Our Client is a major North American player in the manufacture and maintenance of specialty heavy industrial transportation equipment. They are seeking an experienced Senior Buyer who can make an immediate impact as the company continues to grow its sales and services operations. This company has come through the Pandemic in one of the few high-growth industries and expects that trajectory to be accelerated. The Senior Buyer must be able to work in an environment that maintains over 20,000 unique part and item IDs across both in-house manufacturing and a robust retail parts inventory. The total inventory turns dozens of times per year and is sourced from nearly 450 vendors, requiring a vigilant and proficient daily pace of procurement operations.
The successful candidate will demonstrate that they think, act, and plan strategically about the entire purchasing and supply chain process. Our client is not looking for a tactical buyer, doing the job the way it has always been done. The Senior Buyer they are seeking has the skills and the gumption to negotiate with vendors for better pricing and terms as warranted. This candidate must have great people skills and be driven to work a problem through to the solution.
Career growth is part of the equation for an experienced buying professional (who has a bit of gasoline in their veins for company culture) as they must have the capacity and skills to replace their boss and become the Supply Chain Manager. This is a longevity role at a family company where people stay.
Reporting to the Supply Chain Manager, the incumbent procures parts and materials for new-build manufacturing, as well as upgrades, service jobs, and resale to retail customers. The Senior Buyer also sets up and maintains item data in the inventory system, sources special-order parts and materials, manages product returns, and facilitates parts and materials transfers within divisions of the company.
This job has no direct supervisory responsibilities currently but has the potential for future direct, and "dotted line" reporting through business and career growth for the proven performer.
Essential Job Functions:
1) Purchase Orders Management (50%)
2) Product Returns (15%)
3) Unique Parts & Materials Sourcing (10%)
4) Item Data Maintenance (15%)
5) Transfer Request Facilitation (10%)