Job Title:  Senior Buyer


Columbus, OH, US, 43085

Business Unit:  Power Protection & Quality Solutions
Posting Date:  Sep 25, 2023
Job Description: 

Job Summary

The Senior Buyer performs all functions related to SRM, strategic and tactical planning, purchasing, negotiating, and expediting on assigned commodities and AMETEK products.  Works closely with supplies, other Ametek locations, SCOE, GSO teams, manufacturing, engineering, sales, as well as Leadership on assigned projects.  Manages supplier and EMS relationships, including delivery performance, and development, implements inventory reduction programs (consignment, VMI, and stocking), monitors and updates lead-time and safety stocks to ensure continuity of supply.  This role will be responsible for partnering with the Logistics/Procurement/Materials Managers, suppliers, plant management, engineering, operations, and other associates as required. The successful candidate must be professional, highly motivated, possess excellent written and oral communication skills, have strong ability to receive guidance and execute on projects and objectives in a thorough, complete, and timely manner. 





The Senior Buyer should be an experienced professional Buyer with 5+ years of experience, with a successful record of engaging with suppliers to negotiate, expedite, and manage the relationship.  The Senior Buyer will be able to hit the ground running and be able use knowledge and prior work experience to contribute to the business quickly. A MBA would be desirable for the candidate interested in this position.    


Specific Responsibilities


  • Manage MRP for assigned commodities or products, performing all analysis, planning, and execution to maintain continuity of supply, while optimizing inventory levels
  • Collaborate with SCOE/ GSO to develop sourcing strategies and lead the supplier selection process
  • Aggressively work to resolve any shortages affecting Manufacturing to ensure Continuity of Supply
  • Implement supplier inventory programs to support inventory reduction (VMI, consignment, stocking, etc)
  • Generate continuous improvement projects
  • Actively pursue methods that will reduce the lead-time for “critical path” materials with no extra risk or expense to Ametek. This person also has the responsibility to keep the E&O (excess & obsolete) inventory low and under control.
  • Prepare RFQ’s, negotiate with suppliers, and initiate purchase orders
  • Review open orders reports to ensure on time delivery of all materials in assigned commodities / products – maintaining promise date integrity at all times in Oracle
  • Monitor supplier’s performance against company quality and delivery goals
  • Develop and manage long term agreements with suppliers that are providing a strategic advantage
  • Lead activities required in make vs buy decision for new or current production components
  • Identify and develop opportunities for cost reduction utilizing alternative sourcing (including international sourcing), negotiation, supplier consolidation, etc. to maintain and achieve companywide goals and metrics.
  • Monitor market and supplier trends for opportunities and risk
  • Provide support to resolve supply issues including expedited deliveries, payables and rejected material matters.
  • Interface internally with Sales, Engineering, Quality, and Manufacturing Teams as required.




Must have a minimum of 5-7 years of Procurement experience in a relevant supply chain, purchasing, materials, manufacturing environment required or comparable work-related experience. 




Bachelor’s Degree in Supply Chain / Procurement, Inventory Management, Logistics or Operations Management.  Technical background or MBA is a plus.


Physical Requirements


Sedentary work:  Exerting up to 10 pounds of force occasionally and/or a negligible amount of force frequently or constantly to lift, carry, push, pull or otherwise move objects, including the human body.  Sedentary work involves sitting most of the time.  Jobs are sedentary if walking and standing are required only occasionally and all other sedentary criteria are met.

Kneeling:  Bending legs at knee to come to a rest on knee or knees.

Crouching:  Bending the body downward and forward by bending leg and spine

Reaching:  Extending hand(s) and arm(s) in any direction.

Standing:  Particularly for sustained periods of time

Walking:  Moving about on foot to accomplish tasks, particularly for long distances or moving from one work site to another.

Talking:  Expressing or exchanging ideas by means of the spoken word.  Those activities in which they must convey detailed or important spoken instructions to other workers accurately, loudly, or quickly

Hearing:  Perceiving the nature of sounds at normal speaking levels or without correction.  Ability to receive detailed information through oral communication, and make fine discriminations in sound.


Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential duties and responsibilities.


This job description in no way states or implies that the duties and responsibilities are the only duties and responsibilities to be performed by the individual(s) with this job description. The individual(s) maybe called upon and required to follow other instructions or perform other duties/responsibilities requested by his/her manager, consistent with the purpose of the position, department and/or company objectives.


Salary Minimum:  Market
Salary Maximum:  Market
Incentive:  No

Disclaimer: Where a specific pay range is noted, it is a good faith estimate at the time of this posting.  The actual salary offered will be based on experience, skills, qualifications, market / business considerations, and geographic location.

AMETEK is committed to making a safer, sustainable, and more productive world a reality. We use differentiated technology solutions to solve our customers’ most complex challenges. We employ 18,500 colleagues, in 30 countries, that are grounded by our core values: Ethics and Integrity, Respect for the Individual, Diversity and Inclusion, Teamwork, and Social Responsibility. AMETEK is a leading global provider of industrial technology solutions serving a diverse set of attractive niche markets with annual sales of over $6.0 billion. Traded publicly (NYSE:AME), we are a component of the S&P 500. Visit for more information.

We are an Equal Opportunity Employer and do not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment because of race, color, sex, age, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, status as a veteran, and basis of disability or any other federal, state or local protected class. Individuals who need a reasonable accommodation because of a disability for any part of the employment process should call 1 (866) 263-8359.

Nearest Major Market: Columbus
Nearest Secondary Market: Dublin