MRO Buyer

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United States Greer

  1. Contracts and Procurement
  2. Permanent
151747
$ 85000 - $ 100000

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Job Title: MRO Buyer
Location: Greer, SC
Status of Hire: full-time, direct hire, salaried
Pay: $85-100k
Reports to: US Director of Purchasing
Industry: automotive, manufacturing
Systems used: SAP

Responsibilities:
Supports the operations, bringing value through the suppliers (cost, on time delivery, quality) and contributing to the plant performance through the supplied products and services
Identifies the market opportunities (economical, technological and geographical) to satisfy the plants needs
Manages the supply base to answer proactively to the plant needs taking all criteria of performance into account; evaluates supply base through a vendor rating process once a year
Elaborates and implements the cost reduction programs (productivities through price reduction, cost optimizations)
Benchmarks costs with the other plants as well as data and identifies opportunities of improvement
Manages the various commodities with a good understanding of the drivers and technical processes
Is responsible for the RFQ process and recommends the business awards in front of the sourcing committee in observation of quality, cost and delivery
Is in charge of the “order to pay” process: manages the process respecting the spend authorization rules
Tracks the conditions of application of the contracts up to the final payment of the supplier
Manages any crises with suppliers
Compares the MRO costs and purchasing conditions between plants
Contributes to the plants synergies, developing the conditions with the other buyers to leverage the volumes and optimize the costs
Manages the supply base relationships according to purchasing policy. Solve the issues with the suppliers
Follows and reports the MRO performance through the standard KPIs, commits on savings, reports monthly and declares savings achieved
Leads negotiation with the suppliers: ensures a fair competition between suppliers
Manages the Purchasing requests flow and launches the RFQ process for the plant
Prepares the sourcing recommendations and presents them in sourcing
Manages the plant contracts and implements global contracts managed by the lead buyer
Optimizes the order to pay process, proposing solutions for recurrent purchases
Manages the order to pay process, tracking the supplier activities to be managed up to full achievement and payment of the supplier
Promotes the technical savings proposed by the suppliers

Education/Experience Requirements:
3+ years in a purchasing department in an industrial & international manufacturing environment (automotive preferred)
Previous experience in industrial indirect purchasing (Scope Maintenance, Repair, industrial consumables and services, CAPEX and lost packaging)
Knowledge of the markets (local, regional, global)
Purchasing process knowledge: supply base management (supplier selection, supplier ranking, supplier development, commodity strategy), sourcing process, order to pay process, technical negotiations, project management

**Except where prohibited by state law all offers of employment are conditioned upon successfully passing a drug test and background check.
**Must be authorized to work in the United States without company sponsorship now or in the future.

We are an equal opportunity employer that recognizes the value of a diverse workforce. All qualified individuals will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, national origin, disability, veteran status, genetic information, or any other criteria protected by governing law.

We are an equal opportunity employer that recognizes the value of a diverse workforce. All qualified individuals will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, national origin, disability, veteran status, genetic information, or any other criteria protected by governing law.

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