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Buyer - Manufacturing/Products

West Chester, PA
  • Expired: December 12, 2022. Applications are no longer accepted.
Job Description

This position is responsible for acquiring, purchasing and negotiating materials, equipment and supplies for requisitioned material. This individual will purchase materials as required by Kanban & ERP systems, supporting strategic sourcing objectives. This role will also enhance West Chester Operations strategies for quality, cost, delivery and innovation. This position reports into our Procurement Manager and is located onsite in West Chester, PA.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities
  • Direct procurement responsibilities for $5-10 million in spend.
  • Interacts with suppliers to negotiate lowest total cost of ownership for Portescap.
  • Increase on-time delivery by utilizing MRP output to eliminate material shortages for manufacturing and customer needs.
  • Manage and develop existing suppliers through performance feedback, discuss defective or unacceptable goods or services to determine source of trouble and take corrective action. Study market trends, evaluate suppliers and recommended sources of supply. Estimate values according to knowledge of market price. Determine appropriate procurement methods, and will negotiate and implement supplier agreements consistent with quality, delivery and cost requirements.
  • Participate in the Daily Management process by taking full ownership of exceeding delivery and inventory targets.
  • This position is responsible for contributing to Policy Deployment (business unit strategic objectives) results and total business goals.
  • Use Altra Business System (lean manufacturing) tools to drive continuous process improvements in on-time delivery, cost savings, inventory reduction, and Low Cost Region spend.

Job Requirements

Critical Competencies
  • Effective planning, organization, and leadership skills.
  • Effective procurement and supplier management skills - demonstrated ability to drive significant reductions in cost while maintaining or improving service levels.
  • Outstanding problem-solving skills
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Strong analytical background including experience with tools such as Oracle, Excel and Access
  • Ability and experience interfacing at all levels of the organization.
  • Ability to articulate clear vision and convey a sense of urgency
  • Ability and willingness to lead and work in a matrix organization with direct and indirect reporting relationships.

Education and Experience Requirements
  • Education - Bachelor degree or relevant years of experience required. Engineering, materials management or other business major preferred.
  • Experience -Three years in supply chain management, purchasing or planning role(s) in a manufacturing environment. Domestic & International Logistics experience a plus.
  • Functional Training - Demonstration of continuing education in materials management (to ensure knowledge and understanding of leading-edge practices and technology). CPM and/or CPIM certification preferred.

Company Benefits
  • Paid Time Off + 12 Paid Holidays
  • Medical, Dental, and Vision coverage
  • Health Savings Account and Flexible Spending Account options
  • 401(k) Retirement Plan with company match and contribution, immediate vesting
  • Short-Term and Long-Term Disability Insurance
  • Company paid Life Insurance
  • Supplemental Protection options for Hospital Indemnity, Accident Insurance, Identify Theft Protection, and Legal Services
  • 6 weeks of paid Parental Leave
  • 2 weeks of paid Family Leave
  • Adoption Assistance
  • Pet Insurance
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Wellness Incentive Program
  • Livongo Diabetes Support Program
  • Cancer Expert Now Program
  • Wondr Health & Weight Loss Program



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West Chester, PA
19380 USA