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Warwick, RI 02886

Posted: 02/14/2023 Employment Type: Contract Industry: Administrative Job Number: AT466449210 Pay Rate: 30.00

Job Description

Debbie’s Staffing is seeking an experienced Buyer in Warwick, RI!
Position hours are Monday-Friday 8:00am-4:30pm
Pay Range is $25-$35 per hour, depending on experience. 
The Buyer will be responsible for supplier management, sourcing, new program support, and procurement (including cost negotiation, cost reduction, quality, on-time delivery, and customer compliance) of component parts and finished goods.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include, but is not limited to: 
  • Identify multiple suppliers based on criteria such as price, capacity, geographic location, performance (on-time delivery, quality), cost structure, size of the organization, and buying power.
  • Involve Quality and Engineering departments to qualify suppliers to ensure they meet company standards.
  • Develop alternative volume and delivery terms to capitalize on market rates, volume discounts, and efficiency gains.
  • Conduct supplier measurements that identify supplier performance to determine if the proper supplier base is being utilized.
  • Work with suppliers to improve deficiencies to improve overall performance.  Work closely with Quality, Engineering, and Production to identify possible resolutions.
  • Develop alternative suppliers to support a change from poor-performing suppliers.
  • Negotiate and execute supplier contracts in accordance with company terms and conditions.
  • Develop RFQ and submit to suppliers to identify suppliers to start formal negotiations.
  • Keep informed of trends in the commodities markets to identify market rate decreases and renegotiate pricing based on market pricing.  (Price Point Variance, cost reduction)
  • Complete negotiations to determine price, terms (financial, inventory, delivery…), and specifications to establish standard costs.
  • Full understanding of duty rates, tariff rates, treaties, and trade barriers for import to the Americas in order to formulate landed costs that yield required margins.
  • Collaborate with suppliers and Engineering to identify ways to reduce costs through alternative methods and materials.
  • Track and manage the on-time delivery performance of suppliers in accordance with customers’ expectations and Quality Engineering requirements.
  • Manage supply chain including inland and overseas transit times to consistently improve lead times.
New Programs
  • Work with Product Managers and Product Engineering to support new product introductions and cost reductions.
  • Collaborate with suppliers and internal divisions to establish project calendars to ensure prototype submissions are approved in a timely manner and milestones are met.
  • Build and manage capacity planning schedules for suppliers to establish output guidelines.
  • Determine needs based on MRP and inventory levels.
  • Place and expedite orders to ensure the supplier has received the order and can deliver on the specified due date.  Update the system to maintain system integrity.
  • Monitor open orders and follow up with suppliers to ensure delivery is on track.  Proactively identify issues and work with suppliers to develop alternate solutions.
  • Notify the manager of any resolution which may affect (increase) product cost, delivery, quality, capacity planning, and project calendar deviation.
  • System integrity
  • Adherence to project calendar
  • PPV/ Cost reduction
  • On-time delivery
  • Quality / Compliance / Returns / Chargebacks
  • Capacity
  • Reduction of E&O of assigned product lines
  • Project management/project leadership skills.
  • Strong communication skills, both oral and written.
  • Ability to influence others/negotiate terms.
  • Ability to multi-task and work under pressure in a constantly changing environment.
  • Self-starter.  Results driven.
  • Strong analytical skills/business acumen.
  • Ability to work collaboratively with cross-functional and international teams in diverse cultural environments.
Please send your resume to for immediate consideration
You may apply here or online at www.DebbiesStaffing.comChoose the Pawtucket, RI branch office. Once the application is complete, call 401-721-0901 to schedule an interview.
EOE/Never a Fee
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