Supply chain recruitment company seeks a Sr. Buyer with Kaizen events expertise

Kappa Search Inc. is a technical recruiting firm that specializes in engineering, supply chain, operations and technical sales & marketing recruitment and placement. We are currently recruiting for a Sr. Buyer as follows: The Sr. Buyer will provide full leadership to the purchasing function as well as manage activities associated with assigned suppliers, commodities, parts and/or services.


  • Confirm and manage supplier potential to meet all performance requirements.
  • Lead supplier quality improvement efforts
  • Direct root cause investigations and carry out Kaizen events with suppliers
  • Organize inventory replacement systems (e.g. kanban)
  • Conduct value stream mapping and analysis in order to reduce cost
  • Issue purchase orders and guarantee continuity of supply
  • Review supplier invoices and resolve price discrepancies
  • Partake in company Lean initiatives and events
  • Organize supplier performance reviews and manage relationships to get the most out of supplier value
  • Provide leadership to the purchasing team
  • Manage a spend of around 30M dollars


  • Bachelor’s degree in supply chain, business, or a related field
  • 5+ years of experience in purchasing or supply chain management
  • Experience in a high paced manufacturing environment
  • Strong communication skills
  • Ability to travel up to about 25% of the time