Senior Commodity Buyer

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Sallisaw, OK
Aug 12, 2017
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Job Description

As a member of the purchasing team, the experienced buyer will be responsible for the overall management of their commodity and supply base under the direction of the Materials Director. This includes leading efforts to determine and select new suppliers, manage current suppliers, facilitate new product launch activities and carry out contract administration.


Supplier additions: When the need for a new supplier of a good or service is determined, conducts supplier audits as part of an interdisciplinary team and completes the required paperwork to manage the supplier addition.

Supply base management: Works with other departments to resolve issues that arise with product quality, delivery and payment of invoices. Determines which suppliers are in need of specialized attention and arranges for the appropriate actions to be taken to provide supplier management.

Product launch: Creates new program databases, sends out RFQ packages for components and services, tracks and records quotations, creates quotation recap documents for approval by management, issues purchase orders for pre-production parts and tooling, works with quality and engineering on supplier APQP management and creates blanket purchase orders upon management approval of sourcing suggestions.

Contract administration: Creates annual blanket purchase orders and maintains record retention per applicable requirements. Creates miscellaneous purchase orders as necessary to provide goods and services for the organization. Manages engineering changes, issues drawings, tracks expendable tooling and places orders for replacement tooling as required.


Bachelor's degree in Business Administration, Engineering or related field. Master's degree preferred.

Minimum five years of experience in purchasing, including experience purchasing major commodities used. (Die Castings, Tooling, Sintered Metal, Stamped, Coiled, Machined and Cold headed product.)

CPM or APICS certification a plus.

Must be able to read blueprints and understand GD&T.

Must have basic proficiency with Microsoft Office.


Solid negotiation, process and contract administration skills, including the ability to effectively manage program cost requirements and relationships with suppliers in order to support company goals.

Proven ability to communicate clearly and concisely both orally and in writing.

Strong analytical skills, including the ability to produce an analysis of varied supplier proposals and present the most beneficial to management.

Self-directed with the ability to manage multiple programs, daily activities and work team assignments concurrently.

Must be able to accurately enter purchase orders, update program documents and administer a records retention center.

Must be able to develop systems that allow effective coordination of the purchasing process with other internal departments and outside suppliers.

Company Description
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Sallisaw, OK


Sat, 29 Jul 2017 20:09:21 PDT