Buyer Job Description Sample
TE Connectivity Ltd., is a $13 billion global technology and manufacturing leader creating a safer, sustainable, productive, and connected future. For more than 75 years, our connectivity and sensor solutions, proven in the harshest environments, have enabled advancements in transportation, industrial applications, medical technology, energy, data communications, and the home.
With 78,000 employees, including more than 7,000 engineers, working alongside customers in nearly 150 countries, TE ensures that EVERY CONNECTION COUNTS. Learn more at www.te.com and on LinkedIn, Facebook, WeChat and Twitter.
TE SubCom (SubCom), a TE Connectivity Ltd. company, is an industry pioneer in undersea communications technology and marine services, and a leading global supplier for today's undersea communications requirements. As a vertically integrated supplier, SubCom designs, manufactures, deploys, and maintains the industry's most reliable fiber optic cable systems.
Its solutions include long-haul and regional systems, repeaterless networks, capacity upgrades, offshore oil and gas, and scientific research applications. SubCom brings end-to-end network knowledge and global experience to support on-time delivery and the needs of customers worldwide. To date, the company has deployed more than 100 cable systems and enough subsea communication cable to circle the Earth 15 times at the Equator. For more information visit www.SubCom.com.
TE Connectivity's Purchasing Teams are responsible for obtaining materials, components, equipment and services, gather quotations, examine bids, and award contracts. They perform cost analysis and volume planning for commodities, evaluate vendor reliability and develop new supply sources where required.
They coordinate purchasing activities with the manufacturing and engineering departments to maintain inventory at planned levels and monitor cost, schedule, and scope of assigned subcontracts to assure best quality at best value. They also look for and recommend cost saving proposals including make vs. buy analysis, alternative sourcing, and vendor evaluation criteria as well as develop specifications for new contract orders.
Responsibilities & Qualifications
Provide support the the Procurement group to include issuing purchase orders and updating vendor and delivery information in the Axiom ERP system.
Negotiate best pricing and terms for selected commodiites.
Conduct spreadsheet analysis and cost modeling to support buying decisions.
Represent the Procurement group at daily Tier III meetings
Coordinate material deliveries with manufacturing schedules and communicate any issues.
Research and resolve payment and invoicing issues.
Solicit and manage required documents from vendors.
The ideal candidate will have excellent time management skills and strong attention to detail.
Bachelors Degree preferred
Proficiency in the Microsoft Office Suite and ERP systems. Manufacturing experience preferred.
Sense of Urgency is critical
Top notch negotiation skills.
- Values: Integrity, Accountability,Teamwork, Innovation
At TE, we believe in unleashing people's potential. We have Employee Resource Groups (Women In Networking, ALIGN – LGBTQ, Young Professionals, etc.) to support and promote a diverse workplace and a culture of inclusion for the development of different perspectives, styles and ideas. By doing this, we are consistently recognized by Thomson Reuters, and now Clarivate Analytics, as one of the Top 100 Innovators, as well as deemed one of the world's most ethical companies by Ethisphere.
Nearest Major Market: Fredericksburg
Job Segment: Procurement, Developer, Engineer, Purchasing, ERP, Operations, Technology, Engineering, Finance
Responsible for sourcing, selection and procurement functions for indirect materials/services, production materials, fixed assets and tooling with minimal supervision and direction. This position is responsible for working with suppliers, sales, production and engineering in order to develop best cost solutions, assure on-time supply for production planning and to meet customer deliver/quality requirements. Works closely with other API divisions (both domestic and international) in order to coordinate sourcing, delivery as well as material/inventory management.
1.Independently seeks to source and procure a variety of goods and services at the most favorable value consistent with specification requirements, delivery time, lean practices and optimal quality.
2.Develop and support projects related to the company's "Road Maps" relating to cost savings and inventory.
3.Routinely monitors and analyzes quality and delivery performance of suppliers constantly seeking improvement and replaces those suppliers, who fail to meet our goals.
4.Insure that API Heat Transfer is paying "Fair Market" prices through the competitive bidding process.
5.Expedites/de-expedites delivery of goods and services purchased to support production, inventory levels and corporate goals.
a. Develops and maintains an adequate number of competitive suppliers necessary to support production, inventory levels and corporate goals.
b. Evaluates payment terms, price, lean goals and quality of new or prospective vendors.
c. Interviews supplier representatives soliciting information on new technologies, materials, etc. that may improve our competitiveness in the market place.
d. Visit suppliers' facility to keep abreast of their changing capabilities: processing, quality control, etc.
e. Develop, measure, report and administer programs to reduce lead times, support lean programs, cost savings, improve quality and other upgrades to business practices, etc.
f. Actively pursues contract (long-term) buying to reduce piece price inventory, promotes/develops value added, VMI and other programs to support present and future business developments.
g. Initiates and monitors procedures that will enable internal customers, help reduce inventory and support supply chain processes that reinforce API Heat Transfer goals.
h. Develops "make/buy" decisions that support API Heat Transfer Strategy, Lean Practices and Total Customer Satisfaction.
i. Other duties as required by management.
Education and Experience:
1.Bachelor's degree in a business or technical field required.
2.CPM/CPIM or equivalent preferred.
3.Minimum 5 years purchasing experience in a manufacturing/business environment or equivalent required.
4.Able to read blueprints for mechanical purchases.
5.Knowledge of MRP/ERP software.
6.A basic understanding of drafting and metal working process.
1.Must be able to effectively use a computer with all its components for prolonged periods of time and for the majority of required tasks.
2.Must be able to effectively utilize various office equipment (phone, computer, fax machine, printer, copier, filing cabinet).
3.Must be able to work in an office environment.
Job ID: 2018-11395
Career Level: experienced
Location: Queensbury,New York,United States
Bard (NYSE:BCR) is a $3B high-quality developer and manufacturer of life-saving medical devices. Product families include balloons used to relieve blocked veins and arteries, ports used to deliver chemo-therapy treatment, filters that prevent blood clots from traveling to the lungs and heart, urological catheters, and guidewires necessary for almost every medical device procedure. The Corporation has 26 locations and 13,000 employees world-wide.
(For more about the Corporation, please explore our website at www.crbard.com )
The Glens Falls Operation is known as Bard's Technology Center and is Bard's largest domestic manufacturing facility employing approximately 700 in a three shift operation. The Glens Falls Operation manufactures over 20 different product lines serving all Bard Divisions.
Summary of Position with General
Manage purchased materials within an MRP environment to ensure the timely delivery of high quality materials while utilizing innovative and proactive procurement strategies to continuously improve the supply chain.
Essential job Functions:
Work within an MRP environment to ensure material availability for production requirements.
Communicate with suppliers regularly regarding purchase order requirements.
Maintain a high level of data integrity to ensure accurate supply chain information.
Actively manage inventory dollars to ensure appropriate levels.
Develop supplier partnerships and participate in the supplier management process both locally and at the corporate level.
Establish and administer formal supply agreements and/or supplier managed inventory programs.
Negotiate the best quality and delivery at the most reasonable cost, consistent with accepted standards.
Manage supplier performance in the areas of delivery and quality to support the plant goals for on-time delivery and zero backorder.
Understand GMP regulations, especially as they relate to materials control in the manufacturing environment.
Identify and implement continuous improvement opportunities such as cost reductions, quality improvements, and supplier consolidations/reductions.
Assist and/or lead in the CR (Change Request) process.
Participate in new product introductions and project teams.
Provide a participative support role for teams.
Other duties as assigned.
Strong functional knowledge of Microsoft Excel, inventory, and purchasing systems.
Ability to read component specifications and drawings.
Working knowledge of MRP/ERP systems.
On-the-job, SOP's required for position and GMP.
Responsible for purchase of services to support key Corporate functions such as Marketing, Sales, HR, IT, and Finance. Buyers are delegated the authority by the Director of Purchasing – RA to negotiate and commit the company to purchase contracts.
Develop, implement, and manage commodity strategies; evaluate and select suppliers, including global opportunities, negotiation of supply agreements, and rationalization of the supply base.
Drive continuous improvement in the supply base in support of business goals.
Participate in continuous learning and professional development activities, while developing and implementing actions to achieve commodity goals delivery performance, lead time reduction, productivity, and quality.
Provide continual support to Sourcing & Commodity Teams, plants, Suppliers, Customers.
Prepare/handle RFQs for commodities.
Evaluate and manage existing and potential suppliers based on the principles of Total Cost of Ownership and ensure timely acquisitions of product or service requirements from known sources of supply.
Represent Rockwell Automation when interfacing with other companies. This representation includes conducting meetings/presentations with supplier and Rockwell Automation personnel, selecting appropriate sources, communicating material specifications, negotiating pricing, establishing delivery commitments, resolving quality problems, communicating industry trends/technological innovations and resolving disputed legal and financial issues.
Develop specific objectives in support of Purchasing's departmental objectives. Establish personal growth objectives to support you and Rockwell Automation. Report periodic progress toward those objectives to the purchasing supervisor.
Edit and process purchase requisitions working with appropriate departments to clarify specifications and requirements. Uses SAP and other enterprise systems and programs to issue purchase orders, collect and analyze data.
Coordinate activities with other functional areas (Engineering, IT, Marketing, Sales, and Finance/Accounting) to achieve maximum customer service.
Participate in and support the coordinated purchase agreement programs with the Rockwell Strategic Sourcing organization.
Aid in the development of new or enhanced computer systems/capabilities in support of overall productivity improvement efforts and management reporting.
Ensure thorough familiarity with policies and procedures relating to the purchasing department and standards of business conduct.
Conducts tasks in accordance with applicable health, safety, quality and environmental regulations (state/federal laws, ISO 9001, ISO 14000, etc.) as well as Rockwell/Rockwell Automation policies and procedures.
EOE, M/F/Disabled Vet
Responsible for managing vendors, processing of purchase orders, and supplies.
Analyze (MRP) Material Resource Planning Reports (3)
Review shortages and discrepancies
Select vendors and prepare quotes
Submit quotes to approved sources
Review return quotes and select vendor based on cost and leadtime
Prepare and submit purchase order (PO) upon final approval
Review outstanding (DMRs) Discrepant Material Report and/or (SMRs) Suspect Material Report
Review, prepare and submit for approval and place orders for any (MRO) Maintenance, Repair and Operations requisition
You will be working with multiple vendors to determine the best deals for our company, and will have to evaluate the many pros and cons of each, based on price, quality, speed of delivery and other factors.
You will need to use the information you have gathered to make decisions on behalf of our company.
Basic math skills will be needed to analyze prices and get the best deals possible.
You will be working with suppliers to create the best deals. Negotiating skills will help you create those deals.
Must have knowledge of the manufacturing industry preferably in electronics.
Must be familiar with ERP/MRP systems.
Business degree or 15 years of Purchasing experience in related field
Computer skills (Microsoft Office)
Experience with Excel spreadsheet.
Knowledge of ERP computer system
Strong analytical skills
Enforcement of company policies, procedures and processes
Submit PO's IAW cost, delivery/lead-time and quality according to Corporate Procedures
Authorized to return rejected materials IAW any (DMR) Discrepant Material Report or
(SMR) Suspect Material Report
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is occasionally required to stand, walk, sit, use hands to finger, reach with arms and hands, climb stairs, stoop, kneel, crouch, talk or hear. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 40 lbs.
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is exposed to weather conditions prevalent at the time and an air-conditioned and heated office. The noise level is occasionally high.
The above information on this description has been designed to indicate the general nature and level of work performance by employees within this classification. It is not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities and qualifications required of employees assigned to this job.
Avionic Instruments is an Equal Opportunity Employer and encourages the application of female, minority, disabled and veteran candidates. Due to the potential for exposure to ITAR controlled data, the incumbent in this role must be a US Person (US Citizen or US Permanent Resident). Interested candidates should submit their resume and salary requirements.
To deliver the sales and profit plan for select departments or classes through the execution of a well-conceived merchandise strategy.
Duties and responsibilities
Build an assortment for our junior and young contemporary customer base that is brand appropriate and balanced.
Perform weekly, monthly, and seasonal sales analysis to make short and long term recommendations to drive category business.
Analyze sales trends and react with timely reorders and cancellations.
Manage inventory to meet planned stock levels and change in consumer demand.
Partner with Planners, Allocators, Visual Merchandisers and Store Management to maximize sales and profit.
Nurture relationship with existing vendors while consistently sourcing new ones. Negotiate best product quality, cost, and delivery.
Perform continuous competitor and market analysis by researching various mediums for emerging trends in color, materials, and categories, in addition to price point and promotional campaigns from competitors.
Manage, develop, and educate direct reports.
Perform special projects and other job related duties as assigned.
Strong understanding of industry trends with the ability to translate them into developing a relevant product assortment.
Strong analytical and quantitative skills. Possess a clear understanding of retail financial measurements and how to impact them. Experience inmanaging Open-To-Buy.
Ability to thrive in fast-paced environment. Attention to detail and immediate follow-through. Strong multitasking, prioritization, and organization skills. Adapts well to change and maintains composure under pressure.
Works well with cross functional partners to effectively drive business.
Excellent communication and negotiation skills.
Ability to travel.
Proficiency in MS Office Suite, including Word and Excel.
At least 2 years of Buyer level experience in Junior or Specialty market.
Bachelor's or related degree preferred.
This job requires up to 8 hours a dayof computer usage and sitting for long periods of time.
Organization NameConney Safety ProductsCompany Overview
WESCO International, Inc. (NYSE: WCC), a publicly traded Fortune 500 holding company headquartered in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, is a leading provider of electrical, industrial, and communications maintenance, repair and operating (MRO) and original equipment manufacturers (OEM) products, construction materials, and advanced supply chain management and logistic services. 2017 annual sales were approximately $7.7 billion. The company employs approximately 9,100 people, maintains relationships with over 26,000 suppliers, and serves approximately 70,000 active customers worldwide. Customers include commercial and industrial businesses, contractors, government agencies, institutions, telecommunications providers, and utilities. WESCO operates 10 fully automated distribution centers and approximately 500 full-service branches in North America and international markets, providing a local presence for customers and a global network to serve multi-location businesses and multi-national corporations.
Brief DescriptionThe Buyer places and authorizes purchase orders within assigned limits. Expedites orders and maintains accurate records following established guidelines.Detailed Description
Follow up with suppliers concerning order status and delivery and communicate delivery information to impacted WESCO departments.
Maintain accurate purchasing, pricing and cost data on applicable company systems.
Enter purchase orders based on current sales which includes special order items entered.
Review quarterly excess/obsolete inventory reports and negotiate with suppliers to obtain return goods authorizations on excess material.
Review all unit of measure problems.
Assist the Purchasing Manager with evaluating supplier performance related to on-time delivery, fill rates and errors, transfer cost improvements, branch support, and other measures.
Coordinate product replacements and product recalls.
Comply with WESCO standard policies, procedures, internal audit and Sarbanes-Oxley controls, and quality control processes. Understand and support ISO standards and support WESCO procedures for document control, purchasing, process control, corrective and preventative action, and control of quality records.
2-3 year purchasing within supply chain environment
Previous buying experience preferred
- Bachelors' Degree in Supply Chain or related required
Knowledge of purchasing and inventory concepts, practices, and procedures
Knowledge of industry including suppliers, customers, and competitors
Knowledge of business performance measures
Strong verbal and written communication skills
Strong negotiation skills
Strong problem solving skills
Strong analytical skills
Strong computer skills, including purchasing and inventory management systems, programs and reports
Strong time management skills
- General Office – Work is generally performed within an office environment, with standard office equipment. Lighting and temperature are adequate and there are no hazardous or unpleasant conditions caused by noise, dust, etc.
- Work is generally sedentary in nature, but may require standing and walking for up to 10% of the time.
Employee required to analyze and interpret complex data.
Employee required to problem-solve.
Employee required to communicate with the public.
At WESCO, we offer a competitive compensation and benefits package including medical, dental, vision, life, AD&D, paid time off (PTO), 401k, tuition reimbursement, STD/LTD, Legal assistance and more.
EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER WESCO International, Inc., including its subsidiaries and affiliates ("WESCO"), is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer. It is the policy of WESCO to not discriminate against any job applicant or employee based on age, race, religion, color, handicap, sex, physical condition, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, or protected veteran status or any other protected status. This policy includes but is not limited to the following: recruitment and employment, promotion, demotion, transfer, compensation, selection for training including apprenticeship, layoff, or termination."
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JOB DESCRIPTION *
The primary function of the Buyer is to manage an assigned set of commodities to ensure the Supply Chain is properly aligned to meet our demand schedule at the total lowest cost possible. Other functions will include improving the performance of our Supply Chain by using our Supplier Scorecard Process, identify and implement stocking programs (such as VMI, Supplier Safety Stock and/or Consignment) where applicable to eliminate stockouts or shortages, and disposition Non-Conforming Material back to the supplier in a timely manner. Lastly, the Buyer will also focus on reducing the overall cost to the business by managing PPV and delivering Cost Savings through projects identified at both the Local and Corporate level.
Adhere to Powell Safety Rules
Ensure Purchase Orders are placed on time and in accordance with Powell's Grants of Authority
Adjust Suppliers Delivery Schedules as required to support our customers schedule changes and communicate the status of all shortages and expedite PO's as required
Reduce the overall cost base by delivering savings from Cost Reduction Projects
Improve the Performance of our Supply chain by developing action plans for our worst performing suppliers to either improve their delivery or exit them as a supplier
Ensure the information on our PO's is accurate to ensure Suppliers Invoices get processed efficiently upon receipt
Promptly disposition Non-Conforming Material back to our Suppliers to minimize any and all schedule delays
Maintain the Purchasing information contained within Oracle (Lead Times, Pricing, MOQ's, etc…..)
Work with our Inventory team to disposition excess and obsolete purchased inventory
Other Duties as Assigned
Bachelor's Degree in related field preferred.
APICS Certification Preferred (CPIM / CSCP)
Minimum 5 years in a manufacturing environment (Engineered to Order Environment Preferred)
Strong Negotiation Skills
Demonstrated Analytical and Root Cause determination skills.
Strong oral and written communication skills.
Computer Skills – ERP, Microsoft Office, Supplier Portals
High level of Customer Focus (both internal and external)
Travel may be required
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An Equal Opportunity Employer/Vet/Disability
The Buyer is responsible for processing the procurement of supplies, materials, and equipment. This position is governed by state and federal laws and agency policy.
Typical FunctionsReviews purchase requests to determine need for term contracts, develops new contracts and/or prepares history sheet and product specifications, determines appropriate list of bidders for product, and notifies potential bidders. Analyzes and monitors sales records, trends, and economic conditions to anticipate consumer buying patterns, and determines inventory needed. Receives and evaluates bids to determine lowest bid and delivery requirements within cost limits, and awards bid.
Authorizes payment of invoices or return of merchandise. Interviews and works closely with vendors to obtain and develop desired products. Negotiate prices, discount terms, and transportation arrangements for merchandise.
Prepares specifications for Request for Quotation, Request for Proposal, and Request for Qualifications. Examines, selects, orders, and purchases merchandise at most favorable price consistent with quality, quantity, specification requirements, and other factors. Performs other duties as assigned.
Special Job DimensionsKnowledge, Abilities, and SkillsKnowledge of purchasing principles, procedures, and methods. Knowledge of state and university purchasing laws and regulations. Knowledge of market conditions and resources in an assigned field.
Ability to research and draft clear, concise, and competitive purchasing specifications and evaluate product acceptability and/or quality. Ability to perform basic mathematical computations. Ability to maintain accurate and systematic procurement records.
Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with purchasing agents/officials, vendors, and manufacturers. Ability to communicate effectively verbally and in writing. Minimum Education and/or ExperienceThe formal education equivalent of a high school diploma; plus five years of experience in a purchasing or merchandising environment or a related field.
Additional requirements determined by the agency for recruiting purposes require review and approval by the Office of Personnel Management. OTHER JOB RELATED EDUCATION AND/OR EXPERIENCE MAY BE SUBSTITUTED FOR ALL OR PART OF THESE BASIC REQUIREMENTS, EXCEPT FOR CERTIFICATION OR LICENSURE REQUIREMENTS, UPON APPROVAL OF THE QUALIFICATIONS REVIEW COMMITTEE. Preferred QualificationsCertificates, Licenses, RegistrationsAgency Specific InformationThis Position will close at 11:59 pm on the closing date listed.
If a college degree is required for the position for which you are applying, bring a copy of your official transcript with you if you are selected for an interview. Also if you have Veteran status you will need to scan/email or mail in your DD-214 to receive credit for Veteran preference before the close date of each job.
Method of pay is direct deposit. Checking or savings account required if hired.
Participation in contributory Retirement Plan required if hired.
All Applicants must submit a complete and accurate information on a completed application form according to instructions. List all prior work experience, including military service, beginning with your most recent employment. You may include volunteer or unpaid work as part of your work history; however, you should include the number of hours per week in which you performed these duties.
Please complete the Work History section of the application, even if you are including a resume. Resume are not accepted in lieu of the state application. Incomplete applications will NOT be processed.
DCC is an Equal Opportunity Employer
DCC is a Criminal Justice Agency and Drug-Free Workplace, Employees Are Subject to a Background Check and Initial and Periodic Substance Abuse Testing.
If applying for a Counseling position there is a 6% SALARY INCREASE DEPENDING ON CERTIFICATION.
If applying for a Parole Probation Officer position the following is REQUIRED: Formal education of a Bachelor's degree from accredited College or University accredited by the organization recognized by the U.S. Department of Education, in Criminal Justice, Psychology, Sociology, Social Work, Rehabilitation Counseling, Political Science, Social Behavior Science, Rehabilitation Science or other human behavior fields and those with management emphasis.
Department Community Correction, Attn: Human Resource Section, Two Union National Plaza, 3rd Floor, 105 West Capitol, Little Rock, AR 72201.
To source, negotiate, and purchase ingredients and supplies for the Celestial Seasonings. Work in cooperation with the purchasing team and take direction from the Director of Purchasing. Tasks are to be completed while maintaining the highest safety, food safety and quality, cost and GMP standards in a high speed manufacturing environment.
Procurement of certain ingredient items including flavors, fruits, nutritionals, and other ingredients as directed. Procurement of office supplies, general production consumables, packaging and other non-raw material items.
Manage logistics for all purchase orders to meet planning and manufacturing demands.
Review and approve invoices for issued purchase orders and miscellaneous logistics.
Monitor and manage all samples and statuses of ingredients.
Reconcile all purchase orders and manage files.
Report purchasing issues and updates with various departments on a daily and weekly basis.
Schedule and distribute reports for Milling, Receiving, open PO's, etc.
Provide backup to Senior Buyer and Director as needed
Follow all Food Safety guidelines, but not limited to:
College degree preferred.
A minimum of 1-3 years of purchasing experience preferred.
Advanced computer skills in, Excel, Word, Outlook and Internet Explorer. Attention to detail when entering & comparing data.
Must be a self-starter, self-motivated, requiring minimal supervision. Ability to multi task and adjust to changing priorities / deadlines.
Ability to meet attendance guidelines.
Ability to maintain an effective working relationship with all contacts both inside and outside the company.
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