Senior Buyer

Seeking a strong candidate for purchasing a wide variety of items and managing processes required to operate a manufacturing facility. This role is responsible for replenishment of materials through a variety of purchasing practices including Kanban, min/max inventory planning, and discreet orders for parts.

Join a highly regarded precision manufacturer as a key contributor in delivering a wide variety of highly precise short-run and prototype parts for customers in optical, aerospace, automotive and other industrial fields.

Job Description:

  • Issue request for quotes/proposals (RFP/RFQ) to ensure selection of best overall option consistent with cost, quality and delivery requirements.
  • Issue and manage purchase orders to vendors based upon the ERP system and non-standard requirements.
  • Manage key supplier relationships: measure and report on results (rebates, savings, service, successes, etc.) and hold service providers accountable to negotiated performance standards (e.g., deliver, quality, cost, etc.).
  • Process and follow up on MRA and non-conforming materials to ensure commercial resolution and according to the relationship with the vendors.
  • Oversee inventory management for raw stock and small tools using existing tools and generally accepted practices (e.g. KANBAN).
  • Support Engineering team on R&D projects as well as ongoing improvement initiatives
  • Solve service level, pricing or logistics issues; Contact suppliers/carriers to expedite late or critical shipments.
  • Identify savings opportunities and work with other functions to review and implement same savings in a timely fashion.

Skills and Qualifications:

  • Organizational and critical thinking skills are a must
  • Works in a cross functional team environment as a strong team player to achieve company-wide on-time delivery, quality, and profitability goals
  • Effective communication and strong people skills are also required
  • Project management experience showing the ability to develop and run good processes for consistent outcomes preferred
  • Demonstrates an understanding of manufacturing material and processes to be purchased, including raw material, tooling, finishing processes and basic manufacturing processes preferred
  • Familiar with computers and standard computer software, e.g. Microsoft Office products. Prior experience with an ERP or MRP system is preferred.
  • 1-3 years purchasing experience in a manufacturing or related environment preferred
  • Associate degree required, major in Engineering, Materials Management, Procurement, Operation Planning, Business Administration, or related field preferred
  • US person only

Job Benefits:

  • Competitive Pay & Incentive Compensation
  • Health & Dental — High Deductible and Co-pay options
  • Paid Time Off & Holidays
  • 401(k) and 401(k) match
  • Climate controlled/well maintained work environment

Interested? Email us at — tell us about yourself with your resume and a completed application.

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