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Senior Buyer

Concord, CA

Posted: 04/17/2023 Industry: Operations Job Number: SS346978417

Job Description

Denotes "essential functions" in accordance with the guidelines of The Americans with Disabilities Act.  The essential functions of this position include, but are not necessarily limited to, those specifically identified in this description.  The position and its essential functions may change over time and these changes may not necessarily be reflected in the position description.   The Company may, at its sole discretion, add to, change, or expand the essential or marginal functions of the position.
  1. Negotiates with suppliers
  2. Manage daily (JIT) delivery schedules
  3. Schedule deliveries with trucking companies
  4. Schedule container deliveries with overseas suppliers & logistic companies
  5. Manage Packaging/Crating Buying & Scheduling deliveries to suppliers & factory
  6. Performs contract analysis & landed cost product analysis 
  7. Manage risk analysis report to Senior Management weekly
  8. Report current & forecasted spend weekly
  9. Code & Resolve Invoice Discrepancies 
  10. Manage end of life products
  11. Minimize excess and obsolete materials
  12. Enters purchase orders for production parts, engineering parts, services and MRO
  13. Negotiates Supplier Agreements
  14. Participates with supplier quality department on surveys and first articles
  15. Maintains contracts and nondisclosure agreements
  16. Participates in ECO implementation
  17. Team member MRB, coordinate MRB disposition and return to vendor process
  18. Evaluate supplier performance with supplier quality group
  19. Performs all other tasks as required
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability generally required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
  1. EDUCATION/EXPERIENCE: Bachelor's degree in business or related field required; eight years of buying /purchasing experience in a manufacturing setting required.
  • LANGUAGE ABILITY: Ability to read, analyze, and interpret general business periodicals, professional journals, technical procedures, or governmental regulations.  Ability to write reports, business correspondence, and procedure manuals.  Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from groups of managers, clients, customers, and the general public.
  1. MATH ABILITY:  Ability to add, subtract, multiply, and divide in all units of   measure, using whole numbers, common fractions, and decimals.   Ability to compute rate, ratio and percent
  1. REASONING ABILITY: Ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions. Ability to interpret an extensive variety of technical instructions in mathematical or diagram form and deal with several abstract and concrete variables.
  1. TECHNICAL SKILLS: knowledge of MRP a plus
  1. COMPUTER SKILLS: Intermediate level knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite
  1. CERTIFICATES AND LICENSES: APICS, CPIM/CPM classes complete or in process
  1. EQUIPMENT AND DEVICE OPERATION: No special equipment required
  • Dependability - Follows instructions, responds to management direction; takes responsibility for and own actions; keeps commitments; commits to long hours of work when necessary to reach goals; completes tasks on time or notifies appropriate person with an alternate plan
  • Initiative - Volunteers readily; seeks increased responsibilities; takes independent actions; looks for and takes advantage of opportunities; recognize, initiate projects, asks for and offers help when needed
  • Problem Solving - Gathers and analyzes information skillfully and provides solutions in complex situations.  Identify items requiring additional information or action  
  • Oral Communication - Speaks clearly and persuasively in positive or negative situations; Listens and gets clarification; Responds well to questions; Demonstrates group presentation skills; Participates in meetings
  • Judgment - Displays willingness to make decisions; Exhibits sound and accurate judgment; Supports and explains reasoning for decisions; Includes appropriate people in decision-making process; Makes timely decisions.
  1. Ability to multi task and provide accurate information in a fast paced setting
  2.   Ability to Negotiate purchase orders, to meet long-range quality delivery and cost targets, work order creation, issue, and close out.
  3.   Knowledge of Global commodity industry 
The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
The work environment is in an office setting.  However, some time will be spent in an open factory environment. On the factory floor the temperature fluctuates relative to the outdoor weather do to large roll up doors in constant use. There is some excessive noise on the production floor.  The immediate work area has no caustic chemicals or fumes. Occasional travel (1-3 times per year) may be required.



The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
While performing their duties, 75% of the job is performed while sitting and 25% while standing or walking. May be required to stoop, kneel, crouch and reach above shoulder heigh

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