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Senior Buyer

Fort Wayne, IN, US


Responsibilities

 

This position is responsible for the purchasing of commodities and services to support production requirements. Work includes reviewing requests; sourcing vendors, examining price, suitability, and availability of items or services; comparing specifications; and reviewing alternatives. Support Launch teams through RFQ development, analysis and negotiation of supplier quote responses, Supplier Statement of Work Negotiation, and Make vs. Buy analysis, Supplier Relationship management, and Conflict Resolution. Work is performed independently under the general direction of the Purchasing Manager

  • Support ECO and NPD teams through RFQ development, analysis and negotiation of supplier quote responses, Supplier Statement of Work Negotiation, and Make vs. Buy analysis
  • Develop Sourcing Recommendations with supporting rationale and documentation
  • Set clear and concise expectations with suppliers to support business requirements
  • Ensure suppliers have 
  • Act as point person for supplier relationship management and issue resolution; expedite material as required to support the production plan
  • Identify and implement cost savings through spend analysis, supplier negotiations, business resourcing, and other purchasing methods
  • Participate as an extended member of the Global Commodity Team in regard to commodity strategy, minority business strategy, supplier consolidation, and cost savings
  • Support manufacturing operations and quality department with supplier issue resolution
  • Administrate Purchase Orders and Vendor Master information in the ERP system
  • Comply with purchasing policies/procedures, as well as legal/ethical obligations
  • Navigate legal issues involving Terms and Conditions, and identify issues that require professional legal assistance
  • Resolve invoice discrepancies in procure to pay system to ensure supplier accounts stay current
  • Recommends changes and consolidations that contribute to manufacturing’s requirements and support just-in-time philosophy
  • Maintains up-to-date understanding of principles and methods of Lean including single piece flow, and just-in-time
  • Researches and evaluates material usage then establishes ordering criteria to assure adequate but not excessive inventory on hand.
  • Applies historical usage trends plus backlog information to forecast procurement needs
  • Understands vendor capacity and limitations to ensure that Genie business is a reasonable portion of vendor’s total. 
  • Ability to oversee and manage procurement projects including new supplier development, capacity analysis, qualification of new components, and simultaneous burndown of existing components.

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Qualifications

Preferred Qualifications 

  • 4 year degree with a Purchasing, Supply Chain Management, Business, Materials, or Technical educational background.
  • 3-5 years’ experience purchasing commodities and services to support production and aftermarket requirements.
  • CPM or CPSM 
  • Ability to analyze complex data, identify and execute savings opportunities, implement sourcing strategies, and quickly execute tasks to realize benefits.
  • Ability to multi-task multiple categories & projects. Ability to coordinate strategies/activities across multiple business functions.
  • Financial & quantitative analysis experience a plus. Problem solving skills essential ,
  • Verbal and written skills - ability to communicate to all levels of management required.
  • Good negotiation and problem solving skills. Adept at dealing with situations involving conflict, and able to facilitate constructive resolution.
  • Must be computer literate and familiar with appropriate software programs. PC based software knowledge must include MS Excel, MS Word, and PowerPoint. Experience with Oracle and access or other SQL application is a plus.
  • Organized and capable of dealing with high volume of interactions with a broad cross-section of the company.
  • Able to effectively prioritize multiple priorities.

 

Location: US-IN Fort Wayne HR 

Department: Supply Mgmt & Trans 

Job ID: 20983 

 

Terex Overview:

Terex Corporation is a $3.1 billion publicly traded global manufacturer of lifting and material processing products and services. We are passionate about producing equipment that helps improve the lives of people around the world, and providing our team members with a rewarding career and the opportunity to make an impact. While our operations are global, each office or factory is a close-knit community. We value diversity, equity and inclusion, safety, integrity, respect, servant leadership, courage, citizenship, and continuous improvement. It’s an exciting time to be part of the expanding manufacturing sector – come join us!

 

Additional Information:

It is the policy of the company to attract and retain the best qualified employees. We are committed to providing employment opportunities to the most qualified internal or external candidate based on work-related factors and without regard to non work-related factors including race, color, religion, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, disability, or veteran status as a special disabled veteran, Vietnam Era Veteran, or other qualifying veteran.

 

The Company offers competitive salaries, advancement opportunities, and a full range of benefits, including paid vacation, 401(k), medical, dental, and vision.

 

Terex Corporation is an Equal Opportunity Employer and Affirmative Action Employer M/F/D/V.


Nearest Major Market: Fort Wayne