Senior Buyer in Spokane, WA at Volt

Date Posted: 11/5/2020

Job Snapshot

  • Employee Type:
    Direct Hire
  • Location:
    Spokane, WA
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  • Contact Name
    Volt Branch
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Job Description

VOLT’s client is looking for a Senior Buyer

This is a direct hire position in Spokane, WA and offered through Volt Workforce Solutions.  We are among the largest IT staffing companies in the US for contract/temporary and direct hire placements and support many of the top rated IT companies in the Pacific Northwest.

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Job Description/requirements:

Our client is looking for a highly motivated and organized individual to be a Senior Buyer on their Supply Chain team. This position serves as the point of contact for the business unit to ensure divisional and corporate goals are met. The ideal candidate should demonstrate a clear understanding of supply chain process flow as well as some enterprise processes.

This position initiates, negotiates and contracts spot buys and manages related suppliers.


  • Support goals, objectives and plans for supply chain management, logistics and warehouse operations
  • Ensure timely delivery of materials to meet customer expectations while effectively managing inventory objectives and customer service
  • Coordinate efforts and direction between customers, Design Engineering, Materials, Assembly and Purchasing regarding inventory management and cost reduction
  • Manage and develop suppliers for material and supplemental capacity
  • Ensure a Lean/Continuous Improvement environment in all areas
  • Create and issue PO’s to suppliers per delivery requirements from machine release notification; issue all parts and close shop orders
  • Continually seek out new sourcing opportunities to achieve cost reduction, cost avoidance, and cost containment objectives


  • Ability to effectively communicate, verbally and written, throughout all levels of the organization and outside suppliers
  • Must have strong analytical, project management, and consulting skills with the ability to influence, work effectively, and implement solutions in a cross-functional team environment
  • Adequate computer, math and problem-solving abilities to ensure appropriate solutions to challenges in all aspects of the position
  • Experience and a detailed understanding of lean manufacturing and materials concepts
  • Bachelor’s degree in Supply Chain, Logistics, Operations, Industrial Engineering, or Systems Engineering
  • Minimum of 5-10 years of experience in Supply Chain – procurement, buying, and/or production planning experience in manufacturing operation.
  • APICS CPIM and/or CSCP certification preferred
  • MBA preferred in a related field
  • Proficient in Excel, Word, and ERP systems

Please note the following:

  • This is a W2 position.
  • Direct inquiries only.
  • No 3rd party submittals please.
  • This position is not available for Corp-to-Corp.
  • This position is not available for Associate Vendors.

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Our Recruiter will initiate a phone call to you and give you immediate consideration should your resume meet the job requirements.  Please rest assured that if your resume matches what is reflected in this job posting, you should receive a phone call from a Volt Recruiter to discuss this position with you. Volt has a talented and optimistic staffing team focused on the quality of your career.

Volt has over 60 years of staffing experience.  We work with many of the Fortune 500 and 1000 companies to provide workforce solutions.  We offer many direct hire full-time positions as well as many contingent/temporary positions.  We offer our Workers competitive pay and benefits, as well as educational programs and re-deployment assistance.

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Volt is an Equal Opportunity Employer.