Job Title:  Buyer


Eden Prairie, MN, US, 55344

Business Unit:  Engineered Medical Components
Posting Date:  Nov 1, 2023
Job Description: 

Summary of Position

The Buyer role is responsible to purchase at the most favorable price consistent with quality, quantity, delivery and other factors, raw materials, equipment, machinery and/or supplies for the operation of the organization. Prepare bid specifications, receive bids, and make purchases of commodities or goods where the financial impact is moderate. Work directly in support of line operations and in collaboration with department managers, engineers, or operations staff. Participate in the selection of vendor sources and has considerable latitude in determining acceptable price.


Position Requirements

  • Associates degree or at least 3 years of applicable experience required (Bachelor’s degree preferred).
  • Advanced computer skills including Windows Office Suite and ERP systems.
  • Attention to detail and accuracy with excellent organizational skills is necessary.
  • Exceptional problem-solving, verbal and written communication, and time management skills.
  • Demonstrated ability to foster teamwork and work well with others.
  • 100% fluent in English


Duties and Responsibilities

  • Analyze existing demand to build purchase orders for production demand using KanBans and vendor consignment wherever applicable.
  • Negotiate cost reductions with suppliers.
  • Select and suggest suppliers based on research, past performance, product offerings, service, etc.
  • Support new product builds, searching for appropriate raw materials and managing deliveries to meet project timelines.
  • Support machine builds, tooling, and maintenance managing the purchase of materials specified by Operations setting up KanBan as appropriate.
  • Perform supplier visits, including supplier audits.
  • Maximize inventory turns through lead time reductions and minimal order quantities while still ensuring material is available to the floor.
  • Provide forecasts to supply chain by converting sales demand into material demand utilizing bills of materials, yield, etc.
  • Alert appropriate departments of changes to delivery schedule, price, or supplier change requests.
  • Other duties as assigned.


Working Conditions

Work Environment: Office and Manufacturing Plants as needed

Atmospheric Conditions: Indoors

Temperature Extremes: None

Materials, Tools and Equipment Used: Computer and office equipment


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.

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