Buyer

March 18, 2019

Duties and Responsibilities:

Responsible for source selection and procurement functions directly associated with the Company's needs for direct and indirect materials and services, fixed assets and tooling, and select production materials and services. These products and services are to be secured at cost, quality, and delivery competitive levels consistent with Company policy and performance standards. The position is further responsible for the timely planning, scheduling of receipt, and inventory control of the products and services as assigned consistent with MAPICS requirements or as appropriately concluded with requisitioners.

 Initiates purchase orders and amendments for parts, services, and/or special tools; arranges for submission and inspection of sample products as required; close coordination with plant engineering to assure timely execution of product and services sourcing activities. Secures and analyzes quotations; negotiates prices and terms with suppliers; and recommends suppliers with respect to cost, quality, and delivery competitiveness for assigned responsibilities. Interviews and confers with current and prospective suppliers to determine supply capabilities, transportation logistics, inventory control and management, negotiates prices, and delivery terms with guidance from a Materials Manager. Coordinates the planning of recent schedules and inventory control parameters for the assigned products and services consistent with MAPICS requirements or as arranged with requisitioners. Coordinates as appropriate, quality matters and engineering changes/developments between company activities and suppliers. Visits suppliers' facilities to qualify them as new sources and assists in the resolution of production, design, quality, and/or delivery problems. Performs other related duties as required.

Minimum Requirements:

Business school, associate’s degree or bachelor’s degree preferred with emphasis in business administration, economics, and/or engineering with 1 to 3 years of progressively responsible purchasing and materials control experience in a manufacturing environment. Personal computer skills, mainframe operations as relates to procurement, related software, and knowledge of purchasing/accounting processes required, including MS Office and ERP Systems. Must have excellent verbal and written communications skill set. Certification such as APICS CPIM highly desirable.

Physical Requirements:

Ability to sit for extended periods of time and to move throughout a manufacturing facility. Clear speaking and verbal communications capability. Visual acuity, manual dexterity and manipulations to operate a computer and telephone. Must have a valid driver’s license.


If interested in applying for this position, please send your resume and cover letter to hr@exone.com.

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