Job Description

We are looking for a Senior Buyer.  This person will be responsible for negotiating with vendors for goods and services, negotiating the best possible price, terms, conditions and services guarantee.  Develops new supply sources when current vendors are inadequate.  Assists with Research and Development of new products. Develops demand plans for the assigned commodities. Interface with all departments to resolve problems associated with purchased items. Assists with quality control initiatives and promotes company philosophy.
Essential Duties & Responsibilities:
  • Purchase goods, materials, components or services in line with specified cost, quality and delivery targets
  • Ensure continuous supply of required goods and materials and communicate any supply problems which may pose a risk or impact on business operations
  • Create and maintain demand planning processes and systems to improve forecasting accuracy
  • Work with customers, sales team and supply chain management to ensure ongoing forecasting accuracy and adjust proactively for business needs.
  • Research and evaluate areas of opportunity and reduce costs where possible
  • Develop ideas and strategies to improve operational efficiency, add value, aid business performance and work towards a strategy of continuous improvement
  • Negotiate contracts, improve prices and terms of business with suppliers and review opportunities to make business savings utilizing negotiation and procurement best practice tools and methods
  • Assess and evaluate suppliers and undertake performance reviews to ensure contract compliance and manage performance improvement activities
  • Explore alternate sources for goods and materials 
  • Contact suppliers to resolve price, quality, delivery or invoice issues
  • Gain knowledge of the company’s culture, products, and personnel policies and procedures.
  • Other duties and responsibilities as assigned.
Competencies
  • Highly skilled at building and maintaining effective and productive relationships with key stakeholders and suppliers
  • Strong negotiation, communication, interpersonal and influencing skills
  • Analytical, numerically astute with strong proven problem-solving abilities
  • Ability to demand plan in a rapidly changing and seasonal business environment
  • Results orientated with the ability to plan and deliver against project deadlines
  • Keen attention to detail and accuracy
  • Strong follow-up, follow through, organizational and multi-tasking skills.
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment.
  • Demonstrated track record of cost reductions.
  • High degree of self-motivation and self-discipline with a focus on achieving results.
  • Working knowledge of the following commodities preferred:
    • Industrial grade fabrics and microfibers
    • Industrial grade polyurethane foams and leather
    • Printed goods and packaging
    • Printed Circuit boards and electronic components
    • Steel Fabrication and small Machined parts
Required Education and Experience:
  • Five years hands-on purchasing experience required.
  • Associate or bachelor’s degree in a business or engineering-related field, preferred
  • Certified Purchasing Manager (CPM) certificate, preferred.
  • Computer proficiency required, including Adobe Acrobat and MS Office: Advanced Excel skills
  • Experience with demand planning, purchase order creation and item setup in a modern ERP system such as SAP, Microsoft Dynamics 365, Oracle or Netsuite is strongly preferred.
Competitive pay, full benefits, relocation assistance, and more

We are currently scheduling interviews: contact me asap. Donna Smith at dsmith@arevogroup.com

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