Buyer (Relocate to
Company: STIHL Incorporated
Location: Virginia Beach
Posted on: June 14, 2019
Buyer (Relocate to Virginia Beach)
VirginiaInnovative Procurement/Buyer Opportunity!
We are seeking a buyer to have a role in coordinating the
procurement of multiple, complex components, and parts in order to
support new product development.
Impact - Opportunity to impact the bottom line through value-based
cost saving measures for our Iconic Brand of Products!
Innovation - We are seeking an individual that can identify areas
of supply chain improvement, supplier development, etc.
Complex Spend - assist in the procurement of multiple complex
components with experience in developing low cost country and/or
U.S. dollar stable sourcing regions.
Recognized leader - Rated #1 in industry and one of America's Great
Cool Products - If you are into Power Equipment, what an
opportunity to assist in procurement of components required to
manufacture/sell cool products!
CHECK OUT OUR VIRTUAL PLANT TOUR,
LOCATED IN THE AMAZING VIRGINIA BEACH AREA!
Responsible for coordinating the procurement of components and
parts in order to maintain proper levels of production and
Supports research and assists development of competent suppliers of
high quality components by preparing bids, proposals, or other
informational requests that contain material specification and
supplier operational data. Analyzes requested materials, assessing
financial stability and manufacturing capabilities of suppliers.
Assesses material efficacy of parts against R&D specifications
to determine viability of parts or different materials in large
Maintains positive relations with existing suppliers through
thorough communications of STIHL philosophy, material requirements,
and pricing objectives. Contacts suppliers regarding material
problems, such as delayed receipt, poor quality, wrong items, etc.,
and resolves issues.
Assists with supplier visits to review and analyze operations, and
check quality, evaluating short-term and long-term ability of
suppliers to meet STIHL expectations.
Works with other department personnel, such as Production, Quality
Assurance, Engineering, etc. to rectify defective or unacceptable
goods or incorporate technical needs into future bids and proposals
Works with or supports higher level Procurement Buyers or Managers
with more complex problems.
Reviews and analyzes procurement requirements in MRP (Material
Requirement Planning), monitoring inventory levels, reconciling
inventory levels with planning schedules, and placing orders to
maintain inventory levels.
Schedules deliveries to maximize inventory needs, following up on
deliveries by communicating with suppliers, determining excess and
obsolete material and making recommendations on disposition of such
items, and negotiating with suppliers on consignment
Maintains records and documentation pertaining to past activities,
order specifications, supplier specifications and performance
histories, etc. and provides information to management as
Works with Accounts Payable to ensure timely payment of conforming
materials received and return/rework of materials that are
defective. Approves invoices for payment.
4 year Bachelor's degree in related discipline (Engineering and/or
Supply Chain preferred).
Minimum of 1 years' experience in similar position.
Experience using SAP/similar software; as an MRP system.
Preferred knowledge of strategic sourcing process, i.e., A.T.
Kearney Step Process etc.
Nice to have - fluency in German language.
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