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Our client located in Norwood, Ma is looking for a Buyer on a Contract Basis. 


  • Implements the purchasing strategy for his/her commodity (ies) in accordance with the Category Managers strategies.
  • Provide input to the Commodity Manager on supplier performance.
  • Participates in Category Manager’s meetings for NA strategy.
  • May performs strategic analysis (internal constraints, external risks, cost analysis, and understanding of strategic levers, analysis of the supplier market).
  • Makes the current supply base evolve toward the Category Managers target supplier(s) base by re-sourcing and by controlling the assignment of new business.
  • May support all sites under the leadership of the Category Manager
  • Participates in the plants cost reduction.
  • Reports results monthly.
  • Manages suppliers and commodities on a day to day basis. Inclusive of resolving problems related to purchase orders, invoices and shipping and receiving issues.
  • Handles purchasing administration for management of supplier and purchase order creation and modifications.
  • Supports supplier improvement program.
  • Acts as the lead buyer for commodities not managed by a Category Manager.
  • Improve his/her commodity (ies) quality level.
  • Ensures the quality of purchased components. Participate in Supplier development and quality assessments.
  • Monitor excess, slow moving, and obsolete inventory and recommend disposition on a timely basis to ensure targets are achieved.
  • Coordinate ECO activity affecting existing and new purchased items.
  • Position may/will purchase materials, parts, equipment, and services.
  • Sets standard costs, performs other duties as required.
  • Travel <10%

Education and Experience:

  • Education BS/BA in Supply Chain, Business, related area or equivalent.
  • Knowledge of LEAN manufacturing and continuous improvement principles
  • Excellent working knowledge of EXCEL
  • Good communication skills
  • Should be flexible and capable of dealing with multiple priorities
  • 4-6 years of sourcing / buying experience on plastics and electronics a must
  • Strong background in Cost Reduction and Process Improvement initiatives.
  • Must be able to work with in a Team environment of conflicting opinions, ideals and solutions and provide clear direction to reach alignment of all stakeholders.
  • Must be highly effective in communication skills.
  • Familiar with basic accounting principles.

Preferred Requirements:

  • Commodity knowledge in machining or electrical components preferred.
  • CPSM or CSCP preferred

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