The Buyer is responsible to plan and procure material requirements to drive the lowest possible overall cost. Drive year over year productivity, savings and inventory reduction. Focus on commitments for assigned parts/vendors. Buyers play a vital role in improving Customer Service and lead-time reduction using MRP systems.

Role specific responsibilities:

  • Utilize MRP requirements for assigned components into a material plan to ensure proper inventory levels are available to meet customer demand
  • Organizes and implements sourcing productivity projects for assigned parts and commodities
  • Works with the Purchasing Manger to identify best sourcing options based on availability and pricing
  • Manages optimal inventory levels for assigned materials using sales forecasts and available reports in SAP
  • Expedites open orders as required and maintains the current commitments within SAP
  • Utilizes information available in SAP to identify any delays or supply problems to communicate those to management
  • Monitors past due purchase orders to ensure supplier performance and part availability
  • Develops partnership with vendors
  • Evaluates and manages vendor performance to minimize quality issues and past due purchase orders
  • Addresses all receiving, invoicing, and paperwork issues
  • Ensures supply chain metrics are maintained
  • Assists in prompt disposition of Non-Conforming materials
  • Assists management in developing a more robust and efficient Supply Chain process
  • Manage assigned AP bench exceptions and all other vendor payment issues

Job Specific Education Required:

High School Diploma or GED required, Bachelor’s degree preferred

Work Experience Required:

  • 5+ years of manufacturing planning, inventory management and purchasing experience

Skills & Knowledge Required:

  • Excellent communication skills, works well with all levels of associates
  • Results driven with emphasis on keeping customer and business commitments
  • Consistently demonstrates highest level of personal ethical conduct
  • Strong analytical skills, bias for action, and strong problem solving skills
  • Proven procurement and negotiation skills
  • Basic computer knowledges with MS Office
  • SAP experience a plus