Buyer in Appleton, WI at Ducommun

Date Posted: 9/23/2018

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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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