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Buyer I

Buyer I

Job ID 
2017-1400
# of Openings 
1
Job Locations 
US-MN-Bloomington
Posted Date 
10/5/2017
Category 
Manufacturing

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Overview

The purpose of this position is to manage the procurement process for assigned commodities and services to provide sources of supply at the lowest net cost. This position is responsible for the selection and development of a supply base to support continuous improvement in cost, quality and schedule, as well as alignment of the supply base to company goals and technological objectives.

Responsibilities

  • Lead initiatives in supplier selection and development, cost reduction, quality improvement, and cycle time reduction
  • Manage inventory levels of commodities to ensure maximum turns while maintaining a consistent source of supply
  • Utilize problem solving tools to improve procedures and communications with internal/external customers and suppliers
  • Participate on project teams involved in current product enhancement and new product development
  • Understand and leverage events, technology, and costs that affect source of supply
  • Maintain impartial supplier relationships that are consistent with company standards

 

Qualifications

Education & Experience:

 

  • Bachelor’s Degree in business or a related field
  • Three to six years of purchasing related experience

 

Knowledge:

  • A thorough working knowledge of all aspects of inventory procurement in an ERP/MRP environment
  • Skills:

    • Ability to read and interpret blueprints
    • Understanding of electro-mechanics
    • Effective negotiative skills