Buyer

PEAK Technical Staffing USA

Job Description

responsible for ensuring proper quality materials are available to meet the need of the production plan in the lowest total delivered cost possible.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Ensure timely deliveries of raw materials to manufacturing plant. Utilize MRP system to forecast material requirements. Monitor events in supply chain to forecast prices of key raw materials.
  • Build, develop, and manage professional partnerships with key suppliers to create a program based on availability, cost, quality, service and reliability. Ensure vendor complies with delivery & quality requirements.
  • Keep daily communications with purchasing and production teams to ensure that materials are sourced and delivered based on production needs. Also cooperates with supervisors / managers in logistics, maintenance, safety, and quality departments when needed.

Qualification / Knowledge and Skills:

  • Education/Training/Work Experience:

Prefer Bachelors Degree or equivalent, but will train with Associates and some related experience/training

  • Experience in supplier management, price negotiations, cost reduction and inventory control; Microsoft Office, MRP systems experience. Must have excellent communications skills including negotiations experience.
  • Must read and speak English
  • Computer literate – must be familiar with Excel, E-mail, PC and various programs

Job Requirements

  • Buy based on buyer negotiations
  • Identify sourcing opportunities based on spend through the buyer-assisted process
  • Send all new purchase orders to vendors
  • Provide feedback to strategic buyer on supplier performance for new or expired contract negotiations
  • Performing all buyer functions within delegated or assigned authority
  • Creating purchase orders and stock transfer orders from purchase requisitions
  • Develop new suppliers where current suppliers are
  • Initiate purchase orders for required product based upon inventory levels
  • Analyze past buyer trends, sales records, price and quality of merchandise to determine value and yield
  • Develop strategic supplier relationships with suppliers
  • Assist category buying director in leading the development of the category buying strategy and vision for retail stores and website across multiple product types
  • Informing buying staff of new opportunities or issues
  • Sent from a buyer to a BA for processing into internal systems
  • Setting up purchase orders for new programs
  • Execute delivery commitments through purchase orders and work orders
  • Execute sales margin and inventory plans
  • Ensuring stores remain in stock on seasonal product
  • Lead and develop the purchasing/buyer team
  • Support projects to streamline the Procurement process
  • Develop and maintain a buying network

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