Manufacturing / Mechanical / Minnesota

Sr. Buyer Full Time

Growing engineering/manufacturing company has an opening for a Senior Buyer.  Direct hire position!


  • Evaluate, purchase and ensure the availability of the correct materials at the right quantities to support a lean manufacturing environment
  • Procure materials to established quality, cost, and delivery expectations
  • Collaborate with key suppliers to build relationships and enhance supply chain management
  • Identify appropriate suppliers for sourcing materials to improve quality and delivery performance
  • Communicate and work closely with appropriate internal personnel on purchased materials
  • Take a lead role in problem solving with all appropriate entities to resolve issues


  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent in an appropriate business or technical field
  • At least 4 years of related purchasing experience, most of which must be in a precision manufacturing environment involving both mechanical and electrical operations
  • Experience and working knowledge of custom machined components and machining industries
  • Knowledge of and experience with MRP or ERP systems
  • Working knowledge of Microsoft Excel and Access
  • Ability to identify and lead process improvements within the supply chain department and across other departments as it relates to supply chain initiatives
  • Strong negotiation and planning skills.
  • Be able to demonstrate organizational and time management skills
  • Ability to adapt to a very high-paced environment
  • Able to communicate professionally and effectively, both verbally and in writing, with a wide variety of organizational personnel, suppliers and others
  • Ability to demonstrate negotiated cost savings, timely delivery and adequate quality in the purchase of assigned items and services

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Job Overview

  • Date Posted: Posted 2 weeks ago
  • Expiration date: May 3, 2018
  • Location: Plymouth, MN
  • Job Title: Sr. Buyer
  • Salary: $70-80K
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