Strategic Buyer


Posted: 01/07/2019 Industry: Buyer/Plan Job Number: 2252930

Ridgeway, SC


The Strategic Buyer oversees all supplier purchases and supplier activities related to the purchase of tooling, direct material, parts and service, to support overall operations.


  • Manage specified commodities of Metal Fabrications, Castings and Machined Parts, to support overall operations.

  • Coordinate RFP’s and RFQ’s for Long Term and short term pricing agreements.

  • Issues PO’s for samples and non-standard orders as needed.

  • Measure supplier quality and delivery performance. Search for innovative, cost effective commodity solutions to support continuous improvement.

  • Maintain accurate prices in SAP and quotes, source lists, contracts, and other documentation to satisfy administrative requirements

  • Recommend new parts or suppliers to Engineering team for evaluation to support improved quality and reduced costs. Also provide recommendations regarding whether to make or buy, update terms and conditions, update vendor/supplier contracts, and maintain all information in SAP.

  • Maintain professional contact/representation with suppliers.


  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent in Supply Chain Management, business, or engineering

  • 3 years of direct experience in Sourcing, Purchasing and Supplier Management.

  • Understanding of MRP, strong SAP skills preferred.

  • Desire and ability to work in fast paced manufacturing environment

  • Extensive Knowledge of manufacturing processes related to specified commodities

  • Business acumen and understanding of business operations

  • Proactive, creative, firm, accountable

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