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Buyer I in Lynnwood, WA at Volt

Date Posted: 5/24/2019

Job Snapshot

  • Employee Type:
  • Location:
    Lynnwood, WA
  • Duration:
    24 weeks
  • Date Posted:
  • Job ID:
  • Contact Name
    Volt Branch
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Job Description


Lynnwood, WA

Responsible for managing all aspects of purchasing components from suppliers in order to assure timely delivery of parts to support production needs.

• Perform material requirements planning through high interaction/coordination with manufacturing personnel and external suppliers to support the Value Stream.
• Communicate priorities and schedule changes to Outside Processing Suppliers on a daily basis to support changes in production requirements.
• Establish and maintain positive working relationships with suppliers; Communicate common supplier problems with Leadership, Procurement Specialists and other Buyers.
• Develop, own, and drive an inventory action plan to maintain proper inventory levels and achieve turns goals of key production components.
• Train the value stream support personnel and facilitate the upgrade to a pull-based replenishment system (Kanban) to improve inventory turns and eliminate part shortages
• Monitor supplier orders to assure they are shipped on a timely basis to support the Value Stream.
• Improve supplier fill rates, quality, and lead times to fit product mix and needs.
• Obtain quotes from suppliers for production material and Outside Processing operations.
• Negotiate blanket purchase orders and pursue cost reduction initiatives that eliminate adverse Purchase Price Index (PPI).
• Interact with sourcing teams to ensure best practices and greatest leverage in procurement, low cost region sourcing, supplier assessment & management.
• Publish daily shortage report.

• Resolve invoice discrepancies on a timely basis.
• Manage supplier quality through the Non-Conforming Report (NCR) Process.

• Work closely with suppliers and Procurement Quality Engineers to resolve Corrective Action Requests (CARs) generated from NCRs
• Obtain Return Merchandise Authorization (RMA), and process return transactions in Oracle (ERP System); Follow Debit Memo process for supplier rework of discrepant materials.

• 0-2 years of experience buying in a similar industry or demonstrated knowledge of supply chain function through work experience or school
• In-depth knowledge of the manufacturing process used in the operating unit of assignment; Working knowledge of buying and ordering procedures; Working knowledge of production planning, material requirements planning and Kanban systems; Working knowledge of computer systems that support production, e.g., inventory control, purchasing, production scheduling and Materials Requirement Planning (MRP)
• Well-developed skill in communicating with others; Proficiency in MS Office including Excel, Word and Access; Ability to coordinate materials and production schedules with multiple teams, solve urgent problems associated with the manufacture of products and document and communicate production outcomes and trends; Ability to perform math and logic computations requiring sequencing of times, critical incidents, and numeric information; Ability to negotiate changes with vendors and manufacturing teams.


High School diploma or equivalent

Volt is an equal opportunity employer.

Please Note: This position is urgent and will be filled quickly.  Must be legally authorized to work in the USA.  Direct inquiries only (no 3rd party submittals) at this time, please. Thank You