Website Talent Strategy

Buyer
Salary:
$60k

Summary:

Responsible for activities involved with procurement of goods and services at favorable conditions which involves ensuring best price and quality of the product, right quantity, on time delivery at the required location. Following Company’s Purchasing Policy and Procedures. Responsible for development of existing and new suppliers based on their on time performance and quality. Active communication with suppliers, engineering and internal customers.

MAJOR DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Responsible for efficient purchasing of technical goods and services for the Company
  • Understanding and following quality systems and quality assurance procedures to select materials and suppliers. Ensure proper documentation/NDA with 3rd Party before sending out any technical/confidential information.
  • Identifying, developing and qualifying new supplier required to support Schuler/BCN demands. Supports supplier risk assessment exercises.
  • Send out Request for Quote (RFQ), verify quotes for technical and commercial requirement, execute price comparison confidently negotiate price, terms and conditions with suppliers and conclude negotiations and generate savings. Negotiate short & long term price frame agreements with suppliers.
  • Verify and process purchasing requisitions and service notification in a timely manner with the proper documentation and within purchasing procedure and policies. Make order decisions based on cost, delivery, quality and reliability. Verify supplier order confirmation.
  • Ensures timely delivery, expedite orders as necessary and is responsible to manage and develop suppliers based on their on-time delivery and quality. Issue Non Confirming Material (NCM) to suppliers for quality concerns and ensure corrective and preventive action from supplier is implemented.
  • Maintains accurate purchasing, item and vendor records in SAP by updating vendor master and info records.
  • Active communication with Engineering, Quality, Sales/Customer service department including affiliates and Project managers.
  • Suggest process and cost optimization ideas and continuously improves procurement procedures and practices.
  • Performs other purchasing related duties as needed.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

  • Associate Degree or Bachelor’s degree in Business, Procurement, Supply Chain or Engineering with at least 5 years in technical procurement. Technical background is a must.
  • Demonstrated technical buying experience including machined components
  • Experienced and confident negotiator with excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Engineering or other related technical training and experience.
  • Must be able to read and understand mechanical drawings/prints.
  • Excellent computer skills (Microsoft office) and SAP.
  • The position may occasionally require travel to potential and existing supplier/tradeshows.
  • Self-learner and ability to self-develop and enhance job knowledge
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