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Ipswich, MA 01915

Posted: 05/17/2024 Job Number: 34066

Job Description


We are hiring a Buyer to join our Supply Chain team in our Ipswich location. Reporting to the Supply Chain Manager, the Buyer is responsible for sourcing, purchasing, logistics and on time delivery of raw materials, finished goods, MRO material, services, and related materials in support of production and inventory requirements.

Primary Responsibilities include:
  • Evaluate and execute all material requirement plans and be responsible for performance of your assigned suppliers and commodity KPIs
  • Track material status, maintain data integrity and delivery dates for assigned work, and align forecasts with Production Planning in preparation for production.
  • Maintain dependable forecasts of all open purchase orders, considering latest information provided by the supplier, logistics estimates, and other factors
  • Review proposals, negotiate prices, develop and maintain best value sourcing and supply base, considering quality, delivery, and cost
  • Update and maintain planning parameters within our MRP system for your assigned suppliers and commodities.
  • Communicate openly and regularly with assigned suppliers on their performance including safety, quality, on-time delivery, and cost metrics.
  • Develop methods to improve our purchasing strategies and tactics to further gain efficiencies in our processes, reduce lead time and eliminate non-value-added activities
  • Coordinate with the cross-functional teams to effectively communicate areas of concern regarding assigned work.
  • Travel to suppliers as necessary to develop strong relationships

Successful Candidates will posses the following qualifications and requirements
  • Bachelor's degree in Supply Chain, Business Administration or related field or equivalent combination of education and experience
  • Minimum of 6 years Purchasing, Procurement, Materials Management or Supply Chain experience
  • Applied experience using ERP systems
  • Excellent communication, interpersonal and computer skills
  • Proficiency in Excel (pivot tables, dashboard development, vlookups, etc.)
  • APICS CPSM, CPIM, or similar Certification a differentiating plus
  • Ability to interpret written or verbal technical information (engineering drawings, bills of material, and specifications) and determine disassembly and reassembly process steps
  • Clear capability to professionally and patiently communicate and present technical information orally and in written format with internal Company stakeholders
  • Demonstrated ability to troubleshoot challenges and propose technical and detailed solutions
  • Excellent communicating, organizational and computer skills
  • MS Office proficiency is critical

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