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Strategic Lead Buyer-Purchasing

Company: Management Recruiters Inc of Boston
Location: Framingham
Posted on: January 12, 2021

Job Description:

Major manufacturer, headquartered west of Boston is seeking a Strategic Lead Buyer will be responsible for category management of high value and/or complex materials and services across multiple locations including division HQ. Works in a team oriented environment, coordinating closely with stakeholders at all levels of the company. Works closely with others to establish goals & objectives and develops and implements action plans to achieve desired results.Assigned categories include but are not limited to: Sales and marketing materials and services; Region and specific MRO programs; EHS materials and services; Human resources materials and services; Fleet services; Catering and event services; Trade shows and conferences; Promotional items; Office supplies and services; Facility services for MA campus; Capex; Raw Materials.-- *Analyzes quotations for materials and services and evaluates current vendor pricing to achieve the best total cost position for the company. -- *Leads the process each year to re-set standard costs for assigned materials, forecasts purchase price variances for the coming year, analyzes actual results monthly, and reports to management.-- *Will acquire and maintain a strong knowledge of vendor capabilities, specifications, and trade practices for his/her assigned categories and may be called upon to advise and assist other locations or business units to resolve problems of mutual concern or maximize corporate cost/service opportunities. -- *Must also be familiar with programs for improving or developing new products in order to provide any related information derived through vendor contacts.-- *Will act as company's representative to suppliers; coordinates, conducts, and participates in meetings and discussions between supplier representatives and internal personnel concerning subjects other than price, delivery, or quality negotiations (i.e., value analysis, engineering, new methods, techniques, processes, etc.).-- *Will represents the company position with suppliers and establishes pricing strategies, short and long-term goals, and value as a customer with the top management of those companies; establish effective business relationships with suppliers' key personnel in order to know their capabilities.Job Requirements:B A BS or BA required and a minimum of 5 years of strategic purchasing, sourcing or related supply chain experience in a manufacturing environment. Experience supporting $15-25M spend and $2-5M Inventory investment.Possess effective negotiating techniques and have excellent written, oral and interpersonal communications skills. Able to work independently or with a team.Demonstrate excellent analytical and organizational skills. Proficient in the use of personal computers and various PC spreadsheet applications. SAP Purchasing experience is preferred.Preference to local candidates.

Keywords: Management Recruiters Inc of Boston, Framingham , Strategic Lead Buyer-Purchasing, Other , Framingham, Massachusetts

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