Engineering & Technical

Senior Buyer

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    Bob Giusti

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    over 1 year ago

Senior Buyer



  • Assist Senior Supply Chain management in creating a best-in-class Procurement and Sourcing organization through:
    • the creation of a proper Commodity Classification system for purchased parts, to aid in the sourcing of quoting of all materials
    • the creation of a thorough Supplier Management system, to aid in the development of quality-focused, responsive suppliers on the Approved Supplier List
    • the refinement of a systemic quoting process (RFQ) to be used for all products that supports company objectives, to including PPV and year over year cost objectives
    • the enhancement of the order management process, to improve efficiencies from order placement through invoicing
    • the introduction of supplier agreements and MOU’s for critical parts and suppliers
  • Collaborate with Planning as well as the Manufacturing, Engineering, and Project teams to support ongoing monthly demand in terms of material needs
  • Facilitate procurement and change order management, to include
    • Creating and releasing purchase orders via MRP
    • Assessing impact of proposed and implemented changes
    • Maintaining supplier delivery
    • Supporting weekly shortage and status reviews with current updates
    • Handling of expedite requests
  • Manage ERP purchasing parameters to ensure accurate and value added MRP signals, to include integrity and accuracy of all Purchased components throughout the product lifecycle
  • Assist in the development and implementation of new products and product transitions
  • Support inventory management tools and techniques to best address business needs (e.g. Kanban. Min-Max, Re-order Point, etc.)
  • Participate on MRB teams to disposition non-conforming material, manage replacements, and monitor performance as needed
  • Follow up to ensure the timely disposition of slow moving, obsolete, damaged and other unusable materials in accordance with Company policies and procedures as needed.
  • Support annual and ad-hoc physical inventory, cycle counts, and re-valuations
  • Ensure consistent and timely communication with all stakeholders so that they are informed of material status and are able to effectively support the needs of all projects
  • Support the organization by assisting with the sourcing of MRO materials and supplies, as well as the placement and management of MRO requisitions and orders
  • Manage the Return to Vendor process (RTV) with Supplier Quality
  • Work with the finance team to resolve any outstanding issues or concerns regarding supplier invoices or credits
  • Estimated 25% travel, reviewing of capability-capacity evaluations and supplier assessments.  Most travel is domestic within North America with some infrequent travel overseas required.
  • Perform other duties as assigned


  • Bachelor’s Degree in Business, Supply Chain, or technical discipline
  • APICS/ISM Certification a plus


  • 5-7 years of experience as a Buyer or Commodity Specialist required
  • Familiarity with Commodity sourcing strategies
  • Ability to understand and manage cost analysis and drive cost savings with suppliers
  • Regulated industry experience preferred, medical industry a plus.
  • Experience with ERP systems (Exact MAX preferred)
  • Microsoft Office proficiency, especially Excel
  • Experience with new product development/introduction
  • Experience with Sourcing/quoting (RFQ)/supply agreements
  • Experience with PO and Supplier management





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