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Sr. Buyer

Company: Sound Seal, Inc. - Recruitment
Location: Agawam
Posted on: January 16, 2022

Job Description:

Job Summary Sound Seal, a local manufacturing company, is looking for a seasoned and technologically competent Sr. Buyer. The right individual will be responsible for forecasting, negotiating, and purchasing direct materials associated with production as well as indirect materials. Metrics include quality, on-time delivery, maintaining optimum inventory levels and negotiating cost effective pricing. Essential Functions

  • Maintain and develop supplier relationships/partnerships.
  • Negotiate with suppliers to obtain best possible delivery, quality, and price.
  • Enter purchase orders into the system, ensure receipt of order acknowledgement/confirmations and verify costs.
  • Verify and process purchase order receipts and return of materials as needed.
  • Reconcile inventory as needed to physical counts and prepare and submit inventory reports.
  • Utilize business system and develop a method for forecasting material demand while preventing stock shortages and maintaining high inventory turns.
  • Identify, communicate, and mitigate any potential lead time issues.
  • Set up and maintain inventory codes, vendor information and pricing.
  • Work closely with production and sales departments to ensure proper communication and planning. Competencies
    • Analytical and detail oriented.
    • Excel and business system skills are a must.
    • Ability to learn a diverse product line.
    • Must possess the ability to see the "big" picture.
    • Demonstrated organizational and time management skills.
    • Proficiency with MS Office applications is a must.
    • Excellent analytical, communication and problem-solving skills.
    • Must be a self-starter with the ability to multi-task.
    • Experience with Sage 100 is a plus, ability to learn the system is a must.
    • Demonstrated lean and continuous improvement implementations with a manufacturing environment.
    • Fluency in English is a must; bilingual capability is a plus. Physical demands
      • Extended periods of sitting at a desk in an office environment.
      • Utilizing a computer and other office peripherals. Required Education and Experience
        • A minimum of 5 years of direct material purchasing and production experience. Preferred education and experience
          • Lean and/or Continuous Improvement. Travel required
            • 10% Affirmative Action/EEO statement Sound Seal provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation, and training. Other duties Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities, and activities may change at any time with or without notice.
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Keywords: Sound Seal, Inc. - Recruitment, Springfield , Sr. Buyer, Other , Agawam, Massachusetts

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