R.A. Wylan & Co. Inc.,
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Manufacturing Buyer

Location: Toledo, OH
Job Type: Direct Hire
Salary: $65,000.00 - $72,000.00
Degree: Bachelor;
Date: 3/14/2018
Job ID: 02570264
Job Description
Manufacturing Buyer    
Western Toledo, OH area 
Salary up to 72K plus competitive benefits 

Do you have a strong manufacturing procurement background?
Do you enjoy the negotiation process and finding savings?
Would you like to work for a growing company where you will NEVER be bored and have the opportunity for growth?
This position could be for you!
Growing manufacturer is adding a Manufacturing Buyer to work in their evolving manufacturing organization. As the Manufacturing Buyer, you will report to a Supply Chain Manager and will work with a team of buyers.  You will be responsible for the following tasks:
  • Strive for reducing inventory costs, saving money and shortening lead times
  • Source and negotiate for a delegated group of commodities
  • Negotiate cost and delivery with established vendors
  • Partner with production to work towards meeting production goals and on time delivery
  • Set up supplier agreements and consolidate spends with existing vendors
  • Communicate regularly with up to 200 established vendors
  • Travel to new and existing vendors to build relationships and to assist with additional cost downs
  • Review projections for lead times and inventory planning
  • Communicate with engineering on new model needs
  • Complete additional procurement tasks as assigned
Candidates should enjoy working in a team environment, communicating with different sectors of manufacturing, vendors and management and being creative in the negotiation process. Qualified individuals should feel comfortable working autonomously, with little daily direction. The company does offer competitive medical benefits (including dental and vision), short-term and long-term disability, 401K , paid holidays and vacation. 

REQUIREMENTS for the Manufacturing Buyer:
1. A bachelor’s degree is required; a business degree and/or supply chain related degree is preferred
2. At least two years in a similar manufacturing procurement position
3. Exposure to manufacturing environments, ideally complex components
4. Experience with cost negotiation
5. Experience with basic blueprint reading
6. Experience working with ERP and/or MRP systems
7. Microsoft Excel skills, ideally utilizing pivot tables and VLOOKUP

Skills preferred but NOT required:
1. APICS certifications
2. Planning and/or scheduling background
3. International business

Reasons to work for this organization:
1. Growing organization
2. Excellent, updated office environment
3. Business casual dress attire
4. Company is hiring due to growth

Candidates are preferred to be local to the Western Toledo, OH area.  Regional relocation will be offered for candidates with all required skill sets.
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