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Top 50 Buyer Lead Skills

Below we've compiled a list of the most important skills for a Buyer Lead. We ranked the top skills based on the percentage of Buyer Lead resumes they appeared on. For example, 20.1% of Buyer Lead resumes contained Supplier Relationships as a skill. Let's find out what skills a Buyer Lead actually needs in order to be successful in the workplace.

These are the most important skills for a Buyer Lead:

1. Supplier Relationships

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Here's how Supplier Relationships is used in Buyer Lead jobs:
  • Managed supplier relationships to collectively and continuously develop long term improvements for poly products.
  • Develop and maintain good supplier relationships including issue resolution.
  • Obtain and review quotes and proposals, develop new supply sources, and manage existing supplier relationships.
  • Establish strategies to improve supply chain, solve shortage issues, and manage supplier relationships.
  • Serve as a leader in managing supplier relationships and driving for optimal supplier performance.
  • Establish and maintain supplier relationships thru the world, including, Germany, China & Japan.

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2. Purchase Orders

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Here's how Purchase Orders is used in Buyer Lead jobs:
  • Create Purchase orders and allocations according to determined information.
  • Led a remote team of Buying Assistants in determining client needs, researching products, and completing purchase orders for clients.
  • Follow all Purchase Orders and keep in contact with the vendors to make sure orders arrive on time.
  • Negotiate and work complex military purchase orders (CAPA) with 100% compliance approval rate.
  • Keep track of Purchase Orders and what projects they are to be billed to.
  • Conducted weekly follow up on all open purchase orders to ensure on time delivery.
  • Created purchase orders using an SAP system, and reported key performance indicators.
  • Worked with invoicing, purchase orders, cash balance and petty cash.
  • Monitor, track, and communicate the status of purchase orders.
  • Managed 100+ open purchase orders with weekly update emails to vendors.
  • Issue purchase orders, blanket orders and any lump sum contracts.
  • Prepared, issued, and administrated purchase orders on capital equipment.
  • Audited, cost centered, approved invoices and purchase orders.
  • Create and process purchase orders for required materials.
  • Conducted contract review of existing purchase orders.
  • Produce purchase orders using propriety software.
  • Place Purchase Orders with vendors.
  • Reach out to suppliers including temp agencies and potential vendors to secure pricing for labor hour purchase orders.
  • Create purchase orders, review inventory quantites on hand.
  • Participated in team effort for leveraged buying including consignment inventory, blanket purchase orders and pooled multi-company purchase agreements.

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3. On-Time Delivery

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Here's how On-Time Delivery is used in Buyer Lead jobs:
  • Drive supplier productivity, deflation and on-time delivery across military, commercial and marine engine applications.
  • Increased supplier On-Time Delivery (OTD) from 79% to 95% by lead time validation and inventory programs.
  • Review Open Order report weekly to track on-time delivery, late orders or partial shipments for Vendor Management.
  • Achieved 100% PO I-Pass compliance and 100% on-time delivery performance.
  • Awarded External Focus Bronze Award for increasing on-time delivery by 250%.
  • Improved overall supplier on-time delivery performance by 3%.

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4. New Buyers

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Here's how New Buyers is used in Buyer Lead jobs:
  • Selected by management to train, mentor and develop new buyers.
  • Created Training materials and Trained new Buyers on work processes.
  • Managed and delivered effective training to new buyers.

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5. Cost Savings

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Here's how Cost Savings is used in Buyer Lead jobs:
  • Obtained $800,000 in cost savings and $350,000 in cost avoidance through market testing, resourcing, and supplier negotiations.
  • Identify and qualify suppliers on NPI and legacy hardware to accomplish cost savings for commodity by 6% under target goal.
  • Develop strategic partnerships with key industry manufacturers to enact direct purchasing agreements to enhance and track SAIC and customer cost savings.
  • Led development of commodity strategies for 5 plants that generated a 3 percent cost savings in 2009.
  • Achieved $6 million dollars in cost savings through the deployment of Lean Six Sigma methodologies.
  • Increased cost savings through lean manufacturing, localization and negotiation to exceed budget targets.
  • Led sourcing team in achieving $946K in cost savings for 2001.
  • Generate cost savings ideas with Engineering, Program Team and Supply Base.
  • Project team member and originator for several cost savings and LEAN projects.
  • Identified cost savings of $1 million in the previous year.
  • Maintained a 10% cost savings to dollar spent ratio.
  • Identified and implemented cost savings of over $180K.
  • Attained approximately $135,000 in cost savings in 2015.
  • Maintain knowledge of market conditions pertaining to commodity, investigate cost savings opportunities.
  • Implemented more than $2 million annual savings through cost savings and supplier process improvement programs.
  • Lead negotiations on high dollar procurements to maximize customer cost savings and report savings gained.
  • Renegotiated safety clothing contract after identified cost savings of [ ] over 2 years.
  • Negotiated cost savings of 2.2 million GBP over a 3 year period.
  • exceeded total 2009 cost savings objective within 1st quarter Promoted to lead buyer based on significantly exceeding negotiating and budget objectives.
  • Negotiate to secure cost savings and engage with risk mitigators to vet out exceptions to offer bilateral/mutual terms.

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6. Spare Parts

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Here's how Spare Parts is used in Buyer Lead jobs:
  • Maintained spare parts inventory on computer (AS-400 system).

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7. Customer Service

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Here's how Customer Service is used in Buyer Lead jobs:
  • Handled individual client accounts, customer service calls, consumer complaints, account management and overview, and interdepartmental collaboration.
  • Prepared inventory for merchandising while delivering outstanding customer service and personal shopping services to clients and managing store.
  • Supervised customer service activities including entering orders and fielding customer calls.
  • Provide a superior customer service experience growing customer retention.
  • Managed multiple priorities simultaneously, while ensuring deadlines have been met with superior levels of quality, customer service and support.
  • Team leader, assist and supervise the sales team in all areas of customer service and processes.
  • Increase customer service and satisfaction by providing prompt and accurate information on products and orders related issues.
  • Worked and monitored many repair facilities to ensure the highest level of customer service.
  • Assisted with customer service, including explaining store policies to customers and answering telephone.
  • Provide customer service ensuring customers needs are taken care of and are satisfied.
  • Provided excellent customer service to students as well as bookstore staff.
  • Acknowledged for best customer service reviews.
  • Trained and supervised all cashiers on a daily basis, operated cash register, customer service, stocked merchandise when needed.
  • General Customer Service As a lead buyer, ordered supplies and made sure the store is clean and well organized.

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8. Inventory Control

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Here's how Inventory Control is used in Buyer Lead jobs:
  • Trained coworkers on standard operating procedures and inventory control systems.
  • Inventory control and warehouse receiving and shipping management.
  • Lean inventory control based on different event planning scenario(Q-end, global material constrained & allocation).
  • Provided management of inventory control, finances and decision-making for 6 stores throughout Michigan.

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9. Ensure Compliance

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Here's how Ensure Compliance is used in Buyer Lead jobs:
  • Audited procurement documentation to ensure compliance to policy.
  • Mitigated risk through risk assessments and QA processes to ensure compliance and identify weaknesses.
  • Monitor all incoming indirect requirements to ensure compliance with customers needs are met.

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10. Raw Materials

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Here's how Raw Materials is used in Buyer Lead jobs:
  • Reduced organizational operating costs by negotiating new pricing for raw materials and facilitating long term agreements.
  • Negotiated contracts for non-standard commodities including electronics, wire, cable, raw materials and ADP.
  • Procured major components, raw materials and manufacturing supplies for current and future projects.
  • Directed planning and buying of all raw materials for cosmetic manufacturing business.
  • Managed min/max level on all re-orders parts and raw materials.

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11. Commodity

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Here's how Commodity is used in Buyer Lead jobs:
  • Initiate meetings with Commodity Teams to determine early supplier selection based on part complexity and supplier capability.
  • Interacted daily with commodity leaders, engineering, logistics, manufacturing and planning divisions.
  • Team member with Corporate Commodity Managers for cost reduction activities.
  • Supervised 3 employees including workload and commodity distribution.
  • Develop global/regional commodity sourcing strategies.
  • Quote, Negotiate Cost and Timing and Present supplier selection to GSCM Team to ensure alignment with Global Commodity Strategy.
  • Strengthened commodity team working in a cross-functional environment by introducing strategies and processes to advance the team's performance.
  • Supervised and directed the team of Branded Product Buyers and LTL (less-than-truckload) Commodity Buyers.
  • Review with Commodity Managers and recommend and select suppliers to fulfill scheduled plant deliveries.
  • Coordinated with suppliers on commodity delivery, shortages, spares, and coverage issues.
  • Understand the UNSPSC that is universal from which Disney commodity codes are derived from.
  • Create and analyze reports on supplier spend, develop commodity plans.
  • Drive suppliers and commodity specific plans to achieve cost reduction targets.
  • Place high volume purchase orders for tactical commodity based team.
  • Source goods and services base on approved global commodity strategies.
  • Maintain knowledge of supplier issues pertaining to commodity and communicate issues internally to program management, quality and engineering.
  • Selected Contributions: Consolidated commodity needs, inputs and actively participated in commodity strategy and panel elaboration.
  • Maintained records of all commodities that the company was sending out, filled out BOLs and set up commodity pick ups.
  • work, Communication and reporting to the Commodity Manager and other departments, Analysis.
  • Create Commodity Strategies, Sourcing Decision Matrixes and LPP-Models.

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12. MRP

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Here's how MRP is used in Buyer Lead jobs:
  • Investigate material shortages and inventory discrepancies through cycle counting and reconciliation to ensure accuracy of inventory and MRP.
  • Updated MRP system to ensure accurate information was available
  • Evaluate the results of MRP and act accordingly to convert planned orders to purchase orders with appropriate due dates and quantities.
  • Utilized material requirement planning (MRP) and master scheduling to schedule production builds with manufacturing locations.
  • Worked with MRP in order to place and keep the purchase orders updated.
  • Use MRP system BAAN and SAP for purchasing and scheduling raw material.
  • Designed, tested, trained and trained others on MRP deployment.
  • Read and execute actions from MRP exception report.
  • Monitored MRP to determine ongoing parts requirements.
  • Reviewed MRP on a regular basis.
  • Implemented MRP system for NHK Laboratories.

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13. Logistics

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Here's how Logistics is used in Buyer Lead jobs:
  • Coordinate daily planning and material logistics schedules.
  • Managed the procurement team and third party logistics process for the Omaha distribution center.
  • Worked closely with vendors, brokers, logistics/sales teams, and category managers.
  • Report directly to Director of Purchasing and functionally to the Director of Logistics andConstruction.
  • Coordinate logistics for timely delivery of multi-million dollar equipment to end customers.

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14. New Product Development

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Here's how New Product Development is used in Buyer Lead jobs:
  • Foster supplier relationship management, business continuity / risk mitigation, cost reduction, and new product development.
  • Directed and managed new product development, pricing, design, and assortment planning.

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15. MRO

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Here's how MRO is used in Buyer Lead jobs:
  • Assisted another Masonry Products Division plant in Georgia with their transition from outsourced MRO operation to in-plant operation.
  • Served as key team member on development and implementation of automated MRO systems.
  • Serve as back-up to Purchasing Coordinator/MRO Buyer as necessary.
  • Direct and indirect (MRO) purchased materials.

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16. Expedite

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Here's how Expedite is used in Buyer Lead jobs:
  • Expedite any urgent purchase requisitions when mission essential items are needed immediately.
  • Managed orders and expedite delivery and decrease turn-around-time and Drastically reduced inventory.
  • Expedite deliveries to meet and exceed scheduled critical requirements.
  • Provide technical and business leadership to buyer and expediter staff; assist in hiring and training buyers and expediters.
  • Manage suppliers to have a 98.9% on time delivery rating reducing expedite cost.
  • Ordered and expedited supply requests for hospital consumables, equipment, and services.
  • Expedite long lead time parts needed for customer pull in or scrap.
  • Expedited suppliers, incoming inspection and production to meet tight customer deadlines.
  • Expedite orders as necessary to ensure materials are available when needed.
  • Correct inventory discrepancies and purchase order issues to reduce expedite costs.
  • Expedite shortage as needed; lead efforts to reduce shortages.
  • Expedited purchase orders, and ensure invoice accuracy for accounting.
  • Advise buyers on actions required to expedite the procurement process.
  • Expedite broken or worn parts to keep production on time.
  • Expedited, monitored and rated supplier/subcontractor performance through milestones and deliverables for goods and services.

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17. Process Improvement

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Here's how Process Improvement is used in Buyer Lead jobs:
  • Created and negotiated vendor metrics based on analysis and process improvements in direct collaboration with vendors and leadership team.
  • Improved Quality from 89% to 92% from major suppliers by close coordination with site quality and process improvement.
  • Completed Lean Six Sigma Green Belt course and test; currently working on Lean process improvement project.
  • Earned 5 management (cash) awards for reducing material costs, process improvement and recruiting.
  • Lead the procurement team on Cost Reduction, Procurement Process Improvement and Standardization.
  • Code invoices as required Account Reconciliations Invoice troubleshooting AP month end close Process improvements.

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18. Inventory Management

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Here's how Inventory Management is used in Buyer Lead jobs:
  • Partnered with the Director of Pharmacy on improving operations including procurement, quality control and inventory management.
  • Worked closely with the sales department to accomplish the shared goal of proper inventory management.
  • Served as an E3/JDA resource for the Inventory Management staff.

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19. RFQ

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Here's how RFQ is used in Buyer Lead jobs:
  • Decreased cost margins using 12 month historical and trend reports, RFP's / RFQ's, and vendor negotiations.
  • Produce and process requests for quotes (RFQ), customer quotes, sales orders, credits and returns.
  • Issued and analyzed RFQ and RFP to obtain the best cost and quality for goods and services.
  • Issue Requests for Quotations (RFQ) and analysis quotes and bids.
  • Worked directly with Buyer creating r12 RFQ sourcing events for multiple bids.
  • Received RFQ's from CSR's to get price quotes from vendors.
  • Prepared RFQs, evaluated responses across price quotations, terms, quality and delivery dates.
  • Create RFQs for Stock, Non-stock, Outside Services and Blanket Orders.
  • Develop formal bids, RFQs, RFPs or RFIs for commodities and public works.
  • Skilled in the procurement process, RFIs, RFQs, RFPs and materials management.

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20. Supply Chain

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Here's how Supply Chain is used in Buyer Lead jobs:
  • Aggregated and Analyzed Supply Chain Data to produce comprehensive performance reports for executive management.
  • Allowed entire Global Supply chain to see effects of strategic decision making and implement data driven solutions to improve business.
  • Directed and coached five buyers regarding, managing inventory, seasonal planning, service level and supply chain operations.
  • Lead supply chain project management for New Product Introduction in Controls Systems Installation technology and engine hardware parts.
  • Facilitated training for personnel, as well as served as mentor within procurement and supply chain teams.
  • Work in conjunction with engineering and quality to ensure appropriate supply chain decisions are made.
  • Report results to the Purchasing Manager and the Director of Supply Chain Management.
  • Develop Supply base and, coordinate the supply chain with Japanese sources.
  • Prevented $33 million loss through proactive supply chain strategies Christmas 1998.
  • Performed as SAP Super User for the supply chain group.
  • Proposed and implemented a supply chain mechanism.
  • Support the Supply Chain Director with the budget
  • Supply Chain NPI Lead for HID's PACS division ($225 Million).
  • Direct procurement and supply chain operations for multimillion global supplier of private sector energy products.
  • Lead Buyer Develop strategies, tactics and processes as the lead within the Supply Chain organization.
  • Applied 5S and lean principles for improved efficiencies within manufacturing and supply chain.

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21. ERP

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Here's how ERP is used in Buyer Lead jobs:
  • Cultivated numerous professional relationships through the use of successful communication and interpersonal skills
  • Performed internal SOX procurement/accounting audits for the enterprise in other divisions/districts
  • Review customer MRP/ERP requirement and process purchase orders accordingly.
  • Supported SAP procurement requirements for operations across the enterprise.
  • Act as ERP changeover liaison within the purchasing department as we switch to the new Microsoft AX Dynamics system.
  • Developed budgets and interpreted the reports of operations of the store in coordination with feedback from the Company.
  • Lead Explosives Safety Rep between BATF and the enterprise Managed the recruiting, hiring and separation of employees.
  • Analyzed MRP/ERP reports to make buying decisions based on lead time, usage, and material availability.
  • Performed system maintenance using the MRP system and updated master data in the ERP system.
  • Worked and achieved 40 Duplicate Supplier code elimination for Caterpillar, Inc.
  • Selected as the subject matter expert for two different ERP system implementations.
  • Implemented usage of ERP system to its full capacity.
  • Advised, enforced and counseled staff on policy interpretations.
  • Used T4m (ERP system)
  • Used Oracle ERP system and proper gatekeeping to ensure that timing was correct to order raw material for individual projects.
  • Utilized an ERP system, Oracle and Henning, with an upgrade and implementation plant wide.
  • Take initiative in identifying and resolving invoice issues Create PO's in CMAS and ERP Oracle
  • Promoted to Enterprise Solutions Department as Data Analyst and Corrections Team Helpdesk.
  • Process purchase order and generate reports using Deltek/CostPoint ERP.

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22. ISO

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Here's how ISO is used in Buyer Lead jobs:
  • Served as program liaison for various military and commercial customers with responsibility for quote generation and billing reconciliation.
  • Participated as a liaison for community outreach functions.
  • Developed supervisory leadership and conflict resolution skills.
  • Act as liaison between manufacturing teams and outside vendors to ensure the on-time delivery of parts sent for outside vendor servicing.
  • Maintained and compiled data reports for cost comparison, usage, cost savings, contrast usage for other department expenditures.
  • Progressed through a series of promotions, and departments for the major electronics retailer from cashier to supervisory positions.
  • Maintained a complete and current calendar of supervisor concerning his presence, absence, committed activities, and availability.
  • Lean manufacturing liaison for site purchasing department and vendors across all commodities in the medical device industry.
  • Revised all of shipping and receiving procedures to coincide with ISO 9001 standards.
  • Submit PO to supervisor for approval and proper signature authority required for purchase.
  • Issued Vendor Performance Monitors, monthly spend, on-time deliveries, cost comparisons.
  • Key point person and liaison between the suppliers and manufacturing site.
  • Coordinate with outside Field Supervisors to ensure job completion.
  • Practice's liaison with all sales representatives and labs.
  • Revised all of the purchasing procedures to coincide with ISO 9001 standards.

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23. Product Knowledge

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Here's how Product Knowledge is used in Buyer Lead jobs:
  • Team Member Training: mentored and provided guidance to other grocery buyers and team members on buying and product knowledge.
  • Execute day to day training for department staff on product knowledge and selling skills within the department.
  • Support Best Buy Mobile team members with sales and product knowledge training in partnership with vendors.
  • Well developed set of customer service skills and extensive product knowledge.
  • Create product knowledge information for visual team members.
  • Ensured product knowledge and consistency in sales.
  • Shared product knowledge with customers while making personal recommendations.

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24. Stock Levels

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Here's how Stock Levels is used in Buyer Lead jobs:
  • Reduced working capital by lowering safety stock levels and evaluating excess inventories.
  • Conduct material reporting to the CEO of the company including stock levels and ordering status.
  • Led an inventory management team tasked with calculating the optimal stock levels of raw materials.
  • Work on Inventory cycle counts and set safety stock levels.
  • Inventory Controller Monitored stock levels on both customer owned and Wilson owned inventories.
  • Assessed incoming items based on condition and stock levels and determined which items would be bought and added to store inventory.

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25. Cycle Counts

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Here's how Cycle Counts is used in Buyer Lead jobs:
  • Coordinated with other departments to resolve inventory discrepancies through cycle counts.
  • Managed Inventory - cycle counts, replenish and receive stock.
  • Maintained weekly cycle counts and ensured all discrepancies were reconciled.
  • Initiated inventory cycle counts every month.
  • Conducted physical inventories and cycle counts.
  • Performed cycle counts for all inventory.
  • Performed cycle counts added and obsoletedstockroom items to ensure Production was supported.

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26. Payment Terms

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Here's how Payment Terms is used in Buyer Lead jobs:
  • Negotiated payment terms, profit margin expectations, pricing, quality, product needs and new store advertising co-op support.
  • Improved Cadence's cash flow strength by negotiating more favorable payment terms.
  • Negotiated payment terms with vendors.
  • Negotiate all consulting purchasing agreements with Net 45 payment terms.

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27. New Vendors

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Here's how New Vendors is used in Buyer Lead jobs:
  • Interacted with engineering to submit new drawings and supplied them to new vendors to include Quality Survey forms for their completion.
  • Researched and outsourced new vendors through Thomas Register that were FAA certified and sent drawings for quotes and lead times.
  • Liaised with new vendors to initiate on-boarding and ensure accuracy of process, data, and system requirements.
  • Audit new vendors to qualify capabilities and capacities to suit company's needs.
  • Created vendor qualification matrix system for existing and new vendors.

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28. Part Numbers

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Here's how Part Numbers is used in Buyer Lead jobs:
  • Managed stock number maintenance program by updating pricing, manufacturers and part numbers.
  • Manage 500+ part numbers for 19 Suppliers estimated over 2 million dollars daily.
  • Review engineering drawings latest revisions for Outside processes and part numbers ensuring material specifications and dimensions are defined per order.

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29. SKU

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Here's how SKU is used in Buyer Lead jobs:
  • Championed Hardware Rationalization Project, reducing SKUs by 16% with an annual savings of $200K.
  • Manage desk of 80+ vendors, 10,000 skus across 10 warehouses
  • Managed 1200 skus, up to 150 vendors.

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30. OTD

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Here's how OTD is used in Buyer Lead jobs:
  • Managed and analyze supplier OTD and kept in constant communication with suppliers to help improve delivery.
  • Buy 10000 + C-class parts to support OTD for both production and service needs.2.
  • Determine balance of in-house work, or send-out work, to meet OTD.

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31. Sigma

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Here's how Sigma is used in Buyer Lead jobs:
  • Served as SAP SME Subject Matter Expert, and earned Sig Sigma Yellow Belt Certification.
  • Champion the Six Sigma past performance team which streamlined processes and decreased time/costs.

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32. Trade Shows

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Here's how Trade Shows is used in Buyer Lead jobs:
  • Attended trade shows, prepared preseason orders, managed inventory, and participated in hiring, and promotions.
  • Attend trade shows to establish strategies with current vendors and well as seeking out new opportunities.
  • Attended annual trade shows to analyze future sales trends and identify areas for potential growth.
  • Work closely with the Marketing Department to coordinate 40+ trade shows yearly.
  • Coordinated 100+ trade shows annually.

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Here's how OEM is used in Buyer Lead jobs:
  • Interview, select and develop new and current suppliers according to each OEM s supplier guidelines.

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34. Customer Requirements

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Here's how Customer Requirements is used in Buyer Lead jobs:
  • Monitor and report actual performance against plan for materials and customer requirements.
  • Apply the knowledge practices and precedents to manage support of customer requirements, while aiming for on time delivery goals.

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Here's how POS is used in Buyer Lead jobs:
  • Obtained and evaluated proposals by utilizing appropriate negotiation and financial analysis techniques to ensure all purchase orders satisfied budget requirements.
  • Assisted estimators and engineers in determining availability of parts at the proposal stage.
  • Focus on disposition of defective materials for resolution at Material Review Board meetings.
  • Investigated emerging markets and minority/women owned business for possible business alignment.
  • Re-organized and labeled warehouse inventory for easy location purposes.
  • Completed Certification of Military Cost Proposals Training
  • Managed a group of cashiers and balanced funds in an admin environment while maintaining a balance safe and made nightly deposits.
  • Created planning bills of material for new engineering designs and quoted material to ensure accurate proposals were submitted to customers.
  • Analyze brand trends to ensure correct exposure is being given on sites at all times.
  • Secure IDIQ firm fixed price proposals to ensure optimal cost savings while ensuring quality.
  • Design and populate the database to assist past performance leads in preparing proposal responses.
  • Make changes in orders and deposit according to the policies.
  • Generated pricing analysis and created/submitted a narrative to the proposal team.
  • Build positive rapport with administrative staff at each location, demonstrating professionalism, integrity, and goodwill on behalf of Follett.
  • Accounted for accurate receipts from deliveries and assured all receipts are posted in a timely manner.
  • Disposed of files and records in accordance with provisions of the records administration program.
  • Received Bronze award for support provided on the Biometrics proposal.
  • Assisted proposal staff in the negotiation of nondisclosure agreements (NDAs) and teaming agreements (TAs).
  • Sole Lead Buyer which processes most of the consulting agreement POs for Honeywell Technology Solutions Inc.
  • Hired as an Expeditor, I moved into the Lead Expeditor position within a year.

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36. VMI

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Here's how VMI is used in Buyer Lead jobs:
  • Achieved yearly $200K cost savings with VMI contracts, consignment inventory, vendor price negotiations, sourcing.
  • Utilize VMI (Vendor Managed Inventory) and consignment practices where applicable.

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37. Contract Negotiations

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Here's how Contract Negotiations is used in Buyer Lead jobs:
  • Managed vendor contract negotiations that led to over 3 million dollars in actual savings.
  • Performed a critical role in vendor relations, quotes, bids and contract negotiations.
  • Conduct contract negotiations to ensure material supply for the plant.
  • Maintain signature authority for purchasing agreements up to [ ] - Conduct Supplier Business Reviews and contract negotiations.

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38. Cost Analysis

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Here's how Cost Analysis is used in Buyer Lead jobs:
  • Streamlined ordering operations for the department by using cost analysis functions and negotiating MSA agreements after determining quality of material/goods.
  • Conducted Total Inventory Cost Analysis, entered/updated/managed bill of materials (BOM), and created line items.
  • Inventory control, plan and submit purchase orders for raw materials, update material costs, cost analysis.

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39. Procurement Activities

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Here's how Procurement Activities is used in Buyer Lead jobs:
  • Provided coordination and leadership in procurement activities for assigned commodities and perform continual market analysis in monitoring supplier progress.
  • Consolidated procurement activities for assigned commodities, including development to Supplier Database sources as directed.
  • Provided coordination and leadership in procurement activities for assigned commodities.
  • Contribute to risk management related to procurement activities, ensuring the respect of rules and guidelines.

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40. Special Projects

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Here's how Special Projects is used in Buyer Lead jobs:
  • Assisted management with special projects.
  • Completed special projects for manager.

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41. External Customers

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Here's how External Customers is used in Buyer Lead jobs:
  • Build rapport and maintain dynamic relationships with internal and external customers in effort to meet company goals and compliance.
  • Provided interactive link between corporate logistics, procurement, internal and external customers, and suppliers.

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42. JIT

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Here's how JIT is used in Buyer Lead jobs:
  • Achieved JIT delivery, lowered overhead by reducing inventory levels and contracted uniform case pricing for Kimberly Clark overalls.
  • Reduced inventory by $6.4 million by introducing JIT techniques.
  • Manage contracts, agreements, leases, e-rate and (JIT) programs.

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43. RFP

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  • Worked directly with Buyer Leads to create RFP Templates.
  • Monitored hospital contracts, selected preferred vendors, and supported RFP process.

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44. R

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Here's how R is used in Buyer Lead jobs:
  • Identify and implement continuous improvement efforts regarding cost, quality and delivery metrics.
  • Managed multiple site execution against resulting contracts.
  • Trained new and current employees on new computer system and Maintain accountability for over $985,000.00 of inventory.
  • Develop sources of supply both domestic and off shore, where vendors and preferred suppliers are inadequate.
  • Lead a staff of 2 in procurement for departments totaling $65 Million in annual sales.
  • Lead buyer in supplier subset negotiations and business awards resulting in yearly and long term contacts.
  • Questioned visitors and callers tactfully to identify them and to ascertain the nature of their inquiries.
  • Trained new employees to use the new computer system used for ordering stock inventory.
  • Reduce inventory levels through the effective management of materials and suppliers.
  • Shipped merchandise out to other locations and to consumer homes.
  • Used FEDEX and UPS shipping to get customers needed supplies.
  • Searched for references and other material requested by the staff.
  • Establish objectives for reducing the cost and increasing service.
  • Complete responsibility for sourcing, negotiation and SRM.
  • Priced merchandise as well as cashiered.
  • Total responsible spend $5-10 Million.
  • Train & Coach new buyers.
  • Maintain on-going vendor performance metrics, provide vendor feedback, and facilitate vendor performance improvement projects where appropriate.
  • LEAD BUYER Increasing responsibility from store associate to Lead Buyer within 36 months.
  • Key Accomplisments Promoted 7 times within 36 months.

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45. RAN

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Here's how RAN is used in Buyer Lead jobs:
  • Worked extensively with design engineers, drafters and quality assurance on special fabricated projects.
  • Initiated required SAP transactions to support companies day-to-day operational program needs.
  • Managed 19 suppliers of metal and plastic fasteners to support the production of complex automotive transmissions for Ford Motor Company.
  • Recalled items for warehouse operations, transfers, out of date products and shelf life issues.
  • Lead a team of 5 operation staff members; purchasing, order entry, and warranty.
  • Sell or arrange for delivery, insurance, financing, or service contracts for merchandise.
  • Composed, typed, and distributed professional correspondence and memorandum, e-mails and faxes.
  • Purchased over $380,000 on 300 transactions per month on services with strategic suppliers.
  • Provided direction for the Buyer and Planner roles all acquisitions and manufacturing site transfers.
  • Perform accurate sales transaction according to the cash control policies and procedures.
  • Worked with Quality Assurance to assure Non-Disclosure Agreements on file and maintained.
  • Prepare contracts and arrange for batteries to be picked up.
  • Negotiated prices and services in vehicle purchases and transportation.
  • Ticket, arrange and display merchandise to promote sales.
  • Managed customer billing and insurance claims.
  • Key Accomplishments and Responsibilities Created inventory database for 2 new restaurants and 13 total retail/distribution outlets.
  • Coordinated transition of multivendor sourcing and logistics function from previous company.
  • Conducted all transactional purchases, created commodity strategies, and reviewed all blanket purchase orders within assigned commodities.
  • Support to Branch Offices, IT, Engineering, Printing, Warehouse Working in Semi-Conductor Fabrication Equipment Industry
  • Purchased from wholesale accounts including Wona Trading, KikoWireless, Coco International, Geranium, LOLO, and Fornash.

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46. Office Supplies

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Here's how Office Supplies is used in Buyer Lead jobs:
  • Analyzed usage of stock office supplies, identified problems and trends, sourced, quoted, procured and tracked non-stock items.
  • Supervised Purchasing and responsible to oversee Office Services 44% savings on contracted office supplies.

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47. Internal Customers

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Here's how Internal Customers is used in Buyer Lead jobs:
  • Coordinated with internal customers and external vendors in order to avoid delays in product deliveries and satisfy critical manufacturing needs.
  • Cultivate and build strong working relationships with vendors, internal customers and end users.

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48. Supplier Quality

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Here's how Supplier Quality is used in Buyer Lead jobs:
  • Lead delivery performance expert supporting the Supplier Quality and Development team.
  • Enforced GE requirements at suppliers by utilizing supplier quality management tools.
  • Improved Supplier quality (PPM reduction of 80%) through SQA Supplier Improvement Process.
  • Led part qualifications, supplier surveillance audits, and supplier quality improvement activities.
  • Resolve supplier quality and delivery issues.

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49. Sales Floor

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Here's how Sales Floor is used in Buyer Lead jobs:
  • Monitored and assessed inventory on sales floor and stockroom to determine daily inventory needs.
  • Monitor sales floor of up to 20 highly engaged associates.

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50. Electrical Systems

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20 Most Common Skills For A Buyer Lead

Supplier Relationships

24.1%

Purchase Orders

12.6%

On-Time Delivery

8.5%

New Buyers

7.4%

Cost Savings

6.4%

Spare Parts

5.9%

Customer Service

5.6%

Inventory Control

4.2%

Ensure Compliance

3.7%

Raw Materials

3.2%

Commodity

3.2%

MRP

2.3%

Logistics

2.0%

New Product Development

1.8%

MRO

1.7%

Expedite

1.6%

Process Improvement

1.6%

Inventory Management

1.5%

RFQ

1.4%

Supply Chain

1.4%
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Typical Skill-Sets Required For A Buyer Lead

Rank Skill
1 Supplier Relationships 20.1%
2 Purchase Orders 10.5%
3 On-Time Delivery 7.1%
4 New Buyers 6.2%
5 Cost Savings 5.3%
6 Spare Parts 4.9%
7 Customer Service 4.7%
8 Inventory Control 3.5%
9 Ensure Compliance 3.1%
10 Raw Materials 2.7%
11 Commodity 2.7%
12 MRP 1.9%
13 Logistics 1.7%
14 New Product Development 1.5%
15 MRO 1.4%
16 Expedite 1.4%
17 Process Improvement 1.3%
18 Inventory Management 1.2%
19 RFQ 1.2%
20 Supply Chain 1.1%
21 ERP 1.0%
22 ISO 0.9%
23 Product Knowledge 0.9%
24 Stock Levels 0.8%
25 Cycle Counts 0.7%
26 Payment Terms 0.7%
27 New Vendors 0.7%
28 Part Numbers 0.7%
29 SKU 0.6%
30 OTD 0.6%
31 Sigma 0.6%
32 Trade Shows 0.6%
33 OEM 0.5%
34 Customer Requirements 0.5%
35 POS 0.5%
36 VMI 0.5%
37 Contract Negotiations 0.5%
38 Cost Analysis 0.5%
39 Procurement Activities 0.5%
40 Special Projects 0.5%
41 External Customers 0.5%
42 JIT 0.4%
43 RFP 0.4%
44 R 0.4%
45 RAN 0.4%
46 Office Supplies 0.4%
47 Internal Customers 0.4%
48 Supplier Quality 0.4%
49 Sales Floor 0.4%
50 Electrical Systems 0.4%
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