Buyer I

Cepheid Bellevue , WA 98009

Posted 3 weeks ago

The Buyer performs all functions needed to ensure the lowest total cost of purchased materials, timely delivery, and high quality to support the site. The purpose is to balance the objectives of maximum product availability with strategic inventory plans. The Buyer will be responsible for identifying, negotiating and implementing cost savings initiatives working with cross-functional teams. Strong project management and relationship building skills are critical to this position.

Essential Functions:

  • Places and maintains purchase orders to support manufacturing and MRO.

  • Negotiates with suppliers to ensure high quality, low cost, and favorable terms where possible.

  • Issuance of RFI's, RFP's and RFQ's using best practices to identify best value

  • Understands and appropriately maintains the Kanban system.

  • Supports the management of supplier performance. Seeks continuous improvement opportunities with our suppliers.

  • Maximizes material availability to support production lines; expedites deliveries as necessary to support the internal customer.

  • Assisst in resolving all issues involving discrepancies, receiving quality holds, and invoice discrepancies, which may hinder final payment to the supplier.

  • Demonstrates effective problem-solving skills by working independently and engaging appropriate cross functional teams to address vendor/part issues.

  • Maintains open lines of communication with suppliers for prompt resolution of quality or delivery problems.

  • Provides timely communications to all internal team members on the status of any supplier quality or delivery problems.

  • Bachelor's degree in related field and 2 years of relevant experience in procurement and supply chain.

  • One (1) year manufacturing and MRP experience electronics buying experience preferred.

  • Additional experience in planning, manufacturing, quality, or engineering disciplines desired.

  • Computer proficiency required in Outlook, Excel, PowerPoint, and Word.

  • Able to support supplier risk mitigation activities.

  • Detailed oriented.

  • Demonstrated high levels of verbal and written communication, human relation skills and reasoning ability.

  • Ability to effectively negotiate price, quality, and delivery schedules to maximize cost savings and supplier performance.

  • Full understanding of the legal aspects of purchasing and the ability to negotiate and manage contractual relations.

  • Excellent skills in multi-tasking, organization and prioritization of multiple projects.

  • Basic understanding of the Lean concepts and the ability to use supply chain management principles to support continuous improvement.

  • Regular and prompt attendance.

Physical Requirements and Working Conditions:

Ability to see and hear well (either naturally or with correction) and speak clearly

Coordinate the movement of your eyes, hands or fingers

Physical requirements included: bending, sitting, squatting, walking, lift items overhead, and standing

Frequent computer screen, keyboard, and mouse use

Lift up to thirty (30) pounds periodically during your shift

Sea-Bird Electronics is an Equal Employment Opportunity employer. It is our policy to recruit, hire, train, and promote persons in all job titles, without regard to race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, veteran status, disability, or any other legally protected characteristic, and to base decisions on employment so as to further the principle of equal employment opportunity. We follow all AA/ADAAA guidelines and are a non-smoking facility. We strongly support health, wellness, and safety, and are a drug and alcohol free workplace and test all new hires.

This company is a federal contractor subject to the affirmative action and non-discrimination requirements of Executive Order 11246, as amended, Section 503 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, as amended, and, the Vietnam Era Veterans Readjustment Assistance Act of 1974, 38 USC Section 4212, as amended. The implementing regulations at 41 CFR 60-1.4, 41 CFR 60-250.5, 300.5 and 741.5 are incorporated here by reference.


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