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General Cable
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Du Quoin, Illinois
United States
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Buyer/ Planner

General Cable

US-IL-Du Quoin

Requisition ID 2017-1273
# of Openings 1
Category Manufacturing/Operations


This is a position reporting to the Facilities and Maintenance Manager. The DuQuoin, IL facility produces insulated medium voltage power cables. As the facility continues to aggressively increase in productivity and lowers its manufacturing costs, there is a need to recruit skilled Buyer to provide support to the maintenance, engineering, production and materials teams.


  • Purchase maintenance and MRO parts and material for maintenance, engineering departments of the cable manufacturing plant.
  • Identify and establish new local vendors and establish new local vendor relationships, while maintain existing sources and complying with corporate guidelines.
  • Maintain local warehouse stock room inventory, establishing and maintaining inventory levels and reorder points, including cycle counts.
  • Prepare requests for quotations (RFQ's), analyze responses from multiple competitive sources.
  • Maintain CMMS (DataStream 7i), create all maintenance work orders, enter all jobs, equipment and inventory data into system.
  • Monitor and generate all periodic work orders for preventive, predictive and corrective maintenance as they arise and enter data into CMMS history.
  • Raw material inventory responsibility including weekly cycle counts.
  • Oversee the accuracy of receipts and reconciliations with packing slips.
  • Other responsibilities as assigned.


  • Ability to learn quickly and become a change agent, capable of using ingenuity to come up with improvements in areas of responsibility.
  • Problem-solver with ability to interpret and analyze financial data and accounts.
  • Logical mindset with rational decision-making skills.
  • Collaborative in team environment, yet able to work independently in making and executing decisions.
  • Must have the ability to work independently with limited direction while managing competing deadlines & multiple projects in a fast-paced environment.
  • Advanced computer skills, in depth knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite.
  • Advanced experience with CMMS programs. (DataStream 7i)
  • Demonstrated sense of urgency.
  • Other tasks as required
  • Minimum Bachelor's degree: Business, Finance or applicable discipline.
  • 3-5 years of experience in managing vendor relations, managing maintenance, MRO and production parts, managing warehouse in a manufacturing environment.
  • 3-5 plus years within a Maintenance Department working with maintenance inventory.
  • 3-5 plus years' experience working with Data Stream 7i CMMS.
  • Experience with LEAN and/or Six Sigma techniques.
  • Demonstrated strong written and verbal communication skills.


General Cable is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All persons shall have the opportunity to be considered for employment without regard to their race, color, religion, national origin, ancestry, alienage or citizenship status, age, sex, gender, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, marital status, disability, military service and veteran status, pregnancy, childbirth, and related medical conditions, or any other characteristic protected by applicable federal, state or local laws. General Cable will endeavor to make a reasonable accommodation to the known physical or mental limitations of a qualified applicant with a disability unless the accommodation would impose an undue hardship on the operation of our business. If you believe you require such assistance to complete this form or to participate in an interview, please let us know.


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