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Pelican Products Senior Buyer/Buyer III in South Deerfield, Massachusetts

SOUTH DEERFIELD Senior Buyer / Buyer III OVERVIEW: The Buyer III purchases materials and supplies to maintain monthly production requirements. Coordinates shipments with vendors, monitors inventory levels, makes recommendations for improvements and processes. Formulates strategic plans and objectives for purchasing; performs in-depth and complete procurement plans and analysis of new purchase materials and supplies; trains and mentors other Buyers as required. WHAT YOU\'LL DO: Purchase\'s materials and supplies according to approved requisitions, ERP or through management which is between (\$5M-\$10M Annual Spend) Develops and manages effective relationships with suppliers addressing KPI\'s and works with the suppliers to improve on- time delivery, past due orders, and quality issues. Negotiates contracts and processes purchase orders as required. Negotiates pricing with suppliers and makes recommendations for supplier selection. Initiates and oversees new supplier qualification process as outlined in ISO procedures. Manages data integrity for purchased parts in the material master for import or export information. Works with Product Development and Engineering on selecting and approving new vendors and/or products. Develops and manages commodity strategies and tactical plans; recommends changes in purchasing and material management policies as needed. Provides forecast data of future market conditions to understand commodity drivers on critical parts and vendors to ensure production support by sourcing new or alternate materials, new technologies and supply sources. Partners with New Product Development teams to optimize and develop the lowest overall sourced supply solution. Develops and manages consumption based buying plans (where forecast is not available) in conjunction with the setup and management of supplier Kanban systems. Annual Cost Savings goal is 3% year-over-year spend productivity by managing cost reduction projects aimed at supplier consolidation, make/buy analytics, alternate supplier canvassing/development/qualification, champions LCC sourcing efforts. Mentors junior buyers on the Procurement Team with best practices and purchasing methods Reconciles inventory and invoices for the purpose of identifying discrepancies. Identifies excess and obsolete inventory and recommends disposition. Conducts supplier visits and evaluations to determine suitability and conducts Quality Business Reviews quarterly with suppliers. Follows, maintains, and enforces ISO standards and all compliance requirements. Analyzes vendor ratings based on Quality, Service, and Delivery. Actively supports and complies with Pelican\'s objectives, guidelines and commitment to Quality and Safety, with an emphasis on continual improvement. Follows company policies and practices as outlined in the Employee Handbook and/or applicable employment agreement. Follows safety guidelines and procedures in accordance with the job. Perform additional duties as assigned. WHAT YOU\'LL NEED: Bachelor\'s degree in Business or related field. Minimum of 5-7 years related experience. In-depth knowledge of purchasing procedures/practices in a manufacturing environment. Ability to interpret technical drawings and specifications. Must be eligible to receive information controlled under the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR) and Controlled Unclassified Information (CUI). Must have excellent written and verbal communication skills. Must have the ability to multi-task and set priorities in a dynamic environment. Some Travel maybe necessary (25%) PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS: Bachelor\'s degree and/or 3-5 years of international purchasing experience. APICS, CPIM and/or purchasing certificate. SAP knowledge and experience preferred Experience with New product development and/or a Make-to-Order/ Engineered-to-Order (Custom) environment Ability to speak Mandarin/Cantonese or Spanish a Plus.