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Senior Buyer - Raw Materials & Fabrics

Location: Hoofddorp, NL, Netherlands
Date Posted: 10-07-2017
This position is responsible for the procurement of goods and services from a class or family of suppliers in direct support of manufacturing operations. It involves primary contact with suppliers in the areas of supplier performance, engineering change implementation, flow of material, inventory control, and disposition of non-conforming goods on a given commodity team. This position is based in Hoofddorp, The Netherlands and reports to the Commodity Manager – Raw Materials & Fabrics.
Duties and Responsibilities
  • Spearhead all business conducted with suppliers and coordinate internal actions between supplier and the product.
  • Communicate parts availability issues to appropriate buyer.
  • Disposition of non-conforming material and communicate non-conforming parts issues that affect build to buyer.
  • Communicate inventory level set ups to PFEP Specialist.
  • Communicate packaging issues to materials.
  • Communicate pre paint parts issues to materials, buyer and zone team members.
  • Create and present purchasing metrics to management for the zone.
  • Participate in lean events.
  • Assist operational purchasing on root cause analysis team to fix material shortages and report on critical items.
  • Ensure smooth cut in of change notices.
  • Support new model introduction into production area.
  • Drive change in supplier shipping and packaging habits.
  • Assist in Kanban implementation to zone for purchased parts.
  • Create spot buy and blanket orders with suppliers.
  • Manage and maintenance MRP message activities.
  • Part number setup files under purchasing control.
  • Create debits memos, and credit memos as needed.
  • Website communication and training with suppliers.
  • Inventory control activities for material stored at suppliers.
  • Shortage updates and critical concern maintenance.
  • Insure the proper flow of material into Oshkosh.
  • Support all procedures for government regulations and public laws.
  • Provide feedback to manufacturing and purchasing management concerning potential problems that could affect manufacturing operations.
  • Mentor Buyers, where applicable.
  • At least 4/5 years of buyer experience in a manufacturing environment.
  • Excellent knowledge of Steel/Fabs Commodity.
  • Bachelor’s degree in Engineering, Business Administration, Economics, Finance or Supply Chain Management (or similar/equivalent).
  • Fluent with English. Knowledge of Dutch, German or Italian is advantageous.
Desired Competencies
  • Detail orientated.
  • Excellent negotiation and communication skills.
  • Results driven.
  • Strong team player comfortable in a culture of continuous improvement.
  • Strong analytical skills: analyse situations and react in timely manner, detail focused and possess strong organizational, analytical and problem solving skills.
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