The Whitesell Buyer is responsible for procuring finished goods, production components, raw material, tooling, services, MRO items, etc. to meet customer requirements for multiple sites while minimizing cost. The Buyer’s primary role is to work with suppliers and the Whitesell team to balance the Supply Chain and meet customer requirements.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities (include the following but other duties may be assigned):
Maintain procurement records in ERP system such as items or services, supplier set up, supplier for purchase part record, approved supplier list, supplier certifications, supplier performance, supplier planned delivery, etc.
Send purchase orders to the supplier and ensure a supplier confirmation is received.
Communicate supplier cost increases to sales.
Negotiate cost savings with suppliers for existing business.
Expedite supplier delivery to meet customer requirements.
Discuss defective goods or services with quality personnel, users, suppliers, and others to determine the problem, request and receive supplier corrective action, and expedite replacement product.
Create the Supplier Performance report, scan report to the supplier record, and monitor for recommendation of supplier status change as dictated by Whitesell policy or customer requirements. Notify the supplier of their performance.
Confer with suppliers to obtain product or service quotations for new business. Review supplier quotations with Engineering and/or Quality, as needed, to ensure the quotation meets customer requirements.
Resolve supplier invoice discrepancies for Finance.
Review overseas product delivery with Logistics to avoid excess storage or demurrage charges.
Set up all new parts from the structure step to the Customer agreement step.
Education and/or Experience:
Bachelor or Associates Degree with one to two years related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience.
Excellent oral and written communication and computer skills, Microsoft Office, ERP systems, etc.
Must have experience in Purchasing / Planning / Supply Chain.