Sr Buyer

Michigan, Grand Rapids-Muskegon-

Posted: 11/30/2018 Industry: Engineering Job Number: 12219 Pay Rate: $70,000.00 - $90,000.00

Purchase goods, materials, components or services in line with specified cost, quality and delivery targets
Ensure continuous supply of required goods and materials and communicate any supply problems which may pose a risk or impact on business operations
Monitor market trends, competitor strategies and market suppliers
Research and evaluate areas of opportunity and reduce costs where possible
Deliver briefs, updates and reports as and when required
Develop creative and innovative procurement processes
Develop ideas and strategies to improve operational efficiency, add value, aid business performance and work towards a strategy of continuous improvement
Assess and evaluate suppliers and undertake performance reviews to ensure contract compliance and manage performance improvement activities
Ensure that a professional and consistent approach is taken in relation to all supplier relationships
Ensure compliance to company guidelines, purchasing policies and procedures and the Official Journal of the European Community (OJEU) guidance during supplier negotiations and contracts award process.
Explore alternate sources for goods and materials
Assess tenders and quotations from potential suppliers
Prepare purchase orders in line with final negotiations with selected suppliers and in line with organizational targets and requirements
Undertake research on and evaluate existing and new suppliers
Contact suppliers to resolve price, quality, delivery or invoice issues
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