Manpower Group Buyer Opening in Lititz, Pennsylvania

Manpower is working with a top Electronics Assembler to add a Buyer to their team. This role is a Direct Hire position.

Please email your resume and salary requirements to Alisa.Truax@Manpower.com or call 717-581-0700.

Position Summary: Procures all necessary materials for production and factory operations in prudent quantities to enhance cash flow. Assures that quality materials are received in a timely matter to support product requirements. Continuously improves competitive posture of company through active source development/management. Insures accuracy of records and work with accounting to assure payment of suppliers.

Position Responsibilities:

  • Procures material to support manufacturing production needs for assigned commodities, with focus on attaining best market price and 100% on-time delivery to MRP need date.

  • Relays all customer quality requirements to the suppliers based on the QRs defined by the project contract (PO Clauses spelled out on all Purchase Orders).

  • Reviews material needs based on work order shortages and communicates any issues that may impact schedules with the project team members.

  • Expedites orders as required to meet the customer need and the company's manufacturing team needs.

  • Implements purchase order changes as defined by internal company committee and/or approved customer request.

  • Dispositions and takes action on any non-conforming material as required (Return / Replacement).

  • Supports the bid and proposal process by soliciting the supply chain to secure costs along with the associated lead-times and MOQs on assigned commodities in order to meet bid due dates and requirements as defined.

  • Works with the suppliers on technical issues with support of company engineers as required.

  • Performs PO close operations and excessing of material as required.

  • Maintains PO and bid documentation to support customer audits.

  • Analyzes market conditions and trends to understand and action the impact on assigned commodities.

  • Negotiate supply agreements leveraging volumes across multiple entities.

  • Drive suppliers to mitigate minimum buys and reduce lead times by pipelining items in anticipation of SECHAN needs when possible.

  • Develops and enlists new suppliers as needed to ensure best market cost and quality of material is attained.

  • Initiates dialogue with suppliers on all vendor performance reviews and other pertinent issues. Creates an open environment for exchange of ideas to insure continuous quality and on-time delivery improvement.

  • Performs other tasks and duties as assigned to support business goals and objectives.

Essential Skills and Experience

  • BS/BA in Business, Supply Chain Management or equivalent relevant experience.

  • Minimum of 3 years of experience, preferrably in procurement of electronic or mechanical components.

  • Military and/or Aerospace procurement experience preferred.

  • Strong numerical and analytic reasoning capability.

  • Well-developed written and oral communications skills.

  • Good interpersonal skills with the ability to interface with all levels of the organization.

  • Proficient in Microsoft Office - Excel / Word, ERP systems, and databases.

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