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Job Title:  SFM Sr. Buyer


Reynosa Tamaulipas, MX, 88710

Business Unit:  Sensors & Fluid Management
Posting Date:  Dec 1, 2022
Job Description: 


Plans, purchases, and expedites material, equipment and services on a broad assignment basis usually involving important and critical items. Responsible for all purchasing/planning data in ERP system. • Performs an active role in the supplier selection and assessment process. Seeks new sources of supply, perform periodic performance evaluations; generates on-time delivery reports. • Assess and evaluate suppliers and undertake performance reviews to ensure contract compliance and manage performance improvement activities. o Ensure continuous supply of required goods and materials and communicate any supply problems which may pose a risk or impact on business operations. • Research and evaluate areas of opportunity and reduce costs where possible. • Drives continuous improvement with suppliers and within Purchasing practices and tool set. o Maintain KPI metrics on performance, and delivery. • Solicit competitive quotations from qualified suppliers and prepare total cost analysis to determine best overall value including purchase price, freight terms, payments terms, quality of service and product specifications. o Negotiate contracts, improved prices, and terms of business with suppliers and review opportunities to make business savings utilizing negotiation and procurement best practice tools and methods. • Analyzes purchase price variances and assists in the development of standard product costs. • Monitor savings against individual and departmental cost savings objectives. o Contact suppliers to resolve price, quality, delivery, or invoice issues. • Deliver briefs, updates, and reports as and when required. • Develop ideas and strategies to improve operational efficiency, add value, aid business performance and work towards a strategy of continuous improvement. • Must have knowledge of legal practices and compliance systems including ISO • Attends production meetings for assigned product lines and understand materials impact. • Ensure compliance to company guidelines, purchasing policies and procedures. 



BS/BA degree in supply chain, business, or engineering discipline

Minimum of 5 years of related experience with diversified commodities

Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) experience

Experience working with MRP.

Prefer Certified Professional in Supply Management (CPSM) or Certified Purchasing Manager (CPM) Certification required or hiring commitment to obtain in first 18 months of employment.:

Must have established negotiation, supplier relation and sourcing skills along with strong organizational skills.

Must have experience with handling long term agreements, Kanban, and Just-In-Time (JIT) purchasing.

Applies continuous improvement techniques and methods to internal processes and systems.

Complies with all internal policies and procedures.

Strong people skills. Ability to work successfully within teams.

Utilizes sound judgment and decision making 

Demonstrated knowledge and experience in procurement 

Demonstrated experience in supplier relationship management and supplier qualification

Excellent communication and presentation

Experience in manufacturing processes

Strong problem solving and analysis skills

Solid knowledge of MS Office – primarily Word, Excel, and PowerPoint




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