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Springs Window Fashions

This is a Full-time position in Mcallen, TX posted February 3, 2023.


Company Overview

Springs Window Fashions is a leader in the custom window treatment industry since 1939. Headquartered in Middleton WI, we have over 8,000 associates and 18 locations worldwide. Our custom window treatments are available under the Bali, Graber, Sunsetter and Mecho brands in nearly every major retailer, in thousands of designer showrooms and showcased in large commercial buildings.

Our company has invested heavily building capabilities the last three years to become a leader in product innovation. As North America’s premier window covering company, we’re committed to creating a “Best Experience” for our consumers, channel partners and associates.

We are bringing new innovations to the market at an accelerating pace and have a lot to offer consumers who want to improve their home décor. Despite COVID, our company is experiencing high growth as consumers spend more time at home and want to redecorate.

Job Purpose: This role would be reporting to the Materials Manager. Responsible to maximize service performance while minimizing inventory investment on select product groups. This will be achieved by a combination of detailed planning in association with mid-level planning.

  • Create and execute purchase orders based on MRP recommendations.
  • Utilize internal systems to proactively identify and communicate key drivers and proposed solutions to service and inventory issues.
  • Expedite critical or past due orders and revise purchase order dates.
  • Help maintain system accuracy, including lead-time, minimums, current supplier information, and current purchase order data with cross functional teams.
  • Process interplant branch transfers as required.
  • Balance supply and demand in a manner that achieves the financial and service objectives of the company.
  • Collaborate with internal and external Customers and Suppliers to prioritize and deliver products and services that meet or exceed the business needs.
  • Work with cross functional teams such as Engineering, Accounting, Sales, and Project Management to resolve issues quickly.
  • Work with Scheduling team to ensure materials arrive on time according to the customer needs.
  • Work closely with the Quality Control team to resolve vendor quality issues in a timely manner.
  • Participate in continuous improvement activities.
  • Provide monthly forecasts to assigned vendors.
  • Develop a business relationship via conference calls to discuss open orders, issues, and set priorities.
  • Holding monthly meetings with key vendors to understand capacity/constraints.
  • Participate in various cross functional meetings such as ECO Meetings, ERP implementation, product change overs, etc.
  • Prepare and analyze various inventory control reports requested by management.
  • Procure MRO items at appropriate levels and price.
  • Special projects as assigned.


Education and Experience

  • Bachelor’s degree, preferably in a technical competency, minimum in a business/industrial related field.
  • 5+ years sourcing/procurement related experience

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment, handle changing priorities and manage multiple tasks simultaneously.
  • Experience interacting with cross functional team including manufacturing, engineering, quality, materials, logistics, sales & marketing.
  • Demonstrated planner/buyer management skills.
  • Strong analytical and quantitative abilities. Proficient in Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint
  • Strong mathematical ability
  • Possess very strong analytical skills
  • Experience in manufacturing and material buying activities
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills; strong presentation skills
  • Demonstrated problem resolution and crisis management
  • Proactive and Self-motivated with business perspective and a sense of urgency
  • Accomplishments which reflect teamwork, integrity, accountability, and speed
  • Ability to work independently or as part of a team.
  • Ability to influence and lead.
  • Detail oriented, organized, and focused on quality.
  • MRP systems experience

Behavioral Competencies

  • Ensures Accountability Holding self and others accountable to meet commitments
  • Drive Engagement – Creating a climate where people are motivated to do their best to help the organization achieve its objectives
  • Instill Trust – Gaining the confidence and trust of others through honesty, integrity, and authenticity
  • Drive Results – Consistently achieving results, even under tough circumstances
  • Consumer/Customer Focus – Building strong customer relationships and delivering on customer-centric solutions
  • Critical Thinking – Making Sense of complex, high quantity, and sometimes contradictory information to effectively solve problems
  • Being Resilient – Rebounding from setbacks and adversity when facing difficult situations
  • Optimize Work Processes – Knowing the most effective and efficient processes to get things done, with a focus on continuous improvement
  • Commit to Safety – proactive within compliance of OSHA and NIOSH laws affecting associates
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