Ref No.: 17-02374
Location: Londonderry, New Hampshire
Buyer
Londonderry, NH
4 Month Contract

Job Description
  • This position is responsible for sourcing, negotiating, buying and managing a wide range of purchase requisitions in support of production, engineering, business development and other internal organizations in a compliant manner aligned with internal policies and procedures.
  • Issue requests for quotes/proposals (RFQ/RFP) and select best source consistent with cost, quality and delivery requirements for electronic, mechanical, optical and/or electro-mechanical components.
  • Able to evaluate bid responses, negotiate price, terms and conditions, delivery schedules, and place purchase orders in accordance with division policies, procedures and government regulations.
  • Monitor MRP action and exception messages daily, place orders, and align supply and demand daily.
  • Track material status to production need date.
  • Follow through on action items to align schedule and provide clear and open communication with planners and materials managers.
  • Analyze atypical material requirements versus inventory and order status, determine criticality, coordinate with suppliers to develop plans, and make recommendations to management
  • Work with suppliers on rejected material and claims resulting from purchase order changes or terminations.
  • Act as liaison between suppliers and involved departments to resolve procurement related problems.
  • Monitor supplier performance and take corrective action as necessary.
  • Maintain accurate and consistent master data
  • Support bids and proposals and NPI processes by target pricing initiatives
  • Verifies and approves payment of invoices for orders received as required with accounts payable driving resolution of issues.
  • Deliver cost savings, payment channel compliance and supplier optimization
  • Assess change needs, impacts, and stakeholder management activities and support change management integration activities
  • Interacts with senior internal and external personnel on significant matters often requiring coordination between organizations.
  • Develop and maintain supplier profiles.
  • Investigate and Develop negotiation plans
  • Develop alternate sources while reducing overall vendor base.
  • Compiles information to keep informed on price trends and manufacturing processes.
  • Studies market trends and interviews suppliers.
  • Make recommendations to management of suppliers to be placed on the approved vendor list
  • Conduct Supply risk mitigation analysis and develop contingency plans
  • Always perform Procurement activities with the highest ethical standards consistent with company policies and requirements.
  • Ensures small business program is utilized and guidelines followed
  • Ensure complete flow-down of customer contractual requirements
Education/Experience
  • BA or BS in Materials Management, Procurement, Business Administration, Operations Planning or a related field, preferred.
  • CPM or APICS certification preferred
  • A minimum 5-7 years relevant procurement experience,
  • Strong working knowledge of procurement, planning and scheduling fundamentals.
  • Must have good working knowledge of MRPII system. ERP experience in Materials/Procurement modules
  • Above average knowledge of Microsoft Office software.
  • Experience purchasing electronic, mechanical, optical and electro-mechanical components.
  • Experience with developing RFQ/RFP, negotiations, contracts, preparing financial analysis, material acquisition, expediting and coordination of shipping arrangements.
  • Experience with managing multiple commodity areas and tasks effectively in a fast paced work environment.
  • Knowledge of ITAR restrictions, and FAR/DFAR requirements a plus