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Buyer

Date: Mar 15, 2019

Location: Wauwatosa, WI, US

Company: Briggs and Stratton

Position Description

Executes the uninterrupted supply of component parts in support of manufacturing activity. Supports internal activity and processes related to acquisition and supply of component materials to manufacturing.

Job Responsibilities

  1. Acts as a liaison between multiple departments and personnel to ensure the delivery of appropriate component parts to manufacturing facilities through ordering and expediting as needed
  2. Develops strategic and functionally integrated sourcing strategies for the Company’s business lines
  3. Manages relationships with key suppliers and internal functions and proactively communicates demand schedules to suppliers
  4. Creates supplier specific strategies and improvement initiatives while enlisting the work of other departments; maintains supplier’s requisite programs to manage unanticipated demand spikes as needed; creates and manages lead-time reduction programs with key suppliers
  5. Analyzes broad purchasing practices, evaluates quotes and performs cost/price and value analysis to select, recommend or develop alternative suppliers
  6. Monitors purchase requisitions and invoices including: expediting shipments by preparing and follow-up on orders and obtains certifications of delivery and verifies against purchase orders
  7. Maintains necessary records of purchase, price, stock and consumption, supplier/vendor, specifications and catalog files
  8. Performs other duties as assigned

Job Skills Requirements

  • Thorough understanding of strategic sourcing and supply strategies, materials requirements planning and other replenishment planning techniques
  • Well-developed interpersonal and communication skills
  • Ability to work in a team environment and to build business relationships
  • Thorough knowledge of manufacturing processes and component applications, statistical process controls and other quality management techniques
  • Knowledge of basic Geometric Dimension & Tolerance (GD&T) principles
  • Fluent in English and primary language used in area of responsibility and/or location

Education

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

Experience Requirements

Three years of experience in purchasing or related field required

Physical & Environmental Requirements

 

 

Briggs & Stratton Corporation, headquartered in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, is the world’s largest producer of gasoline engines for outdoor power equipment. Its wholly owned subsidiaries include North America’s number one marketer of pressure washers, and it is a leading designer, manufacturer and marketer of power generation, lawn and garden, turf care and job site products through its Briggs & Stratton®, Simplicity®, Snapper®, Snapper Pro® Ferris®, PowerBoss®, Allmand™, Billy Goat®, Murray®, Branco® and Victa® brands. Briggs & Stratton products are designed, manufactured, marketed and serviced in over 100 countries on six continents. 

 

Briggs & Stratton Corporation is committed to a policy of equal employment opportunity. The Company conducts all employment practices without regard to race, sex, color, religion, national origin, age, disability, protected veteran's status, pregnancy, genetic information, sexual orientation or any other basis prohibited by law. Briggs & Stratton also undertakes affirmative action to assure equal employment opportunity for minorities and women, for persons with disabilities, and for protected veterans.


Nearest Major Market: Milwaukee

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