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Sr. Buyer

Company: Tate Inc.
Location: Red Lion
Posted on: August 7, 2022

Job Description:

Job DescriptionThe Senior Buyer supports all aspects of our Raised Access Floors and Data Center products. Performs purchasing functions in a fast-paced and dynamic environment to ensure adequate flow of critical materials. sources new products and suppliers as required for specific initiatives. Works among multiple teams to successfully fulfill customer requirements. Actively participates in problem-solving exercises, communicates concerns and issues, and works towards successful resolutions. Identifies opportunities for improvement and acts to implement process changes. Responsibilities

  • Supports manufacturing and commercial teams by ensuring adequate and timely flow of materials and services.
  • Gains full understanding of all material applications and uses and constructability of finished products.
  • Monitors and corrects inventory, and initiates corrective actions with team when necessary. Suggests alternate uses to avoid material obsolescence.
  • Gains critical understanding of material costs, commodity swings, and cost drivers to obtain most advantageous and competitive prices.
  • Develops and manages vendor relations and transactions, communicate issues and non-conformances, measures performance, and ensures compliance.
  • Aggressively identifies and implements cost saving opportunities, and opens supply chain avenues to new vendors.
  • Actively participates in project forecasting for purposes of resource and material planning.
  • Assists with resolving critical situations and revisions with professional deportment and provides support to multiple Tate teams in the execution of customer requirements.
  • Establishes and maintains positive and effective working relationships with all inter-company departments and personnel, as well as suppliers.
  • Is accountable for accuracy on all transactions and all levels of systemic functions and complies with all corporate regulations and procedures.
  • Maintains awareness of individual contribution to and impact of the quality, safety, environmental, and product compliance policies and activities; reports all quality issues, unsafe acts, and unsafe conditions to the proper personnel.Qualifications
    • Bachelor's degree in Supply Chain, Business Administration, or related discipline.
    • Relevant experience in a supply chain and procurement functions, and/or sufficient experience to have demonstrated capacity, means, aptitude, and initiative to solve problems, develop process improvements and achieve desired outcomes.
    • Knowledge and practice with purchasing processes, vendor sourcing, supplier negotiation, as well as determining and understanding cost drivers and market conditions.
    • Previous experience with material management, inventory control, and MRP systems.
    • Ability to read and understand specifications and read technical drawings desired.
    • Proficient with Microsoft Office 365 (Word, Excel, Teams, etc.) applications and computer technology.
    • Occasional travel to other Tate facilities and suppliers may be required.

Keywords: Tate Inc., Baltimore , Sr. Buyer, Other , Red Lion, Maryland

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