Job Description

  • Senior Buyer

    Location: Mobile, AL
    Status Type: Full-Time
    Department: Procurement
    Requisition Number: 19-030

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    Manages all aspects of an assigned group of commodities and suppliers for productive type materials for Company in support of the development, manufacture and aftermarket sales of the company's products.

    Essential duties and responsibilities:

    -Prepare and issue purchase orders and change notices for production parts or tooling, with approved suppliers, in support of the timely procurement of needed parts. Issues either spot or blanket Purchase Orders to support the ongoing or periodic needs of the manufacturing organization. Assure that products are purchased to the most current revision level.
    -Select, develop and utilize suppliers who demonstrate the ability to provide quality parts, on time, at the lowest total cost to Company. Adhere to the guidelines of the AS9000 Quality Manual and Procedures in selection, management and development of the supplier base and their particular products.
    -Release, modify and monitor orders using the ERP system.
    -Analyze and report, as required, on market conditions and trends that may affect the price, availability or quality of purchased products. Maintain current awareness of supplier financial and capacity related conditions.
    -Utilize computer based systems to monitor and manage inventories in such a way as to maintain required stock levels, minimize obsolescence and prevent the accumulation of excess product.
    -Comply with all company policies relating to the procurement process, quality system procedures, ethics and conduct. Represent the company to external organizations in a professional and fair manner.
    -Communicate and interact with other functional personnel to assure parts availability, supplier issue resolution and implementation of engineering design changes. Assist in the development of computer based system enhancements, job simplification, office processes and work flow.
    -Negotiate long term agreements with selected suppliers, prepare supporting documentation and contract language, as needed, and coordinate with legal, accounting and executive personnel during the approval process, as required.
    -Plan and execute, with the approval of the Vice President, annual cost reduction, resourcing and supplier development programs. Communicate and work with the Supplier Quality organization to implement continuous improvement projects, Value Engineering and corrective action programs across the assigned supply base.

    Other duties and responsibilities

    -Assist in the development, revisions to and documentation of the AS9000 Quality System, as assigned.
    -Develop, as required, reporting systems and tools to demonstrate the effectiveness of the management process over the assigned supply base and the corresponding accountability for assigned parts.
    -Maintain knowledge of the current capability and condition of company owned tools in the possession of the supplier base. Recommend and, as needed, prepare justification for, the repair and or replacement of existing tooling within the budgetary guidelines provided.
    -Performs other duties and special projects as may be assigned.

    Education and or experience

    Bachelor degree-B. A. from four-year college or university; or one to two years related experience and-or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience. Prefer 7 years of related experience.

    Language skills

    Ability to read, analyze, and interpret common scientific and technical journals, financial reports, and legal
    documents. Ability to respond to common inquiries or complaints from customers, regulatory agencies, or
    members of the business community. Ability to write speeches and articles for publication that conform to
    prescribed style and format. Ability to effectively present information to top management, public groups,
    and-or boards of directors.

    Mathematical skills

    Ability to work with mathematical concepts such as probability and statistical inference, and fundamentals of plane and solid geometry and trigonometry. Ability to apply concepts such as fractions, percentages, ratios, and proportions to practical situations.

    Reasoning ability

    Ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions. Ability to interpret an extensive variety of technical instructions in mathematical or diagram form and deal with several abstract and concrete variables.


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    No faxes, phone calls or other correspondence will be accepted. EOE/M/F/D/V

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