2018-05-14

Senior Buyer
Job Opportunity at Joseph Michaels International

Posted on May 14

http://www.josephmichaels.com    800-786-1099

Location: Fort Worth, TX
Job Type: Full Time
Job ID: W4159599

With annual sales est $12 billion, our client is a world leader in their industry.  The company has operations in 50 countries around the world. Company has increased its annual dividends paid to shareholders for 61 consecutive fiscal years.

Essential Functions

1. Conducts supplier site visits and evaluates them as to production capability, performance, delivery, and other key business criteria. May support or lead supplier certification surveys as part of a technical and/or quality team.
2. May at times develops alternate sources of supply by identifying and researching prospective suppliers.
3. Maintains accurate lead times for assigned area.
4. Monitors and evaluates critical supplier performance. Determines and implements corrective actions to resolve impending supplier failure to fulfill contractual agreements that may delay production or delivery. Resolves shipment quality discrepancies by mediating supplier/manufacturing issues. Facilitates inspections, substitutions, and standardization by arranging and participating in conferences between suppliers and company personnel.
5. Negotiates and settles damage claims, rejections, losses, return of materials, over-shipments, cancellations and engineering changes with suppliers.
6. Monitors and evaluates supplier's ability to meet all company and government or commercial procurement requirements and ensure that the pertinent technical and quality issues receive adequate attention in order to assure compliance.
7. Prepares complex reports and analyses by collecting, analyzing, and summarizing information and trends.
8. Applies continuous improvement techniques and methods to internal processes and systems. Develops, coordinates, and implements improvement initiatives with key suppliers. Recommends actions by analyzing and interpreting data and making comparative analyses. Analyzes proposed changes in methods and materials. May lead or be assigned to a special project team.
9. Maintains professional and technical knowledge by attending educational workshops, reviewing trade publications, establishing networks, and/or participating in professional associations.
10. Complies with federal, state, and aerospace industry regulations; ensures adherence to requirements and advises management on needed actions. Complies with Government/Commercial Practices Manual (GPM/CPM) policies and procedures.
11. May provide leadership to others in department. Acts as prime contact on high level projects. Establishes goals and objectives required to complete projects. Trains and mentors less experienced employees.
12. Shares specialized knowledge with others. Represents company on high-level projects. Contributes to team effort by accomplishing related results as needed. Work assignments may include cross-functional or project team responsibilities (e.g. continuous improvement).

Qualifications

Education and Experience Bachelor’s degree (BA) in Business Administration, or related field is firmly required. In addition, candidate must have Demonstrated ability to perform the essential functions of the job typically acquired through six or more years of increasingly responsible related experience. Certificate in Purchasing Management (CPM) or APICS desired.
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