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Sr. Buyer

Company: WET Design
Location: Burbank
Posted on: September 8, 2019

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DescriptionSr. BuyerWET - ?Sun Valley, CAWET® is the leader in creating environments and experiences worldwide through the primary medium of water and in the development of innovative design and technology.At WET, we celebrate the natural union of people and water. We design contextually motivated, interactive experiences that bring people together, that draw a crowd and keep them there. What we do with water is magic!DescriptionBuyer manages procurement of direct materials to support business requirements: includes purchase order management, sourcing, contract negotiations, spend analysis and supplier performance management.Leverages enterprise tools and systems to drive continuous improvement techniques, mentoring of staff and enhance the performance of the purchasing function.Assist in driving key procurement initiatives to support continuous improvement of systems and processes in the procurement organization along with other projects as directed by management.Roles And ResponsibilitiesAdministers and manages purchase order commitments to designated suppliers as necessary to support production and/or sales requirements within the business.Interprets and communicates material demand forecast and manages capacity planning for assigned commodity groups and/or supplier relationships.Supports alignment of production supplier requirements and sourcing strategies with those of product development (NPI) for designated suppliers/commodities to ensure uninterrupted material availability, alignment of risk and cost goals with vision for the business.Owns performance management and improvement efforts for designated suppliers.Utilizes lean sourcing principles (kanban, consignment and other similar material pull methods) to achieve 100% material availability and optimize OH stock.Embraces continuous improvement techniques to drive toward attainment of key purchasing metrics (supplier OTD, quality, risk management, cost reduction opportunities and Lead Time Improvements.)Leverages problem solving skills and develops counters measure to implement long-term solutions to identified problems.Coordinates engineering change orders and new product 1st article qualification with suppliers and other functional groups.Leverages documented supplier selection techniques to identify and qualify a core supply base able to offer lowest total cost of ownership and high quality and on time delivery that can scale with business needs.Leads creation, negotiation and management of commercial agreements – covering cost, quality and delivery termsQualifications Skill/Job Requirements:BS degree or 5+ years of purchasing and planning experience in a project based engineering, manufacturing environmentSignificant computer experience including MS Office products with Strong Excel skills and Quick Books EnterpriseProven track record of effective project management in a fast paced and dynamic manufacturing company.Able to operate in a Non-MRP, lean environmentThorough knowledge of and experience working with Kanban systems and other lean principles.Working knowledge of buying, material planning, master scheduling, and forecasting.Team player with able to provide positive direction by encouraging peers to have a commitment to high standards of quality and performance.Ability to handle multiple tasks and projects successfully.Excellent verbal and written communication skills.Strong negotiation and planning skillsuN02LP

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