Responsible for all purchases, both direct and indirect for the St. Louis or O'Fallon manufacturing facilities and External Manufactured products distributed out of Lynchburg, VA. Manage components from new product development through discontinuation of product, including cost, delivery, inventory and payment. Participate in cross-functional teams to represent Procurement function. Manage supplier relationships to drive quality and total cost of acquisition.
Scope of Position:
Each production buyer is responsible for ~$25M in spend.
Entire department manages ~ 450 suppliers.
Entire department manages ~ 3000 purchased part SKU’s.
B.S. or B.A, or equivalent experience.
Excellent understanding of MRP, verbal and written communication skills. Able to use and understand Microsoft Office suite products. Ability to work well within diverse teams.
1-3 years procurement experience utilizing MRP systems; Experience negotiating with suppliers.
Knowledge of manufacturing concepts is highly desirable as well as prior experience in a manufacturing environment. Knowledge of contracts – supply agreements and technical services agreements.