Senior Buyer

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Quality Electrodynamics is searching for a Senior Buyer


The Senior Buyer is responsible for all material planning and procurement of assigned purchased materials so that customer requirements are satisfactorily fulfilled per the master production schedule, at the lowest possible business cost.  Maintain appropriate inventory levels of purchased items. Manage cost reduction projects.  Provide internal (cross-functional) and external (supplier) mentorship to provide awareness to processes, procedures, best practices and critical metrics to improve overall business performance.


  • Ensure availability of parts so that work orders can be released as scheduled without part shortages to manufacturing and repair. Determine and fix root cause of part shortages to avoid recurrence
  • Manage inventory levels to avoid shortages to meet the business needs. Review of stocking levels, lead times, and order quantities will be standard work
  • Execute MRP or Kanban release signals and exception report messages
  • Create, place, confirm and close purchase orders with approved suppliers
  • Negotiate for cost avoidance, best terms for lead time and manage cost reduction projects
  • Responsible for quarterly vendor score cards. Take action when required to improve performance for On Time Delivery, Supplier Right First Time (Quality), and Shortage Reduction. Take proactive initiative to resolve problems involving materials, planning, manufacturing and supply chain
  • Take proactive initiative to resolve problems involving materials, planning, manufacturing and supply chain. Drive innovation and process improvements on a continual basis
  • Ensure compliance to quality system requirements
  • Execute change orders to implement Procurement-led product and supply chain changes and to support business needs
  • Mentor Procurement and cross-functional teams on Procurement processes, procedures and best practices
  • Participate, engage and lead efforts to improve business processes associated or impacting critical procurement metrics (i.e. Supplier OTD, RFT, Inventory levels, lead times, etc.)
  • Contribute to the overall cross functional awareness of procurement related goals, critical metrics and identify/propose opportunities to improve


Education and Experience


  • Ÿ Bachelor Degree in Science, Business or Communication
  • Ÿ 3 – 5 years’ experience in Procurement


  • Ÿ Medical device or other government regulated industry experience (Aerospace or Defense)
  • Ÿ Experience leading cost-reduction projects
  • Ÿ International purchasing experience
  • Ÿ Procurement of electronics or plastic injection molded components is a plus

Skills and Abilities


  • Ÿ Strong attention to detail and accuracy
  • Ÿ Working knowledge of ERP/MRP software
  • Ÿ Proficient in the basics of Excel
  • Ÿ Quick learner with strong multi-tasking skills
  • Ÿ Excellent communication skills both orally and written
  • Ÿ Optimistic outlook, team oriented attitude


  • Ÿ Working knowledge of accounting and supply chain is a plus
  • Ÿ Utilized the ERP software Dynamics GP
  • Intermediate skill level with the use of Excel
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