Supply chain recruiter seeks a Buyer with LCR sourcing for Philadelphia

Kappa Search is a recruiting firm that specializes in supply chain, manufacturing and engineering recruitment and placement. We are actively recruiting for a Buyer with lean manufacturing and LCR expertise for a Fortune 500 client.

Responsibilities:

  • Direct purchasing responsibilities for direct and indirect spend.
  • Drive cost reduction via PPV in an 8-10% range by development and
  • Selection of suppliers in Low Cost Regions (LCR)
  • Increase on-time delivery by eliminating material shortage for manufacturing and customer needs.
  • Manage and develop existing vendors through performance feedback and quality assurance record.
  • Identify defective parts, determine source of trouble and take corrective action.
  • Study market trends, evaluate suppliers and recommended sources of supply.
  • Forecast price changes according to knowledge of market.
  • Determine appropriate procurement methods
  • Negotiate and implement supplier agreements consistent with performance metrics regarding quality, delivery and cost requirements.
  • Coordinate and schedule material purchase orders based on ERP output.
  • Verify that ERP output and attributes are accurate, validated and updated with current information.

 Requirements:

  • Bachelors degree in Business, Supply Chain or Engineering preferred
  • 2-5 years experience with procurement in a lean manufacturing environment
  • Experience with low cost region (LCR) sourcing is preferred
  • CPM or CPIM preferred
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