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Strategic Buyer (PERM)

Westford, MA

Posted: 04/05/2023 Industry: Supply Chain and Logistics Job Number: 15498

Job Description

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Title:  Strategic Buyer
Hiring Organization: Connexion Systems & Engineering
  • Duration: Perm
  • Pay rate: $ 85K - 100K
  • Job Location: Westford, MA
  • Job# 15498

The main task of the position of the strategic buyer is to meet all the requirements for
a smooth supply of components in a highly demanding environment, across several value streams ranging from low volume/high mix to high volume/low mix in the Defense market. In addition, all decisions and activities should be aligned that the competitiveness of slip ring is secured or improved.

  1. Tasks and competences

    The following tasks have to be carried out by the job holder himself:
  • Manage purchasing activities with manufacturing, planning and engineering departments to acquire inventory and services in a cost effective and timely manner
  • Develop long term agreements with key suppliers that will lead to greater delivery flexibility and exceptional quality.
  • Monitor long-term material demand. Ensure customer (i.e. plant) requirements are thoroughly satisfied.
  • Understand material quality requirements and how they can be used in supplier selection.
  • Create /optimize value from suppliers.
  • Work closely with engineers and department managers in new product development, DFM, and identifying best in class domestic suppliers.
  • Works to identify contract manufacturing options for areas where internal resources or internal process capabilities are limited
  • Identify alternate sources of supply for single//sole source components

Minimum Requirements
  • BS/MS in Business or related field
  • Minimum of 5 years of purchasing experience, preferably within a precision manufacturing environment.
  • Solid knowledge of SAP is mandatory.
  • Demonstrated experience within the Defense purchasing arena.
  • Ability to balance both tactical executions with strategic initiatives necessary to guarantee quality of supplied parts.
  • Highly skilled at building and maintaining effective and productive relationships with key stakeholders and suppliers.
  • Strong technical knowledge and understanding of mechanical manufacturing processes, components and supply chain management. Ability to read technical drawings and blueprints specific to the manufacturing process.
  • Excellent communication, organizational and interpersonal skills
  • Strong negotiation skills
  • Professional certification is desirable
  • Proven ability to work as a team player
  • Proficiency in troubleshooting supply issues
  • If necessary, maintain the basic data and default values in SAP (target / actual comparisons).
  • Participate innecessary kick-off meetings, departmental meetings, project meetings, CDR's.
  • The job holder is required, in addition to the tasks listed above, to carry out individual assignments on the instructions of the supervisor, which are essentially part of his / her job or result from operational necessities.
  • The jobholder also undertakes to be employed for a short period of time outside the location in compliance with organizational requirements (business travel guidelines, time system specifications, guideline for service assignments), if this is to be ascribed to his / her activity.
  • US person (Citizenship or Permanent Resident) is mandatory
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