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Buyer in Tampa, FL at CIRCOR Career Site

Date Posted: 12/12/2018

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Job Description


BUSINESS:   Industrial 


DIRECT REPORTING: Senior Supply Chain Manager

FUNCTIONAL REPORTING: Director, Plant Management


Position Summary

The Buyer executes all procurement activities for assigned commodities, coordinates and supports purchasing activities including request for proposals, purchase orders, receiving discrepancies, invoice discrepancies, and supplier returns.

Principal Activities

  • Identifies and requisitions MRP inventory and non-MRP inventory requirements to meet production planning and sales requirements for assigned commodities.
  • Assists in purchase order acknowledgements (contract acceptance) with suppliers and updates MRP system.
  • Assists in purchase order placement (contract offers) with suppliers.
  • Manages open purchase order report to resolve late and partial shipments with suppliers and updates MRP system.
  • Processes purchase order revision requests in MRP SYSTEM and communicates with suppliers.
  • Manages incoming shipment discrepancies with Receiving and/or suppliers.
  • Resolves invoice discrepancies with Finance and/or suppliers.
  • Authorizes procurement of inventory, tooling and MRO items within established signature authority guidelines.
  • Ensures and maintains MRP system data integrity for supplier data including unit price, delivered lead-time, and EOQ.
  • Identifies and eliminates "non-value added" department activities.
  • Files and maintains purchase order packages' (purchase order, acknowledgement, requisition) data integrity.
  • Assists with preparation of request for proposal packages including drawings.
  • Distributes request for proposal packages and manages due dates with suppliers.
  • Resolves or notifies Purchasing Manager to any situation impeding production workflow.
  • All other duties and tasks as assigned.




Job Requirements


Knowledge Skills & Abilities

  • Understanding of overall materials flow and other functions linked to the Supply Chain.
  • Price negotiation, price analysis, supplier selection.
  • ERP knowledge: Vantage preferred
  • Extensive knowledge of inventory management concepts.
  • High ethical standards.  Models and supports organization’s goals and values; adapts to changing conditions; demonstrates persistence and overcomes obstacles.
  • Strong project management skills, including the ability to prioritize, balance, and manage multiple efforts with strong results/goal orientation.
  • Uses time effectively, prioritizes and organizes work flow; can orchestrate multiple activities at once.
  • Agility and personal adaptability with the ability to successfully management multiple priorities with a high sense of urgency in a rapidly changing environment.
  • Solid analytical skills and solution-driven thinking; collects and researches data; uses intuition and experience to complement data; Makes good decisions based upon a mixture of analysis, wisdom, experience and judgment.
  • Identifies and resolves problems in a timely manner; develops alternative solutions; works well in a group problem solving situations; presents ideas and information in a manner that gets others' attention; displays willingness to make decisions; exhibits sound and accurate judgment; supports and explains reasoning for decisions includes appropriate people in decision-making process.
  • Displays original thinking and creativity; Meets challenges with resourcefulness; Generates suggestions for improving work.
  • Enjoys working hard; is action oriented and full of energy; enjoys challenges; drives for results; versatility, flexibility and a wiliness to work within constantly changing priorities with enthusiasm.
  • Excellent communication (oral and written) and interpersonal skills with the ability to convey information and ideas in a variety of media, tactful, confident, at all levels, internal and external.
  • Ability to provide cross-functional and organizational leadership within a highly matrixed organization.
  • Demonstrated aptitude for process improvement and use of Lean and Six-Sigma resources and tools.

Education & Experience

  • Typically requires a minimum level of knowledge that is acquired through a four-year college degree in an applicable field and no previous related experience OR equivalent combination of education and experience

  • Experience in High Mix - Low Volume environment preferred

  • ISM (Institute of Supply Management), C.P.M.  (Certified Purchasing Manager) certified in Basics of Supply Chain Management preferred


  • US Citizen

CIRCOR is an EEO Employer of Females / Minorities / Veterans / Individuals with Disabilities



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