Buyer – 835586



Job #: 835586
Salary: $74K
Industry: Manufacturing
Type:Direct Hire
Location: Madison, WI
Category: Professional/Technical Positions
Technical Positions



Description / Qualifications

Our client is looking for a buyer to join their new product development team. This family owned company is looking for a talented hard worker who can work in a team setting.

Job responsibilities:

  • Select and certify suppliers based on quality, total cost, lead time, service, technical support, and financial stability.
  • Monitor, document, and communicate supplier performance in the areas of quality, delivery, and responsiveness to supplier corrective actions and sample submission requests.
  • Coordinate and facilitate early supplier involvement projects to insure adherence to industrial design intent, engineering specifications, and schedules, especially in support of new product development.
  • Formulate sourcing strategies to support short-term and long-term operational requirements.
  • Serve as a commodity specialist by tracking market trends and economic conditions affecting assigned commodities.
  • Submit timely reports concerning price trends, market conditions that affect supply, and recommendations for substitute materials and processes.
  • Research and implement opportunities for reducing component ‘total cost of ownership’.
  • Conduct on-site reviews of supplier facilities and product/process capability and capacity to assess current and potential supplier qualifications.
  • Lead and/or support supplier quality improvement initiatives and supplier quality assessments/audits.
  • Develop standard costs based on market/economic factors and projected price changes.
  • Analyze and explain any purchasing variances that occur.
  • Special projects as assigned.

Requirements:

  • Bachelor degree is required.
  • Experience with new product development projects in varying sizes and durations.
  • CPSM or CPM certifications a plus.
  • 3-5+ years’ experience of purchasing materials in a manufacturing environment