Buyer/ Sourcing Specialist - mechanical


Manufacturing and Production

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USD60000.00-75000.00 per year

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Branch Information

York, PA - (USA) 1550 Kenneth Road PA York , PA 17408 Phone : 717-764-7841

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Job Description

A leading manufacturing facility in York, PA has a long term opening for a Buyer/ Sourcing Specialist with technical mechanical experience. This position manages supplier quotes, releasing & expediting; it is responsible for sourcing of materials with regard to costs, deadline and quality. It is focused on the protection of the company's legal and compliance status, ensuring a globally consistent company approach in processes and supplier policies.


* Competitive compensation

* Work with a global industrial leader

Primary Responsibilities:

* Select suppliers using market research and market observation

* Research & interview suppliers to obtain quotes, prices and specifications

* Conduct negotiations and pricing for complex purchasing procedures

* Deliver purchasing KPls and expected service levels

* Create purchase orders for the acquisition of materials and services as required.

* Exercise discretion and independent judgment when evaluating supplier quotations

* Retrieve and upload data from the ERP system (SAP/Navision)

* Work diligently to insure that materials and services are purchased in the most effective manner at or below market level or cost estimates

* Provide routine administrative support to Sourcing / Project Buyers

* Adhere to company Purchasing Guidelines / SOPs

Qualifications include:

* Bachelor degree in Engineering, Supply Chain Management or related field or equivalent combined education and experience

* 5+ years purchasing experience in Heavy Industry / Manufacturing

* Category management knowledge ( including cost structure, risk mitigation, market analysis, source strategy, integrated supply chain and logistic concepts)

* Working knowledge of either: Fabrication, Machining, Castings & Forgings, Bearings, Electrical & Automation, Gearboxes, or Plant Utilities

* Technical background with strong mechanical aptitude including ability to read technical specifications, drawings and production schedules

* Good knowledge and understanding of legal, financial and commercial terms

* Strong communication skills

* Sound knowledge of business tools such as ERP (SAP, Navision) and Microsoft office

Apply now for consideration!