FOX VALLEY METAL-TECH
FOX VALLEY METAL-TECH FOX VALLEY METAL-TECH FOX VALLEY METAL-TECH FOX VALLEY METAL-TECH
FOX VALLEY METAL-TECH
FOX VALLEY METAL-TECH

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Buyer (R1465)

 Responsibilities:
  • Research potential vendors’ abilities and products
  • Submit requests for vendor pricing/delivery quotes
  • Cost analysis of various products and vendors associated with scope of work
  • Negotiate pricing and terms of service – find ways to reduce costs while maintaining/improving the quality of purchased goods or services
  • Build and maintain a good vendor base - select appropriate vendors based on price, lead time and quality
  • Create vendor purchase orders
  • Track and expedite orders
  • Maintain good relationships with suppliers
  • Enter and maintain vendor account information in the business management system
  • Address all issues regarding vendor and associated products
  • Record, maintain assigned vendor scorecards.  Investigate vendor responses and make needed improvements as directed by department manager
  •  Establish and maintain good working relationships with internal customers
  • Work with Quality Manager to do supplier audits
  • Adhere to ISO procedures
  • Identify, troubleshoot, and resolve issues that are causing process inefficiencies in the department, as well as support FVMT continuous improvement initiatives
  • Work effectively in a team environment
  • Perform other duties as assigned by supervisor
Education & Experience:
  • A Bachelor Degree with 2 years purchasing experience in a manufacturing environment is preferred.  An Associate Degree with 4 years purchasing experience or in lieu of either above mentioned degree, 7 + years purchasing experience in a manufacturing environment is required.
  • Ability to work in a fast paced environment and contribute performance-based solutions is required.
  • Experience in a metal manufacturing/fabrication business is desired.
  • Knowledge of metal and fabrication materials including, but not limited to, fasteners, hardware, metal finishes and chemical compositions.
  • Knowledge of applied coatings and chemical treatments is preferred.
  • Understanding of vendors’ specific function capabilities as they relate to the metal fabrication process is desired.
  • Familiarity with defense related requirements such as ITAR, Flow Down Requirements, and Certificates of Conformance is preferred.
  • Proficiency in MS Office programs such as Word and Excel is required.
Specialized Experience: Proficiency in product and manufacturing blueprint reading is desired.

FOX VALLEY METAL-TECH