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Buyer

Description

The
Buyer
will establish and maintain a mutual respect for suppliers and peers and keep an open-line of communication between purchasing and the other functional areas of the organization. This role is responsible for selecting and maintaining high quality, approved sources of supply as well as evaluating existing and new supplier performance. In addition, the Buyer will advise planning, technical services, and plant operations of changes in prices or lead times that make and produce cost-prohibitive or lead times detrimental to production cycles. The Buyer must be agile in adapting to and working in an ever changing, fast paced, and diverse production environment.

This role is based in Port Washington, Wisconsin.

Essential Functions:

  • Maintain clear and concise records of all problems and correspondences for each purchase order
  • Expedite all purchase orders to ensure on-time deliveries, thereby maintaining a continuity of supply
  • Negotiate all purchase orders with suppliers to ensure best prices and accomplish cost-savings to meet corporate objectives.
  • Responsible for selecting and maintaining high quality sources of supply as well as evaluate existing and new supplier performance
  • Advise planning, technical services, and plant operations of changes in prices or lead times that make and produce cost-prohibitive or lead times detrimental to production cycles
  • Keep an open line of communication between purchasing and the other functional areas with the organization
  • Research and analyze costing information for cost reduction/profit improvement for KTP
  • Managing procurement of materials from approved sources.
  • Evaluating current requirements in relation to purchase history to insure best pricing and delivery schedules using EOQ, quantity discounts, etc.
  • Analyzing D&B, P&L and financial statements of potential suppliers for suitability and stability as sources
  • Remaining up-to-date on all laws pertaining to procurement: UCC, law of agency, valid contracts, customs, duties, ETC.
  • Negotiate all purchase orders with suppliers to ensure best prices and accomplish cost- savings to meet corporate objectives.


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