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Purpose: Apply tactical skills to insure inventory optimization and customer satisfaction levels are achieved. Senior Buyer will work with suppliers to develop continuous improvement plans and metrics to monitor performance. Participate as a member of the operations team, ongoing development, communication and implementation of team concepts, programs and policies. Coordinates work to ensure best practices with all team members. Lead the commodity buyers and monitor overall buying group performance.
Purchases materials or other goods and/or coordinates activities involved with procuring products and services, such as raw materials, equipment, tools, parts, supplies, MRO’s, and advertising, for establishment.
Receives and reviews requisitions requesting goods and services.
Makes tactical buying decisions with respect to the placement and management of all purchases within assigned MRP portfolio to meet scheduled demand. This process encompasses order placement, rescheduling, expediting, cancellation of items, and/or receiving and invoice issue reconciliation and approval.
Align correct quantity of parts with scheduled due dates to ensure master production schedule is met.
Interviews and confers with vendors to obtain product or service information, such as price, availability, and delivery schedule.
Placing purchase orders for parts that have liability (NC/NR) at the component lead-time only.
Negotiate lead-time constraints with suppliers to negate missed commitment dates.
Review all delivery issues and take appropriate corrective action to avoid schedule impact.
Responsible for managing all Obsolete, Inactive & Excess Inventory items.
Attend MRB meetings as scheduled to maintain satisfactory compliance of NCM (Nonconforming Materials) return and disposition as outlined in the SOP.
Meet with suppliers to discuss contracts, price negotiations, lead-time issues, open order status, new product lines, etc.
Follow procedures for Purchasing as outlined in the appropriate SOP’s.
Assist overall Operations on all projects as assigned. Includes special projects that are assigned by the Director, Materials Management.
Maintain a posture of flexibility to the changing needs of Production and the Market.
Execute any other assigned requirements of the business outside the scope of materials management as assigned by the Director, Materials Management