Buyer in Appleton, WI at Ducommun

Date Posted: 6/23/2019

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Job Description

Ducommun’s Appleton Performance Center is seeking a Buyer to procure products within assigned planner codes in a timely and cost effective manner.

•         Negotiate best value with suppliers

•         Perform materials quotation for prices and delivery

•         Procure products within assigned commodity areas in a timely and cost effective manner

•         Identify and reduce long lead times in the system by utilizing material strategies with suppliers

•         Review daily MRP exception message, purchase order status, and order action reports and take appropriate action

•         Must know when/where to buy goods and services

•         Resolve material price variances

•         Identify alternate solutions for obsolete components and work with engineering for approval

•         Ensure timely delivery of products to support manufacturing

•         Develop new/better/alternate sources of supply to reduce the supplier base

•         Maintain purchasing data in computer system so that it is always current

•         Resolve problems that occur periodically with suppliers

•         Maintain appropriate lead times, minimums and multiples; vendor information for all assigned parts in the system

•         Adhere to the General Requirements of Team Members

•         Responsible for the proper handling and management of hazardous waste generated in their work area.

•         Perform other assignments as required

Skills & Qualifications

•         Bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience preferred

•         Minimum three years relevant purchasing experience required in a manufacturing environment 

•         Understanding of engineering drawings and flow charts required

•         MRP exposure required 

•         Strong communications and interpersonal skills needed

•         Experience dealing with suppliers including quoting, order processing and tracking delivery and quality performance

•         Intermediate level of computer skills in e-mail, internet, Word, and Excel


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