Procurement Specialist/ Buyer

UNITED BAKERY EQUIPMENT COMPANY - Norwalk, CA

30+ days agoFull-time

Procurement Specialist/ Buyer
As the Procurement Specialist/ Buyer you will be responsible for buying parts for our large, innovative, automated machines: mechanical parts, bearings, couplings, gears,motors, pneumatic, springs, screws and electrical components of the best quality for the beat price and delivery. Forecasting annual demand, negotiating annual contracts or multi-year contracts on blanket purchase orders. Creating just in time delivery, kitting to ensure every machine is built on time with excellent quality done right the first time.

Responsibilities:

  • Negotiation skills
  • Detail orientation
  • Strong work ethic
  • Work with suppliers
  • Team player
  • Good communication skills
  • Results oriented
  • Leveraging our buying power for maximum advantage:
  • Long-term contracts based upon forecasts
  • Always improving our terms with suppliers
  • Driving cost reductions
  • Generating cash on cash returns for just in time purchasing
  • Continuously shopping for lowest cost, best delivery and best quality
  • Implementing kitting by suppliers to support Just in time inventory
  • Work with Inventory control to maximize part sales, best reorder points
  • Drive for results.
  • Take ownership to exceed internal customer requirements.
  • Ensure internal customers (assembly, sub-assembly, parts, electrical) receive order confirmation including dates.
  • Ensure long lead-times are always ordered in advance, stocked locally.
  • Drive part sales by having the top selling parts always in stock. Help to achieve goal of shipping 90% of orders in one day.
  • Developing and communicating business plans that maximize sales, margin dollars, margin percentage, and profitability based on current business trends.
  • Developing and influencing vendor relationships in order to ensure the best prices, products, shipments and terms.
  • Participate in recommending, setting and approving product pricing strategies to achieve specific margin objectives.

Qualifications:

  • 5 years of buying experience preferred. Includes experience in both high volume and high value categories
  • Bachelor’s degree in Economics, Business or related degree from 4-year college or university preferred or:
  • Ability to effectively work with cross-functional teams.
  • Play to win attitude.
  • Results oriented.
  • Wants to drive positive organizational change.

Job Type: Full-time

Salary: $20.00 to $30.00/ hour depending upon experience.

Company benefits: Paid vacation, health insurance, dental, vision and company matching 401K.

Job Type: Full-time

Salary: $20.00 to $30.00 /hour