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Top 50 Senior Buyer Skills

Below we've compiled a list of the most important skills for a Senior Buyer. We ranked the top skills based on the percentage of Senior Buyer resumes they appeared on. For example, 20.2% of Senior Buyer resumes contained Supply Chain as a skill. Let's find out what skills a Senior Buyer actually needs in order to be successful in the workplace.

These Are The Most Important Skills For A Senior Buyer

1. Supply Chain
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Here's how Supply Chain is used in Senior Buyer jobs:
  • Coordinate production schedules while maintaining appropriate inventory levels for an uninterrupted supply chain.
  • Utilized knowledge of part manufacturing and supply chain management for planning and communication.
  • Develop and incorporate Manufacturing and Supply Agreements between Supply Chain and suppliers.
  • Provided leadership to all supply chain activity involving $60 million in purchasing annually for five plants in three states.
  • Maintained all purchasing responsibilities throughout Global Supply Chain Crush and Convey Department, Concentrate Leach Dept, and Electrical Dept.
  • Assist in developing world class sourcing and supply chain strategies in support of Electric Vehicle Charging Products Fleet Division.
  • Represent Supply Chain as the lead on projects as assigned with minimal oversight by management or senior leadership.
  • Work closely with Supply Chain Manger, Production Planning and Estimating departments in purchasing and planning activities.
  • Filled in for both the Supply Chain Manager and staff buyer during medical leaves of absence.
  • Supply chain transfer from New Product Introduction (NPI)-OEM production to contract manufacturing.
  • Establish strategies to improve supply chain, solve shortage issues and strengthen supplier relationships.
  • Manage Supply Chain strategic sourcing decisions to support short and long range requirements.
  • Supply Chain Management IPT (Integrated Project Team) for Instrumentation Systems.
  • Prepared purchase orders and used forecasting to create focused supply chain.
  • Consolidated the food distribution supply chain from four suppliers to one.
  • Developed planning tools for suppliers to improve supply chain continuity.
  • Use initiative to develop effective solutions to supply chain problems.
  • Negotiated Kanban stocking arrangements with the core supply chain reducing lead time to near zero on select product lines.
  • Supply chain optimization by recommending, Volume, Kanban and VMI, etc.
  • Launch of first Asian supply chain for Tenneco North America Clean Air Division.

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2. Purchase Orders
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Here's how Purchase Orders is used in Senior Buyer jobs:
  • Issued purchase orders after project authority approval.
  • Quote, negotiate and issue purchase orders for raw sand castings and machined parts for the industrial pump industry.
  • Led efforts to rework 50+ purchase orders in CPSR audit including multiple for other buyers in the team.
  • Expedite purchase orders, work with quality to establish new vendors for both castings and machine.
  • Placed purchase orders for a variety of aircraft parts and components, both standard and custom.
  • Place purchase orders for material to support Production and Engineering development in precision aerospace machine shop.
  • Issued purchase orders as requested for non- production, engineering development programs and specialized test equipment.
  • Manage, enter, and update all purchase orders in Visual pertaining to my commodities.
  • Supported external proposals and negotiated purchase orders and acquisition contracts and licenses for RCAS programs.
  • Reduced committed purchase orders of fiber optic lasers from $13.2 Million to $6.5 Million
  • Place purchase orders, change-in-orders and ensures supplier compliance with terms and conditions.
  • Issue purchase orders for all outside processes, negotiate pricing on these items.
  • Review reports for direct material shortages generate and process purchase orders for material.
  • Audit other buyer's purchase orders for compliance to FAR/DAR regulations.
  • Initiate, process, approve requisitions and purchase orders.
  • Issued purchase orders for Capital Appropriation material as requested.
  • Obtained RMA's and executed return purchase orders.
  • Create purchase orders in SAP operating systems.
  • Prepared purchase orders and disseminate information from Pivot Tables and V-Lookup Databases.
  • Execute timely purchase orders, debit memos, stock transfers, NCMRs, Scraps.

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3. Supplier Quality
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Here's how Supplier Quality is used in Senior Buyer jobs:
  • Prepare RFQ documentation to drive effective bidding process while facilitating quality review audits of all applications through Supplier Quality Assurance.
  • Participate and orally present quarterly supplier quality to senior and executive management during quality management review meetings.
  • Participate in supplier quality and process audits including leading supplier corrective actions as needed.
  • Manage relationship to continuously improve supplier quality, performance and development.
  • Oversee supplier quality and delivery performance.
  • Acted as a member of the Boston Scientific Supplier Certification Team and as an audit member of the Supplier Quality Team.
  • Provided oversight and management of supply and demand, schedules, supplier quality, delivery and financial performance.
  • Interfaced with Legal, Supplier Quality Group, Finance, Accounts Payable, Accounts Receivable and other departments.
  • Manage supplier quality by providing immediate feedback when defects occur and work with suppliers to constantly improve.
  • Audit and analyze potential supplier quality, capability, capacity, cost, and systems readiness targets.
  • Provided timely updates on the status of any supplier quality or delivery problems to internal customers.
  • Collaborated with supplier quality, distribution, production, engineering, customer service, and accounting.
  • Worked with Supplier Quality Engineers to assist during supplier PPAP ate trials.
  • Managed product specifications, bills of material, and supplier quality.
  • Managed and tracked supplier quality, cost, delivery and price.
  • Improved the overall supplier quality from 92% to 98%.
  • Created monthly supplier quality reports.
  • Conduct on-site supplier quality systems audits to ensure Bio-Rad is effectively managing its suppliers based upon cGMP standards.
  • Interfaced with Supplier Quality Assurance on production part PPAPs and quality issues.
  • Track and trend supplier quality data based upon NCRs, CAPAs and CIs.

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4. Vendor Relationships
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Here's how Vendor Relationships is used in Senior Buyer jobs:
  • Developed and strengthened new hardware vendor relationships allowing Stream a wider scope to source products ultimately expediting the fulfillment process.
  • Maintained appropriate materials inventory, created requisitions and purchase orders; coordinated deliveries and maintained vendor relationships and accounts.
  • Direct interaction with inside/outside engineering resources; manage vendor relationships to ensure quality and compliance with company initiatives.
  • Established and maintained excellent vendor relationships and managed global sourcing efforts to support production, engineering and customer service
  • Managed vendor relationships and facilitation between vendors and Program Management, Engineering and Quality Assurance departments.
  • Monitored vendor relationships and budgets making adjustments and negotiating contracts where variances are noted.
  • Managed vendor relationships; negotiated and oversaw supplier contracts and pricing agreements.
  • Implemented new source development efforts and managed and improve existing vendor relationships.
  • Developed strong vendor relationships to ensure maximum discounting and quality service.
  • Prepared requests for quotes and managed vendor relationships for technology acquisitions.
  • Manage vendor relationships and assist in building effective partnerships.
  • Maintained all vendor relationships-distribution, OEM and assembly.
  • Established and maintained effective vendor relationships.
  • Maintained excellent vendor relationships and communications.
  • Introduced nearly 1000 vendor relationships to Craven Closeouts as potential avenues of supply for excess goods across all home categories.
  • Established and developed vendor relationships resulting in the acquisition for over 3 million in additional credit line.
  • Relied upon industry knowledge and strengthened vendor relationships to maintain a 95% fill rate.
  • Attended trade fairs to strengthen vendor relationships and recruit new large-scale cross-category vendors.
  • Cultivated and managed 15 key vendor relationships, domestic and international .
  • Maintained vendor relationships and held suppliers accountable for contract pricing and SLA s. Reviewed confirmations for backorders and other discrepancies.

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5. New Product Development
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Here's how New Product Development is used in Senior Buyer jobs:
  • Worked with New Product Development to successfully source and introduce engineering prototypes into production.
  • Supported Engineering efforts along with program management requirements, and new Product Development.
  • Collaborated with Product Managers in new product development.
  • Managed all supply aspects of new product development for my areas of concentration from initial launch through production release.
  • Participated in new product development teams that were focused on reducing time to market and cost reduction efforts.
  • Served as the sourcing lead on new product development teams that successfully launched new products to market.
  • Support new product development, to include pricing studies, RFQ exercises, and vendor selection.
  • Participated in KAIZEN Lean events for New Product Development (NPD).
  • Coordinated new product development between Marketing, Engineering, and Customer Service.
  • Serve as a member of new product development team, as needed.
  • Work with engineering department on new product development and redesign projects.
  • Research and establish potential allies for future new product development.
  • Played an integral role on the new product development team.
  • Coordinate efforts between suppliers and customer in new product development.
  • Provide purchase and planning support to new product development teams.
  • Managed the supply chain and new product development.
  • Supported R&D with new product development.
  • Assisted engineers with new product development.
  • Supported the New Product Development Team.
  • Participated in multi-functional design teams for new product development.

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6. Cost Savings
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Here's how Cost Savings is used in Senior Buyer jobs:
  • Collaborated with various cross-company managers in support of manufacturing outsourcing project, resulting in significant long-term cost savings.
  • Negotiated vendor agreements securing price protection and rebate dollars aimed at company cost savings.
  • Led purchasing negotiations which resulted in unprecedented cost savings and profitability.
  • Prepare Request For Quotes for various machined parts and evaluation to achieve the best cost savings possible.
  • Achieved 15% cost savings through negotiations, scope consolidations, warranties, and extended terms.
  • Utilized purchasing volume leverage to obtain annual supplier cost savings totaling over $2 million.
  • Achieve and document cost savings obtained through negotiation and through eliminating non-value added processes.
  • Negotiate with suppliers Net terms of purchase for optimized cost savings for the Company.
  • Deployed a purchasing card program resulting in annual cost savings of $3.18M.
  • Negotiated cost savings for packaging, resulting in a savings of $277K.
  • Implemented contracts with freight carriers per quarterly cost savings of $20k.
  • Achieved cost savings of $300,000 each year in the position.
  • Negotiated cost savings for insulation resulting in $300K savings.
  • Generated $1.8M annual cost savings through outsourcing and negotiations.
  • Prepared cost savings reports for management.
  • Cost savings of $2.1MM annually.
  • Direct cost savings of $2M on a $15M spend.
  • Achieved 10% cost savings in first year.
  • Developed a new wastewater process, producing cost savings of $75,000.
  • Determined cost savings opportunities such as multi-sourcing, factory sharing, and bunkering.

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7. Raw Materials
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Here's how Raw Materials is used in Senior Buyer jobs:
  • Coordinated daily organizational operations including procurement of electronic components, raw materials, and equipment.
  • Purchased Raw Materials (primarily Chemicals) for production of reactive hair care products in both United States and International clients.
  • Spearheaded $800K reduction in raw materials and products by developing new supply sources and negotiating better contracts with suppliers.
  • Coordinated with outside dye houses and finishing plants to convert raw materials prior to receiving goods in house.
  • Established the Certificate of Analysis program for all incoming raw materials to assure product quality upon receipt.
  • Purchased raw materials for two facilities, negotiated contracts and pricing for raw materials and transportation.
  • Source and purchase everything for the office from paper clips to raw materials used in production ...
  • Supplied estimators with cost and lead-times for all raw materials used in manufacturing for jobs bidding.
  • Purchased component parts, raw materials, products and services to support production activities.
  • Post all Inventory Cycle Counts for both raw materials and customer components.
  • Sole ownership for import/export of all raw materials and finished goods.
  • Issue purchase orders for raw materials used in satellite manufacturing.
  • Job responsibilities include the procurement and contracting of raw materials.
  • Buy all raw materials, machined parts, services
  • Gather best prices/goods and raw materials savings.
  • Reduced cost of raw materials 30%.
  • General responsibilities included raw materials, stampings, machined/laser/fabricated components.
  • Developed quality control and SPC programs, as well as new sources of raw materials in conjunction with technical staff.
  • Purchased 3 million dollars of fabrications, parts, and raw materials Led the Purchasing dept.
  • Developed and maintain kan ban program for raw materials and other commodities within my responsibility.

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8. MRP
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Here's how MRP is used in Senior Buyer jobs:
  • Implemented material requirements planning (MRP) system for real time planning, purchasing, and work order activities.
  • Reduced costs through use of long term contracts and improved MRP information reporting improving response timing to material ordering.
  • Create, maintain & edit purchase orders & scheduled releases of material per MRP.
  • Review MRP Requirements, manual and capital requisitions and distribute to associate buyers accordingly.
  • Reviewed requisitions and MRP output to monitor daily inventory and meet material supply needs.
  • Plan stocking levels from MRP and closely monitor ABC along with Strategic parts.
  • Utilized an MRP system, participating in the initial conversion.
  • Expedite and Reschedule deliveries to comply with MRP required dates.
  • Implemented MRP system for the most critical and consume parts.
  • Worked with a DOS based MRP system.
  • Operated under MRP and JIT environment.
  • Experience with Oracle MRP system.
  • Utilized an MRP II system (HP MANMAN) in this position.
  • Maintain MRP system on ROT ...
  • Negotiate lower pricing for increased profitability Generate, execute, expedite and reschedule MRP driven and non-MRP purchase orders daily
  • Managed and procured electrical components, passive components, and packaging Maintain and utilize planning systems including SAP & MRP.
  • Planned and purchased computer and electronics components, MRO materials, equipments and services in support of MRP.
  • Planned blanket purchase orders based on future product forecasts by utilizing the MRP system.
  • Utilized an ASK Man-Man MRP II system.
  • Procure based on MRP an manage all action messaging for optimum delivery to meet customer's changing requirements.

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9. MRO
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Here's how MRO is used in Senior Buyer jobs:
  • Negotiated Master Purchase Agreement with value-added, minority-owned MRO supplier.
  • Accomplished very effective supplier consolidation program for MRO purchases resulting in an annual indirect materials cost reduction of $100,000
  • Purchased precision machined parts, packaging, and MRO items and services for FDA regulated spinal implant start-up manufacturer.
  • Lead procurement personnel responsible for steel buys, components for assemblies, outside processes, and various MRO purchases.
  • Trained and supervised junior buyer on procurement of computer office equipment and suppliers (MRO).
  • Reduced lead times and cost by 15% on MRO items through strategic purchasing.
  • Worked with end users to meet their requirements of laboratory and MRO supplies.
  • Reduced head count, MRO and packaging inventory levels through integrated supply programs.
  • Purchased Capital products, Tooling and MRO supplies to support operation plan.
  • Handle $2M MRO category budget; monitor for compliance and rebates.
  • Managed inventory, MRO and raw material purchases for assigned commodities.
  • Develop, negotiate and finalize supplier contracts for MRO and IT.
  • Purchased all commodities including OEM, MRO, and capital.
  • Negotiate with MRO's pricing for part repairs.
  • Reduced number of TFM/MRO suppliers by 30%.
  • Conduct procurement of MRO commodities.
  • Reduced MRO costs by 27% on total yearly MRO spend.
  • Procured all commodities including maintenance repairs/operations (MRO), capital, and original equipment manufacturer (OEM).
  • Purchased all raw materials, including metals parts, components, subassemblies, and general MRO items.
  • Create production and non-inventory/MRO (Materials Resource Operations) POs.

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10. Inventory Levels
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Here's how Inventory Levels is used in Senior Buyer jobs:
  • Coordinated all aspects of purchasing, which involved developing and managing vendor relationships as well as maintaining efficient on-site inventory levels.
  • Developed stocking programs with suppliers ensuring appropriate inventory levels which resulted in significant savings.
  • Managed inventory levels for around 4,000 part numbers ensuring part availability for production requirements.
  • Coordinate and oversee efforts to reduce inventory and maintenance of minimum inventory levels.
  • Maintain standard inventory levels for all raw material/purchasing components and out-source aged inventory.
  • Maintained inventory levels by creating purchase requisitions for items below safety stock.
  • Managed inventory levels for finished goods and packaging.
  • Maintained appropriate inventory levels for stock items.
  • Maintained Field Service stockroom inventory levels.
  • Controlled inventory levels and usage.
  • Set up KANBAN and VMI processes with suppliers to maintain on time delivery, quality and cost effective inventory levels.
  • Maintained inventory levels for 3 major processing departments throughout the mine which included over $200 million in parts.
  • Analyze inventory levels and safety stock with a lean approach across the board.
  • Manage inventory levels throughout the Western Region by sourcing vehicles through wholesale.
  • Maintained Bill of Material to ensure correct pricing and inventory levels.
  • Reduced inventories by 30% and maintained workable inventory levels.
  • Key and reconcile purchase orders when inventory levels require it.
  • Monitor raw good materials to ensure proper inventory levels.
  • Maintained KanBan and POURS inventory levels.
  • Work with vendors and suppliers to negotiate pricing for products * Maintain inventory levels of 16 nation-wide warehouses.

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11. Commodity
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Here's how Commodity is used in Senior Buyer jobs:
  • Tracked commodity pricing for cost sensitive materials and re-negotiated commitment based on pricing and long term production forecasts.
  • Provide data/analysis to assist in delivering a commodity Procurement strategy in line with Commodity and Procurement strategy.
  • Developed category management and commodity savings plan for distribution, transmission, substation and gas materials.
  • Worked closely with corporate engineering and Commodity managers to implement a Supplier Performance Review database.
  • Gained continuous knowledge of commodity suppliers and market conditions to support strategic sourcing decisions.
  • Estimated purchased item unit price values according to knowledge of commodity market dynamics.
  • Provided back-up support to the Commodity Manager by expediting and tracking overseas shipments.
  • Develop and implement commodity sourcing strategies.
  • Initiated purchasing process (RFI) resulting in commodity supplier base expansion while negotiating pricing for US Navy expense proposal.
  • Develop sourcing strategies appropriate to the commodity- to insure the best price, quantity, quality, and delivery.
  • Worked with major plastics supply base to hold prices while commodity markets increased dramatically with LTA escalators.
  • Manage multiple commodity portfolios; developed direct order replenishment for MRO, Safety, & Packaging items.
  • Cost analysis of a component of a fascia that resulted in the benchmark for the commodity.
  • Managed a commodity/vendor queue with an average of 600+ open purchase orders.
  • Bargained for commodity price decrease of 6% by initiating purchase agreements.
  • Recommend best value solution for MI collation for Commodity.
  • Analyzed changing market trends and structured commodity to strategize appropriately.
  • Used strategic sourcing practices to develop and maintain lists of qualified approved suppliers by commodity for the client and project needs.
  • Developed and maintained MRP for monitors due to the purchase value of the commodity ($250 million annually).
  • Led team of Commodity Buyers which led to $6.5M in orders with a 17% savings over 6 month timeframe.

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12. RFQ
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Here's how RFQ is used in Senior Buyer jobs:
  • Expedited timely responses for quotation acknowledgments and responsiveness to (RFQ) commercial and technical clarifications.
  • Reviewed RFQ's, identified long lead-time parts, resolved all material issues, and forwarded all revision changes as required.
  • Procured Automation and Information Systems, goods, software and services via approved CTP, RFQ, RFP, etc.
  • Prepared and implemented solicitations of Request for Proposals, Quotations and Information (RFP, RFQ & RFI).
  • Prepare RFQ's, evaluate vendors and quotations, assist in lean manufacturing studies for hardware and other items.
  • Awarded purchase orders after evaluating quotes that was received in response to RFQ's and or RFP's.
  • Teamed to create and develop RFQ database to support new product development between Sales/ Operations/ and Procurement Groups.
  • Prepared and issued request for quotations (RFQ) to approved and/or qualified suppliers.
  • Survey and obtain outside vendor RFQ's/Competitive bid packages as needed.
  • Managed all aspects of RFQ and selected potential suppliers.
  • Negotiated pricing per RFQ and on-line bid system.
  • Submitted RFQ's/RFP's to suppliers and manufacturers.
  • Assist in preparation in submitting RFQ's, RFI's and RFP's for Bid Evaluation.
  • Composed, developed and announced RFP/RFI/RFQ solicitations for critical FAA procurements including supply, service and construction contracts.
  • Captured 90% improvement in manufacturing line efficiency Prepare and analyze RFI's and RFQ's.
  • Used eProcurement system (Power Advocate) to issue RFP/RFQ's for both goods and services.
  • Negotiate purchasing agreements, net-terms, LTAs upon RFQ.
  • Processed more than 200 RFQs daily.
  • Host ITBs, RFQ's, RFP's and ITN's.
  • Initiated RFPs/RFQs for Subcontract Agreements awards for services, i.e.

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14. Customer Service
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Here's how Customer Service is used in Senior Buyer jobs:
  • Allocated and moved finished goods between distribution centers to support target customer service levels.
  • Worked closely with internal customer service and engineering to meet customer requirements.
  • Negotiated and audited international freight for pricing and customer service.
  • Coordinated corporate value analysis (24 members) and customer service teams (12 members) to improve collaboration between departments.
  • Educated store sales staff on tailored clothing construction and fit to provide better customer service and to create a loyal customer.
  • Worked daily with Production Supervisors, Customer Service Representatives and Managers to cover customer needs in an ever changing market.
  • Worked closely with internal customer service and sales, and external vendors and contractors to meet customer requirements.
  • Generate daily production schedule and provide order status and due dates for management and customer service.
  • Worked to improve relations with internal customers to provide best in class customer service levels.
  • Trained and supervise sales associates focusing on proper customer service, merchandising and stocking techniques.
  • Trained staff members on technical product knowledge to increase their level of customer service.
  • Interfaced with Customer Service, Production Planning and shipping departments on lead-time issues.
  • Assisted in achieving department s inventory goals while improving customer service levels.
  • Provided customer service functions to all end-users making inquiries print jobs.
  • Sourced and advised sales and customer service for special product needs.
  • Provide direct customer service assistance to customers with buys.
  • Provide support to Customer Service.
  • Partnered with planning, engineering, manufacturing, quality and customer service departments to ensure corporate compliance objectives.
  • Created blanket purchase orders for better customer service * Create and read Oracle released for al suppliers.
  • Interfaced with Product Management, Customer Service, Service & Repair and Accounting * Employee of the Month

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15. Logistics
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Here's how Logistics is used in Senior Buyer jobs:
  • Developed and administered reports to executive management for all purchasing and logistics operations of corporate and manufacturing facilities.
  • Collaborated with operations to ensure timely shipments, returns and logistics; managed distribution and inventory requirements.
  • Maintain daily purchasing demands while executing forecasts for purchasing and logistics practices.
  • Directed logistics with international customs on promotional products and advertisements.
  • Communicate with Supply Planning and Logistics to manage in-transit inventory.
  • Supervised logistics and shipping of international products.
  • Analyzed and sourced materials with Purchasing/Logistics Team.
  • Implemented an integrated logistics system.
  • Counseled the Contracting Officer Representative (COR) and Deputy Program Administrator of Logistics on all FE/BR procurement issues.
  • Experienced in mill direct purchasing and knowledgeable with logistics for the transportation of steel either by truck or rail.
  • Developed an internal Logistics Material handling plan which allowed for a two (2) person reduction in workforce
  • Optimized logistics routing from suppliers in Mexico and Asia to save $200K annually while maintaining delivery reliability.
  • Communicate with suppliers, logistics, shipping/receiving, manufacturing and accounts payable to solve and avoid issues.
  • Transferred tooling, specification documents, purchase agreements, logistics routing, and forecasts in 3 weeks.
  • Work closely with Logistics to coordinate repair of Government furnished equipment (GFE).
  • Work closely with Production and Logistics to ensure customer orders are fulfilled.
  • Supervised Quality / Logistics to insure quick and accurate receipt of goods.
  • Promoted to Site Supervisor to oversee Atlanta, Georgia Logistics team.
  • Provided analytical, logistics, procurement, supply coordination, and vendor relations management for this manufacturing company.
  • Supported offshore and onshore production activities including procurement and logistics requirements.

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16. ISO
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Here's how ISO is used in Senior Buyer jobs:
  • Developed procedures for Quality regulations/requirements and supplier evaluations/approvals for ISO 9000 supplier base.
  • Prepared Procurement and Inventory Management for ISO 9002 Certification.
  • Communicated with packaging supervisors to coordinate production schedule.
  • Lead Liaison for Contractors' Purchasing System Review (CPSR) audit in which a recognition award was given.
  • Developed Supplier Awareness Team (SAT) for Supplier Surveys and Approval programs as part of ISO 9000.
  • Acted as liaison between customer and company, ensuring order placement and delivery on time as needed.
  • Managed all ISO Supplier documentation and quality reviews to ensure compliance with current practices are being maintained.
  • Selected by RVP of Purchasing to become the Purchasing Manger Liaison at the Pompano Beach CarMax.
  • Serve as liaison between procurement department and other departments to ensure adequate supplies of materials.
  • Maintained ISO TS16949 purchasing standards for a Tier 1 national and international automotive manufacturer.
  • Acted as liaison between all external and internal interfaces, departments and services.
  • Support New Project Implementations as Sourcing Department s liaison between the appropriate parties.
  • Provided liaison between plant and suppliers to resolve quality and delivery issues.
  • Experience with ISO 9001/ISO 9002 procedures, including writing the purchasing procedures.
  • Develop new sources of raw material suppliers to meet all ISO guidelines.
  • Maintain current ISO practices and implement materials per certification.
  • Contributed to corporate ISO 9000 quality control initiative.
  • Passed all ISO 9000, ISO 14001, and Accounting audits.
  • Developed all processes and procedures to adhere to ISO 13485 and company was able to obtain certification in an aggressive timeline.
  • Received ISO 9001 "Internal Quality Systems Auditor" certificate.

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17. Inventory Control
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Here's how Inventory Control is used in Senior Buyer jobs:
  • Worked with planner on product flow and inventory management to ensure product availability, inventory control and product life cycle management.
  • Coordinated with factory personnel to monitor raw material levels to ensure inventory control targets were met.
  • Developed and implemented extensive inventory control and procurement planning systems with MS Excel.
  • Developed inventory control system to effectively keep costs down and purchasing effective.
  • Stay in constant communication with production teams and inventory controller.
  • Implemented inventory control programs at numerous facilities.
  • Performed inventory control and managed shipping/receiving.
  • Boosted revenues by 24% through expertise in analysis marketing trends, designing effective inventory control procedures and proactive purchasing.
  • Entrusted with responsibility for managing a support staff of 3 employees for inventory control, logistics and administrative operations.
  • Coordinated purchase orders, inventory control and management of products and maintain up to date data in SAP.
  • Led all aspects of MRO (Maintenance, Repair, and Operations) purchases and inventory control.
  • Managed purchasing, engineering and inventory control for over 20K industrial, safety and MRO items.
  • Manage Inventory control for both locations based on past and projected sales.
  • Establish and manage inventory controls to protect against a production stock-out.
  • Inventory control was a major aspect of this success.
  • Administer inventory control activities for over 4,000 parts ...
  • Execute daily use of inventory control procedures.
  • Increased bedding sales to 15% Managed inventory control for $34 million in sales for both stores at distribution center.
  • Plan, perform, and direct purchasing, inventory control, and other materials management activities utilizing MRP.
  • Manage inventory control for the local warehouse in Chatswoth

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Here's how ERP is used in Senior Buyer jobs:
  • Prepared PowerPoint presentations for upper management in order to gain consensus for financial approvals for large capital expenditures.
  • Manage the purchasing process through identifying proper sources, obtaining quotes and placing orders for material requests through ERP system.
  • Led Global Commodity Strategies with global regional counterparts to develop supply base and maximize cost savings across the globe.
  • Prepared RFQ packages, monitored bid status, and review for contract awards using data from ERP system.
  • Interpreted or verified contract language, information, and intent necessary to load information into systems properly.
  • Ensured parts were produced correctly by interpreting technical drawings from the engineering group with pertinent suppliers.
  • Led cross functional ERP team to discuss system issues, and how to best utilize Alliance.
  • Utilize ERP system to audit transactions of assistants ensuring procedural compliance of department SOP's.
  • Reviewed history of demand data on ERP system and defined best planning practices.
  • Insured effective, low cost materials supply utilizing JD Edwards One World ERP.
  • Established and realized an ERP purchase to pay process providing ongoing support.
  • Participated in an e-procurement / strategic sourcing projects that were enterprise wide.
  • Assisted in ISO 9000 certification and BPCS 6.0 ERP software upgrade.
  • Created and updated part number and BOM information in ERP system.
  • Provided guidance on ERP usage and execution for SAP.
  • Used Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, and ERP system (DataFlo).
  • Used Word, Excel, and ERP system (NetSuite).
  • Interfaced with other interplant departments to establish relevant, critical material requirements.
  • Developed close working relationships with my counterparts throughout the company to ensure their timeframes for project deliverable were being met.
  • Utilized QuickBooks for financials, and Microsoft Excel/Access/PowerPoint to deliver client reports.

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19. Capital Equipment
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Here's how Capital Equipment is used in Senior Buyer jobs:
  • Purchased capital equipment supporting manufacturing operations.
  • Manage relationships with vendor and equipment manufacturers for the procurement of related capital equipment.
  • Negotiate and procure capital equipment for specific programs as well as general operations.
  • Purchased and negotiated over $50M annually of semi-conductor capital equipment agreements.
  • Negotiated new vendor contracts and supplier agreements, purchased/leased capital equipment.
  • Performed internal audits of capital equipment tracking and machine utilization reporting.
  • Participated in all aspects of purchasing/transportation/MRO/capital equipment.
  • Manage Maintenance Contracts for Capital equipment.
  • Purchased capital equipment through auctions.
  • Sourced capital equipment and construction services, supporting existing and / or new start-ups and expansions.
  • Negotiated contracts for MRO, lease/rentals, capital equipment, purchasing and vendor recruitment.
  • Interfaced with IT organization for procurement of IT capital equipment and services.
  • Manage the receipt and distribution of capital equipment pursuant to government contracts.
  • Managed the procurement of capital equipment for an 80,000 sq.
  • Lead capital equipment acquisition team for initial plant start up.
  • Handled the purchasing of capital equipment and steel procurement/coil receipts.
  • Purchased capital equipment & supplies for three company facilities.
  • Work with overseas vendors for capital equipment purchases.
  • Purchased capital equipment under $10,000.
  • Negotiated annual and multiyear agreements for facility services, waste streams, raw material scrap and capital equipment including facilities expansion.

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20. RFP
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Here's how RFP is used in Senior Buyer jobs:
  • Issued and maintained the RFP purchase orders for production and service materials to support the unique bio tech industry.
  • Initiated RFP's, created weighted scorecard for selecting suppliers, negotiated contract rates and terms.
  • Conduct, review and solicit proposals for conformance with the RFP specifications to construction requirements.
  • Executed Request for Proposals (RFP) for new product development and cost reduction projects.
  • Value Analysis/Value Engineering team to redesign a generator for a RFP to Rolls Royce.
  • Generate request for Bids/Request for Proposals (RFB/RFP) to include all requirements.
  • Lead RFP process for internal customers; analyze select, recommend suppliers.
  • Prepare RFP's and analyze data.
  • Prepared and issued Purchase Orders, Change Orders RFQ's and RFP's.
  • Establish yearly agreements for consistent blanket agreements for cost savings Working knowledge of RFP's, RFQ's and RFI's.
  • Managed Request for Proposals (RFPs) of 2 per year to ensure fair, reasonable, and competitive pricing.
  • Coordinate RFP and Bid Process for all new construction for Temple University and Temple Hospital using TUebid and Banner.
  • Prepared RFPs and sealed bid proposals for civil, IT, hardware, software, electrical and services.
  • Prepare RFP's/RFQ's, evaluate and negotiate simple to complex high dollar procurement bid packages and proposals.
  • Prepared Ariba RFI and RFP contract terms with annual cost agreements.
  • Collaborate on generation of annual corporate RFPs.
  • Analyzed pricing of purchase orders and completed Request for Quotes (RFQs) and Request for Proposals (RFPs).
  • Developed major RFPs for county transportation and the PPO/HMOs and saved over $500,000.00 dollars.
  • Formulated RFPs and RFQs for the supplier bid process.
  • Prepare RFPs, RFIs and RFQs as required.

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21. Kanban
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Here's how Kanban is used in Senior Buyer jobs:
  • Implemented KanBan inventory management programs with key suppliers for high-volume critical parts.
  • Managed KanBan card system by establishing blanket purchase orders while striving to maintain lean inventories.
  • Utilize KanBan to replenish work cells.
  • Established contract orders released on Kanban activity.
  • Implemented a Kanban inventory system, which reduced the annual inventory carrying cost from $6 Million to $4.3 Million.
  • Defined, loaded and maintained MRP, job schedules, kanban levels, and safety stock as required.
  • Used kanban system for all of molded parts and components from the warehouse to assembly lines and SMT.
  • Collaborate with Commodity Manager to create inventory and kanban agreements, resulting in decreased lead times.
  • Assisted in setting up Kanban processes and instituting 5S programs on the production floor.
  • Exceeded goals for converting normal buys to kanban based upon consumption.
  • Coordinated Auto Replenish Program for all Kanban and bulk items.
  • Worked on MRO, OEM and Kanban ordering systems.
  • Implemented Kanban to reduce Inventory on 2000 components.
  • Manage Blanket and KanBan purchase orders and deliverables.
  • Monitored a Kanban Program for fasteners and adhesives.
  • Involved with issuing Kanban and blanket purchase orders.
  • Performed SWOT analysis on inventory management system Reduced inventory shortages by 70% by implementing Kanban replenishment for standard parts.
  • Helped set up certification, JIT kanban, VMI, ship-to-wip, consignment and foreign trade zone inventory reduction programs.
  • Lead inventory reduction efforts including kanban efforts internally and with suppliers to meet goals and objectives for turns.
  • Implemented two bin Kanban system at point of use to improve material availability On the production floor.

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22. Production Schedules
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Here's how Production Schedules is used in Senior Buyer jobs:
  • Worked with engineering plans and production specifications to establish production schedules, labor loading, and capacity requirements.
  • Maintained flow of component inventory through production, resulting in reduced inventory levels and on-time production schedules.
  • Analyzed production schedules and coordinated component supply through a team executed shortfall process/report.
  • Purchased raw materials using engineering and production schedules.
  • Maintained records, replenished stock, and planned for future requirements based on orders, production schedules and forecasts.
  • Interfaced with all levels of management, engineering, accounting and production to ensure achievement of production schedules.
  • Work closely with planning to purchase components in response to a short lead-time and JIT-based production schedules.
  • Maintain ERP system with accurate price and delivery dates to support on time deliveries and production schedules.
  • Team lead in coordinating production schedules between program management, planning, and manufacturing.
  • Coordinated the phase-in of new requirements and developed production schedules via ASK MANMAN system.
  • Negotiated adjustments to production schedules and delivery dates which ensured stock points for production.
  • Obtained materials, components and equipment as required by the production schedules.
  • Monitored the flow of materials to ensure production schedules are consistently met.
  • Determine material requirements from engineering, service, and production schedules.
  • Worked with Planning and Production to insure production schedules are met.
  • Develop and Maintain production schedules.
  • Forecasted requirements for outside suppliers to meet production schedules.
  • Work closely with engineering, quality, and production planning to deliver quality on-time product to meet production schedules.
  • Coordinate with sales and planning to determine and expedite the components delivery based on lead-time and production schedules.
  • Released and maintained purchase orders & SA in support of production schedules for assigned commodities.

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23. Process Improvement
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Here's how Process Improvement is used in Senior Buyer jobs:
  • Monitored supplier's delivery and quality performance, price variance, carrier performance, including identifying and driving process improvement initiatives.
  • Organized and facilitated supplier quarterly business reviews providing details of overall supplier performance and providing the opportunity for process improvements.
  • Defined critical issues and developed methodologies for collecting and analyzing relevant data for process improvements.
  • Developed policies and procedures for continuous process improvement of materials management.
  • Documented team processes and procedures and developed process improvement plans.
  • Make recommendations for process improvements as requested and needed.
  • Recommend and implement process improvements and cost savings scenarios.
  • Guided process improvement through product and vendor standardization.
  • Participated in Lean Six Sigma process improvements.
  • Identify cost reductions and process improvements.
  • Communicate issues inside and outside the department as well as plan for future growth and provide suggestions for process improvement.
  • Developed and lead cross-functional teams to review and recommend manufacturing process improvements resulting in $750,000 annual savings.
  • Improved supplier and OEM relationship through site visitations which lead to process improvements and cost savings
  • Execute Lean & Six Sigma process improvements and provide resolution to root cause analysis.
  • Led project team for key inventory process improvement with third party logistics provider.
  • Perform time studies and methods analysis for our internal process improvement program.
  • Develop standard work and process improvements for different functions of our teams.
  • Process Improvement: Coordinate procurement activities across cross-functional teams to improve efficiency and establish standards while reducing cost.
  • Change Process Improvement, Lead-time/cycle time reduction, Inventory reduction, Consignment inventory, Odd shaped components automation.
  • Cost reductions [ ] annually contractual agreements and process improvements.

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24. JIT
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Here's how JIT is used in Senior Buyer jobs:
  • Negotiated JIT material availability, faster inventory turns which lead to available floor space utilization to increase productivity.
  • Streamlined JIT communications and delivery paradigms, resulting in greater visibility to re-order points and eliminating stock-outs.
  • Boosted on-time delivery of materials to 90% via level load of castings and forgings and establishing JIT methodology.
  • Implemented 2 purchasing software packages negotiated JIT contracts for Delivery of 70% of all purchased items.
  • Established MRP practices, JIT arrangements, consignment contracts, and vendor stocking programs.
  • Manage a 2 bin contract with a supplier that lets us utilize JIT practices.
  • Reduce lead times and inventory using JIT, Kan Ban and Lean initiatives.
  • Use a weekly JIT delivery system for approximately 80% of purchases.
  • Maintained a JIT inventory to keep inventory down and manufacturing running.
  • Established JIT (Just in Time) process with packaging suppliers.
  • Negotiated agreements with vendors to receive shipments early and JIT delivery.
  • Used in-house MRP system; monitored inventory using JIT principles.
  • Operated within environment of Lean Manufacturing and JIT processes.
  • Set up JIT program for materials purchased.
  • Maintain parts on program such as JITO, ARPO, FLAR, SMIO, and Bin program.
  • Assured supply of key items to customer JIT Program Responsible for over 100 sub-contract supply bases.
  • Negotiate contracts for all packaging supplies and services for jit delivery to 4 departments.
  • Coordinate, purchase and schedule jit delivery on all printed instructions for use inserts.
  • Captain JIT and Kanban systems to optimize inventory level Manage a $10M annual expense on inventory.
  • Implemented "JIT" software program throughout purchasing.

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25. Inventory Management
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Here's how Inventory Management is used in Senior Buyer jobs:
  • Upgraded and implemented inventory management processes that reduced stock shortages, improved productivity, and reduced costs.
  • Streamlined forecasting and ordering processes with Excel, resulting in clear inventory management.
  • Collaborated with Inventory Management to provide direction for purchase quantities and product flow.
  • Maintain daily inventory management through strategic pulling and deferring of inventory parts.
  • Established and maintained company inventory management system and managed material stockroom.
  • Developed and maintained Microsoft Excel-based reporting tools for inventory management.
  • Developed key asset management and inventory management strategies.
  • Optimized outsourcing of local inventory management operations.
  • Possess a good command of the Purchase Order and Inventory Management Information System, various applications and interaction of these processes.
  • Managed inventory levels through the use of such tools as Just-In-Time (JIT) deliveries and ABC Inventory Management.
  • Implemented formal Inventory Management Strategy and Cost Model to reduce supplier lead-times, minimize cash outlays and risk.
  • Recruited & trained new buyers in addition to line management, spearheaded new training & inventory management programs.
  • Lead a cross functional team of marketing, merchandising & inventory management teams to accomplish common goals.
  • Used inventory management tools to evaluate, maintain, and order product for inventory.
  • Supported a $6.2B 10-year inventory management contract portfolio of products.
  • Control Inventory Management Planning and exit strategy for all products.
  • Implemented kanban inventory management and scheduling control system.
  • Inventory Management Responsibilites: Provide input pertaining to the disposition of inventory during obsolete stock planning process.
  • Supervised purchasing activities/inventory management for seven Rexel Datacom branches nationwide.
  • Served as "power-user" for the Inventory Management Program (IPS) implemented company-wide.

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26. R
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Here's how R is used in Senior Buyer jobs:
  • Worked closely with engineering in sourcing unique materials as well as analysis / inventory balancing for transition.
  • Secured extensive technical information to establish and maintain detailed paper and electronic filing system.
  • Analyzed capacity constraints against forecast and booked orders.
  • Support of Naval Nuclear Program, prototype engineering and the training of U.S. Navy students and personnel.
  • Created and distribute correspondence relevant to the team, project or program (internal and external).
  • Prepare contract proposals and work directly with suppliers to lock in long term agreements.
  • Provided direction for the metal commodities purchasing function for the electrical and fabrication lines.
  • Ensured all project deadlines were met by coordinating suppliers and various Shell UK departments.
  • Achieved inventory goals through the optimization of processing techniques which drove service level improvement.
  • Authorized and managed return of goods to suppliers and obtained relevant credits.
  • Green Belt, Site Shift, Safe Start and annual safety training.
  • Managed multiple contractors on all phases prior to opening.
  • Worked closely with suppliers on continuous improvement i.e.
  • Trained and mentored junior purchasing team members.
  • Promoted to Senior Buyer in November 2008.
  • Collaborated with project managers to ensure purchases were made within targeted budgets and timelines and to required specifications.
  • Provided technical and analytical guidance to project team.
  • Managed the buying and planning of materials for production: Electrical, mechanical, metals, stampings and fabrication.
  • Manage relationship with multiple contractors to help maintain leased facilities Recently certified to ship hazardous materials under the U.S.
  • Managed multiple department/location purchasing team with annual spend of $35MM with domestic and international suppliers. "

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27. Product Lines
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Here's how Product Lines is used in Senior Buyer jobs:
  • Managed identifying cost down opportunities within existing product lines to improve processes.
  • Planned, managed, and monitored all aspects of materials needed to meet manufacturing build requirements for multiple product lines.
  • Managed product lines in stone and ceramic tile and allied materials across both the Central & West Coast regions.
  • Purchased all active and passive board level components for all product lines sold, specializing in sourcing obsolete components.
  • Assigned responsibility for strategy & supply chain management of custom sheet metal cabinetry for all product lines.
  • Owned supply and material activities for the Medical Tubing product lines (catheter based application).
  • Developed strong partnerships vendors, while negotiating promotional funds, and developing new product lines.
  • Created tracking reports on all product lines which led to a reduction in back orders.
  • Quoted and placed orders with suppliers for new and existing product lines for three commodities.
  • Purchased raw material in order to support manufacturing of several product lines per MRP requirements.
  • Establish, negotiate, qualify and monitor supplier agreements on special product lines.
  • Established and maintained supplier relationships to acquire new product lines and maintenance existing.
  • Interviewed new vendors, added product lines, and negotiated favorable contractual agreements.
  • Led project to move two major product lines to an overseas manufacturer.
  • Determined stocking levels for new hardware product lines in pioneering arena.
  • Established spare to machine ratio for product lines.
  • Invited by Sergio Tacchini to Milan, Italy to collaborate on future product lines for the United States market.
  • Established methods and relationships with external contract manufacturer for two of Nortel's product lines.
  • Executed strategy to "reshore" complete bill of material for 2 Battery Module product lines (50+ components).
  • contract position) Responsible for all materials management, planning and master scheduling for three product lines totaling 6 million+ units/month.

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28. OEM
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Here's how OEM is used in Senior Buyer jobs:
  • Helped solve numerous troubleshooting situations at packaging fabricators and OEM base suppliers concerning inventories and process.
  • Worked directly with cost development and engineering in the OEM customer quotation process, developing cost estimates for all purchased material.
  • Managed supply chain activities for an OEM Embedded Systems-Design Solutions company that offered Product Life Cycle Management support.
  • Developed, recommended and selected the supply base for OEM and aftermarket conversions for ASC to utilize.
  • Combined effort with the test/shipping department to pull kits, receive boards, and customize OEM products.
  • Planned and procured parts using MRP as a tool of OEM, machining and electrical commodities.
  • Review Bill of Material (BOM) OEM items, ECO before communicating to supplier.
  • Purchased materials using MRP of sheet metal, machining, OEM and electrical commodities.
  • Supported all component types Mechanical, Actives, Passives, and OEM's.
  • Served as buyer for OEM manufacture of CCD cameras and medical imaging equipment.
  • Developed strategic OEM vendor contracts or purchase agreements and ensured contract compliance.
  • Procured raw and OEM material, components and equipment.
  • Sourced and purchased semiconductors globally for worldwide OEM factories.
  • Work with OEM's for customized Sole Source Orders.
  • Sourced materials direct with multiple OEM's.
  • Negotiated and purchased electronic, mechanical, electro-mechanical components, capital and OEM equipment from qualified vendors.
  • Managed the procurement of OEM products for both direct resale and integration into Nortel manufactured products.
  • Establish reman operations in Brazil with OEM to support domestic market.
  • Managed the repair arrangements with OEMs and subcontractors.
  • Create all of the required Sales Orders within the OEM supplier GSPN and GSFS portals.

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Here's how NPI is used in Senior Buyer jobs:
  • Managed all Purchasing and Program Management support for NPI/Production customers.
  • Provided PM support for sub-tier CM model for 90% on-time to customer request NPI to GA launch requirements.
  • Interacted daily with NPI Work cell, Customer, Business Unit Management Group, Accounting and Supply Base.
  • Completed project work in support of Engineering New product introduction (NPI) and Engineering R&D.
  • Realized average of $2M cost savings through development of standard processes and management of NPI-related material obsolescence.
  • Worked closely with engineers on new product introduction (NPI) to plan and purchase material requirements.
  • Managed new product introduction (NPI) and sustaining of engineering release of Sun desktop hardware.
  • Coordinated with project managers to procure raw materials to support NPI team's project deadlines.
  • Supported the NPI to production drive requirements across 5 JBOD families of hardware for ESG.
  • Engaged in new product introduce (NPI) process to support developing new products.
  • Provided all Purchasing support for New Product Introduction (NPI) customers.
  • Managed all purchasing functions for Reveals NPI product line (3DAT).
  • Identified and sourced material requirements for NPI's to meet build schedule.
  • Worked closely with NPI customers to process ECO's and deviations.
  • Solicit quotes and negotiate contractual agreements for NPI.
  • Reduced Engineering Change Order duration by delivering strategically-aligned, production-ready NPI materials to production planning and purchasing.
  • Worked with engineering on NPI qualifications and supplier selection Life cycle representative for ECO/FCO and EOL requirements.
  • Supported the NPI Group as well as others in executing transactions and analyzing data within SAP.
  • Served as NPI material project team leader; coordinated material efforts for new products introduction.
  • Manage and maintain NPI proto boards through pilot build and transition to sustaining.

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30. Procurement Process
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Here's how Procurement Process is used in Senior Buyer jobs:
  • Assist receiving and warehouse to ensure company standards of supply and procurement process are implemented and operate consistently.
  • Gained a deep knowledge of the chemical manufacturing procurement processes including environmental and safety regulations.
  • Coached Buyers and counseled customers regarding Purchasing / Procurement processes and procedures.
  • Developed new procurement process and generated approximately 40% cost savings.
  • Insured accurate pricing item creation and enforcement of procurement process.
  • Vetted potential vendors; Applied federal laws, clauses and regulations to procurement process and composed complex award decision documents.
  • Established the Recycling Procurement process in support of IBM's Global Asset Recovery Services (GARS) division.
  • Participated in Dresser integration into GE system and initiated training in procurement processes with emphasis on 3-way match.
  • Managed procurement processes for long lead time, critical components and expense items for all product lines.
  • Trained new buyers on all aspects of the procurement process, procedures, policies and MRP System.
  • Obtain best value contracts for MSU through the use of the competitive and non-competitive procurement process.
  • Explain rules and regulations and respond to questions regarding procurement processes and contract enforcement.
  • Experienced in the procurement process for launching new products; from cradle to maturity.
  • Prepare quotes and pricing estimates for internal teams streamlining the overall procurement process.
  • Played key role creating a centralizing procurement process.
  • Managed and sourced commodities to ensure best product and best price, leveraging competitive bid information and sound procurement processes.
  • Author and Creator - Group Procurement In-box Trained field personnel in the proper work flow procurement process.
  • Perform all stages of the procurement process in accordance with corporate policies/ procedures NJVC (Government/Commercial Purchasing)
  • Develop a procurement process for the key stakeholders and a written procedure on how to enter a Requisition nto Puridiom.
  • Assist and Train the Citi Travelers Associates get acclimated to the MetLife Eprocurement process.

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31. BOM
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Here's how BOM is used in Senior Buyer jobs:
  • Review ECO (engineering changes), BOM with engineering to assure accuracy and on-time response on material procurement.
  • Identified and prioritized product development requirements including customer specified features with BOM (bill of materials).
  • Organized/implemented kitting of common BOM components, reducing number of items received, stocked & cycle-counted.
  • Maintain quality control in MRP, BOM maintenance, document control and shop floor activities.
  • Worked with engineering on Bill of Materials (BOM's) changes and setups.
  • Created build of materials (BOM) for Sun product families and external manufacturers.
  • Updated and maintained processes and bill of materials (BOM's) in system.
  • Improved inventory levels, executed BOM reuse and identified make vs buy decisions.
  • Maintained, and Insured bills of material (BOM) part number integrity.
  • Created BOM for all products needed for job.
  • Purchased, expedited all materials on BOM.
  • Tracked BOM costs on all outsourced products.
  • Worked with cross-functional teams to resolve AML, ECO, BOM, PPV, MOQ shortages, pricing and material issues.
  • Make sure all BOM's are set up correctly and MRP is running.
  • Support Tubes product line, Controls, and Cuvette platelet monitoring for blood coagulating testing, JACT+ and JACT-LR BOM.
  • Worked with Single Level, Multi-Level and Planning boms of various complexities.
  • Flattened and modularized BOM's to enhance planning and customization.
  • Reviewed and approved BOMs for new products.
  • Key Accomplishment: * Significantly reduced waste and on-hand inventory by correcting BOMs and coordinating vendor training programs with shop personal.
  • Monitored and updated work orders, BOMs, and IMAPs in the system.

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Here's how VMI is used in Senior Buyer jobs:
  • Work with critical suppliers to help them be more efficient to reduce costs and improve delivery using shared forecast and VMI.
  • Implemented VMI programs for fasteners, stainless steel wire and for the packaging to reduce costs and service disruptions.
  • Implemented and executed VMI (Vendor Managed Inventory) for disposable gowning, resulting in cost and time savings.
  • Negotiated VMI programs for the following components: corrugate, bottles, caps, chemicals, and labels.
  • Achieved freight cost reduction of $1.5 million as part of VMI program with key Asian OEM supplier.
  • Implemented Supplier VMI agreement which resulted in a reduction of Ordering Costs of up to 20%
  • Oversee outside Buyer / Planner dealing with one-of-a-kind material and vendor-managed inventory (VMI) programs.
  • Worked closely with management to implement company's Vendor Managed Inventory (VMI) program.
  • Negotiated and implemented Vendor Managed Inventory (VMI) system with 20% annual savings.
  • Placed all hardware on VMI program, and kitted hardware delivered on pull program.
  • Implemented VMI program for PPE, cleaning, and other indirect items.
  • Implement and maintain VMI processes for minimal inventory stock levels with suppliers.
  • Attended weekly conference call for VMI vendor for weekly problem resolution.
  • Set up and managed Vendor Managed Inventory (VMI) systems.
  • Oversee VMI Program for MRO items with key supplier.
  • Created VMI process with specific suppliers.
  • Investigate VMI opportunities with major suppliers.
  • Manage VMI & LTA Systems.
  • Standardized stock inventory/ warehouse/ receiving management process for VMI Working knowledge of ISO-9001, AS9100, FAR and DAR requirements.
  • Attend 5S functions and multiple Kaizen events with emphasis on Kanban, consignment and VMI systems.

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Here's how Project Management is used in Senior Buyer jobs:
  • Interfaced with and supported project management, engineering, inspection and expediting to ensure compliance with commercial and technical requirements.
  • Track and manage all critical elements project related for purchasing and provide updates and elevation to corporate project management.
  • Conducted material analysis and management, pipeline management, project management, resource management, product planning and procurement.
  • Direct project management related to implementation of a SAP manufacturing software system conversion from Fourth Shift System.
  • Applied strategic planning and project management skills toward consistently handling purchasing activities.
  • Administered contracts and worked with diversified personnel in engineering and project management.
  • Project management roll on various CIP teams enhancing both productivity and profitability.
  • Work closely with Engineering and designers, project managers and NPI teams to adhere to Project Management implementation schedules.
  • Selected to serve as primary project management resource for indirect spending on Project Rise product supply savings initiative.
  • Lead the purchasing and project management of secondary and tertiary packaging for promotional displays and new products.
  • Worked closely with Engineering and Project Management as part of a Project Team responsible for European sales.
  • Collaborate heavily with Engineering, Project Management, and Scheduling Highlights:.
  • Trained in the principles of project management.
  • Prepared bid and cost analysis for Project management, assisted in expediting materials, received and reviewed invoices for accuracy.
  • Estimated, sourced and identified materials for Project Management.
  • Reduced new product time-to-market from two years to six months on average through materials project management for NPI projects.
  • Developed skills in negotiating, problem solving, analytical approach, strategic sourcing and project management.
  • Worked for NPI Project Management for Weighscale Programs which included Production Buying as well.
  • Hired by client to manage startup of project management and purchasing in East location.
  • Received Special Recognition Award for the startup of project management in the East.

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34. Payment Terms
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Here's how Payment Terms is used in Senior Buyer jobs:
  • Increased the corporate profitability by negotiating lower prices, shorter delivery times and better payment terms for raw materials and assemblies.
  • Update AVL (Approved Vendor List) as changes occur in contact info, addresses, payment terms, etc.
  • Negotiate contract pricing and payment terms for pharmaceuticals, medical supplies, office equipment, Capital equipment and inventory.
  • Worked with accounting department to ensure that invoices matched purchase order pricing, payment terms and freight requirements.
  • Evaluate and analyze purchase history of credit card payment items and recommend/request change to payment terms.
  • Achieved budget commitments involving price downs and payment terms with corporate by negotiating with supply chain.
  • Negotiated extended payment terms from COD and net 30 days, to net 90 days.
  • Negotiate prices, payment terms and conditions of purchase orders in accordance with HGST policies.
  • Coordinated delivery schedules, arranged payment terms, and settled all non-conforming materials issues.
  • Negotiate with vendors for pricing, payment terms, and freight charges.
  • Negotiated an increase in payment terms of 60 days on average.
  • Negotiated directly with suppliers on pricing, delivery and payment terms.
  • Negotiate costs, rebates, payment terms and co-op marketing allowances.
  • Negotiated payment terms with suppliers to provide additional cash flow.
  • Negotiated extended payment terms and discounts.
  • Negotiated payment terms with top 15 key vendors in organization thru great communication skills and guaranteed relationships/business.
  • Supported the organizations direction to increase payment terms by negotiation with suppliers on a daily basis during the transition period.
  • Negotiated payment terms with 10 of the company\'s top vendors on terms with Park Place.
  • Prepared request for quote packages, negotiated payment terms with vendors.
  • Price, Payment Terms, Quality).

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Here's how Contract Negotiations is used in Senior Buyer jobs:
  • Participate in contract negotiations with Purchasing Contracts Manager, Legal and customers.
  • Contract negotiations for services related to installation of equipment.
  • Handled procurement contract negotiations with various suppliers and vendors.
  • Conducted strategic sourcing and international contract negotiations.
  • Assisted legal department with contract negotiations.
  • Conducted 75 annual contract negotiations for Americas and Asia resulting in $1.9 million in savings (6%).
  • Executed requests for proposals to suppliers for determination of contract negotiations & award for upcoming GoldCare statements of work.
  • Handled contract negotiations for Software and Data Center purchases (licensing, purchase terms, etc.).
  • Led prototype development, Alpha/Beta/Gamma/PPAP, program set-up, production planning and contract negotiations.
  • Managed contract negotiations, supply agreements, new product development and offshore projects.
  • Led supplier segmentation, rate card, and contract negotiations for assigned categories.
  • Develop low cost sourcing strategies and contract negotiations.
  • Supported and led contract negotiations.
  • Participated in numerous multi-million dollar subcontract negotiations and requisite audits and analysis.
  • Conducted multi-million dollar contract negotiations with suppliers.
  • Eliminated rail delivery of raw materials through contract negotiations and consignment agreements eliminating $14,000 to $18,000 monthly demurrage charges.
  • Manage Suppliers - RFQ, change management, contract negotiations, payment queries, dispute resolutions, etc.
  • KEY CONTRIBUTIONS & ACHIEVEMENTS: * Cost reductions of 30% through contract negotiations and improved logistical services
  • Negotiated cost savings over $950,000 through multi-year contract negotiations and consignment programs.
  • Procure goods supplies * Solicit for bids * Vendor contract negotiations * invoice reconciliation

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36. Vendor Invoices
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Here's how Vendor Invoices is used in Senior Buyer jobs:
  • Audited vendor invoices for accuracy and monitor and report internal contract compliance.
  • Reviewed vendor invoices for compliance with the purchase order terms and assisted the processing of invoices for payment.
  • Process all vendor invoices, enter all purchase requisitions and purchase orders for the Corporate office.
  • Monitor and track inventory, input and validate vendor invoices against purchase order transactions.
  • Work with Corporate A/P to rectify any discrepancies between purchase orders and vendor invoices.
  • Verified and approve vendor invoices, inputted new purchase orders, and maintained tracking.
  • Resolve all invoicing issues for accounting, between purchase orders and vendor invoices.
  • Evaluated, audited, and processed monthly vendor invoices and reports.
  • Collaborated with AP to follow up and approve vendor invoices.
  • Reviewed and coded vendor invoices of inventory for approval.
  • Matched and approved accounts payable vouchers with vendor invoices.
  • Handle price discrepancies for vendor invoices.
  • Approve vendor invoices for payment.
  • Managed relationships with warehouse fulfillment center and corporate accounting which reduced exposure on mis-shipped products and invalid vendor invoices.
  • Perform inventory audits, ran and analyze reports * Maneuver through multiple systems matching contract pricing to vendor invoices.
  • Acted as traffic manager for Project transportation needs Approved vendor invoices for payment.

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37. Quality Issues
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Here's how Quality Issues is used in Senior Buyer jobs:
  • Worked closely with Supplier Development Engineering to resolve supply quality issues and working towards vendor and internal process improvements.
  • Coordinated and participated in cross-departmental teams to identify/develop new product plans and to resolve supplier/quality issues.
  • Evaluated supplier quality standards thereby avoiding quality issues at the manufacturing line.
  • Resolve quality issues with goods/services by collaborating with inspection and quality control.
  • Communicate development and quality issues within engineering platforms.
  • Assist planning and materials group in problem resolution with vendors for pricing, delivery, and quality issues as required
  • Resolve receiving and quality issues by interfacing with customer and resolving the issue and obtaining corrected invoices.
  • Managed material shortages, backlogs, quality issues and any other potential schedule interruptions or delivery delays.
  • Provided daily plant support which includes supplier development, cost downs, delivery, and quality issues.
  • Resolved availability issues, quality issues, and the processing of returns and Non-Conforming Material.
  • Resolved supplier delivery and quality issues, as well as helped expedite orders when necessary.
  • Managed pricing, delivery, and quality issues for 500+ components and 100+ suppliers.
  • Reconcile accounting and quality issues with suppliers to maintain system accuracy and improve performance.
  • Work with suppliers to bring up on time delivery and address quality issues.
  • Manage quality issues, engineering changes, and on time delivery performance.
  • Work closely with Supplier Quality to resolve any supplier quality issues.
  • Worked with operations and engineering to resolve quality issues.
  • Negotiated vendor pricing, supplier delivery and quality issues.
  • Worked with FDA on quality issues.
  • Resolve all quality issues, accounting issues, and vendor issues following company protocol in a timely manner.

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38. PCB
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Here's how PCB is used in Senior Buyer jobs:
  • Developed contract manufacturing sources to supplement company's in-house PCB manufacturing capabilities.
  • Sole purchasing agent for a firm supplying printed circuit board assembly (PCBA) to customers in aerospace and consumer goods.
  • Managed PCB (Printed Circuit Board) commodity and developed a cost saving plan and tracking system.
  • Plan and manage Strategic Electronic Commodities, CM services for PCBA & Cable assemblies.
  • Assigned commodities (all PCB s and components required to build them).
  • Monitored procurement of PCB assemblies, fabricated plastics and four-color print using Oracle.
  • Contract Manufacturing Buyer for Electronic Box Builds, PCBA s, and Turnkey.
  • Coordinate planning and procurement of PCBA s: Turnkey and consigned suppliers.
  • Purchased PCB boards after release of Gerber files for required production.
  • Expedite Prototype PCB Development to meet or beat all shipping dates.
  • Managed kiting for consigned PCB's.
  • Purchased all PCBA component parts.
  • Negotiated all contracts for PCB's and PCBA's.
  • Purchased resistors, capacitors, mechanical parts and PCB's for solid state devices Negotiated contracts and formulated policies with suppliers.
  • Read and understand PDF s for PCBA s, sheet metal, machine, electromechanical box build documents, and BOM s
  • Sourced, negotiated and awarded Orders for machining, sheetmetal, PCB's, IC's and contract manufacturing.
  • Spearheaded NPI Purchasing of all PCB and electronic components from quick turn thru transition to production.
  • Purchased and managed orders with V-tech, International PCB supplier based in Hong Kong.
  • Manage over 250 active items of PCBs and Mechanical / Electronics parts commodity.
  • Procured PCBAs, PCBs, electronic/board-level components, RF cable assemblies, and machined parts.

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39. MRB
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Here's how MRB is used in Senior Buyer jobs:
  • Contribute to organization's data integrity/accuracy by maintaining purchasing data in MRB system.
  • Coordinated quality issues with suppliers as required and managed MRB dispositions/activities.
  • Participated in MRB and implemented corrective action.
  • Coordinate with Engineering, Production, Quality, Receiving in SAP; MRB/DMR to ensure timely assessment of all procured issues.
  • Interacted with engineer group to resolve daily issues from receiving, MRB, shipping and production line.
  • Resolved all MRB materials and RTV items with production and quality control on a weekly basis.
  • Participate in MRB committee to manage and resolve quality issues of sub-contracted processes and purchased materials.
  • Resolved quality issues concerning supplier s materials including MRB, RTV, re-woks and warranties.
  • Processed all CAR's, ECO's, MRB dispositions and accounting discrepancies.
  • Provided PPV analysis, MRB maintenance, and reporting of vendor performance.
  • Worked with MRB and the Quality Control on vendor non-conformance reports.
  • Attend weekly MRB meetings to discuss/take action on rejected materials.
  • Reconciled invoice disputes, MRB, Shipping/Receiving and IQA discrepancies.
  • Managed all MRB defective metal designed materials.
  • Resolved MRB and Supplier Accounts Payable discrepancies.
  • Attend MRB meeting to disposition discrepant material.
  • Processed repair orders and managed MRB returns.
  • Worked with Quality and Engineering groups to resolve quality challenges includes MRB, ECO, NPI and etc.
  • Maintained MRB inventory log and participated in weekly meetings representing the materials dept.
  • Ensured MRB material was taken care of in a timely manner to Ensure MRP accuracy.

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40. Circuit Boards
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Here's how Circuit Boards is used in Senior Buyer jobs:
  • Contract Manufacturer of circuit boards for the military and illumination industries.
  • Support New Product engineering with samples, material cost and delivery of components for the manufacturing of printed circuit boards.
  • Obtained annual cost savings through supplier negotiations of $75,000 of Analog Circuits and Single Layer Circuit Boards.
  • Negotiated purchasing agreements with several U.S. based contract manufacturers, which handled the population of printed circuit boards.
  • Planned and procured electronic components, printed circuit boards, fabricated materials, machined and metal parts.
  • Purchased Mechanical Parts & Assemblies, Raw Materials, Castings, Printed Circuit Boards, Flex Circuits.
  • Determined purchase requirements for the manufacture of custom printed circuit boards and connector systems using MRP.
  • Purchased: Printed circuit boards, saw filters, duplex filters, batteries, antennas and connectors
  • Controlled consigned inventory with vendors, both foreign and domestic, for Printed Circuit Boards.
  • Procured hardware, software, and printed circuit boards to meet requirements for internal customers.
  • Sourced and quoted all components needed in the manufacture of printed circuit boards for company.
  • Purchased printed circuit boards, sheet metal, machined and hard to locate components.
  • Managed lenses, circuit boards, electronic components, and OEM box builds.
  • Project Lead for implementation of new global supply base for printed circuit boards.
  • Purchased Mechanical Parts & Assemblies, Printed Circuit Boards, Ground Support Equipment.
  • Purchased printed circuit boards, electronic components, boxes and printed material.
  • Team Lead for Outsourcing of Circuit Boards to SOC Suppliers.
  • Purchased prototype, pilot, and pre-production printed circuit boards and connective devices for the Advance Products purchasing group.
  • Procure electronic components, printed circuit boards, wire/cable, custom stampings and injection molded plastics.
  • Assembled printed circuit boards to bill of material, promoted to final equipment assembly.

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41. ECO
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Here's how ECO is used in Senior Buyer jobs:
  • Reconciled and submitted expenditure reports on a monthly basis.
  • Created document/records management systems for distribution and procurement activities.
  • Received award in recognition of outstanding achievement.
  • Reconcile inventory variations on direct material.
  • Maintain vendor and client relationships by creating invoices, processing and paying invoices and quickly reconciling accounts via email and phone.
  • Recommended and implemented a comprehensive purchase reorder and replenishment process for MRO and spares, including written procedures and training program.
  • Consolidated vendors from account 50 to 14 and created a primary and secondary suppliers as well alternate products.
  • Achieved annual savings of $350K; earned IBM cost reduction recognition award for this effort.
  • Review supplier proposals, set negotiation strategy, negotiates prices, selects or recommends suppliers.
  • Tabulate and evaluate bids and proposals and recommend and prepare award documents.
  • Recommend and take action to direct the analysis and solutions of problems.
  • Approved payment of invoices for PO's and reconciled and discrepancies.
  • Reconcile all invoicing issues, discrepancies and freight damage claims.
  • Monitor WIP & ECO's and coordinate with supported departments.
  • Managed a second-shift assembly operation, supervising 50 employees.
  • Recognized as Employee of the Year.
  • Initiated cost saving second sourcing agreement.
  • recommended placement of order for all valves, instruments and pipe material needs.
  • Conduct pre-bid conferences, public bid openings, and make recommendations of awards.
  • Conducted RFPs, reviewed bids, and made recommendations to the operations manager.

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42. Office Supplies
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Here's how Office Supplies is used in Senior Buyer jobs:
  • Monitored expenditures for office supplies, equipment and the maintenance/safety standards of the facility.
  • Negotiated and Implemented Internet-based office supplies ordering program covering all geographic areas.
  • Managed the corporate office supplies program of 150+ users, including site content, user profile updates, and monthly billing.
  • Established a central copy center, assisted in implementation of corporate charge cards and consolidated suppliers providing office supplies and services.
  • Created online ordering avenues for employees including, Office Supplies, Janitorial, Printing & Copying Services and Uniform Rental services.
  • Led the testing, training, and installation of Web-based systems for the purchasing of manufacturing and office supplies.
  • Negotiated cost savings on raw materials, packaging, office supplies, printing, service contracts and capital equipment.
  • Maintain authorized purchaser database for all authorized purchasers of office supplies, forms and all print material.
  • Warehouse inventory of promotional goods, office supplies, PC consumables, custom spirals.
  • Purchased fax and copier machines, office supplies, toner, and printed material.
  • Purchased all office supplies, fax machines, consumables supplies, and printed material.
  • Maintained inventory and purchased all office supplies, printed materials and custom forms.
  • Purchased tooling, office supplies and other commodity items for company operations.
  • Approved commodity purchases company-wide, including office supplies and cutting tools.
  • Led RFP for the Western States Contracting Alliance for office supplies.
  • Ordered all office supplies and janitorial supplies; maintained stock levels.
  • Contract negotiations for PC components, parts and office supplies.
  • Purchased office supplies, fax and copier machines.
  • Provided parts for Plumbing Dept., Axle Dept., and Office Supplies.
  • waste management, janitorial, office supplies, etc.

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43. Internal Customers
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Here's how Internal Customers is used in Senior Buyer jobs:
  • Worked with internal customers to review material and service requirements for projects and developed procurement strategies.
  • Presented market analysis and forecasts of incoming raw material and inventory positions to internal customers.
  • Develop and maintain strategic relationships with suppliers and internal customers to support business requirements.
  • Manage purchase orders requisitions and resolve any discrepancies with suppliers and internal customers.
  • Work collaboratively with internal customers to resolve procurement and contract issues.
  • Managed multiple commodities while serving internal customers across the company.
  • Work with internal customers to determine requirements and expedite orders.
  • Maintain a high-level relationship with key internal customers.
  • Monitor cost status and assisting in cost management functions, coordinate any related issues or discrepancies with internal customers.
  • Follow up with suppliers, internal customers, and customers concerning safety, quality, and timeliness of deliveries.
  • Work with internal customers to establish product/service requirements, including long term strategic source planning and business planning.
  • Develop, manage, and continually improve relationships with internal customers and external suppliers.
  • Build and maintain strong working relationships with internal customers to support their requirements.
  • Educated internal customers, dealers, and consumers on buying decision criteria.
  • Take proactive approach to resolve issue with vendors and internal customers.
  • Identify and work with internal customers to qualify new suppliers.
  • Provide purchase order status to various levels of internal customers.
  • Communicated to suppliers and internal customers on PO changes made.
  • Created daily purchase orders for external and internal customers.
  • Support and Improve interaction between Purchasing Department, Idex Corporation s Internal Customers and the Supplier Base.

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44. Annual Sales
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Here's how Annual Sales is used in Senior Buyer jobs:
  • Supply management team member contributed to growth of small company from annual sales of $12 million to $72 million.
  • Lead team in implementing Greek line, Vienna Beef and expanded import line resulting in over $6MM additional annual sales.
  • Established Surplus Sales department, system and policies, reducing consumable and repairable component inventory annual sales of $2.2m.
  • Managed assets of Multiple Zones exceeding all department standards with direct responsibility to support $50 million in annual sales.
  • Promoted to Senior Buyer in 1996 ordering all printing papers and press supplies for $72K annual sales.
  • Managed Suppliers (60) that contributed to a $280 million annual sales for Product Group.
  • Managed $25M annual sales and maximized profitability of, 100+ vendors for the Marine Corp Exchange.
  • Directed purchasing and procurement efforts for high-growth Compaq product line with annual sales increase of 32%.
  • Developed new Health Sock initiative (Diabetic and Compression Socks) adding $1M in annual sales.
  • Forecast and analyze weekly, monthly and annual sales and inventory projections, manage OTB.
  • Developed a Levi jean program that produced over $750,000 in annual sales.
  • Managed 30+ supplier accounts with annual sales of more than $2M.
  • Managed products/supply chain in support of 140MM in annual sales.
  • Managed overall annual sales volume $20M.
  • Added $9M in annual sales and $6M is gross margin.
  • Increased annual sales by $3.5M in 1998-1999.
  • Increased annual sales 37% in 1999.
  • Recognized as a top sales performer for growing activewear to over $100M in annual sales in 2013.
  • Forecasted and analyzed weekly, monthly and annual sales, inventory projections and Open to Buy.
  • Deliver consistant annual sales increases.

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45. SKU
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Here's how SKU is used in Senior Buyer jobs:
  • Source and negotiate pricing for over 5000+ SKU with an annual value of over US $20 million.
  • Direct responsibility for 60 vendors and 2000 SKU's.
  • Created and maintained SKU's within database.
  • Worked with 13k different SKU's.
  • Worked with 18k SKU's.
  • Developed database management program to analyze and adjust re-order points and reorder quantities for 45,000 SKUs in the Commercialized packaging category.
  • Narrowed the line with reduced SKUs, creating a more focused product presentation resulting in stronger sell through.
  • Model stock plan - size and quantity plan by sku for re-order purposes for all basic styles.
  • Merchandised over 400 SKUs per season of the Expressions catalog, which mails 6 times per year.
  • Maintained over 2000 sku's globally, also monitored and executed purchase orders for raw material.
  • Negotiated with publishers for funding of promotions and sku's on behalf of various Customers.
  • Reduced sku count 20% shifting average stock to enhanced depth and color multipliers.
  • Supervised the Apparel Control Buyer, who managed over 700 skus.
  • Managed over 12,000 skus including data base and updates as required.
  • Reduced indirect suppliers from 25 to 3, providing 15,000 SKUs at $1.5M.
  • Managed 12 unique SKUs valued at $3M.
  • Transitioned 400+ SKUs saving over $800K annually, reducing lead time 50%, and allowing for kanban implementation.
  • Selected Skills & Accomplishments: Acquired, purchased or managed a sku count of over 2000 different raw material components.
  • Negotiated lowest cost on all items in assortment, planning merchandise selection to ensure top-dollar performers in limited sku assortment.
  • Assorted" skus were bought prior to my involvement in the dept.

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46. PPV
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Here's how PPV is used in Senior Buyer jobs:
  • Coordinated annual component product PPV budgeting activity for purchasing department and generated management reports relative to purchasing activities.
  • Worked with engineers and key suppliers to find less expensive materials and / or material processes to reduce cost & PPV.
  • Developed pricing options and analyzed PPV (Purchase Price Variance) to meet competitive opportunities improving corporate pricing strategies.
  • Surpassed a positive purchase price variance (PPV) goal of $425,000 accomplished by purchasing to customer forecast.
  • Leverage material spending with suppliers that resulted in over $100K Positive PPV for Q2 2008.
  • Achieved PPV of over $250K in 2001, consistently achieved PPV during my tenure.
  • Developed new suppliers who can meet MRP and PPV requirements to prevent line shut down.
  • Achieved 4% reduction annually on PPV consistently for 2 years in a row.
  • Resolve receiving discrepancies, Material Review Board, Return to Vendor and PPV.
  • Assist PM to meet customer special material requirements, and PPV approval.
  • Report on monthly PPV; rectify any negative results with action plan.
  • Demonstrated positive Purchase Price Variance (PPV) year after year.
  • Review and resolve PPV, IPV and customer payment issues.
  • Track, capture and recover PPV expenses from customer.
  • Drive cost savings and work towards positive PPV.
  • Reduced supplier base by 8%, YTD 2013, and saved $400,000 in PPV, YTD 2013.
  • Reviewed all purchasing costs and resolved PPV's in a timely manner to ensure accurate costing.
  • Managed purchasing department, which achieved $1.5 million ppv for 1998.
  • Cost reductions and PPV matrixes budgeted and followed each fiscal year.
  • Managed Purchased Price Variance (PPVs) reports for responsible commodities.

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47. Delivery Dates
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Here's how Delivery Dates is used in Senior Buyer jobs:
  • Prepared purchase orders, communicated with vendors to ensure the availability and delivery dates of material.
  • Issued purchased orders and maintained delivery dates to ensure limited interruptions in production schedule.
  • Confirmed delivery dates of materials.
  • Created and currently submits supplier performance analysis to all suppliers based off of projected lead times and delivery dates.
  • Reduced Inventory costs by $50,000.00 by scheduling orders with weekly, bi weekly or monthly delivery dates.
  • Work with Manager of Technology to schedule open and priority melt list to meet customer delivery dates.
  • Negotiated price and delivery dates with vendor on a daily basis to ensure production was not interrupted.
  • Maintained a master purchase order log with details of delivery dates and dollar values for each project.
  • Worked closely with suppliers to see that delivery dates are firm and accurate concerning multiple programs.
  • Update company databases to reflect current delivery dates as well as any other issues.
  • Work closely with suppliers to expedite parts to meet or exceed estimated delivery dates.
  • Coordinate with Logistic Companies to meet desired delivery dates with optimal cost savings.
  • Prepared and evaluated requests for quotations, terms, quality and delivery dates.
  • Maintain working knowledge of scheduled delivery dates and expedite as required.
  • Rescheduled delivery dates, consulting planners and vendors.
  • Prepared and negotiated price and delivery dates.
  • Negotiate costs and delivery dates with vendors.
  • Developed additional supply sources, by visiting and evaluating suppliers Ability to meet quality requirements, specifications, and delivery dates.
  • Provide internal customers with feedback on expected delivery dates and goods that will be substituted.
  • Review weekly outstanding purchase order reports, updating DAX ERP system with new delivery dates.

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48. Vendor Performance
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Here's how Vendor Performance is used in Senior Buyer jobs:
  • Prepared and communicated detailed Hexagon build plans and schedules, monitored and evaluated vendor performance in fulfillment of stated needs.
  • Initiated new processes for evaluating vendor performance and negotiating ad allowance thereby increasing margin.
  • Prepare monthly vendor reports detailing vendor performance, reliability, responsiveness and quality.
  • Monitor contract administration and vendor performance, extensive interaction with vendors.
  • Evaluated and assessed vendor performance and recommended corrective actions as required.
  • Manage vendor performance to maximize profitability and achieve financial objectives.
  • Review and evaluate vendor performance with high visibility suppliers.
  • Tracked vendor performance and rationalized supply base.
  • Perform Contract Administration and vendor performance.
  • Monitored vendor performance and quality levels.
  • Monitored vendor performance and compliance.
  • Supported the purchasing manager in planning strategies, department budget, vendor performances, and increases in cost savings opportunities.
  • Analyzed vendor performance including cost, payment/warranty terms, lead time, product quality and freight.
  • Negotiate vendor contracts ensuring best pricing available, review vendor performance to assure contract fulfillment.
  • Create and maintain quarterly Vendor Performance reports, pulling data from multiple data sources.
  • Created a vendor rating performance model to help identify poor vs. strong vendor performances.
  • Monitored vendor performance, contracts, lead-time and delivery schedule.
  • Evaluated vendor performance through price, quality, and delivery.
  • Prepared and presented quarterly vendor scorecards rating vendors for on-time deliveries and overall vendor performance.
  • Monitor and report vendor performance, including supplier certification, JIT, Kanban and consigned inventory.

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49. Delivery Schedules
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Here's how Delivery Schedules is used in Senior Buyer jobs:
  • Negotiated with suppliers to undertake the manufacturing of custom designed items according to complex and rigid specifications and/or delivery schedules.
  • Provided direction and assistance to planners as necessary with orders and delivery schedules.
  • Monitored delivery schedules, performance and inventory levels.
  • Collaborated with worldwide sales force on setting and maintaining inventory levels of OEM parts and coordinating long term delivery schedules.
  • Negotiate pricing, delivery and quantity with Suppliers for components, tooling, minimum order quantities, and delivery schedules.
  • Worked closely with Program Managers and Department Directors in order to meet complex delivery schedules of the Armed forces contracts.
  • Analyze MRP reports and issue adjustments to delivery schedules as necessary to compensate for schedules and product design changes.
  • Work closely with vendor s on invoicing issues on purchase order delivery schedules to resolve any production scheduling issues.
  • Evaluated MRP reports, place orders and set up delivery schedules to meet with production requirements.
  • Expedited products on a daily basis to assist with meeting delivery schedules and tight deadlines.
  • Monitor and maintain delivery schedules/due dates in system and ensure accurate and timely updates.
  • Evaluated potential suppliers based on quality of product, customer service and delivery schedules.
  • Formulated production requirements delivery schedules, and job budget goals through the MRP processes.
  • Monitor supplier costs, delivery schedules, quality and conformance to specifications.
  • Monitor contractor performance, resolves problems, assures production and delivery schedules.
  • Communicate delivery schedules to all stores for receiving of product.
  • Awarded contracts and maintained MRP systems and delivery schedules.
  • Negotiate prices and delivery schedules to ensure maximum profit and minimum inventory consistent with purchasing economics.
  • Conducted research to ascertain the best products and suppliers in terms of best value, delivery schedules and quality.
  • Resolved problems with vendors, including expediting to meet tight delivery schedules Negotiated terms and conditions with vendors.

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50. On-Time Delivery
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Here's how On-Time Delivery is used in Senior Buyer jobs:
  • Focus on cost reduction, Lean implementation/integration, on-time delivery with Suppliers for both internal and external customers.
  • Developed and strengthened supplier partnerships through strategic engagement on quality standards, on-time delivery performance and cost improvements.
  • Negotiate on-time delivery with suppliers supporting Supply Chain Managers, developing supplier partnerships mitigating risk.
  • Identified and established new supply-chain partners that reduced material cost and improved on-time delivery.
  • Managed domestic/international manufacturers to ensure on-time delivery, quality products at optimal pricing.
  • Expedited purchase orders with suppliers to improve on-time delivery performance.
  • Drive improvements in on-time delivery and responsiveness to customer demands.
  • Implemented vendor scorecard to track quality and on-time delivery performance.
  • Prepared Purchase orders and followed up ensuring on-time delivery.
  • Managed supplier on-time delivery and quality data base.
  • Managed to inventory, operating working capital, purchase price variance, material usage variance, on-time delivery and throughput targets.
  • Negotiated with suppliers for the purchase of materials, equipment, and services to support on-time delivery and cost-reduction goals.
  • Manage and develop relationships with key suppliers to reduce costs and improve quality and ensure on-time delivery of purchased materials.
  • Increased the productivity of the manufacturing plant by ensuring the just-on-time delivery and quality of raw material and sub-assemblies.
  • Manged supplier performance to include: evaluations, on-time delivery, quality, and certification.
  • Calculated MRP process leading to better on-time delivery by 80% of commodities assigned.
  • Support production with material planning to maintain 98% plus on-time delivery.
  • Improved on-time delivery by 15%.
  • Set up and monitored trucking for freight on heavy equipment across U.S. and Canada, ensuring lowest cost and on-time delivery.
  • Placed all purchase orders and expedite orders to insure on-time delivery.

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20 Most Common Skills For A Senior Buyer

Supply Chain

24.8%

Purchase Orders

11.8%

Supplier Quality

8.5%

Vendor Relationships

7.5%

New Product Development

7.1%

Cost Savings

5.7%

Raw Materials

5.3%

MRP

5.0%

MRO

3.0%

Inventory Levels

2.9%

Commodity

2.9%

RFQ

2.3%

Inspect Parts

2.0%

Customer Service

1.9%

Logistics

1.8%

ISO

1.7%

Inventory Control

1.5%

ERP

1.5%

Capital Equipment

1.4%

RFP

1.4%
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Typical Skill-Sets Required For A Senior Buyer

Rank Skill
1 Supply Chain 20.2%
2 Purchase Orders 9.6%
3 Supplier Quality 6.9%
4 Vendor Relationships 6.1%
5 New Product Development 5.8%
6 Cost Savings 4.6%
7 Raw Materials 4.3%
8 MRP 4.0%
9 MRO 2.4%
10 Inventory Levels 2.3%
11 Commodity 2.3%
12 RFQ 1.9%
13 Inspect Parts 1.7%
14 Customer Service 1.6%
15 Logistics 1.5%
16 ISO 1.4%
17 Inventory Control 1.2%
18 ERP 1.2%
19 Capital Equipment 1.1%
20 RFP 1.1%
21 Kanban 1.0%
22 Production Schedules 1.0%
23 Process Improvement 1.0%
24 JIT 0.9%
25 Inventory Management 0.9%
26 R 0.8%
27 Product Lines 0.8%
28 OEM 0.8%
29 NPI 0.8%
30 Procurement Process 0.7%
31 BOM 0.7%
32 VMI 0.6%
33 Project Management 0.6%
34 Payment Terms 0.6%
35 Contract Negotiations 0.6%
36 Vendor Invoices 0.6%
37 Quality Issues 0.6%
38 PCB 0.5%
39 MRB 0.5%
40 Circuit Boards 0.5%
41 ECO 0.5%
42 Office Supplies 0.5%
43 Internal Customers 0.5%
44 Annual Sales 0.4%
45 SKU 0.4%
46 PPV 0.4%
47 Delivery Dates 0.4%
48 Vendor Performance 0.4%
49 Delivery Schedules 0.4%
50 On-Time Delivery 0.4%
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