can make a difference.

Position Summary:

The Purchasing Specialist will provide purchasing support to internal clients and is responsible for ordering goods (such as Chemicals or Supplies) that support the manufacturing operations of the Consumer & Film Division located at Eastman Business Park in Rochester. The individual will ensure orders are placed with the correct source and at the best price and terms. They are responsible to manage the purchase transaction through order confirmation, delivery, payment, and PO closure, and will resolve issues quickly and collaboratively with management throughout the process.

Primary Duties and Responsibilities:

  • The Purchasing Specialist works closely with the Commodity Manager who provides leadership and guidance relating to the Commodity strategy and the suppliers’ contracts and terms.

  • Manages the daily queue of incoming requisitions and places Purchase Orders in a timely manner.

  • Ensures that purchasing transactions are in line with the Commodity strategies, contracts, and pay terms.

  • Collects all pertinent vendor data and ensures SAP system has accurate information, including material origin and pricing data, vendor contact information, Incoterms, payment terms

  • Handles supplier communications relating to purchasing transactions and up front gathering of vendor and material information. This includes managing supplier acceptance/confirmation of purchase order, distribution of shipping instructions, missing or incorrect invoices, past due deliveries, obtaining Return Material Authorizations, etc.

  • Manages purchase order changes as necessary, either in response to supplier negative acknowledgement, or a Kodak requested change. Monitors past due PO’s. Follows-up with the supplier and expedites shipments as necessary in close collaboration with Kodak logistics team

  • Resolves discrepancies with purchase orders, receipts, or invoices. This includes frequent monitoring and reconciling imbalances between receipts and invoices.

Required Knowledge/Skills & Experience:

  • Associates Degree required.

  • Entry Level position with 0-3 Years’ Experience.

  • Computer skills: SAP or other ERP System (procurement module) experience; MS Outlook; MS Excel.

  • Working understanding of Incoterm 2010 rules.

  • Strong written and verbal communication skills, as well as telephone and listening skills. Professional and concise email exchanges with suppliers and clients.

  • Excellent customer service skills to work with internal clients

  • Good troubleshooting skills to support discrepancy resolution responsibilities.

  • Ability to learn the entire purchase to payment process, and to understand the impact of each step.

Critical Success Factors/Competencies

  • SAP proficiency.

  • Interpersonal skills and ability to work as an effective team member.

  • Accountability - takes ownership of tasks; ability to follow through to completion, delivers on individual and team action items.

  • Self-motivated and able to adjust to changing priorities. Prioritize workload to best fulfill client area demands, balancing near term and longer-term needs.

  • Demonstrates a strong desire for continuous improvement

Position Number:19653BRCareer Area:Procurement / PurchasingMinimum Education Level:Associates Degree or Equivalent Work Experience Position Type:Full TimeGeographic Location:USA - NY - RochesterExperience Level:0-2 Years EOE Policy Statement:Kodak is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. Applicants are free to apply without regard to race, color, religion, sex/gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, marital status, pregnancy, genetic information, citizenship status, national origin, age, disability or veteran status or any other Federal or State legally protected classes. Read our EOE Policy Statement.Employment Sponsorship Notification:Any candidate/applicant requiring sponsorship now or in the future for employment visa status will not be considered for this position. Kodak as an Equal Opportunity Employer and we encourage you to look for jobs where sponsorship will be provided.