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Sr. Buyer

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Cardiovascular Systems Inc Saint Paul , MN 55102

Posted 4 months ago

Job Summary:

Responsible for obtaining materials, components, and equipment. Gathers quotations, examines bids, and makes awards. Determines material requirements from engineering and production schedules, and maintains inventory at planned levels. Plans, schedules, and monitors the movement of materials through the production cycle. Evaluates vendor reliability, develops new supply sources where vendors and suppliers are inadequate. Conducts negotiations and concludes contracts with suppliers that are in the best interest of the company. Monitors cost, schedule, and scope of assigned materials and components to assure best quality at best value.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Manages component supply and inventory levels for product line(s), planning and purchasing for material requirements and ensuring flow of materials to the production floor.

  • Understands and communicates component specifications to suppliers, including the ability to read drawings to determine dimensions, tolerances, and quality control.

  • Drives cost savings, efficiency and quality improvement projects.

  • Ensures that necessary contracts are established with suppliers.

  • Evaluates and selects suppliers based upon assessment of their quality system and capabilities.

  • Develops and enhances relationships with strategic supplier/partners.

  • Serves as primary contact and fosters positive and mutually beneficial relationship with suppliers.

  • Supports product development goals in the components, materials and suppliers area.

  • Coordinates early supplier involvement in product development and purchases the required materials to support product development and product launches.

  • Actively works and supports the development of new technologies and supplier capabilities.

  • Serve as the leader for an assigned area. In this role, will be responsible for creating and implementing a detailed strategy for each supplier and assigned commodity, and will ensure supplier strategy is understood and is being executed appropriately.

  • Works with Lead Auditor to perform initial and ongoing audits of potential and current suppliers based upon ISO guidelines and Food and Drug Administration (FDA) Quality System Requirements.

  • Works with Quality team to ensure completion of supplier corrective action as necessary.

  • Serving as a mentor to assist in the development of the Purchasing team.

  • Subject matter expert in Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) system functionality.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities Required for Successful Job Performance:


A seasoned, experienced professional with a complete understanding and wide application of principle, theories, and concepts in the field. Applies a full understanding of area of specialization to resolve a wide range of issues in creative ways. General knowledge of other related disciplines, business unit function and cross group dependencies/relationships.

Problem Solving

Develops solutions to a variety of complex problems of diverse scope and complexity where analysis of data requires evaluation of identifiable factors. Exercises authority and judgment within generally defined practices and policies in selecting methods and techniques for obtaining solutions. Has a broad knowledge of a variety of alternatives and their impact on the business unit.

Planning and Organization

Plans and organizes non-routine tasks with limited oversight. Initiates or maintains work schedule and priorities. Plans and organizes project assignments and maintains project schedules.

Discretion/Latitude; Supervision Received; Decision Making

Works under general direction regarding the direction and progress of projects and special assignments. Independently determines and develops approach to solutions. Interprets, executes and recommends modifications to company policies. Assists in establishing departmental policies and procedures. Work is reviewed upon completion for adequacy in meeting objectives.

Business Relationships and Project Management

Establishes and cultivates a wide range of business relationships to facilitate completion of assignments. Participates in determining goals and objectives for projects. May lead projects within the function or department and/or represents a specialized field in larger project teams. Influences middle management on business solutions.


Contributes to the completion of specific programs and projects. Failure to obtain results or erroneous decisions or recommendations would typically result in serious program delays and considerable expenditure of resources.


Represents organization as a prime contact on contracts or projects. Interacts with senior internal and external personnel on significant matters often requiring coordination between organizations. Uses discretion, diplomacy and tact to resolve difficult situations. May escalate serious issues to manager.


  • Bachelor's Degree in business or a related field with a minimum of 6 years of experience in Medical Device Industry or a minimum of 8 years of purchasing experience in a manufacturing environment.

  • Thorough understanding of Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) functionality.

  • Strong computer, math and negotiation skills.

  • Ability to utilize analytical skills effectively.

  • Attention to detail and good problem solving abilities.

  • Ability to negotiate and execute contractual agreements with suppliers consistent with corporate goals.

  • Good verbal & written communication skills with both internal and external customers.

  • Thorough understanding and knowledge of quality systems.

  • Ability to understand corporate policies and procedures.


  • Must be able to lift 25 lbs

  • Work is performed on-site in an office environment with exposure to electrical office equipment.

  • Potentially drives to local site locations/meetings

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