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Purchasing Buyer

Job Description

Title: Purchasing Buyer


  • Provide day to day support to Purchasing Assistants to ensure they are meeting their personal performance objectives.
  • Provide support to Purchasing Assistants as issues arise, e.g., pricing, lead-time, expediting, etc.
  • Align business objectives and develop sources of supply based on strategic direction.
  • Understand financial concepts including invoicing, accounts payable and other financial business processes. Interpret financial data, analyze cost structures, and determine financial impacts of decisions.
  • Identify and develop new suppliers.
  • Lead cost reduction efforts
  • Negotiate terms and pricing with various vendors, ensuring we are purchasing parts, goods, and services at competitive prices.
  • Issue requests for quote and purchase orders for complex requirements.
  • Read and understand engineering drawings and bills of material.
  • Develop detailed knowledge and understanding of cost drivers and manufacturing / service processes and leverages this knowledge to optimize value for Thar Process.
  • Monitor Supplier On-Time Delivery
  • Reduce Supplier Lead-Time
  • Assist Finance department to resolve invoicing errors / issues to ensure prompt payment.
  • Monitor Supplier Quality
  • Assist in resolving supplier quality issues (returns, rework, credits etc.)Support Project Management in planning and managing projects to deliver customer orders on time and within budget.
  • Provide Purchasing / Supply Chain perspective / input on cross functional teams
  • Develop metrics for gauging inventory level needs and then maintaining those levels throughout the year.

Location: Pittsburgh, PA

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