Sr Buyer

  • Manages procurement of direct materials to support business requirements : includes purchase order management, sourcing, contracting, spend analysis, inventory management, and supplier performance management.
  • Leverages enterprise tools and systems to drive continuous improvement techniques identify and complete key procurement initiatives, and enhance the performance of the purchasing function.
  • Roles and Responsibilities :

  • Reviews, administers, and manages purchase orders and delivery commitments to designated suppliers as necessary to support production and / or sales requirements within the business.
  • Reviews, interprets, and communicates material demand forecast and manages capacity planning for assigned commodity groups and / or supplier relationships.
  • Supports alignment of production supplier requirements and sourcing strategies with those of product development (NPI) for designated suppliers / commodities to ensure uninterrupted material availability, alignment of risk, and cost goals with vision for the business.
  • Owns performance management and improvement efforts for designated suppliers, including leading regular supplier business reviews.
  • Utilizes lean sourcing principles (kanban, consignment and other similar material pull methods) to achieve 100% material availability and optimize on-hand inventory.
  • Embraces continuous improvement techniques to drive toward attainment of key purchasing metrics (supplier on-time delivery, quality, risk management, inventory velocity, and cost reduction opportunities).
  • Leverages problem solving skills and develops counter-measures to implement long-term solutions to identified problems.
  • Coordinates engineering change order activity with suppliers and other functional groups.
  • May mentor colleagues within the supply chain organization.
  • Leverages best practice supplier selection techniques to identify a core supply base able to offer lowest total cost of ownership, high quality product, and on-time delivery performance.
  • Supports assigned commodity team by identifying and driving closure of risk mitigation and cost reduction opportunities, understanding commodity trends across the market, mentoring teammates, and supporting commodity projects as assigned.
  • Cost and contracting
  • Supports construction of annual cost reduction plan to achieve corporate initiative plan for designed suppliers / parts.
  • Leads creation, negotiation, and management of commercial agreements covering cost, quality, and delivery terms.
  • BS degree or equivalent and 8+ years of purchasing experience in a regulated industry manufacturing environment (medical device preferred).
  • Certifications : CPSM, CPIM, and / or PMP is a plus.
  • Significant computer experience including MS Office products and ERP systems, preferably SAP and Agile. Strong Excel skills.
  • Proven track record of effective project management in a fast-paced manufacturing company.
  • Thorough knowledge of and experience working with kanban systems and other lean principles.
  • Working knowledge of buying, material planning, master scheduling, and forecasting.
  • Demonstrates concern for precision and thoroughness.
  • Proven ability to consistently achieve stretch goals and objectives.
  • Ability to provide positive direction by encouraging peers to have a commitment to high standards of quality and performance.
  • Ability to handle multiple tasks and projects successfully.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills, 90% English
  • Strong negotiation skills and experience with proven track record of savings.
  • 15% travel to both domestic and international suppliers.
  • Shift : Shift 1 - Day

    Travel : Yes, 10 % of the Time

    Travel Requirements : Yes, 10 % of the Time Shift : Shift 1 - Day

    Publicada el 23/07/2021

    Finaliza el 31/10/2021

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