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Buyer Senior

Date: Jun 18, 2022

Location: Wauwatosa, WI, US, 53222

Company: Briggs and Stratton

Position Description

Manages the purchase of components and services from suppliers at the lowest total cost consistent with quality, reliability of source and urgency of need considerations. Monitors the uninterrupted supply of component parts in support of manufacturing activity. Conducts market and material studies.

Job Responsibilities

  1. Evaluates broad purchasing practices, quotes and reviews cost/price and value analysis to select, reviews alternative suppliers
  2. Manages purchase requisitions and invoices including: expediting shipments by preparing and follow-up on orders and obtains certifications of delivery and verifies against purchase orders
  3. Ensures supplier training for relevant processes and procedures
  4. Develops and  manages records of purchase, price, stock and consumption, supplier/vendor specifications and catalog files
  5. Researches and evaluates the benefits of contracts, open-market purchases and out-sourcing
  6. Negotiates, writes and verifies legal issues of supply agreements
  7. Manages disposal of scrap, obsolete and/or surplus materials
  8. Recommends and implements changes in processes or procedures for assigned areas
  9. Performs some lead responsibilities which may include: training, assigning and/or reviewing work, providing guidance and overseeing work flow of unit
  10. Performs other duties as assigned

Job Skills Requirements

  • Comprehensive knowledge of strategic sourcing and supply strategies, purchasing function concepts and of supplier commodity processes and practices
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills for report writing, presentations and interactions with diverse groups of people inside and outside of the corporation
  • Proficiency with PC software and SAP
  • Ability to work in a team environment and to build and manage business relationships
  • Ability to lead sophisticated partnership arrangements
  • Strong knowledge of manufacturing processes and component applications, Statistical Process Control and other significant quality management techniques
  • Strong knowledge of basic Geometric Dimension & Tolerance (GD&T) principles
  • Fluent in English and primary language used in area of responsibility and/or location


Bachelor's Degree in Supply Chain Management or related field, or equivalent education and experience

Experience Requirements

  • Five years of experience in purchasing or related field

Physical & Environmental Requirements



Briggs & Stratton Corporation, sediada em Milwaukee (Wisconsin – EUA), é a maior fabricante mundial de motores a gasolina para utilização em diversas aplicações. Com subsidiárias que incluem a maior fabricante e comerciante de geradores portáteis, lavadoras de alta pressão e linha jardim, é líder por meio das suas marcas: Briggs & Stratton®, Simplicity®, Snapper®, Ferris®, Vanguard™, Allmand®, Billy Goat®, Murray®, Branco® e Victa®. Presente em mais de 130 países, a Briggs & Stratton Corporation possui diversas fábricas, joint ventures e filiais ao redor do globo, onde trabalham mais de 8.000 colaboradores. No Brasil, possui filial desde 2005, bem como centros de distribuição em pontos estratégicos, que garantem o rápido atendimento à rede de revendas e assistentes técnicos autorizados em todo o país.

Nearest Major Market: Milwaukee

Job Segment: Strategic Sourcing, Supply Chain Manager, Supply Chain, Buyer, Procurement, Operations