Buyer

Overview:

Working within our buying team, this position will be assisting with vendor negotiation and procurement and providing materials, supplies and services to our manufacturing operations.

Key Responsibilities Include:

  • Support manufacturing on time delivery and production productivity by maintaining effective supply chains and acting as the first level of escalation when a potential supply disruption is identified.

  •  Assist with obtaining quotes- negotiate and procure materials and services for the best value.

  • Prepare purchase orders in accordance with documented materials processes.

  •  Control expedite fees from suppliers and transportation companies by exercising exceptional supply chain control.

  • Verify accuracy of all documentation including but not limited to supplier proposals to purchase orders, file documentation, invoices and receipts, and sign purchase orders

  • Interface with both current and potential suppliers in order to determine best price for current requirements, and remain abreast of economic and business situations relating to procurement activity.

  • Monitor supplier on-time delivery and quality levels to develop plans for continuous improvement of overall supplier performance.

  • Assure accuracy of purchasing transactions to minimize negative inventory levels.

  •  Generate and communicate part level forecasts as needed to all assigned suppliers.

  • Process rejected materials back to supplier within a timely manner and negotiate with supplier when supplier-caused rework occurs.

  • Continue to develop new vendors and participate with Manufacturing and R&D leadership in the evaluation and selection of alternate sources of supply.

Skills and qualifications:

  • 3-5 years of tactical procurement and supplier management experience in a mechanical assembly or aerospace manufacturing environment.

  •  Aerospace or medical device industry experience highly preferred.

  • Bachelor’s degree in engineering, business, supply chain, or related discipline.

  • APICS or CPM Certification desirable.

  • Negotiation skills required.

  • Ability to develop and maintain strong relationships with team members and suppliers.

  • Working knowledge and understanding of MRP.

  • Technical knowledge of mechanical assembly.

  • Problem solving, critical thinking, and troubleshooting skills.

  • Ability to work independently and to take initiative while working collaboratively within a team environment.

  •  Managing multiple critical priorities and meeting deadlines.

  •  Intermediate skill level in Microsoft Office.

 

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