Sr Buyer in Charbonneau, Oregon

Company: DWFritz Automation, Inc


Job Title: Sr.

BuyerLocation:
Wilsonville, ORDepartment: PurchasingJob Type: RegularDWFritz

DWFritz Automation, founded in 1973, has experienced rapid growth over the last 5 years and continues to grow!Since its inception, DWFritz has been producing brilliant automation solutions for our clients.Today, the market demand for automation combined with our world-class practices and cutting-edge technology places DWFritz on a trajectory to becoming a leading provider in the field of automation.One thing that hasnt changed at DWFritz is our focus on our core values, such as Collaborate and Share the Credit, a value that is deeply engrained in how we work together both in our US and China facilities.Our core value Find a Better Way promotes innovation and openness to doing things differently.

Its also the reason we have a company supported incubator program and an in-house lab.Our World Headquarters operates from a modern, state-of-the-art facility located in Wilsonville, Oregon.Our employees enjoy standing desks, a recreation room, a fitness room, and a hearty oatmeal breakfast to start each day.Our spacious lunch room is the venue for weekly All Staff meetings and our frequent Lunch and Learns.


DWFritz is a wonderful place to work, with unique opportunities to participate in dynamic teams, a strong sense of culture and values, and a growing company. If you are considering a new opportunity we encourage you to check us out. Your Purchasing Team at DWFritzAt DWFritz, the Purchasing team is fast-paced and very attentive to detail. This team maintains flexibility in order to be prepared for abrupt changes based on the needs of the customer all while keeping costs and lead times down. The positive, can-do attitudes of these team members assist the interaction between vendors and other internal teams, facilitating the creation of brilliant products. The Purchasing team handles a large volume of projects and consistently finds innovative solutions to every-day tasks.Your ChallengeAs a Senior Buyer at DWFritz, you will be responsible to manage purchases and supplier performance for assigned spend categories.Your Responsibilities


  • Effectively manage supplier and category performance for assigned spend categories. Be responsible for setting and achieving aggressive targets, as well as driving performance, in total cost and operational impact.
  • Analyze quotations received, select or recommend suppliers with whom orders are to be placed.
  • Manage RFQs, purchase orders, and expedites from approved vendors per assigned commodities.
  • Initiate and manage total cost projects which result in price reductions, value and productivity improvements, cost avoidances and cost performance trade-offs.
  • Research assigned categories and commodities for new developments. Help to qualify new vendors as needed.
  • Lead cross-functional teams for category specific projects delivering savings and efficiencies.
  • Lead procurement/supply chain improvement initiatives, as assigned.
  • Maintain positive vendor relationships.
  • Maintain a positive, productive relationship with project teams.
  • Follow department policy and procedures.



Your Qualifications


  • Demonstrated skill in negotiating and sourcing.
  • Strong interpersonal skills within a collaborative team environment with multiple stakeholders.
  • Strong knowledge of procurement in a manufacturing environment.
  • Proficiency with MRP/ERP software and systems.
  • Proactive, results driven, and a keen sense of urgency.
  • Experience utilizing engineering drawings.
  • Excellent problem solving and decision making skills.
  • Excellent customer service skills.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Excellent organizational skills. High attention to detail and accuracy.
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality.
  • Skilled in Microsoft Office (Excel, Word, PowerPoint).



Your Education and Experience


  • Bachelors Degree in Engineering, Supply Chain or equivalent experience is required
  • APICS CPIM certification/CSCP certification a plus
  • 5+ years of relevant professional experience
  • Experience in New Product Development or in a Project-Based manufacturing environment preferred
  • Strong working knowledge of procurement best practices, processes and procedures
  • Experience in global sourcing, low-cost country sourcing preferred
  • Experience with Epicor ERP (Version 10+) preferred.

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