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Senior Buyer

Company: Proto Labs, Inc.
Location: Plymouth
Posted on: April 3, 2021

Job Description:

The Senior Buyer is responsible for purchasing production materials, plant and maintenance equipment, supplies and services of a specialized or complex nature in accordance with prescribed purchasing regulations and procedures,--with various commodities. The Senior Buyer will also be responsible for reviewing and analyzing purchase requisitions, investigating and developing sources of supplies, issuing RFQ requests, and reviewing quotations; specializing in assigning material categories and purchasing goods and services consistent with our values. Specific duties include:

  • Lead Buyer cultivating relationships with vendors and suppliers to assure goodwill and continued availability of material.
  • Review and analyze purchase requisitions, investigate and develop sources of supplies, issue RFQ requests, and review quotations; specializing in assigning material categories and purchasing goods and services consistent with our values.
  • Leads engineering and facilities personnel in preparing Request for Quote (RFQ) documents required for selecting products and suppliers. Provides support in analyzing the quotes and vendor responses.
  • Determine and correct problems that exist regarding sources of supply, availability of material and delivery.
  • Generate, negotiate and implement current and future supplier agreements.
  • Guide the purchasing activity of assigned commodities with personal involvement in buying complex items requiring specialized knowledge, experience and negotiating skills.
  • Monitor the quality of vendor products and deliveries and find alternate sources for vendors that are not performing within Proto Labs requirements.
  • Effectively communicates with others within the company.
  • Adhere to all quality and safety standards within the department.
  • Maintain clean and organized work area with emphasis on safety, quality, efficiency, and utilization.
  • Continually seek to improve work processes and individual performance.
  • Adhere to all company policies and operational procedures.
  • Perform additional tasks as assigned. Minimum Qualifications:
    • 10+ years of purchasing experience or related field
    • 5+ years of experience working with an Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) system
    • Strong formal/informal leadership skills
    • Strong technical knowledge as a Production Buyer with understanding of assigned products including MRO and Facilities
    • Knowledge of a variety of purchasing concepts, practices, procedures, within Supply Chain
    • Initiates and takes a leadership role in programs aimed at improved quality, delivery or cost
    • Detail oriented to be able to do full RFQ's with multiple materials and suppliers
    • Exceptional communication skills both verbal and written
    • Ability to rely on experience and judgment to plan and accomplish goals to perform a variety of tasks Education Requirements:
      • Bachelor's Degree in Business, Industrial Technology, Engineering, Supply Chain or related field-- Physical Demands: While performing the essential duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit; use a computer keyboard, monitor and mouse, telephone and printer; reach with hands, and arms, talk, see and hear. The employee is occasionally required to stand, walk, stoop or kneel and must occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds. Indoors (A/C); nonsmoking; the majority of this job function is performed in an office setting requiring normal safety precautions. However, there may be job duties that require the employee to spend time in the manufacturing areas exposed to machinery and noise; eye protection occasionally required. Occasionally works in outside weather conditions. Occasionally works near moving mechanical parts and in high, precarious places and is occasionally exposed to wet and/or humid conditions, fumes or airborne particles, toxic or caustic chemicals, risk of electrical shock and vibration. The noise level in the work environment is usually quiet to moderate. Protolabs maintains ITAR-compliant operations in all of our United States based facilities. Due to ITAR regulations, this role is only open to U.S. Citizens, lawful permanent residents (green card holders) or foreign nationals granted refugee or asylee status. Individuals with temporary visas (e.g. E, F-1, H-1, H-2, L, B, J, TN or OPT) are not eligible for hire in this role.
        Proto Labs, Inc. is an Affirmative Action / Equal Opportunity Employer Equal Opportunity Employer/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities The contractor will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor's legal duty to furnish information. 41 CFR 60-1.35(c)

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