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Fresno, CA

Date Posted: October 16, 2017
Job Type: Temporary to Hire
Job ID: 285227

Job Description

We are looking for a Senior Buyer for a well established company in Fresno. 

Please see below the job duties and requirements. 

  • Develop new as well as existing supplier sources.
  • Performs required purchasing tasks to procure assigned components, materials, supplies, equipment and services required for operation of business.
  • Contacts suppliers, obtains and evaluates quotations, places orders, and ensures timely delivery.  Exercises judgment and knowledge of assigned commodities to make purchases consistent with specified levels of inventory, quality, delivery requirements and price.
  • Works with cross functional teams on a variety of projects and other complex issues related to the development of new products, new suppliers, or technologies to enhance new or existing products.
  • Performs follow-up operations with suppliers to accomplish delivery of purchased items per the schedule provided on the Purchase Order.  Expedites delivery of critical materials as required.
  • Develops commodity strategies and plans for assigned items.  Determine when additional sources of supply are needed.  Identifies and develops plans to qualify additional sources of supply as required.
  • Serves as liaison between appropriate company personnel and supplier representatives to ensure suppliers are equipped with the needed tools, materials, and specifications to obtain valid quotations or solutions to problems.
  • Maintains and reports purchasing measurements which indicate Buyer and Supplier performance.
  • Advises Purchasing Manager in a timely manner of impending supplier failure to fulfill contractual agreements or of any other problems that may delay or interrupt supply and impact production adversely, this after the Buyer has exhausted all means within limits of delegated authority to solve such problems.
  • Evaluate supplier performance and use this information as the basis for performance improvement.
  • Coordinate with all departments in securing the correct material at the right price, with on-time delivery.
  • Provide support to the manager in all procurement policies, practices, procedures and act as understudy to that position.
  • Observe all safety and ISO 9001 requirements.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Business or related discipline or equivalent combination of education and related experience.
  • Four (4) years experience in purchasing components or commodities in support of a repetitive manufacturing operation, and knowledge and experience of Purchasing Law, long term agreements and contracts desired.
  • Familiarity of the following manufacturing and planning techniques and principals: Kan Ban, JIT, MRP, MPS, DRP preferred.

Pay $60k - $67k