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Buyer - Senior

Company: Truck Hero
Location: Brea
Posted on: May 26, 2023

Job Description:

Job Purpose

Reporting to the Director of Operations. The Senior Buyer will coordinate with master planning and Operations to effectively manage the scheduled purchase of rawmaterials, complex materials, castings, tooling and related requirements to support the manufacturing process. SB will support procurement team with the purchase of outside processing services, hardware and MRO items.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Self-motivated procurement professionalcapable ofobtaining quotes, preparing price analysis and recommendations, negotiate price/delivery/payment terms and supplier contracts where applicable - active participate in drivingimprovement projects aligned towards corporate initiatives.
  • Prepare purchase orders in line with final negotiations with selected suppliers aligned with organizational goals
  • Coordinate with stakeholders and suppliers in expediting process to ensure critical delivery requirements
  • Ensure continuous supply of required goods and materials and communicate any supply problems which may pose a risk or impact on business operations
  • Actively participate in supporting supplier development initiatives. Develop new suppliers as required;
  • Coordinate with QA to monitor and maintain supplier score cards, on time status and vendor audits.
  • Discuss unacceptable or inferior quality materials with quality assurance departments and take corrective action.
  • Develop ideas and strategies to improve operational efficiency, add value, aid business performance and work towards a strategy of continuous improvement - Identify and drive cost saving opportunities;
  • Responsible for cycle counting within raw, hardware and finished goods.
  • All other duties as assigned


    • Knowledge and experience in the procurement of raw material items for low mix high volume manufacturing
    • Proven record of accomplishment of ensuring on time delivery of raw material and mission critical services
    • Extensive knowledge of outside processing of metals and specialty alloys - Anodizing/Plating/Machining
    • Read and interpret blueprints and part specifications Familiar withISO 9001and/or AS9100
    • Proven Ability to maintain minimal inventory levels while sustaining production requirements;
    • Experienced inVendor management/development and performingvendor audits;
    • Experience in ERP BOMs and Routings
    • Work under pressure and meet deadlines
    • Ability to troubleshoot solve problems independently or as part of a team.
    • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
    • Good interpersonal skills
    • Understanding of Lean Concepts and Practices (Kitting/Kanban)
    • Post-Secondary degree or equivalent in Supply Chain Management, Operations Management or related field
    • 5-10 years' procurement experience in manufacturing environment required.
    • 5 years MRP/ERP experience
    • Computer Skills:Must have strong knowledge in various PC applications such as Microsoft Office, MS Excel, MS Word, MS Outlook and MS Power Point. Must have the ability to display information in a table format and data charts.
    • APICS Certification a Plus (CPIM/CSCP)
    • Lean Six Sigma Training a plus
    • To perform this job successfully, an individual should have knowledge of Database software; Internet software; Inventory software; Manufacturing software; Order processing systems; Payroll systems; Project Management software; Spreadsheet software and Word Processing software.

Keywords: Truck Hero, Fullerton , Buyer - Senior, Other , Brea, California

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