Monday, April 18, 2011

Job Opening: Buyer

SUMMARY (view full PDF description here)
Manage the assigned commodities by establishing and maintaining the supplier relationship. This position will be responsible for cost containment and reduction, new product introductions and related project support, sourcing new suppliers, and continuous development of existing suppliers for each assigned commodity.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include the following. Other duties may be assigned.

Manages suppliers for assigned commodities by negotiating price, delivery, quality and service levels with vendors.
Understands supplier reviews/evaluations for quality, on-time delivery, and cost competitiveness
Resolves supplier performance issues that negatively impact Cornell's ability to fill customer orders (i.e.: nonconforming material returns and replacement, late delivery, cost increase, etc.).
Initiates RFP's (aka RFQ's) from the simple to the complex.
Responsible for procuring proper materials in the appropriate quantities from qualified suppliers utilizing the MRP system.
Pursue cost reductions and/or profit improvement through cooperative efforts with supply base.
Assists with inventory control by identifying and disposing of excess and inactive inventory
Generates ECN's when appropriate.
Follows ISO procedures in support of continuous process improvement.
Ability to travel as required.
PC literate and experience utilizing Microsoft software (Excel and Word).

High School Diploma or GED; minimum two years direct experience with sand castings, metal
fabricated assemblies, machined components, motors, seals, bearings, couplings, MRO and outside
processes; or equivalent combination of education and experience.
Prior utilization of MRP software for the fulfillment of ongoing production requirements.
Must be familiar with part qualification, first article acceptance and production readiness.

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