472 N. McLean Blvd., 2nd Floor Elgin, IL 60123-3274
South of Boston
Engineered systems and services automation company.
Sr. Buyer needs to understand supply chain management with a strong ability to negotiate and understand contracts and electronics/manufacturing purchasing.
As a Senior Buyer you will be directly responsible for facilitating the procurement of materials and related services required by the company. This position will oversee the purchasing function, collaborate closely with Materials Management, Outside Sales, Production and Planning, and support the company's overall growth plan.
Establish strategies to improve supply chain, solve shortage issues and strengthen supplier relationships
Obtain materials, components and equipment, as required by the production schedule
Plan, schedule and monitor the movement of materials through the development, prototype and production cycle
Expedite orders as necessary
Establish and maintain relations with suppliers and appropriate representatives
Direct and procure supplier technical and operating expertise as required to internal customer
Maintain an awareness of materials and procurement concepts
Verify data accuracy, report problems to appropriate parties
Develop written procedures for routine protocols and keep them current for the Purchasing Dept.
Identify problem areas and offer possible solutions
Complete special assignments for the Operations department
Track progress of parts to ensure time schedules and delivery
Work with engineering on new product introductions, including early supplier involvement
Implement improvement processes to reduce inventory and non-value add work
Monitors, analyzes, and reports material variances to standard cost. Interfaces with Accounting, Manufacturing Engineering, and Production to establish standard costs.
Responsible for optimizing material costs through vendor analysis, quality, schedule, cost evaluation, etc. Applies cost effective measures as related to support standard cost and make/buy decisions.
A minimum of a bachelor’s degree in Purchasing or Business CPM or CPIM and APICS with 4 plus years’ experience purchasing in a manufacturing environment.
Must be detail oriented and self-motivated, have strong organizational and negotiating skills, experience with supplier managed inventory, and a track record of cost, inventory and lead time reduction.
Industrial Automation Electrical & Electronic Manufacturing Mechanical Or Industrial Engineering