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Buyer

Date: Jun 4, 2021

Location: Wauwatosa, WI, US, 53222

Company: Briggs and Stratton

Position Description

Maintains relationships with suppliers and may identify local suppliers for indirect materials. Establishes economic order quantities (EOQ) and shipment cadence for every component. Understands and monitors purchasing triggers, discrete purchase orders and automated vendor schedules. Monitors flow of components from suppliers to the plant to ensure optimized packaging and compliance with EOQ directives.

Job Responsibilities

  1. Acts as a liaison between multiple departments to ensure the delivery of appropriate component parts to manufacturing facilities through ordering and expediting as needed

  2. Monitors purchase requisitions and invoices including: expediting shipments by preparing/following up on orders and obtaining certifications of delivery 

  3. Maintains necessary records of purchase, price, stock and consumption, supplier/vendor, specifications and catalog filesManages relationships with suppliers and internal functions and proactively communicates demand schedules to suppliers

  4. Maintains supplier requisite programs to manage unanticipated demand spikes as needed; creates and manages lead-time reduction programs with suppliers

  5. Analyzes purchasing practices, evaluates quotes and performs cost/price and value analysis to  recommend or develop alternative suppliers

  6. Ensures compliance with supplier contracts and commercial terms sheets

  7. Maintains records for tooling at vendors;submits capital requests for tooling upgrades or replacement with sufficient lead time 

  8. Performs other duties as assigned

Job Skills Requirements

  • Thorough understanding of sourcing/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

  • Ability to represent the company with suppliers in a business-like, professional manner. Must be able to build and sustain 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

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