The Senior Buyer is responsible for the purchasing of raw materials, equipment and/or services to support the manufacturing organization. This position will actively manage the supplier base, identify and resolve resource constraints, and will take appropriate actions in order to achieve established schedule and customer commitments. The Senior Buyer will support the effort in creating a culture of continuous improvement that facilitates effective problem solving, process and product improvement.
Bachelor’s degree (B.A., B.S.) from four-year college or university; or eight to ten years related experience or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience
8+ years of experience in an advanced buyer or sourcing role preferred. Experience with ERP system and lean manufacturing is required. Hands on experience in negotiating supplier agreements and implementing successful supplier kanbans.
Experience with project management either in a training setting or hands on preferred.
APICS certification or in- process certification preferred. Memberships in professional organizations related to the supply chain management field a plus.