My client is an international leading manufacturer of metal forming equipment and related software located in Akron, NY. They are looking to add a Senior Technical Buyer to their team who has a strong technical/engineering knowledge, can interpret blueprints, and brings a hands on approach to problem solving and supplier negotiations. They would even consider someone with a strong technical background and communication skills that wants to learn more of the buying aspects.
The Sr. Technical Buyer must be able to read blueprints and have a reasonable understanding of machining.
Sr. Technical Buyer Requirements:
Two (2) year Associate degree in Materials Management or Manufacturing Technology preferred
3-5 years previous industrial MRO buying / planning exp. in a manufacturing environment and/or demonstrated estimating and manufacturing engineering process analysis experience
CPIM / APICS certification a plus
Excellent written and verbal communication and negotiation skills
Able to collaborate and interact with others
Demonstrate computer skills (Microsoft Office environment, Word, Excel, e-mail), internal network, and ERP system
Must be able to read and interpret blueprints
Work environment will consist of occessional exposure to dust, odor, oil, fumes and noise in a manufacturing environment
Must have the aptitude to understand how machines and products work and how it can delay shipping
Sr. Technical Buyer Description:
Supports lead time / manufacturing service level requirements
Plan purchasing order quantities and supplier inventory level for best total cost
Develop alternate sources while reducing overall vendor base
Develop, set up and integrate new systems (i.e. VMI, Kan-Ban, automated vouchering, etc.)
Maintain supplier relationship to attain service targets, and ensure flexibility and on time delivery
Lead others in releasing blanket orders (i.e. electronics, hardware, etc.)
Attain total cost reductions as measured vs. standard
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