Stamford, CT 069070430

Posted: 03/20/2023 Industry: Sales Job Number: MG93835531

Job Description

Direct Hire Buyer
Location: Fairfield County, CT.
Job Summary: Lower Fairfield County, CT direct hire opportunity for a Mechanical Buyer, reporting to the Production Planning Manager. Client manufacturers highly engineered niche products for the aerospace, military and medical markets from our modern facility in Southwestern Connecticut.  Our recent success has provided the foundation for further growth and diversification. We are in the process of reaching for our next level of achievement based on the talents of our employees in product innovation, product quality and customer service. Each of these fundamental capabilities provides us our competitive advantage. This position is responsible for procurement of catalog and manufactured materials used in the production of our products.  Must have key negotiating skills and ability to source materials from approved vendors. Successful applicants will be driven, and excel as part of a highly capable, high-performance team. We value commitment, passion and out of the box creativity. The successful individual will be part of a close-knit group with full exposure and involvement in all aspects of the company.
 •    Screening and evaluating a supplier to choose the best materials, products, or services for their business
 •    Develop business relationships with suppliers and clients.
 •    Evaluate vendors based on Quality, Cost and Delivery, and design strategies to minimize the cost/time required to acquire materials and exploit relationships.
 •    Manage vendor relationships while building effective partnerships. Develop and implement purchasing strategies for all products in a manner that is most cost effective and beneficial to the company.
 •    Responsible for overseeing the prompt resolution of any vendor claims due to defective or unacceptable products, goods, or services.
 •    Mechanical/Electrical Buyer aspects will play an active role in improving quality, efficiencies, and cost containment/reduction, as well as oversee all new projects from a material development and inventory standpoint.
 •    Responsible for securing agreements with vendors and negotiating the best total prices.
 •    Process outside service orders
 •    Handle the requirements for higher value purchases.
 •    Member of the inventory team
 •    Propose improvements to management regarding activities that include purchasing and inventory.
 •    Other Duties - Any reasonable task requested by the company.
 •    College degree, 5 years’ experience Buyer
 •    APICS training a plus.
 •    Proficient in Excel & PowerPoint
 •    Previous supply chain experience.
 •    Working knowledge of MRP system, along with proven experience in supply chain as a buyer.
 •   Strong computer skills, excellent communication skills and organizational skills.
 •   Must be able to work in a team-oriented environment
 •    Identify good buying opportunities
 •    Recognize market fluctuations and capitalizing on advantageous buying situations
 •    Maintain and provide current understanding of industry best practices and technology trends.
 •    Identify tools, processes, and metrics to optimize supplier value.
 •    Good technical writing, documentation, and record keeping skills.
 •    Good analytical problem-solving ability.
 •    Ability to contribute in a cross functional collaborative environment.
Benefits: Benefits and compensation will be discussed during the interview. 
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