Sr. Buyer


  • Minimum of Five years experience in purchasing industrial or technical products.
  • Skilled negotiator.
  • Experience in aggressive cost reduction activities and supplier development.
  • Experience in buying various products from maintenance supplies to raw materials
  • Computer skills in Excel, Word & PowerPoint.
  • Strong oral and written communication skills.
  • Experience with reviewing contracts is a plus
  • Be able to handle approximately 30 POs daily
  • Strong cost analysis skills.
  • Must be proficient in MRP.
  • Deadline oriented and highly organized.
  • Teamwork. Ability to work together with a cross-functional team.
  • Accountable, self-motivated, and results oriented.
  • Ability to maintain a positive attitude under pressure.
  • Development of proposals for stocking strategies for price optimization
  • Aggressively Negotiate Pricing and set vendor agreements with suppliers.
  • Manage supplier relationships in all aspects of performance including Quality, Delivery, and Cost. Provide feedback to suppliers regarding performance to measure and drive continuous improvement per company expectations.
  • Ability to handle multiple customers/priorities with minimal supervision under
  • challenging conditions
  • Recommends product and vendor alternatives/substitutes for achieving customer savings.
  • When identifying issues, organizes face to face meetings or conference calls to improve customer service.
  • Issue purchase orders to suppliers, establishes appropriate material delivery requirements, payment terms, and ensure proper maintenance of open purchase orders.
  • Processing of emergency requests for purchase orders.
  • Support the implementation of Lean principles, including elimination of waste in the planning and purchasing functions, using tools such as Kaizen, and supporting all Lean implementation activities plant-wide
  • Participates in daily production meetings
  • Interacts with the Accounts Payable department when resolving supplier invoice/purchase order discrepancies.
  • Performs other related duties as assigned by management.
  • Support efforts to implement and maintain the RC14001/EHS&S management system;
  • Conform with the EHS&S Policy and the Cardinal Rules;
  • Maintaining a safe and secure workplace and meet environmental site requirements;
  • Support the EHS&S objectives and targets, and any specific action plans or management programs assigned;
  • Understand the EHS&S risks and impacts of the employee’s job and functional area, including appropriate controls and procedures;
  • Understand the EHS&S impacts/consequence that could result if specified procedures are not followed;
  • Report accidents and incidents to a supervisor or the EHS&S department;
  • Participate in required EHS&S training.
  • Communicate PPE requirements to drivers;
  • Conduct transportation risk assessment, as it relates to potential EHS&S impacts;
  • Identify and verify/evaluate compliance with Department of Transportation regulatory requirements;
  • Support transportation Emergency Response (offsite), through appropriate coordination with internal and external resources;
  • Track/review carriers and suppliers based upon RC14001/EHS&S performance, commensurate with risk; and
  • Develop and implement appropriate requirements for supplier risk information to be provided throughout the supply chain, including SDSs or other information; and
  • Track and review customer complaints/concerns, especially related to EHS&S;
  • Share risk information/requirements with all carriers, related to the products they are transporting, potentially including but not limited to:
    • SDSs;
    • Bills of Lading; and
    • Driver training/rules.
  • Send updated SDSs to the EHS&S Department and update the company internet site.
  • Performs other related duties as assigned by management.


  • Responsible for the selection of suppliers through competitive purchasing process.
  • Responsible for coordinating with the Quality organization to audit and qualify (as appropriate) vendors
  • Develop and manage relationship with preferred suppliers.
  • Maintain a cost saving approach to purchasing by continual investigation of new sources of supply and new processes.
  • Responsible for expediting & meeting delivery schedules
  • Responsible for monitoring supplier performance and obtaining corrective actions as necessary.

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Peter Cremer North America is an Equal Opportunity Employer always interested in getting to know suitable candidates. To introduce yourself, please complete this online application. It includes an option to upload your résumé, as well, if you wish.

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