Technical Buyer

Website TRIAD Engineering Corp

Our client, a rapidly-growing firm northwest of Boston, is seeking a Technical Buyer to assume responsibilities for purchasing and negotiating materials, equipment, and supplies from vendors. This position supports a growing business and has responsibility for driving competitive supply cost, quality and delivery. The ideal candidate is a self-starter, able to work independently with excellent business & financial acumen, proficient working with cross-functional teams.

Responsibilities for the Technical Buyer will include:

• Issue requests for quotes/proposals (RFQ/RFP) with domestic and international suppliers and select best source consistent with cost, quality and delivery requirements.
• Negotiate and manage long term pricing agreements on critical commodities.
• Create, place and maintain purchase orders via the ERP system utilizing best practices in the interest of the company
• Maintain appropriate inventory levels consistent with targeted inventory goals and as set by management
• Maintain accuracy of ERP part master database within ERP system, including lead-time, pricing, current supplier information, current purchase order data, etc.
• Communicate with Production, Engineering, Finance, Quality and Marketing on various projects and orders statuses
• Work with vendors concerning over-shipments, delivery shortages, delivery dates and quality
• Process non-conforming material and RMA requests with vendors
• Ability to kit, package and ship materials as needed via FedEx, DHL and Trucking services
• Manages in-house inventories, as well as offsite inventory held by suppliers

Background profile of the Technical Buyer:

• The ideal candidate will have three or more years of experience in purchasing, material control and logistics with mechanical buying experience
• Bachelor’s degree in Business, Supply Chain Management, Logistics or a technical field
• 5-years’ experience in a manufacturing environment preferred.
• Prior experience utilizing an ERP system is a must, NetSuite is preferred
• Proven negotiation skills and cost reduction successes
• Proficient in Word, Excel, and PowerPoint
• Ability to read and interpret technical/engineering drawings and schematics to clearly understand required specifications
• Ability and flexibility to travel domestically as needed

Tagged as: cost, equipment, ERP, logistics, materials, negotiating, proposal, purchasing, quote, RFP, RFQ, supplier, supply, supply chain, vendor

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ByTRIAD Recruiting TeamJan 10, 2020

About the Author:

The TRIAD Recruiting Team is comprised of technical recruiters specializing in the engineering disciplines. TRIAD Engineering Corp. (www.triad-eng.com) is an engineering staffing firm based in Lynnfield, Massachusetts that connects successful firms with technical talent throughout Massachusetts, New Hampshire and Rhode Island. For almost 50 years, TRIAD has provided clients with flexible staffing arrangements including contract, contract-to-direct, and direct placement services.