Buyer - $60-80k
South Kansas City, MO
$60 - $80K
South Kansas City, MO
Interviewing over the next two weeks
Bell & Associates, Inc. has been engaged to help our client find their next Buyer. The Buyer works within a product design and manufacturing environment and is a member of the Business Operations Support Team, providing support to Engineering, Program Management, Quality Management and Production. As a Buyer, you will be responsible for a range of strategic and routine procurement activities to ensure supplier performance and develop a qualified, reliable base of suppliers with timely deliveries. This position will also be responsible for crafting a procurement schedule that dovetails into the design and manufacturing schedule, providing a comprehensive project support schedule.
Develop procurement plan to support programs/projects.
Purchase materials, parts, supplies, and equipment following established purchasing policies and procedures and optimizes price, delivery, and terms with minimum supervision.
Develop and maintain the project schedule, ensuring supplies/services are received in timely manner. Brief the supervisor and management on procurement status, highlighting risk areas and risk mitigation approach
Aggressively manages delivery schedules, ensuring on-time delivery and/or expedited recovery plan with consideration when deliveries are delinquent.
Monitor delinquent deliveries and quality issues with suppliers. Recommends actions for repeated offenses.
Develop lessons learned from purchases and develop best practices to optimize performance
Identify, analyze and qualify vendors.
Work with vendors to obtain product or service information such as price, availability, and delivery schedule. Determine points when supplier base should be expanded.
Development of economic purchase strategy. Source production materials and components, with consideration given to price, quality and availability.
Develop Supplier Agreements and similar arrangements in order to create stable supplier list and best pricing
Process, approve and deliver purchase and production orders to meet targeted inventory goals.
Review bid proposals and negotiate contracts within budgetary limitations and scope of authority.
Maintain procurement records such as items or services, purchased costs, delivery, product quality or performance, and inventories.
Help monitor parts obsolescence.
Interact with stakeholders of purchased or manufactured components to address defective or unacceptable goods or services to determine source of the problem and take corrective action.
Approve invoice exceptions (quantity or price differs from the P.O.) for payment.
Expedite delivery of goods from vendors on an as needed basis.
Run past due reports and exceptions reports to accommodate planning and production changes.
Work with Materials Manager and Accounting to review and manage purchase price variance (PPV) and manufacturing variance.
Partner with Engineering, Marketing and Program Management during the product definition phase to assess cost feasibility and cost targets
Partner with cross functional team members to determine product needs and plans/schedules appropriately ensuring purchased parts/services support production schedule
Collaborate with suppliers during development process to identify design and manufacturing cost drivers to support Design to Cost efforts
Seek out and identify opportunities for value creation (cost savings, cost avoidance, revenue enhancement) and risk reduction
Coordinate with planning to transition production requirements once product has successfully launched
Support Design for Manufacturability and Assembly (DFMA) reviews for new products with Supply Chain
Work in cross-functional team environment to achieve the best cost for the parts without compromising performance, quality or reliability
Influence design decisions by participating in design concept reviews to assure cost is being considered as one of the key elements in concept evaluation
Performs risk assessments to identify and mitigate program cost risks with Supply Chain
Performs other related duties as required
Relevant BS degree. Experience may be considered in lieu of education.
3+ years of experience performing buyer duties similar to the above in manufacturing or related environment
Experience with ERP systems experience with SYSPRO highly desired
Knowledge of manufacturing process, including product design and assembly of bills of materials (BOM) and dependencies.
Must be able to work successfully in a cross-functional manner to support operations in a fast-paced work environment.
Highly organized, detail-oriented, demonstrated ability to multi-task, with strong follow up skills. Strong ability to understand and adjust to priorities.
Strong problem solving, communication, and interpersonal skills. Ability to identify problems, recommend solutions, and negotiate and execute contingency plans
Demonstrated experience serving as a change agent.
Demonstrated understanding of the impact of business decisions, and the change environment as it relates to documentation.
Ability to create routine reports, presentation and correspondence
Ability to coordinate and track activities by metrics
Must have good communication skills, both written and oral, with advanced word processing skills
Proficient in computer skills and programs generally used in an office environment.
Intermittent travel of relatively short durations will be required (<15%)
U.S. Citizenship required to support government contracts.
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