BUYER The Buyer will be responsible for buying electronic and mechanical parts, materials, equipment, tools and services for assigned projects and commodities. This individual will contact vendors for information/bids, establish new and alternative supply sources and negotiate purchase prices. This position will also coordinate with Project Management, Engineering, Manufacturing and Quality Control to plan the purchase of materials, JIT schedules, resolve quality and delivery issues and inform others of product availability and expected delivery dates. Functions & Responsibilities: • Purchase and scheduling of materials to be used in the manufacturing process • Management of JIT schedules for projects. • Manage the vendor qualification and assessment system. • Effectively quote material costs for new projects. • Implement, and manage product line sourcing strategy - including global opportunities. • Drive product line cost reduction per established targets. • Provide support for both strategic and poor performing suppliers. • Develop and implement actions to achieve operational goals. • Participate in continuous improvement in Purchasing and product line management processes. • Support new product launch and legacy procurement initiatives. Required Skills & Abilities: • Strong interpersonal and written communication skills. • Ability to multi task. • Ability to define strategic plans/concepts as well as execute daily tasks. • Strong goal attainment orientation with a team focus. • Excellent analytical and negotiation skills. • Self-starter, possessing high degree of self-motivation. • Demonstrated problem solving and project management skills. • Knowledge of quality processes and interrelationship to supplier activities. • Ability to understand electronic and mechanical specifications. • MRP/ERP knowledge. • Demonstrated ability to work effectively with all levels of personnel, both internally and with the supplier base. Education & Experience Required: • Associates Degree or Technical College Degree in Electronics or Business, or equivalent experience • 2-3 years experience with electronic and/or electro-mechanical components purchasing desired. • Training or experience in Microsoft computer applications. To Apply - Please send a Word version of your resume to firstname.lastname@example.org. Once reviewed, our team will contact you regarding the next step. If your resume is not a strong match for this position we will build a profile for you and contact you regarding future openings that are a better match for your skills and experience. All the best, The Adecco Team
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