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Senior Buyer in Columbia, MD at B/A Products Co.

Date Posted: 1/8/2019

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  • Location:
    Columbia, MD
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    Not Specified
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Job Description

The Senior Buyer for B/A Products manages and coordinates activities of personnel engaged in purchasing and distribution of materials, equipment, and supplies in organization by performing the following duties personally.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities include the following. Other duties may be assigned:

  • Leads in the supplier evaluation process. Develops a system to evaluate vendor quotations that utilizes appropriate negotiation and purchasing techniques to ensure quality, price, delivery, and service both domestically and international. Qualifies new suppliers that provide high quality products and services at a better price while maintaining the highest code of ethics and business conduct.
  • Negotiates complex requests for components, equipment, supplies, and services from suppliers and subcontractors, domestically and international. Achieves annual cost saving goal.
  • Prepares and implements NDA, Terms and Conditions of Purchasing, Vendor supply and quality agreement, and Vendor Stocking agreement where applicable, to new and existing suppliers for legal correctness, price, and acceptability of items to specifications.
  • Manages and develops vendors through supplier performance management program, provides appropriate and timely feedback and necessary corrective measures as required.
  • Prepares and maintains instructions regarding purchasing systems and procedures.
  • Reviews and modifies periodically purchasing criteria (lead time, minimum order quantity, order point, forecast, historical usage etc.) to optimize stocking level and business continuity.
  • Prepares and issues purchase orders and change notices. Reviews purchase order claims and contracts for conformance to company policy. Oversees all activities related to procurement of a commodity, from intent to purchase through delivery of commodity.
  • Designs, implements, manages, and monitors procurement reporting systems to meet company requirements.
  • Analyzes market and delivery conditions to determine present and future material availability and prepares market analysis reports.
  • Determine, analysis and make recommendation for disposal of surplus materials.

Education and/or Experience:

Four (4) year college / university program degree; and/or minimum of five (5) years related purchasing and supplier management experience. International sourcing experience is required.

Certificates, Licenses, Registrations:


Language Skills:

Ability to read, analyze, and interpret common legal documents. Ability to respond to common inquiries or complaints in written or spoken format. Ability to effectively present information to local and parent management. Fluent in a second language such as Mandarin Chinese is a plus.

Mathematical Skills:

Ability to apply advanced mathematical concepts and utilize spreadsheets to evaluate and present data. Ability to present financial analysis for evaluation and recommendation.

Reasoning Ability:

Ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions. Ability to interpret an extensive variety of technical instructions and data and deal with abstract variables.

Computer Skills:

Working knowledge and experience with Microsoft Office is required. Must have working experience with ERP system such as Microsoft AX or equivalent ERP software; Internet; Human Resource and Payroll systems.

Physical Demands:

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to use hands and arms. The employee is frequently required to work in front of a computer for long periods of time. 


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