Engineering Project Buyer
Company: The Judge Group
Posted on: November 17, 2023
Role: Engineering Project Buyer
Location: Providence RI area (required on site but available to
work remote hybrid)
Type: Full timeJob Description:
The Engineering Project Buyer performs strategic sourcing
activities for the critical technical materials (metals, machinery,
tooling, and other equipment) to support new business development
activities. The buyer will focus on monitoring market dynamics that
impact material availability and pricing, establish supplier
relationships, and continuous improvement goals to meet the key
metrics of the operation of cost, quality and delivery, as well as
negotiating contracts. The buyer will partner with internal
engineering and purchasing clients to identify sourcing needs,
identify marketplace trends, and define acceptable levels of
service. This individual is a member of the sourcing team and helps
to influence supply chain strategies.Key Responsibilities:
Develop strategic relationships and negotiate agreements with key
suppliers to ensure continuous supply at the best prices.
Monitor supplier performance in accordance with the contract
requirements and key metrics of quality, cost and on-time delivery,
and communicate non-performances to the operations and planning
functions of the affected division.
Provide support for analyzing the Approved Supplier List, (ASL)
recommending suppliers to be added/removed from the ASL.
In support of product launches, maintain price lists in the
operation system, invoice payment verification, RFQs and pricing
Support supplier sourcing strategies on key commodities.
Seek new suppliers for assigned commodities and initiate requests
for quotes, perform cost analysis, supplier assessments, supplier
performance, for total cost comparison.
Use analytical and qualitative methods to analyze market
commodities. Analyze industry trends to proactively identify supply
base issues, minimize risk, and exploit emerging opportunities.
Analyze supplier technical capabilities, manufacturing limitations,
and capacity and match the preferred supplier to meet the required
specifications.Education & Experience
Bachelor's degree; Engineering degree preferred.
At least 4-5 years of experience as a buyer in the automotive
industry.Knowledge, Skills & Abilities
Strong negotiation, organizational and decision-making skills.
Ability to think strategically and analytically to interpret and
Collaborative team player with strong communication and people
skills to generate strong relationships with customers, suppliers
Reliable, self-directed and capable of working independently, with
the ability to work on numerous projects simultaneously and use
sound judgment in prioritizing tasks to meet deadlines
Ability to work autonomously as well as work in a team
Proficient in MS Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook).
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