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Senior Buyer - Electronics

Company: Zentech Manufacturing
Location: Bloomington
Posted on: March 12, 2023

Job Description:

Title: Senior Buyer - Electronics Full Time Position Supervisor: General Manager Position Summary and Responsibilities Place orders for Printed Circuit Boards, Fabricated Material and Electronic Components using MRP system according to established guidelines and dollar limits. Acts as a liaison between vendors, manufacturing, quality, and the engineering department. DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:Place Purchase Orders per MRP system notifications.Manage open purchase orders to ensure that suppliers deliver parts on-time, per commitment.Maintain the system data on a real-time basis and ensure its accuracy such that it can be used to make customer commitments.Act as the primary point of contact and oversight to major subcontracts such as metal fabrication, printed circuit board (PCB) fabrication and contract assembly. Ensure the lowest possible cost and best quality in the market for all components is being achieved. Negotiate pricing with suppliers by gaining market information through available media, benchmarking, and comparison with similar technologies/parts.Follow-through on parts to ensure arrival and stocking.Execute push-outs, pull-ins, and cancellations per MRP requirements.Resolve discrepancies in pricing, logistics, and accounting issues with suppliers.Lead the effort in defining a disposition plan for all parts that are placed in MRB (Non-Conforming) either upon receipt, during production, or return from a customer. Develop recovery plan with the input of planning and engineering. Coordinate the return of defective material to supplier if appropriate.Maintain inventory levels for purchased parts in accordance with established policies and goals throughout the product lifecycle.Manage excess and obsolete inventory by developing a recovery or disposition plan.Generate RFQ (Request for Quotation) followed by cost analysis to determine lowest total cost of ownership without compromising quality and customers' requirements.Assist in selection and qualification of suppliers in collaboration with supply chain management and engineering.Assess and recommend improvements in business processes to enable efficiencies in the supply chain.Be a hands-on contributor, provide oversight and perform strategic planning for procurement.Communicate effectively with both technical and non-technical personnel Position Qualifications Experience/Technical/Other Skills Requirements:Able to interpret requirements from system specifications and/or verbal inputs for the detailed requirements of a Printed Circuit Board (PCB) assembly.Ability to read and interpret documents (i.e., procedures, datasheets, customer drawings and BOM).Requires the ability to understand military specs, read blueprints and ITAR regulations.Demonstrated knowledge of MRP systems and in-depth understanding of how they work.Demonstrated negotiation skills, exhibiting collaborative and creative approaches.Must have strong written and verbal communication and organization skills.Strong interpersonal skills with ability to influence with minimal use of authority.Strong analytical skills.Strives in a collaborative, team environment.Good understanding of total cost of ownership and how it applies to decision making.Ability to multi-task and prioritize.Attention to detail is a must.Understanding of cycle counts, BOM's, ECO process, and item attributes.Experience in ISO certified work environment preferred.Experience with ERP systems highly desired.Proficiency in Microsoft Windows, application software such as MS Office Tools (Word, Excel, Outlook) and internet use for communication and record keeping.Familiar with FAR / DFAR.Other duties as assigned. Physical Demands:While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit; use hands, reach with hands and arms; and talk or hear. The employee is occasionally required to stand and walk. Educational Requirements:The ideal candidate would have a college degree or minimum 2-5 years relevant experience. PI207798012

Keywords: Zentech Manufacturing, Bloomington , Senior Buyer - Electronics, Accounting, Auditing , Bloomington, Illinois

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