Senior Buyer in Everett, WA at Volt

Date Posted: 10/17/2020

Job Snapshot

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

Senior Buyer

This contract manufacturing  company in Everett, WA is seeking a Senior Buyer  for a direct, hire role in Everett, WA. The Senior Buyer is responsible for materials management for assigned customer accounts. This includes purchasing to AVL (Approved Vendor List) for assigned commodities/suppliers, working with suppliers and program managers to achieve optimized MOQ’s (minimum order quantity), minimizing obsolete and excess inventory, maximizing PPV (purchase price variance) and inventory turns. ITAR clearance required. Essential duties and responsibilities include, but are not limited to, the following:


• Place purchase orders within assigned lead time at or below quoted cost to customer
• Negotiate cost, lead time and terms
• Ensure materials arrive on time to support production demands and customer needs
• Determine proper material plan dates and material due dates to meet customer needs
• Work with customers and Program Management to crisply communicate materials status • Ensures adequate Raw Inventory availability at the lowest possible cost required to meet a Lean Manufacturing environment’s requirements • Operates as an agent of the corporation within the appropriate signature authority level AND based on either MRP demand or approved Purchase Order Requisitions • Maintains a stable supply of raw inventory, taking necessary actions to prevent stock out or expedited deliveries where appropriate. This includes actively participating in CFT and production scheduling meetings

• Orders, reschedules, and cancels materials based on requisitions and MRP Purchase Order Action Notices (POAN’s) • Manages supplier pricing, delivery, and quality expectations, and escalates when appropriate. • Assists in achieving Maximize Contribution Margin through efficient direct materials cost management and supply chain management • Develops and implements cost / price / benefit analyses for direct raw materials used for production. • Prepares and reviews Requests for Quotes (RFQ’s), Tracks original quoted pricing and evaluate to current standard and benchmark costs

• Works to extend payment terms and discounts with suppliers • Mitigates indirect operations costs such as freight, packaging /penalization for labor efficiencies, and stock-out/shortages • Conducts Supplier Business Reviews and Partners in Quality Programs • Works to maintain optimum inventory levels championing and supporting Vendor Managed Inventory (VMI) Programs • Supports initiatives to institute best practices and actively participates in LEAN initiatives • Operates as a Commodity Team Lead optimizing corporate spend by championing projects on an International, National, or Regional savings level based on Total Cost of Ownership/Acquisition • Creates, implements, and evaluates supply chain strategies, particularly for supply assurance and logistics management • Manages preferred Supplier Relations for continuous improvement • Sources and evaluates new suppliers • Ensures raw inventory commitments match customer contract liability constraints • Resolves administrative issues such as receiving, invoice discrepancies, and Materials Review Board (MRB) actions
• Purchasing representative to Sales Vice President for new business development
• Maintains Procurement records, such as items or services purchased, costs, delivery, and backup documentation to support authorization to buy
• Assists Accounts Payable in troubleshooting invoices
• Mentors subordinate buyers or purchasing agents as required
• Utilizes Financial Reports (Contribution Margin Income Statement, Balance Sheet, etc.)
• Writes and edits ISO Procedures and Desk Instructions
• Minimum of 7 years working experience and knowledge of purchasing practices, MRP, materials documentation and qualification, and sourcing to purchase at prices consistent with quality and quantity under a LEAN manufacturing system environment
• Bachelor’s degree from an accredited four-year college or university OR combined years of education and experience
• APICS Certification and/or CPIM preferred

• Maintain high ethical standards
• Proficient to Advanced with MS Excel and proficient with MS Office (Word, PowerPoint, Outlook)
• Experience in using ERP Purchasing systems (Fourthshift, SAP, Baan etc.)
• Demonstrate working experience and knowledge of the electronic component marketplace and proficiency with specific commodities; must be able to manage at least 500 components for multiple accounts that may have various and, at times, conflicting requirements
• Demonstrate leadership by teaching others and promoting organizational growth • Be flexible enough to change with an ever-changing business environment
• Ability to read and comprehend instructions, technical drawings and manuals, correspondence, and memos

• Ability to present information in one-on-one and small group situations to customers, suppliers, managers, or co-workers of the organization
• Strong customer service focus
• Strong teaming skills
• Strong interpersonal skills and work ethic
• Possess a professional attitude and promote the same in others

Volt is an Equal Opportunity Employer