Senior Buyer - Crete, IL

Holland
ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS: 
  • Evaluate and negotiate supplier agreements for optimal performance, quality, and pricing
  • Lead sourcing efforts from vendor identification through vendor evaluation, selection and implementation
  • Demonstrate material savings by achieving targeted cost savings within area of management
  • Manage and improve supplier quality by finding and eliminating supplier root cause
  • Ensure project and customer deadlines are met to budget and delivery requirements
  • Ability to work cross-departmentally on new project development and/or high profit product
  • Maintain clear communications with internal customers and suppliers
  • Other duties as assigned
PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS: 
  • Standing, walking, bending, and sitting for extended periods are required to perform basic office functions
  • Ability to lift up to 25 pounds is regularly required for photocopying, filing and other record keeping duties
  • Vision must be sufficient for inputting data into a computer
  • Keyboarding skills that reduce the risk of carpal tunnel and other office-related injuries
  • Willingness to wear PPE (hard hat, safety glasses, hearing protection, steel-toed boots) as needed
  • Ability to travel domestically as well as Internationally via ground, air, and rail as necessary (up to 25%)
ENVIRONMENTAL CONDITIONS: 
  • Indoor office environment
  • Open cubicle arrangement
  • Occasional shop or vendor locations 
QUALIFICATIONS: 
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Supply Chain or like field preferred
  • 5+ years direct Purchasing and/or Supply Chain experience with both domestic and overseas procurement
  • Raw Material experience preferred – Steel
  • Experienced with Project Management fundamentals and Project Management process flow
  • Financial acumen to develop sourcing financial models, including total cost of ownership models
  • Practical problem-solving approach to supply issues, business-minded, results-oriented, and a team player
  • Excellent creative thinking skills with emphasis on developing innovative solutions to solve procurement problems
  • Exceptional vendor relations management
  • Strong oral and written communication skills
  • Must maintain a valid Driver’s License and Passport, and abide by our Corporate Fleet Policy
  • Ability to successfully complete all pre-employment testing required by Holland, L.P.
Holland LP provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, citizen status, religion, ancestry, national origin, age, disability, sex, marital status, military status, pregnancy, sexual orientation, or any other basis prohibited by applicable federal, state, or local employment laws or regulations in every location in which the company has facilities. 
Disclaimer
This job description is not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, skills, duties, requirements, or working conditions associated with the job. Management reserves the right to revise this job description at any time to add or remove tasks as circumstances change, (e.g., emergencies, changes in personnel, workload, rush jobs or technical developments).
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