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Job

Buyer

  • Job ref:

    11186

  • Location:

    Dracut, United States

  • Sector:

    Materials

  • Contact:

    Bob Giusti

  • Published:

    5 months ago

  • Consultant:

    #

BUYER

 

Employees will execute their job duties in accordance with safety regulations, company policies, and ISO 9001 procedures.

Essential Job Duties:

  • Plan and purchase any and all parts and material to insure availability at lowest possible cost and investment while maximizing customer service
  • Plan and purchase higher end commodities and fabricated parts
  • Respond to MRP demand in a timely manner (daily), placing orders for material in response to forecasts and customer requirements Identify strengths and weaknesses of supplier base; manage and develop alternate supplier relationships as performance and business requirements dictate
  • Manage purchase agreements and contracts for materials, as to sources, quotations, prices, terms, etc., ensuring uniformity, economy and limitation of liability
  • Expedite parts shortages and past due parts and initiate corrective action to remedy shortage problems
  • Initiate projects and programs; carries them through to fruition
  • Manage database of substitute materials and alternate methods, or new sources for required materials anticipating make vs. buy cost trends in light of future forecasts for components
  • Manage creative supplier agreements/contracts that focus on efficient delivery of material, utilizing lean concepts such as pull systems, consignment and bread man to minimize inventory and limit out of stock situations
  • Control inventory/ordering procedures to minimize exposure to surplus and obsolete inventories
  • Maintain consistent interface with Engineering and Manufacturing management and other internal customers
  • Responsible for a set number of suppliers and order placement with them on a day to day basis

Educational and Experience Requirements:

  • High School Diploma required;
  • Associate’s or Bachelor’s degree preferred
  • 5+ years experience as a buyer in a manufacturing environment
  • Excellent computer skills in a windows environment; MRP/ERP systems, MS Office