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Senior Buyer

Location: Buffalo
Posted on: January 26, 2023

Job Description:

DescriptionConax Technologies---great minds don't necessarily think ALIKE--- solutions and innovation happen when we think TOGETHER.Engineering Solutions to your complex challenges for over 60 years! Compression seal fittings, temperature sensors and custom solutions for Aerospace, Oil & Gas, Power Generation, Semiconductor, and other Technology, and Industrial marketplaces.Are you interested in joining a company that truly values its people and customers?If so, Conax is looking to for aSenior Buyerto join the Team!When you join Conax, you will be rewarded with a competitive salary, exceptional benefits, and a culture that values integrity, commitment, innovative thinking, customer service, and teamwork.The Sr. Buyer position is a hands-on position responsible for coordinating purchasing activities and resources to limit costs and improve accuracy, and customer service. This includes overall responsibility to -examine our existing procedures, provide input to streamline activities, and take initiative to implement approved improvements to meet our product distribution needs. This position will -e stablish strategic partnerships and improve supplier relationships. Search out and pursue cost effective ways to procure quality components for our existing product lines. -Develop procedures to improve coordination and communication between purchasing and other functional areas of the business. -Meet with suppliers to discuss performance metrics, provide performance feedback, and discuss production forecasts or changes. Essential Functions

  • Blanket purchase order maintenance, placing PO releases for materials, and delivery confirmation with suppliers.
  • Research and qualify new suppliers to grow vendor base.
  • Implement engineering changes as well as support new product launches.
  • Execute MRP order action/reschedule for assigned area (Make/Buy).
  • Execute Inventory Optimization, using Inventory Optimizer for assigned areas.
  • Support production team as required ensuring a continuous flow of material to support customer requirements. Resolve any line-down issues including expediting material as needed to ensure a high level of customer satisfaction.
  • Track root causes for on time delivery misses/stock-outs and suggest and implement appropriate corrective actions.
  • Communicate and coordinate delivery information with operations and customer service team.
  • Monitor, sustain, and continuously improve kanban system including planning for spike orders and re-sizing (re-calculate bins) to meet current demand patterns.
  • Coordinate with suppliers and internal production leads to provide project lead times.
  • Initiate, lead, and participate in continuous improvement through the use of appropriate CBS (Conax Business System) tools, including IMAG (Inventory Management at Gemba), kaizen, and usage of leader standard work.
  • Drive inventory reduction and cost savings (PPV / VAVE) through CBS tools and supplier negotiations.
  • Negotiate agreements with suppliers to provide continuous year-over-year improvements in performance, including quality, delivery, cost, and collaboration, through the implementation of programs such as Vendor-Managed Inventory.
  • Work with receiving/material handling team to optimize material presentation in cell areas.
  • Purchase indirect materials and supplies as needed.
  • Active participation in daily huddles.
  • Document in the Conax Technologies Wiki.
  • Exemplify core values of integrity, commitment, innovative thinking, customer service, and teamwork. The ideal candidate should have a bachelor's degree or equivalent education and experience in Supply Chain Management as well as at least 5 years' experience in senior buyer role within a similar industry.

Keywords: CONAX TECHNOLOGIES LLC, Buffalo , Senior Buyer, Other , Buffalo, New York

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