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Senior Buyer

Condux International Inc.

Location: Mankato, MN 56001
Type: Non-Remote
Posted on: June 26, 2024
Essential Duties:
1. Source raw materials, manufactured products, services, and consumables as required for efficient business operation and customer demand.
2. Selects suppliers based on competitiveness, quality, and compatibility with our company’s values
3. Collaborates with other departments and stakeholders to identify and maintain resources needed to establish and provide an effective supply chain and to mitigate risk factors.
4. Maintains safety stock quantities of supplies and materials to optimize production.
5. Analyzes current inventories and procedures, suggests improvements to increase efficiency of supply chain and profitability for the company
6. Works with vendors to ensure quality product is received and logistics to identify optimal shipment and transportation routes with attention to consolidation of warehousing and distribution
7. Negotiates prices for raw material and delivery with suppliers, vendors, and/or shipping companies.
8. Monitors the performance of suppliers, assessing their ability to meet quality and delivery requirements; identifies and qualifies new suppliers in collaboration with other departments
9. Work with receiving and accounting to address invoice discrepancies
10.Address Engineering Change Orders and ensure vendors are supplied with the most current information
11. Ability to multitask and performs other related duties as assigned
Essential Areas of Responsibility:
1. Procurement
2. Negotiation
3. Supply management
4. Vendor management
Knowledge, Skills, and Experience Requirements:
1. 4-year degree in Business or related field
2. 5 + years in a professional Buyer position for a manufacturing company
3. Excellent interpersonal communication skills (oral, written and presentation) with the ability to manage technical and complex data
4. Strong orientation for detail, organization and high-quality standards
5. Ability to communicate professionally and effectively with people at all levels both internally and externally
6. Working knowledge of ERP
7. Strong knowledge of the concepts of logistics, vendor management, price negotiation
8. Proven ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously with an eye for prioritization
9. Positive attitude, collaborative, and adept at every changing priority
Physical Demands: Must be able to remain in stationary position for various lengths of time. Must be able to travel to vendors as needed. Must be able to work in office and production environment.
Mental Demands:
1. Ability to simultaneously address multiple complex priorities and problems
2. Work under high pressure and safety sensitive situations
3. Ability to exercise independent judgement and make decisions
4. Analyze, interpret and utilize data and technical information
Working Conditions:
1. Adheres to the time and attendance requirements as established by the department supervisor.
2. Conditions will vary from office to production environments
Salary Description
$80,000-90,000 yearly, depending on experience