Senior Buyer

Location: Westminster, CO
Date Posted: 03-29-2018
IntelliSource is searching for a Senior Buyer for our industrial partner in Westminster. The Senior Buyer is responsible for negotiating with vendors regarding procurement needs; managing and maintaining supplier relationships and performance; making and adjusting purchases based on MRP schedules; analyzing supply markets to assess trends and anticipate changes; researching and reporting on various trends in the market place; provide mentoring to internal customers, other purchasing personnel, and suppliers with respect to the global purchasing process.
Job Responsibilities:
Vendor Management
  • Interview and negotiate with vendors and other representatives regarding procurement needs, price changes, cash discounts, deliveries, new and current product development, submission of bids and/or quotations; monitor complex contracts or agreements for various purchases, commodities and
  • Maintain and enhance supplier relationships; work to improve lead-time, cost, quality and delivery.
  • Utilize independent judgment on purchases based on specifications and MRP signals.
  • Maintain up-to-date understanding and knowledge of the latest concepts applicable to Purchasing and Supply Chain Management.
  • Monitor vendor compliance with all terms and conditions of the purchase order and supply agreements.
  • Accountable for the overall development and delivery of procurement strategies to maximize the value of spend on a total life cycle basis.
  • Create and maintain all supplier folders; add the appropriate documentation to the supplier folders in support of purchases.
  • Insure supplier compliance to requirements, such as but not limited to, NAFTA Conflict Minerals, and other corporate initiatives.
  • Research and gain an understanding of global supply and demand dynamics while maintaining a thorough understanding of the cost drivers associated with assigned commodity.
  • Analyze supply markets to assess trends and anticipate changes which could potentially impact production; keep internal customers and management informed of market issues.
  • Research and evaluate material usage then establish ordering criteria to ensure adequate inventory on hand; apply historical usage trends plus backlog information to forecast needs and communicate same with vendors.
  • Obtain active support for key procurement goals and objectives via local stakeholder engagement
  • Participate in cross-functional processes including but not limited to new product introductions, Sales and Operations Planning (S&OP), Material Management Review Board, and various company Workshops.
  • Duties to possibly include both Direct and Indirect Purchasing responsibilities.
  • Perform other duties as required and/or assigned.
  • Must be able to perform the essential job functions of the Buyer position.
  • Insure Purchasing compliance to QMS; Create, maintain, review and be versed in Purchasing
  • Bachelor's Degree in Supply Chain, Business, Economics or related field
  • 3-5 year of related experience in Purchasing, to include negotiating complex or highly specialized contracts and agreements and/or purchasing specialized items CPM, CPSM, CSCP and/or CPIM certification a plus
  • Knowledge of computer programs, including but not limited to SAP, MRP, Microsoft Excel, Word, Outlook, PowerPoint, VISIO, BW, LiveLink
  • Knowledge of manufacturing and supply chain processes
  • Knowledge of matrix and strategic pricing structures
  • Knowledge and understanding of supplier markets
  • Knowledge and understanding of purchasing standards
  • Knowledge and understanding of current purchasing statutes, regulations, policies, procedures and programs
  • Strong contract negotiation skills
  • Skill in cost-reduction techniques
  • Strong matrix management skills
  • Ability to perform market analysis and research
  • Ability to prioritize and multi-task
  • Ability to build strong relationships with internal and external customers
  • Ability to influence and motivate
  • Ability to perform with superior service, reflecting a positive company image while sustaining a positive attitude with those you interact with; always going above and beyond to help others out, regardless of their position or department
  • Ability to adhere to the highest standards of quality while continually performing at the highest possible levels.
 About IntelliSource:
Our business - and our approach - is personal.
IntelliSource is a national business process outsourcing company providing Fortune 500 and fast-growth companies with people, processes and tools to manage critical, non-core business functions. From our foundation of staffing resources and through over 18 years building world-class solutions, IntelliSource is a trusted partner to its clients and associates, empowering businesses and the thousands we employ nationwide to realize their full potential.
We are an equal opportunity employer.  No employee or applicant will be discriminated against in any condition of employment because of race, color, national origin, sex, religion, age, disability, veteran status or any other status protected by law. This is a free service to you. We are an E-Verify Employer.

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