City & National Employment Career Opportunity City & National Employment is in the business of Search and Recruitment of Engineering, IT and Supply Chain Professionals nationwide. Our firm takes pride in working with successful candidates with proven accomplishments and who are referred to us by other proven candidates in their fields. We currently have the following opening in Supply Chain Management. If you or someone you know would be interested in hearing more about this opportunity, let us know right away! #4510jk Buyer Position Description: This position will be primarily focused on strategic sourcing – not the day to day activities of supplier management. This person will conduct audits of potential suppliers, and will be involved in negotiations Key Responsibilities: -Research and develop competent suppliers of high quality components by preparing bids, proposals, or other information requests that contain material specification and supplier operational dat. Analyze requested materials, assessing financial stability and manufacturing capabilities of suppliers, and assist in making the best sourcing decisions for the company. -Maintain positive relations with existing suppliers through thorough communications of the company philosophy, material requirements, and pricing objectives. Contact suppliers regarding material problems, such as delayed receipt, poor quality, wrong items, etc and resolve issues. -Visit supplier locations to negotiate prices; review and analyze operations; and check quality, evaluating short term and long term ability of suppliers to meet company expectations. -Responsible for examining all made and purchased items from unfavorable currency zones, locating USD sources, qualifying these sources and managing of the New Part Evaluation approval process. -Involved in the advanced purchasing stage of product development. -Source components when the products are in the development stage – ultimately saving R&D resources that are currently being used to test resourced parts after a unit is released -Will interface regularly with the lead buyer in Germany to ensure commodity strategies are optimized. Skills and Qualifications: Required: -This person will need to have experience with sourcing a breadth of products, not just one particular commodity. -Need to know how to read basic blueprints. -The employee will need to have a lot of analytical ability including being a strategic thinker. -Four-year degree (Engineering or Business preferred) -Five years’ minimum Purchasing experience -Three years’ minimum sourcing and project management experience -Strong negotiation skills -Basic understanding of cost account / cost analysis principles -Ability to travel domestically and internationally up to 25% of the time -Experience sourcing domestically and internationally Preferred: -Experience conducting supplier audits -Experience sourcing the following products: -Plastic molded parts -Steel -Electrical Components -Rubber parts -Engine Components -Resins Location: Virginia Recruiting Staff: Jessica Koenig mailto:email@example.com, 319-232-6641 Our firm specializes in the placement of talented Supply Chain Professionals in all Manufacturing industries. For more information on the current opportunities available through City & National Employment visit us on the web at www.citynatl.com.