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Senior Buyer

Muscatine, IA

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Position Summary 
The Buyer will be responsible for purchasing products for the organization to use or resell, evaluate suppliers, negotiate contracts and review product quality.  They will work in a collaborate environment with the Purchasing team to develop, communicate and accomplish the Company’s goals and objectives.
Job Description
  • Responsible for purchasing complex or technical materials, supplies or services
  • Evaluate bids, select and recommend suppliers and negotiate price, delivery, quality and service
  • Negotiate and settle with suppliers damage claims, rejections, issues, return of materials, over shipments, cancellations and engineering changes
  • Evaluate and monitor contracts to ensure vendors and supplies comply with the terms and conditions of the contract and determine the need for changes
  • Conduct supplier site visits and rate them as to production capability, performance and delivery as needed
  • Provide work leadership for co-workers as needed
  • Lead project teams which align to organizational goals
  • Develop solutions to complex problems which require the regular use of ingenuity and innovation
  • Negotiate best vendor terms, pricing, and delivery based on budget and schedule requirements
  • Provide superior business stakeholder experiences, while building long-term relations and demonstrating a passion toward stakeholder commitments
Qualifications / Requirements
  • Bachelor's degree in Operations or Supply Chain Management, Business, Economics or related field
  • Experienced professional with a complete understanding and application of purchasing principles, concepts, practices and standards as demonstrated through no less than 6 years purchasing experience
  • Full knowledge of industry practices
  • Must be able to operate with a wide degree of creativity and latitude
  • Strong interpersonal skills                                    
  • Ability to speak with many level of an organization
  • Food manufacturing experience preferred 
Travel Requirement:
  • First year travel will be up to 70% of the time, potential for multiple weeks at a time.
  • Beyond first year travel will be up to 40% of the time

Posted 03/27/18

Job ID: 63771