Strategic Buyer

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Salt Lake City, UT
Job Type
Direct Hire
May 14, 2019
Job ID
The Strategic Buyer will design, develop and implement sourcing strategies to achieve lowest total costs, improve working capital, drive effective asset management, achieve quality improvement, ensure on-time delivery, improve cycle time, ensure early supplier involvement in product development. 
  • Plays a key role in resolving critical quality and delivery issues with suppliers
  • Comprehensive ownership of supplier performance
  • Manage direct engagement with suppliers and internal functional teams globally to drive implementation of the supply strategy and ensure success of the supply chain
  • Support development and implementation of plans with cross functional partners to meet annual goals which includes supplier strategy, productivity/cost-reduction, lead-time reductions, consignment/Kan-ban implementation, working capital improvement, supplier quality
  • Perform daily tactical activities; PO placement, follow-up, date maintenance as assigned or as required.  Will support other sites in guiding purchasing activities
  • Analyzes data to make appropriate purchasing decisions 
  • Ensures purchasing and receiving activities are carried out in compliance with all applicable requirements, including the related ISO/Quality System, Customer, and legal requirements. 
  • Ensures cycle counts are performed daily. Analyzes data and recommends and implements corrective actions
  • Responsible for timely and accurate execution of product receiving process
  • Takes actions to ensure that all supplies and materials are arrive in timely manner and are available to support production activities.
  • Accurately uses ERP system to transact purchasing and receiving functions as required
  • Demonstrates all of our corporate values
    • We have an engaged culture
    • We embrace the rigor to be safety and quality driven in all we do
    • We embrace the choice to work here
    • We operate with transparency, ethics, and integrity
    • We consistently meet our expectations
  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent
  • Minimum one-year experience in manufacturing or purchasing role
  • Must have excellent interpersonal skills and ability to communicate needs and demands in an effective manner
  • Must be motivated and creative
  • Must work well under pressure and operate effectively in a fast-paced team environment
  • Must meet internal deadlines and customer due dates
  • Must be detail oriented, focused, and able to produce accurate and professional documents
  • Must have intermediate competence in Microsoft Outlook, Word, Excel, and PowerPoint
  • Ability to communicate both verbally and written with team members and external vendors
  • Ability to effectively work individually or in a team environment
  • Strong negotiation and analytical skills
  • Strong organizational and administrative skills
  • Proactive in identifying opportunities to help manage production needs and customer