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Senior Buyer

Company: Fike Corporation
Location: Blue Springs
Posted on: May 10, 2022

Job Description:

Buyer SR

Fike Corporation, a rapidly growing international manufacturer of pressure relief, explosion protection, fire suppression and detection equipment, has an opportunity for an Buyer SR. Fike is a privately held business located in Blue Springs, MO with over 400 employees locally & over 1,200 employees worldwide.
At Fike, our people are our strength. In order to fulfill our greatest potential, we are committed to attracting, growing and retaining a diverse and inclusive workforce. Better, Together as oneFike!

Job Summary:
This position is responsible for driving the activities associated with project management, product/service sourcing, commodity management, supplier management, and contracts management. Negotiates contracts using knowledge that is based on technical understanding of the types of purchases to be made, market factors and internal requirements. Provides a leadership role in the Purchasing Department.

Primary Responsibilities:
Provide support to New Product Development and Process Improvement in the area of product/service sourcing.
Coordinate efforts with Quality Assurance, Engineering, Production, New Product Development and Process Improvement in performing Supplier Assessment and Selection.
Develop forecasts of supply conditions and provide product trends to key stakeholders within Fike Corporation.
Evaluate supplier delivery and quality performance. Take remedial action when warranted.
Collaborate with applicable personnel within the organization to achieve supplier improvements and monitors closure of non-conformances.
Perform supplier assessment and coordinates supplier certification programs and recognition programs.
Review shortages, supply and demand, purchase orders, item master setups, inventory replenishment, supplier returns, and non-conformances.
Provide project leadership with internal and external partners to drive projects to completion.
Develop supplier managed inventory programs.
Capable of resolving problems independently and collaborates with Purchasing Manager on particularly complex, sensitive or controversial matters.
Participate individually or within a team environment on special projects.
Source suppliers and maintain long-lasting relationships with them as well as existing suppliers.
Implement inventory optimization strategies within the company.
Negotiate price, quantity, and delivery schedules with suppliers.
Work with legal counsel to ensure that all contracts relating to product procurement contain all details of the negotiation.
Generate quote comparison and contribute to internal supplier selection based on the quotes.
Provide solutions to improve company spending and outsourcing.
Perform tasks according to Fike Corporation policies, procedures, goals and according to the direction of the Purchasing Manager and the Director of Global Supply Chain.
Maintain the confidentially of all information processed.
Performs related duties as assigned. Regular and consistent attendance is required.

Essential Skills:
Subject Matter Understanding. Analytical. Records Management. Computer Applications. Inventory. Project Management. Critical Thinking. Problem Solving. Decision Making. Relationship Building. Independent Judgement. Effective Verbal and Written Communication. Organization. Initiative. Time Management. Negotiation.

Work Environment:
While performing the duties of this job, the environment is general office work and the employee is regularly required to walk, talk, hear, see, sit and use hands.

Job Qualifications:
REQUIRED: Bachelor's degree in Business or related field or an equivalent combination of education and experience. Five years or more of post degree experience as a Buyer in a Manufacturing, Purchasing, or Operations environment. Knowledge of Supply Management, Materials Resource Planning concepts, and Material Replenishment processes. Intermediate knowledge of Microsoft Windows. Must be a self-starter with good interpersonal skills.
PREFERRED: CPM certification or APICS, CPIM AND CIRM certifications. Advanced knowledge of Microsoft Windows. Familiarity with JDEdwards Business Systems.

Working at Fike
At Fike, our people are our strength. In order to fulfill our greatest potential, we are committed to attracting, growing and retaining a diverse and inclusive workforce. Better, Together as oneFike! Plus, at Fike, we offer benefits and perks to help make you smile and feel like family.

Check out our competitive benefits package which includes:
Three Weeks Paid Time Off (PTO) & Paid Holidays
Medical Plans with FSA & HSA, Vision & Dental Plan
Paid Life and Long-term Disability Insurance
401(k) and Roth 401(k) Plan with Company Match Fully Vested on Day One!
Profit Sharing Bonus Program
Education Reimbursement
Employee Assistance Program
On-Site Fitness Center & Award Winning Wellness Program
Reimbursement for Safety Shoes & Glasses
Service awards & Recognition Program
Company Picnic, Quarterly Events and Holiday Lunch
Free Coffee/Tea, Lunch Utensils, Lunch Room Mini-mart, Free Parking

Keywords: Fike Corporation, Blue Springs , Senior Buyer, Other , Blue Springs, Missouri

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