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Senior Technical Buyer in Akron, NY at Hire Road

Date Posted: 5/31/2018

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Job Description

Senior Technical Buyer
Akron, NY


Our client is a worldwide manufacturer and supplier of sheet metal working machinery and software who is looking to add a Senior Technical Buyer to their team. The Senior Technical Buyer will be responsible for negotiating purchases with established and potential suppliers and maintaining corporate policies and procedures.

Senior Technical Buyer must have experience in commercial commodities

Senior Technical Buyer Requirements:

  • Associate degree in Materials Management or Manufacturing Technology
  • 3-5 years previous industrial MRO buying/planning exp. in a manufacturing environment with demonstrated estimating and manufacturing engineering process analysis experience
  • CPIM/APICS certification a plus
  • Excellent written and verbal communication and negotiation skills
  • Customer service orientated
  • Able to collaborate and interact with others
  • Demonstrate computer skills (Microsoft Office environment, Word, Excel, e-mail), internal network, and ERP system
  • Must be able to read and interpret blueprints
  • Work environment will consist of accessional exposure to dust, odor, oil, fumes and noise in a manufacturing environment
  • Must have the aptitude to understand how machines and products work and how it can delay shipping

Senior Technical Buyer Description:

  • Supports lead time / manufacturing service level requirements
  • Plan purchasing order quantities and supplier inventory level for best total cost
  • Develop alternate sources while reducing overall vendor base
  • Develop, set up and integrate new systems (i.e. VMI, Kan-Ban, automated vouchering, etc.)
  • Maintain supplier relationship to attain service targets, and ensure flexibility and on time delivery
  • Lead others in releasing blanket orders (i.e. electronics, hardware, etc.)
  • Attain total cost reductions as measured vs. standard
  • Review and evaluate best possible cost on manufactured parts from outside sources
  • Other special assignments as required
  • Release and follow up on orders, negotiate with suppliers, coordinate amount for commodity cost (understanding supplier markup), develop new suppliers based on commodity requirements
  • Manage cost associated with shipping; understand shipping requirements and restraints


Choosing the Hire Road is about shared success, active and committed partnerships and relationships that last.  Hire Road is solely focused on connecting highly skilled professionals with leading organizations. We are a solutions-based, results-oriented staffing company specializing in a wide range of industry specific practices. To put it simply, we recruit, screen and hire talented people for temporary and full-time positions.

This classification description is intended to indicate the general kinds of tasks and levels of work difficulty that are required of positions given this title and should not be construed as declaring what the specific duties and responsibilities of any particular position shall be.  It is not intended to limit or in any way modify the right of any supervisor to assign, direct and control the work of the employees under her/his supervision.  The use of a particular expression or illustration describing duties shall not exclude other duties not mentioned that are of a similar kind or level of difficulty.

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