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Senior Buyer

Company: Second Nature
Location: Wilson
Posted on: January 13, 2022

Job Description:

Reporting to the Vice President of Procurement the Senior Buyer will purchase goods, materials, and services to ensure that the company's operational needs are met; taking into account price, quality, and delivery to ensure continuity of supply.

Key Responsibilities
Purchase goods, materials, components or services in line with specified cost, quality and delivery targets
Ensure continuous supply of required goods and materials and communicate any supply problems which may pose a risk or impact on business operations
Monitor market trends, competitor strategies, and market suppliers
Research and evaluate areas of opportunity and reduce costs where possible
Deliver briefs, updates, and reports as and when required
Develop creative and innovative procurement processes
Develop ideas and strategies to improve operational efficiency, and value, aid business performance and work towards a strategy of continuous improvement
Negotiate contracts, improved prices and terms of business with suppliers and review opportunities to make business savings utilizing negotiation and procurement best tools and methods
Assess and evaluate suppliers and undertake performance reviews to ensure contract compliance and manage performance improvement activities
Ensure that a professional and consistent approach is taken in relation to all supplier relationships
Explore alternate sources for goods and materials
Assess potential suppliers
Prepare purchase orders in line with final negotiations with selected suppliers and in line with organizational targets and requirements
Undertake research on and evaluate existing and new suppliers
Contact suppliers to resolve price, quality, delivery, or invoice issues
Work collaboratively and negotiate and engage with stakeholders and suppliers regarding new projects, supplies, and initiative and advise of impact of change on purchasing and production activities
Stay current and up to date on any changes that may affect the supply and demand of needed products and materials and advise others of any impact
Attend meetings and update others on issues or concerns in particular when there is a risk which could prevent the organization meeting customer demands or where there are over capacity concerns
Support product change requests and review and communicate the impact on capacity plans
Build, maintain, and manage supplier relationships and ensure good communications

Required Experience
Bachelor degree or equivalent additional experience in the field required, Bonus if you have a degree in Supply Chain Management
Minimum 5 years experience as a Buyer in a manufacturing environment
Bonus if you have a CPM Certification

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Keywords: Second Nature, Wilson , Senior Buyer, Other , Wilson, North Carolina

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