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Senior Buyer

Castle Rock, CO

REPORTS TO: Purchasing Coach
DEPARTMENT: Purchasing

SPECIFIC DUTIES:
Essential

  • Research and develop new vendor sources; negotiates and maintains relationships with current vendors
  • Assist with product development by defining material needed, providing drawings when appropriate, obtaining vendor quotes, acquiring samples, and issuing purchase orders
  • Gather data for capital purchases and presents data and recommendations
  • Interpret technical drawings and RFQs for Sales and new product development
  • Research ways to improve finished products by suggesting material alternatives
  • Obtain request for quotes from vendors and conduct periodic vendor reviews
  • Travel up to 15% domestically and internationally

Marginal

  • Create and maintain item and vendor files
  • Approve purchase orders
  • Other duties as assigned


KNOWLEDGE / SKILLS:

  • A minimum 5 – 7 years of related experience but specifically a minimum of 4 years related planning/procurement/supply chain experience in a distribution and light manufacturing/kitting operations. International experience preferred
  • Knowledge and professional experience with implementation of and adherence to Purchasing Contracts and Vendor Compliance Agreements
  • Experience with cross functional teams including Quality, Production, Sales, and Product Development
  • Knowledge of forecasting/planning software
  • Ability to read technical drawings and prints
  • Exceptional analytical skills along with advanced Microsoft Office, especially Excel, skills
  • Knowledge of permanent magnetic materials relating to quality, tolerances & specs desired
  • Quote processing experience with both outsourcing labor and materials
  • Materials and capital purchasing experience
  • Experience with new product development

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Ability to effectively interact with all levels of company team by establishing and maintaining effective work relationships
  • Ability to effectively interact with external vendors
  • Detail oriented with the ability to organize and handle multiple tasks
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality
  • Ability to prepare reports and other documents in a neat and legible manner
  • Demonstrates excellent negotiation, problem resolution, and customer service skills
  • Demonstrates e Ability to assimilate information and make decisions based on research
  • ffective written, oral and telephone communication skills and prepare reports and other documents in a neat and legible manner
  • Handles difficult situations with diplomacy

EDUCATION:

  • Bachelor’s degree in a related field such as Supply Chain Management or Purchasing

 

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