Schneider Electricâ„¢ creates connected technologies that reshape industries, transform cities and enrich lives. Our 160,000 employees thrive in more than 100 countries. From the simplest of switches to complex operational systems, our technology, software and services improve the way our customers manage and automate their operations. Help us deliver solutions that ensure Life Is On everywhere, for everyone and at every moment: .

Great people make Schneider Electric a great company.

We are seeking an ambitious individual to join our team as a Buyer in our Lincoln, NE location.

What do you get to do in this position?

In this position, you will be responsible for ensuring the operational relations with suppliers within the strategy defined through cross-functional team collaboration and with respect of existing contracts. You will take part in the negotiation process regarding price level, and / or quantity, quality, and logistics. You will also track and report key elements/data on supplier performance.

Ensure the delivery and quality performance of the external supply chain.

Determine and utilize the most economical sources of supply consistent with quality and customer service
standards. Track and minimize increases in procurement costs such as CoS, new part setups, lot size or lead time increases,

Work with inventory management team and suppliers to evaluate appropriate methods for
reducing/optimizing inventory levels using KanBan, QSPs and VMI, etc. methodologies.

Generate, track and close orders ensuring appropriate specifications and requirements are clearly outlined and maintained. Assist with invoice resolution including price or quantity discrepancy.

Validate and publish Supplier Forecast and ensure supplier commitment and capacity alignment. Work with other functions to develop supplier where needed.

Propose and support implementation of cost reduction objectives and commodity strategies (QVE, Rebalancing, CoS, etc.).

Aid with part qualifications for change in part or supplier by coordinating procurement of existing and/or new material and quality inspection plan/approval.

Expedite materials and follow up with plant, suppliers and transportation to ensure delivery.

Assist in driving continuous improvement in accordance to Schneider Performance System (SPS) and plant and organizational processes.

Engage with cross functional teams and reach mutually acceptable results.

Keeps informed of all new developments in materials, processes, and market trends in order to make
recommendations to reduce costs and improve production.

This job might be for you if:

  • Bachelor's or Master's degree in Supply Chain, Logistics, Business or Operations is highly desired but will consider Business Administration, Materials Management, Engineering or related degree.
  • 1 - 2 years' experience in Purchasing/Supply Chain is preferred.
  • SAP experience is a plus; not required.
  • Strong drive and persistence in a fast-paced environment.
  • Strong relationship management skills.
  • Strong negotiation skills is a plus.
  • Experience in a manufacturing environment is preferred.
  • Experience performing cost analysis, considering TCO.

We seek out and reward people for being straightforward, open, passionate, effective and challenging the status quo. We want our employees to reflect the diversity of the communities in which we operate. We welcome people as they are, creating an inclusive culture where all forms of diversity are seen as a real value for the company. We're looking for people with a passion for success - on the job and beyond. See what our people have to say about working for Schneider Electric: .

Let us learn about you! Apply today.

You must submit an online application to be considered for any position with us. This position will be posted until filled.

It is the policy of Schneider Electric to provide equal employment and advancement opportunities in the areas of recruiting, hiring, training, transferring, and promoting all qualified individuals regardless of race, religion, color, gender, disability, national origin, ancestry, age, military status, sexual orientation, marital status, or any other legally protected characteristic or conduct.

Concerning agencies: Schneider Electric does not accept unsolicited resumes and will not be responsible for fees related to such.

Schneider Electric is an Equal Opportunity Employer Minorities/Women/Veterans/Disabled.

Share this Job

Other Locations For This Job