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Senior Buyer

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Company : Safran Aero Boosters Job field : Supply chain Location : New Brighton , Minnesota , United States Contract type : Permanent Contract duration : Full-time Required degree : Bachelor's Degree Required experience : More than 5 years
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Job Description

Summary:
As a member of the Global Procurement and Supply Chain team, Senior Buyer is responsible for the providing analytical data to drive business initiatives. They will handle complex negotiations, will identify, select and manage relationships with suppliers, will manage the purchasing cycle, including requisitions, purchase orders, will monitor supplier performance, recommend improvements, and address supplier quality issues related to supplier product.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
• In conjunction with technical specifications from Engineering, write requests for quote and extends invitations to bid to appropriate suppliers.
• Evaluate proposals based on cost, lead-time, project requirements, policy Compliance and other factors.
• Coordinate with Project Management to meet budgets and delivery schedules.
• Negotiate pricing, quality and delivery criteria for required materials in connection with the placement of purchase orders.
• Process purchase requisitions for materials required for manufacturing.
• Coordinate any supplier questions or problems with Engineering, Quality, Sales, project managers and Accounting or other Departments as required.
• Manage supplier performance and ensure feedback is provided to each supplier with the focus on maintaining and improving supplier performance.
• Demonstrate continuous effort to improve operations, decrease inefficiencies in manufacturing times, streamline work processes, and work cooperatively with project principles
• Coordinate with other internal departments and with suppliers on any special projects or programs as assigned
• Provide estimate for Sales Cost Breakdown during RFQ process
• Serve as a liaison between vendors and Company personnel
• Organize, update and retain product information files and purchase order records
• Approve invoices for orders for which they are responsible
• Other duties as assigned

Job Requirements

Education/Experience:
• Bachelor's degree in Supply Chain, Logistics, Operations, or a related field
• 5+ years of experience in manufacturing procurement, domestic and international preferred

Qualifications:
• Proven ability to balance risk, effectively influence diverse teams, and take ownership of responsibility for outcomes while fostering a positive team spirit
• Demonstrated success managing and leading large-scale, complex, multi-discipline projects involving multiple internal and external stakeholders and partners
• Strong communication skills both verbal and written with a proven ability to be assertive yet approachable delivering a positive customer service experience both internally and externally
• Demonstrate strong analytical skills by anticipating problems including problem identification, action planning and execution
• Knowledge of principles and practices of purchasing and accounting flow cycles
• Knowledge of common international business practices relating to the purchase, currency, costing, payment terms, Incoterms, shipping modes, taxes
• Knowledge of purchasing, inventory, and accounting ERP modules
• Technical aptitude to understand complex products being purchased and interpret engineering drawings
• Ability to comprehend policies, procedures, and laws related to importing and exporting
• Demonstrate the ability to problem solve and develop alternative solutions when dealing with client issues or emotional topics
• Highly motivated, able to prioritize and work independently

Locate your future workplace

639 Campus Drive MN 55112

New Brighton

Minnesota United States

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