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Engineering Project Buyer

Company: The Judge Group
Location: Providence
Posted on: November 17, 2023

Job Description:

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:
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Develop strategic relationships and negotiate agreements with key suppliers to ensure continuous supply at the best prices.
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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.
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Provide support for analyzing the Approved Supplier List, (ASL) recommending suppliers to be added/removed from the ASL.
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In support of product launches, maintain price lists in the operation system, invoice payment verification, RFQs and pricing analysis.
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Support supplier sourcing strategies on key commodities.
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Seek new suppliers for assigned commodities and initiate requests for quotes, perform cost analysis, supplier assessments, supplier performance, for total cost comparison.
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Use analytical and qualitative methods to analyze market commodities. Analyze industry trends to proactively identify supply base issues, minimize risk, and exploit emerging opportunities.
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Analyze supplier technical capabilities, manufacturing limitations, and capacity and match the preferred supplier to meet the required specifications.Education & Experience
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Bachelor's degree; Engineering degree preferred.
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At least 4-5 years of experience as a buyer in the automotive industry.Knowledge, Skills & Abilities
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Strong negotiation, organizational and decision-making skills.
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Ability to think strategically and analytically to interpret and negotiate contracts.
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Collaborative team player with strong communication and people skills to generate strong relationships with customers, suppliers and colleagues.
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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
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Ability to work autonomously as well as work in a team environment.
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Proficient in MS Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook).

Keywords: The Judge Group, Providence , Engineering Project Buyer, Engineering , Providence, Rhode Island

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