Jr. Buyer

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Jr. Buyer

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Our client located in Boxboro, Ma is looking for a JR buyer to join their team on a temp to hire basis. 

We are seeking a Junior Buyer who prides themselves on results, is a cross-functional team player, and has a continuous improvement mindset. In this position you will be working closely with our well established purchasing team in a goal driven, quality based, lean manufacturing environment. You will be responsible for obtaining commitments and coordinating the procurement of all assigned material to support current operations.

Key Responsibilites:

  • Procure materials at or better than targets established for quality, delivery, and cost while meeting or exceeding inventory turns goals.
  • Place orders and obtain acknowledgement of purchase orders from suppliers
  • Follow all steps of Kanban process standard work
  • Run inventory and purchase order reports
  • Follow-up with suppliers to ensure timely delivery of freight to support production
  • Ensure delivery dates on purchase orders are accurate and up-to-date
  • Support quoting (cost and lead-time) activities for new and recurring sales opportunities.
  • Provide regular updates to Purchasing Buyer/Management and respective department(s) on the delivery of items
  • Complete supermarket audits as scheduled
  • Monitor SQDIP board to infer hot items for immediate actions
  • Resolve invoice discrepancies with suppliers as needed
  • Performs a variety of activities in support of successfully arranging for delivery of parts in order to expedite and meet production schedules. Such items involve strong interface with Planner/Buyers, Manufacturing, and Quality, etc.
  • Assist with administrative duties in the purchasing department
  • Will be empowered to communicate directly with suppliers, while maintaining respectful linkage to purchasing buyers and management

Skills & Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration, Supply Chain/Logistics or a related field preferred.
  • Two+ years’ experience in a related field is preferred (i.e. buying, expediting order and material handling activates).
  • MRP system experience required, JD Edwards desired
  • Foundational understanding of Kanban process
  • Understanding of Lean Manufacturing and Project Management concepts and methods required.
  • Proficient at the use of MS Office applications including Word, Excel, Outlook, and Access.
  • A self-motivator that needs minimal input to maintain focus and direction
  • Critical thinker; can problem solve and plan ahead
  • Clear and effective communicator, both written and orally
  • Portrays a sense of urgency in all daily tasks
  • Adapts on the fly
  • Superior organizational skills

Pay Rate: $18-22/HR

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