Senior R&D Buyer- 835432

Job #: 835432
Salary: 83K
Industry: Manufacturing
Type:Direct Hire
Location: Madison, WI
Category: Professional/Technical Positions

Description / Qualifications

Our Madison client is looking for a talented professional that is ready to work hard and be a team player as a Senior Technical Buyer. The job responsibilities are the following:

  • Select, qualify, and develop a strategic supply base
  • Acquire sources for new technologies that provide us with a competitive advantage
  • Serve as a commodity specialist by tracking and reporting market trends and economic conditions affecting assigned commodities
  • Identify high-risk supply chains and implement contingency plans internally and externally
  • Formulate sourcing strategies to support short-term and long-term operational requirements
  • Develop accurate material cost forecasts based on market/industry/economic factors and suppliers’ pricing strategies
  • Initiate and implement cost improvement projects with input from relevant stakeholders
  • Lead and/or support supplier improvement initiatives and supplier quality assessments/audits
  • Negotiate and maintain comprehensive contracts
  • Develop material and component cost models within commodity responsibilities to accurately predict future material costs for the organization
  • Select and qualify suppliers based on Total Cost of Ownership (TCO) incorporating customer needs, organizational goals, and market conditions
  • Ability to work with technical personnel both internally and externally in early stages of design in order to drive down cost out and insure adherence to specifications that support company’s strategic vision
  • Intermediate knowledge of materials and manufacturing methods/processes
  • Willingness to continue technical education in assigned commodities
  • Ability to travel both domestically and internationally

The candidate must have a Bachelors degree or better in Supply Chain or in a related field and those with a CPSM will be preferred.