Buyer III

Title: Buyer III
Location: Bradford, PA
Duration: 5 Months Contract
Tax Term: W2 
"U.S. Citizens and those authorized to work in the U.S. are encouraged to apply. We are unable to sponsor at this time." 
 
Job Description:
·         The Buyer will be 100% responsible for fulfillment for assigned suppliers working with Site Commodity Leader to execute on Supplier fulfillment strategy, supplier capacity planning, and lead time reduction for assigned commodity. 
·         They will own execution of supply plan for assigned commodities to ensure on time delivery of components. 
 
Essential Responsibilities:
·         Be 100% responsible for fulfillment for assigned suppliers 
·         Manage capacity, PO allocation, supplier relationship, and fulfillment strategy in order to minimize delivery risks 
·         Work with Site Commodity Leader to execute on Supplier fulfillment strategy for assigned commodity to drive product cost out, inventory optimization, and cash plays 
·         Work with Planner to place Purchase Orders (POs) at lead time and obtain PO acknowledgements from Suppliers 
·         Coordinate with Planner to keep PO need dates aligned with Master Production Schedule 
·         Hold weekly reviews with suppliers to ensure promise date accuracy 
·         Develop and drive effective recovery plans when necessary 
·         Track in-transit material to identify and address any potential delivery issues 
·         Manage and resolve issues relative to engineering design changes and cut-in 
·         Develop knowledge of supplier manufacturing processes, material and commodity pricing and excellent focus on quality 
·         Develop process to look upstream for pending requirements and drive engineering / manufacturing / sales to ensure sourcing given adequate cycle to procure material 
·         Drive and lead continuous improvement in fulfillment processes for assigned commodity including cost out, lead time reduction, and simplification 
·         Engage and lead w/horizontal teams to develop risk mitigation plans for NPI launch issues – Quality/Cost/Delivery/LT 
 
Qualifications/Requirements:
·         Bachelor's Degree from an accredited college or university 
·         Minimum of 5 years of experience in sourcing, engineering or manufacturing 
 
Desired Characteristics:
·         Supply Chain experience 
·         MRP system experience, ERPLX preferred. 
·         Detail oriented 
·         Program management skills with Horizontal teams 
·         Strong interpersonal communications, and negotiation skills with ability to influence at all levels of internal and external suppliers 
·         Strong quantitative and analytical skills; strong PC and database management skills 
·         Ability to work well under tight deadlines and frequently changing priorities
 
If you are available, interested, planning to make a change, or know of a friend who might have the required qualifications and interest, please send the updated resume to srini@apninc.com along with a best time and number to reach you.
 
Your prompt response is highly appreciated. 
 
Thanks and have a blessed day ahead.
 
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Thanks and Regards,
Srinivas Mallipog
Resource Executive
APN Software Services, Inc (www.apninc.com)
39899 Balentine Drive, Suite 385, Newark, CA 94560
Phone: 510-623-5050- Extn 139 / Direct: 510-943-4054
Fax: 510-623-5055 
Email Id: srini@apninc.com

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