Commodity Buyer

Cepheid Charlotte , NC 28201

Posted 2 weeks ago

POSITION SUMMARY: The Commodity Buyer is responsible for managing a global supply chain for assigned commodities. This position will help develop and execute a strategic commodity plan to ensure optimal quality, delivery, cost, and payment terms.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Drives supplier accountability and performance by negotiating agreements; Price, Inventory Liability, Quality

  • Effective idea generation, planning, and project execution to drive category specific commodity strategies

  • Supports planners during supply chain disruptions through tactical expedites as needed

  • Work closely with quality to reduce internal and external DPPM/Non-Conforming Product. Partner on resolution of Supplier Corrective Action Requests (SCAR's)

  • Implement the materials portion of Engineering Change Orders (ECOs) and Production Part Approval Process (PPAP) submissions for all purchased parts within assigned commodities

  • Drive cost reduction through purchasing tools; reverse auction, RFP/RFQ, should cost modeling, negotiation, YOY contracting, payment terms, make vs. buy, project management

  • Work with VAVE engineers or other internal departments to develop and support total cost reduction projects

  • Provide support of Lean Manufacturing and continuous improvement initiatives including Kaizen events

  • Work with suppliers and appropriate internal resources on supplier agreements

  • May be involved in Supplier development activities

  • Other duties, reporting, special assignments or projects as needed and assigned

REQUIREMENTS:

  • Bachelor's degree in supply chain, business, engineering one year relevant experience or Associate degree plus three years of relevant experience.

  • Strong MS Office suite experience with focus on Word, Excel and PowerPoint.

PREFERRED SKILLS/EXPERIENCE:

  • 5 years of experience in procurement, commodity buying or Buyer/Planner role.

  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills, with an ability to influence peers, supervisors, other operations leaders, and suppliers

  • Strategic thinker as this position is one of the key contributors to the business' long-term supply

  • chain strategy

  • Project management skills with ability to trouble shoot and solve problems independently

  • Supplier development experience

  • Working knowledge of principles of Kanban / planning / pull system

  • APICS Certification

  • SAP/MRP experience

Danaher Corporation and all Danaher Companies are equal opportunity employers that evaluate qualified applicants without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, sex, age, marital status, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or other characteristics protected by law. The "EEO is the Law" poster is available at: http://www.dol.gov/ofccp/regs/compliance/posters/pdf/eeopost.pdf.

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