Senior Buyer I

PURPOSE: Negotiates price & delivery with vendors to obtain quality part for production and spare parts orders. Monitors supplier on quality, price, and delivery performance. Uses MRP to control on-time delivery and cash flow. Leads use of IMADD Process in support of new items (plan for every part) and supports Supplier Risk Mitigation actions as outlined by department manager.

• Review, order and quote material requirements through designated workbenches within Syteline
• Overview other purchasing actions and/or reports such as expediting, pull-ins, past due, IMADD (new items), ECN’s, etc. Purchase items to meet MRP for production and spare parts orders.
• Purchase items to meet MRP for production and spare parts orders.
• Maintain and review appropriate stocking levels (ROP/ROQ), item L/T’s and cost for purchased materials (assigned), while maintaining low inventory levels and maintaining high inventory turns.
• Achieve cost reduction and/or supplier alternatives.
• Maintain vendor performance metrics to resolve vendor quality issues, such as NCR’s, MRB/RTV, OTD, SCAR’s, audits, etc.
• Drive suppliers on lean manufacturing concept by setting up and operating a pull system environment (Kanban) or other VMI tools
• Help resolve purchasing problems with other departments (Accounting, Receiving, Production, Sales, Engineering, R&D, and Service) such as conformance to quality, designs, material scheduling, receiving, and pricing disputes.
• Anticipate and react to the changing conditions that require decisions, action and/or problem solving, that directly affects purchased material or items
• Analyzes daily report listing new parts & assemblies. Completes IMADD entry in system

• Bachelors’ Degree – preferred, but not required
• At least 5 years of experience working in a purchasing function; manufacturing environment preferred
• APICS Certification preferred

• Strong Negotiations and Supplier Collaboration Skills
• Working knowledge and understanding of ERP/MRP systems and its use in a manufacturing environment.
• Knowledge of Microsoft Outlook, Office, Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Access.
• Lean concepts, tools and knowledge
• Background/Knowledge of Stocking Agreements
• Read & understand drawings/blueprints and other manufacturing standards
• Ability to react and respond to high volume emails (internally & externally), in a timely manner
• Capability to work independently and within a collaborative team environment
• Strong organizational skills and attention to detail

• Office environment with some exposure to manufacturing activity. No strenuous physical work. Strict compliance with company safety policies.

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