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Buyer I

Company: Meso Scale Diagnostics LLC
Location: Rockville
Posted on: September 3, 2020

Job Description:

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

* Vendor Management

* Develop, negotiate and administer supplier agreements

* Negotiate delivery schedules and hold vendors to the schedule

* Aggressively seek cost savings and reduction opportunities with suppliers

* Independently execute vendor contract negotiations and price/volume discounting

* Establish first point-of-contact relationship with suppliers as well as serve as the first step in problem escalation and resolution

* Supply Management

* Commodities will vary from buyer to buyer based upon departmental requirements

* Monitor commodities to identify risks and/or issues and identify solutions to optimize material flow

* Minimize risk to business caused by low availability of material

* Track and report material costs against budgeted targets

* Check for accuracy of orders before they are placed

* Work Flow Management

* Review, expedite and track all open purchase orders to ensure timely arrival of materials

* Ensure that all supply arrangements are accurately set up in the ERP System

* Create reports from JD Edwards

* Work with APURS approval process

* Process requisitions

* Resolve quality and receiving issues in an efficient and timely manner

* Work with other departments to resolve procurement and invoice reconciliation discrepancies

* Specific duties may vary depending upon departmental requirements

EXPERIENCE AND QUALIFICATIONS:

* Bachelor's degree in Business, Supply Chain Management, Science, Engineering or a related field

* Experience may be substituted for education

* Minimum 5 years experience as a buyer in a manufacturing environment

* Minimum 2 years of experience may be substituted with a Bachelor's degree

* Experience running ERP/MRP Systems

* Preferably JD Edwards

* APICS (American Production and Inventory Control Society) certification a plus

* A demonstrated level of consistency in performance and aptitude for managing additional responsibility and accountability are required for next level consideration

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES:

* Strong mathematical fundamentals and analytical background

* Logical problem solving and demonstrated ability to organize and move project tasks forward in an orderly and structured fashion

* Demonstrate a strong understanding of manufacturing environment

* Track record of successful vendor management

* Demonstrate superior negotiation skills

* Excellent oral, written communication and interpersonal skills

* Effectively communicate issues/problems and results that impact timelines, accuracy and reliability of inventory data

* Effectively communicate inventory level goals and objectives

* Effectively communicate performance goals and expectations to vendors

* Proficiency in MS Office Suite

* Experience with standard data analysis tools and the quantitative background to advance this knowledge on the job is expected

* A wide degree of creativity and latitude is expected including the ability to multi-task and work productively in a demanding purchasing environment with changing priorities

PHYSICAL DEMANDS:

This position requires the ability to communicate and exchange information, utilize equipment necessary to perform the job, and move about the office.

WORK ENVIRONMENT:

Traditional manufacturing office environment.

Keywords: Meso Scale Diagnostics LLC, Rockville , Buyer I, Other , Rockville, Maryland

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