Buyer OEM – 835621

Salary: $70K
Industry: Manufacturing
Type:Direct Hire
Location: Madison
Category: Professional/Technical Positions

Description / Qualifications

We are recruiting a Buyer OEM for a Madison area client.


  • Provide direction and leadership for OEM products in the following activities: Supplier Qualification, Supplier Surveillance Auditing, Project Management & Product Implementation, Supplier Performance, Product Reliability & Warranty.
  • Ability to articulate the company’s business requirements and objectives to the OEM Supply Chain so that all OEM suppliers are properly aligned for success.
  • Compose and execute contractual OEM Agreements that provide the lowest risk to the Company as well as conducting on-going negotiations and actions to ensure the best interests of the Company are protected during the life of the contract.
  • 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.
  • Work cohesively with Group’s Demand Planning, Affiliated Distributors, Import-Export, Transportation, Compliance and International Sales Managers to optimize the OEM business.
  • Lead or assist in sourcing and re-sourcing of OEM suppliers to optimize Company’s strategic business alliances.
  • 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.
  • Develop standard costs based on market/economic factors and projected price changes.
  • Analyze and explain any purchasing variances that occur.
  • Special projects as assigned.






Microsoft Powerpoint

Microsoft Word

Microsoft Excel



Team Player: Works well as a member of a group

Detail Oriented: Capable of carrying out a given task with all details necessary to get the task done well

Enthusiastic: Shows intense and eager enjoyment and interest



Bachelors or better in Supply Chain or related field.



Certified Professional in Supply Management (CPSM), Six Sigma, Lean, formal training in Supply Chain Management

Three (3) to five (5) years experience of purchasing materials in a manufacturing environment preferred.