Senior Buyer

Industry

Engineering

Advert ID

FOX_BBBH175209

Location

Lakeville

Job Type

Permanent

Hours

Full-Time

Salary Range

Based on Experience

No. of Openings

1

Branch Information

Minnesota Engineering - (USA) 3600 Minnesota Drive Suite 850 MN Edina , MN 55435

ContactNumber

612-630-1200

Job Description

Manpower Engineering is partnering with a successful and growing company that provides industrial products and solutions for customers across the U.S. The organization works closely with clients on application analysis, design and engineering solutions, and manufacturing; taking pride in their ability to intimately understand their clients' needs and create a unique, innovative solution.



The company is experiencing fast paced growth and currently hiring for a Senior Buyer who will be responsible for reviewing material demand for actual and forecasted sales, and purchasing the highest quality raw materials, components, and goods, at the most cost-effective price, while meeting delivery dates and controlling inventory. This role will plan and execute all activities involved in the procurement from suppliers, and the management of inventory.



Work in an entrepreneurial environment where your efforts are rewarded, and you will have a direct impact on the future of the organization.



Key Responsibilities:





* Procure production and non-production materials, goods and equipment while emphasizing best combination of cost, quality, and delivery.

* Negotiate price, quality, delivery, discounts, and returns with suppliers in an approved and ethical manner and in compliance with company policies and regulations.

* Place purchase orders and work orders to meet delivery expectations.

* Maintain relevant purchasing and demand planning information in ERP such as supplier pricing, MOQ's/EOQ's, reorder points and lead times.

* Develop and maintain positive working relationships with all suppliers.

* Actively support Lean activities as they apply to scheduling work and materials - identify ways to eliminate waste in the supply/production chain.

* Suggest and implement purchasing and planning practices to reduce inventory and increase turns.

* Optimize inventory to achieve targets and improve customer on-time delivery performance.

* Analyze material requirements and synchronize delivery to match the production schedule.

* Review and reconcile weekly freight invoice reports.

* Resolve shipping discrepancies and invoice mismatches as required.

* Keep up to date on current pricing, quotes, new products, promotions, etc.



Required Experience & Qualifications:





* Bachelor's Degree in supply chain, distribution, logistics, materials management, or related field preferred. Associates degree with commensurate experience may be considered.

* 5+ years of experience in Purchasing and/or Production Planning (or similar position) in a manufacturing environment. Experience in the power generation, oil & gas, construction/off road markets a plus.

* Strong mathematical skills including the ability to calculate percentages and margins.

* Superior analytical and critical thinking skills for problem solving.

* Advanced knowledge of Microsoft Office: Outlook, Excel, Word. Advanced report writing experience, pivot table experience and data graphing a plus.

* Ability to analyze and solve problems, detail oriented.

* Must demonstrate strong organizational and time-management skills.

* Ability to communicate cross functionally. Excellent listening, verbal, and written communication skills.

* Ability to work well under pressure, time-constraints and shifting priorities.

* Working knowledge of ERP inventory systems (NetSuite experience a plus).