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Junior Buyer

Boxboro, Massachusetts 01719 | Contract

Job ID: 48331 Industry: Manufacturing


Our Client is seeking a Junior Buyer who prides themselves on results, is a cross-functional team player, and has a continuous improvement mindset. In this position you will be working closely with our well established purchasing team in a goal driven, quality based, lean manufacturing environment. You will be responsible for obtaining commitments and coordinating the procurement of all assigned material to support current operations.

  • Procure materials at or better than targets established for quality, delivery, and cost while meeting or exceeding inventory turns goals.
  • Place orders and obtain acknowledgement of purchase orders from suppliers
  • Follow all steps of Kanban process standard work
  • Run inventory and purchase order reports
  • Follow-up with suppliers to ensure timely delivery of freight to support production
  • Ensure delivery dates on purchase orders are accurate and up-to-date
  • Support quoting (cost and lead-time) activities for new and recurring sales opportunities.
  • Provide regular updates to Purchasing Buyer/Management and respective department(s) on the delivery of items
  • Complete supermarket audits as scheduled
  • Monitor SQDIP board to infer hot items for immediate actions
  • Resolve invoice discrepancies with suppliers as needed
  • Performs a variety of activities in support of successfully arranging for delivery of parts in order to expedite and meet production schedules. Such items involve strong interface with Planner/Buyers, Manufacturing, and Quality, etc.
  • Assist with administrative duties in the purchasing department
  • Will be empowered to communicate directly with suppliers, while maintaining respectful linkage to purchasing buyers and management

  • Bachelor’ s Degree in Business Administration, Supply Chain/Logistics or a related field preferred.
  • Two+ years’ experience in a related field is preferred (i.e. buying, expediting order and material handling activates).
  • MRP system experience required, JD Edwards desired
  • Foundational understanding of Kanban process
  • Understanding of Lean Manufacturing and Project Management concepts and methods required.
  • Proficient at the use of MS Office applications including Word, Excel, Outlook, and Access.

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