Senior Buyer – Castings – Manufacturing

Senior Buyer – Castings – Manufacturing

Looking for an exceptional opportunity to apply your procurement and sourcing abilities to a leading manufacturing operation? We’re looking for a high energy candidate who has a passion for purchasing and will partner with and develop the supply base to achieve long term contracts and improve manufacturing processes.


This position reports to the Materials Director and will provide you with the responsibilities of:
• Sourcing and purchasing materials to support production, ensuring the best balance of cost, quality and delivery
• Analyzing and adjusting inventory levels and delivery schedules, expediting when necessary
• Negotiating agreements to produce cost savings and reduce lead times
• Monitoring supplier performance, building mutually beneficial partnership and leading key supplier initiatives
• Supporting engineering and other cross functional departments as needed


An excellent candidate will have the following skills and qualifications:
• 5+ years’ Experience in Purchasing in a Manufacturing environment, preference given to those with experience in low volume, high mix manufacturing environment
• Bachelor degree required, Business or Engineering concentration preferred
• APICS certification desired
• Ability to read blueprints is required
• Proven track record of cost reductions and securing long term contracts
• Strong project management, negotiation and problem solving skills
• Analytical, strong knowledge of ERP/MRP systems
• Self-Starter – ability to see the big picture, prioritize and take action
• Training and experience applying Lean, Continuous Improvement or Operational Excellence Principles to drive process improvements
• Experience managing the supply base in the areas of ECO implementation and new product introductions
• Excellent written and oral communication skills

This is a high visibility position within the operation and you will interface with all of the senior staff.
Interested? Apply Below! Please send inquiries to; referencing Job ID# mr2927.

Great talent is rarely looking. Connectology can help you find the most skilled professionals for your organization.
Finding a great opportunity isn’t an accident. It takes hard work and a professional advantage. Take the first step toward your future.