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Accentuate Staffing has a direct hire opportunity with a client in Smithfield, NC.  The position is responsible for negotiation and procurement of direct and indirect materials, production planning, KANBAN administration and material control.


  • Review Lean Manufacturing pulls to procure materials for Kanban replenishment.
  • Prepare, review and track purchase orders and expedite orders as needed
  • Monitor and negotiate purchasing prices which support minimum buy quantities in order to reduce internal inventory stocking levels
  • Develop qualified Suppliers which minimize/eliminate quality defects and late deliveries
  • Monitor supplier performance, using established Key Performance Indicators (KPI).
  • Review Customer forecast and determine inventory stocking levels and manufacturing capacities.
  • Prepares production schedules and provides input to operations Supervision with regards to schedules and customer requirements.


  • Bachelor’s degree, or equivalent combination of experience and education
  • 3 – 5 years’ experience as a buyer/purchaser; experience purchasing from Asia a +
  • Lean Manufacturing Experience
  • Proficient in MS Office (Word, Excel, Outlook etc.)
  • Experience using MRP software and Sage ERP a +
  • ISM or APICS certification is highly desired

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