Occupational Summary: the primary responsibility of a Senior Buyer is to assure that the materials needed for manufacturing and facility requirements are met.
Duties and Responsibilities:
Bachelor’s degree in Business or closely related field
Minimum of 5-7 years experience in purchase of materials in a manufacturing environment
Knowledge of MRP systems
Strong contract negotiation skills
Microsoft Office including Excel
Strong verbal and written communication skills
Ability to analyze demand requirements and detailed plans to satisfy the demand
Ability to respond quickly and effectively to shifting demands and priorities
Ability to concisely and accurately report on constraints and issues affecting availability of materials and purchased products
Sense of urgency
Ability to identify good buying opportunities, recognize market fluctuations and capitalize on advantageous buying situations
Ability to maintain effective working relationships
Note: Physical job requirements may include standing, use of hands to carry out job functions as well as sitting, walking, bending and stooping during the course of the job.