Sr. Buyer in Norwood at ITW Test & Measurement and Equipment

Date Posted: 3/19/2020

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Senior Buyer - Norwood, MA
Instron® is a global organization that designs, manufactures, sells and services materials testing systems.  Instron is a clear global leader in materials testing applications and its leadership in the marketplace is continually expanding.  You will find that our established strength, commitment to our core values and team focus provides an engaging work environment and offers exceptional opportunities for personal and career development.
The Senior Buyer will be responsible for purchasing and sourcing functions of a variety of components for production and R&D for Instron N.A. Primary parts will be related to fabricated metal (machined) parts, electronic components (PCBAs, Power AMPs, Motors, etc) and some hardware and MRO items. Parts are of complex in nature and at the highest quality levels.
Primary duties and responsibilities
  • Analysis of parts that flow through as requisitions from planner(s) evaluate and act as necessary
  • Update and review supplier agreements to ensure best cost is achieved through long term planning
  • Manage day to day supplier activities (MRBs, Purchase orders, incorrect Invoices, Expediting when necessary)
  • Strategically source alternate suppliers for low performing or ineffective suppliers
  • Perform Quartile Business Reviews of the key suppliers in conjunction with quality department
  • Ensure the system data is maintained and accurate on the parts the buyer is responsible (order quantity, pricing, frequency of orders)
  • Maintain a lean inventory of the responsible parts without getting to a stock-out position
  • Maintain and enhance vendor relationships by site visits, meetings and keeping close contact with the key vendors
Skills Required
  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent work experience (10+)
  • Must be proficient in advance Excel and ability to demonstrate (Pivot tables, VLOOKUP, sorting, arithmetic formulae)
  • Must be familiar with an updated ERP system (SAP, JDE, IFS, Microsoft Dynamics or similar)
  • Proven track record or display or analytical and communication skills
  • Knowledge of Sharepoint is a plus
  • Ability to work with cross-functional teams and departments
  • Expertise in electronics or metals commodity is a must
  • KanBan inventory knowledge is a plus
  • Ability to display innovative thinking, outside-the-box problem solving techniques is a plus
  • Knowledge of the ITW Tool-box or projects based on the 80/20 principle is a plus

Take this opportunity to join a successful and enthusiastic global team where you can make a significant impact immediately.  Enjoy a competitive salary and generous benefits that includes health, dental, life and LTD insurance, 401k (with match), and a 100% tuition reimbursement program.  Instron is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer.  We employ, train, compensate and promote regardless of race, religion, color, national origin, sex, disability, age, veteran status, and other protected status as required by applicable law.