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Senior Buyer
Tuscaloosa, AL

Position No Longer Open

Posted 8/07/2018

Required Skills

  • Bachelor’s Degree Required

Job Description

  • Plan, organize, direct, and control activities related to the Advance Purchasing function with the objective of optimizing the total cost of purchases, while selecting the optimal capable source to support the program in all areas
  • Responsible to processing design changes requests and be a part of the change management team until PPAP
  • Works with the Strategic Commodity Manager and Operational Purchasing to support the assigned commodity team
  • Interview and work closely with vendors to obtain and develop desired products
  • This may require travel both within and outside the U.S. on a frequent basis
  • Closely work with SQAs in a team to assess suppliers’ strengths & weaknesses and facilitate the sourcing council
  • Confer with Cost Engineers, Engineering development team to understand design cost drivers and control inputs
  • Confer with staff, users, and vendors to discuss defective or unacceptable goods or services and determine corrective action
  • Manages RFQ’s to the supply base according to the commodity strategy to support Operational Purchasing programs
  • Analyze and monitor sales records, trends and economic conditions to anticipate consumer buying patterns and determine what the company will sell and how much inventory is needed
  • Comply with requirements of the Quality Management Systems (QMS) in accordance with ISO 9001 / TS16949 specifications
  • Identify concerns and initiate corrective actions (through verification) relating to product, process, and quality systems
  • Initiate preventative and continuous improvement actions relating to product, process, and quality systems
  • Prepare comprehensive quote packages with input from Engineering, SQA and Manufacturing
  • Maintain and review records of items purchased, costs, delivery, product performance, and inventories
  • Negotiate supplier price reductions as they become necessary and in accordance with customer cost reduction initiatives, i.e. customer givebacks

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