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Sr. Buyer

Clackamas, Oregon 97015 | Direct Hire

Post Date: 01/23/2018 Job ID: 17981 Industry: Other Area(s)

Position Title:  Sr. Buyer

Position Description:  Protingent Staffing has an exciting contract opportunity with our client in Clackamas, Oregon.

Job Requirements:
  • Prepares and monitors purchase orders and procures materials to support production plans; interacts with Planners, Production/Assembly, Engineering, Suppliers and subcontractors to ensure procurement of materials within approved schedules and quality specifications.
  • Takes charge in negotiating cost reductions for purchased materials and subcontracted processes.
  • Prepares, negotiates, implements and coordinates contracts including Long Term Agreements, Tooling Agreements, and capital equipment purchases.
  • Creates and implements special purchasing programs with company suppliers including Kanban, JIT delivery, bread man systems, outsourcing, etc.
  • Monitors material levels and status of materials; reviews for excess inventory and coordinates scrap and / or resell back to suppliers.
  • Advises Planning of delays and works to resolve material shortage issues. Finds long-term solutions to reduce expedites and premium freight.
  • Performs cost analysis on manufactured and purchased parts.
  • Leads supplier relationships including qualification, development and performance evaluation.
  • Travels to current and prospective suppliers; travel can include domestic and international destinations  to Asia for supplier surveillance.
  • Works with the Engineering department on new products; assumes leadership and coordination on all project requirements, delegates to Planners and other Buyers as needed to assist in implementing procurement of new items.
  • Attends Quality Manual Standards Training and applies Quality Standards accordingly. Ensures that all inventory items are purchased from Approved Sources.
  • This position may require knowledge of SOX / 404 internal audit controls and related documentation and this position may be responsible for the performance of various functions that may be an integral part of the Company' s overall SOX / 404 internal control structure.

Job Qualifications:
  • Bachelor' s degree in business or related field preferred.
  • 5+ years purchasing experience as a Buyer with proven cost reduction results.
  • APICS and/or ISM certification preferred.
  • Excellent oral and written skills.
  • Excellent negotiation skills and knowledge of contract law.
  • Ability to work in team environment.
  • Proven expertise with lean / throughput techniques and MRP theory and concepts.
  • Skill with Microsoft Office software including advanced  Excel, Word, and presentation graphics.

About Protingent:  Protingent is a niche provider of top Engineering and IT talent to Software, Electronics, Medical Device, Telecom and Aerospace companies nationwide. Protingent exists to make a positive impact and contribution to the lives of others as well as our community by providing relevant, rewarding and exciting work opportunities for our candidates.

Jason Mason

My goal as a Technical recruiter is to gain credibility and trust with candidates, learn about their skills and aspirations, and find the best position for them to grow professionally. New to Protingent, I am eager to apply my recruiting skills in the technical world. I love recruiting because it utilizes my personality, intelligence, and creativity to become more efficient and effective every day. When I am not at work, I am a very passionate musician (I sing and play guitar daily). Ping me, let's get started today.

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