Sr Buyer/Sourcing Engineer
Job Opportunity at ARG Recruiting

Posted on Jan 29

http://argpeople.com/lyoung    574.532.9634

Location: Elkhart, IN
Job Type: Full Time
Job ID: W4151228

Are you an experienced Buyer with a Technical background looking for an excellent opportunity?
We have an opening with an excellent employer for a Sr. Buyer/Sourcing Engineer! The Senior Buyer is responsible for developing the supply base to support the manufacturing plan to satisfy the strategic and tactical supply chain functions required to meet customer demand while carrying minimum effective inventory.  The qualified individual will be responsible for working with planning and operations on a daily basis to issue all required purchase orders for assigned suppliers.  While assuring the suppliers pricing, quality and delivery performance are in line with the company goals and objectives. The qualified individual is also responsible for engineering support for the suppliers and sourcing team.  The qualified individual will be responsible for cost savings, inventory levels, and corporate financial targets.  Strong collaboration with Operations, Finance and Sourcing Management will be critical to the success of this position.

• Identifies, qualifies and develops new suppliers – both in support of New Product Development and in support of supplier consolidation, working capital improvements and/or cost saving goals  
• Identifies opportunities with existing suppliers for VA/VE projects and other cost savings projects
• Works with Supplier Quality to develop and maintain quarterly Supplier Scorecard system
• Works with Finance and Legal teams to ensure the company’s business interests are represented in contracts
• Ensures inventory management is maintained per pre-determined inventory targets
• Minimizes working capital investment of inventory through aggressive reduction of supplier lead times
• Actively participate and lead lean continuous improvement activities that result in the best value with regard to price, quality, delivery and inventory management performance  
• Coordinates all activities related to procurement of assigned commodities, beginning with intent-to-purchase through on-time delivery  
• Analyze the requirements of the assigned commodities, including preliminary specifications, preferred supplier and date commodity is needed
• Investigates and/or interviews potential suppliers to determine if they meet the specified requirements
• Maintains timely control of orders, amendments, shipping notice, and other documents to assure accurate retention of records  
• Provides engineering support for the sourcing team  
• High energy level, persistent and positive attitude
• Results-oriented, hands on mentality, driven to achieve
• Ability to problem solve and make decisions
• Ability to effectively communicate at all levels of the organization 
• Ability to work through conflicts, gain trust and persuasively influence outcomes
• Uncompromising personal integrity and a high level of personal respect for all individuals  

• Bachelor's Degree Required
• APICS or CPM Certification Preferred
• Engineering Degree or Equivalent Work Experience Preferred 
• Proven ability to influence and drive measurable results
• Strong leadership skills including the ability to prioritize
• 7+ years Master scheduling experience 
• Up to 10% travel possible  
• Expected to work 40-plus hours weekly - Work hours requirements will vary with business needs  - Able to work overtime and weekends 
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