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Senior Buyer

Company: Strivector
Location: Salt Lake City
Posted on: March 18, 2023

Job Description:

Strivector specializes in catering to your specific desired company culture and purpose-filled job needs.

We help our clients meet their fast-growing business, new and existing positions with talented individuals like you.

Strivector works alongside Fortune 500, mid-sized and Start-ups for full-time and contract positions; on our list of companies, we have Bank of America, Fannie Mae, Philips, Smith & Nephew, Arthrex.

This is a Senior Buyer role, and the primary focus of this position is to provide purchasing support for the assembly and test of defense products. As a Senior Buyer your roles and responsibilities will include:

  • Process purchase requisitions, which include sourcing, price analysis, and purchase order generation.
  • Develop and negotiate long term purchasing agreements dealing with moderately complex commodities.
  • Develop strong working relationships with suppliers.
  • Lead regular procurement status meetings with suppliers in support of two-way accountability.
  • Monitor procurement activity dealing with moderately complex commodities.
  • Negotiate and place purchase orders dealing with moderately complex commodities.
  • Expedite open purchase orders to ensure on time deliveries.
  • Resolve packing slip problems by coordinating between receiving and suppliers.
  • Resolve invoice problems by coordinating between accounts payable and suppliers.
  • Develop abstract of bid from information obtained from request for quote.
  • Maintain and update procurement data through current production management system.
  • Interface with material planning to resolve any requisition problems.
  • Evaluate supplier performance.
  • Evaluate and establish economical order quantity.
  • Conduct cost/price analysis in support of supplier selection process.
  • Review purchase order acknowledgements for accuracy and compliance to terms and conditions of purchase order.
  • Assist material estimating in request for quote development, supplier selection and cost/price analysis of information contained in the request for quotation.

    Most importantly, you need to be a passionate Senior Buyer who enjoys his work and is considered to be one of the best within your organization. A Senior Buyer would be someone with deep experience in many (if not all) of the following:

    • Bachelor s degree in a business-related area or equivalent experience.
    • Five years experience working in a mechanical/aerospace procurement environment.
    • Ability and desire to learn, work in, and support a structured team atmosphere.
    • Ability to read and interpret drawings, specifications, procurement procedures, government procurement regulations FAR (federal acquisition regulation), quality assurance procedures, and inspection procedures.
    • Positive attitude and strong interpersonal skills.
    • Ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out detailed, complex instructions; to deal with problems involving several concrete variables in or from standardized situations.
    • Ability to influence people in their opinions, attitudes, or judgments about ideas or things; to motivate, convince, or negotiate.
    • Ability to exchange information with others clearly and concisely; to present ideas, facts, and technical information.
    • Ability to identify task requirements and monitor progress toward accomplishment.
    • Ability to maintain relationships that facilitate task accomplishment; to cooperate and resolve conflicts; to recognize needs and be sensitive of others.
    • Ability to receive guidance and supervision; follow work rules, procedures, and meet deadlines.
    • Ability to systematically identify and define problems, evaluate alternatives, and implement cost effective solutions.
    • Ability to access U.S. export-controlled information
    • Federal Acquisition Regulation purchasing experience
    • Certification in Purchasing, Inventory Control, and/or Supply Chain Management
    • Production/manufacturing experience
    • Production planning familiarity
    • Lean six sigma methodology certification/training/experience

      We understand that even if you are a seasoned Senior Buyer, you may not have all the skills listed here. If you are a good at what you do and have a willingness to learn, let s talk.

      Compensation: Based on Experience. One of the best in the industry
      Minimum Education: Bachelor s degree or equivalent experience.
      Minimum Experience: 5+ years of experience.
      Type of position: Full time Permanent Position with benefits
      Telecommute: No
      Locations : Salt Lake City, UT
      Relocation accepted: Yes

Keywords: Strivector, Salt Lake City , Senior Buyer, Other , Salt Lake City, Utah

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