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Job Number5877
Job TitleBuyer
Salary Range60-65K
RequirementsMinimum of 5 years’ experience in Supply Chain and/or Procurement required.  Bachelor’s Degree required. Read and interpret blueprints/schematics; Execute procurement processes; Supplier analysis & evaluation; Understand Material Requirements Planning (MRP); Contract administration; CPM or CPSM a plus.  Domestic travel 10-30%.
DescriptionThis role negotiates and procures general and complex items required by the business under the most beneficial conditions achievable. This role ensures operational and customer requirements are met in terms of quality, cost and delivery and contributes to continuous improvement of the procurement function. Monitors production control activities, assesses requirements and plans for purchases to fulfill business needs; ensures adequate flow of information with business units and suppliers concerning progress of materials, anticipated delivery schedules.  Processes purchase orders and change orders; resolves conflicts related to purchase orders and inventory. Identifies, evaluates and obtains quotations from potential new suppliers. Collaborates with internal customers through various methods to understand the needs of the business and provides procurement services to support production schedules. Develops and executes processes related to the negotiation, evaluation and selection of suppliers and business transactions; continuously identifies areas of improvement. Supports purchasing team by providing insight based on experience and knowledge. Maintains mutually beneficial working relationships with suppliers; travels to supplier facilities as needed.  Analyzes supplier contract conditions and activities related to costs/pricing, delinquencies and quality to identify opportunities for optimization; makes recommendations for retention or elimination from approved supplier list. Provides training and guidance to others to develop competency in procurement. Performs other duties as assigned. Foundational competencies - Delivers Results, Critical Thinking Skills, Communication, Quality and Continuous Improvement, Teamwork and Collaboration. Functional competencies - Execution, Planning, Scheduling and Control, Professional and Technical Acumen, Negotiation, Customer Focus, Quality, Cost, and Delivery.