21 East St Winchester, Massachusetts 01890 | Contract
Our client is currently looking for a Buyer who will be responsible for performing duties associated with the buying of materials, supplies, and services for assigned area of responsibility. As a senior member of the department may be involved in significant negotiations with vendors and may direct the activities of less experienced Buyers in the accomplishing of the daily activities.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities: (Includes the following and other duties as assigned)
- Negotiate with vendors on price and lead times.
- Issue purchase orders for materials, supplies and services for assigned are of responsibility.
- Follow-up with vendors as needed.
- Seek out new vendors/suppliers to ensure back-up capacity is available if required.
- Assess vendor performance and prepare reports detailing vendor quality and delivery date performance.
- Issue RFQ’ s, review responses and make recommendations for vendor selection.
- Identify variances of delivered goods against original P.O. and take necessary corrective action.
- Advise vendors of problems and seek solutions.
- Process defective material reports.
- Contact vendors to expedite deliveries when necessary
- Utilize computer systems to manage assigned activity in the most efficient manner.
- Meet with vendor management on a regular basis.
- Set pricing objectives for each new purchase and negotiate against that objective.
- Attend meetings as required by position.
Job Qualifications and Requirements:
- Initiate cost improvement goals and work with other Buyers to develop methodology for achieving goals.
- Manage vendor deliveries to support inventory level goals.
- May direct less experienced Buyers in their daily activities.
- Assist Supervisor, Purchasing with training of less experienced personnel.
- Perform such other duties as assigned.
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