The Buyer is responsible for purchasing raw materials, parts and services as assigned for the operation of all Garlock facilities. Coordinates and performs all activities relevant to supply chain development and compliance to Garlock’s total quality plan.
Cooperates with engineers, production, quality, and others as assigned to draw up specifications, tolerances, as required to meet the material requirements of the business.
Review source of supply and quotations of various suppliers for authorized purchase requisitions, sends requests for quotations and interviews potential suppliers, and selects suppliers who best meet the quality, price and delivery requirements.
Conducts study of business and market conditions and analyzes information on material, supply, price trends, and government rules and regulations.
Seeks out new suppliers to reduce costs, improve quality of products or serve as substitutes for scarce items. Negotiates contracts for special needs and requirements.
Discusses defects of purchased goods with Quality Assurance or Engineering personnel to determine source of trouble and take corrective action.
Follows-up on important and urgently needed items to ensure specified delivery dates.
Ability to conceptualize the direction of assigned commodities and develops plans of action to achieve the goals and objectives of the group.
Ability to develop and implement new ideas to meet the business plan.
Compiles, enters, edits, and distributes purchase orders as required.
Must be cognizant of all-departmental procedures and associated responsibilities.
College degree desirable. A minimum of 3 years experience in knowledge and understanding of the total procurement process.
Strong negotiation skills to aggressively close deals that positively affect bottom-line results.
Strong listening, interpersonal and communication skills for communicating upward, downward, and horizontal messages.
Good knowledge of the products and manufacturing processes.
Garlock values diversity in the workplace. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or protected veteran status. If you require accommodation due to a disability at any time during the recruitment and/or assessment process, please contact Talent Acquisition and we will make all reasonable efforts to accommodate your request.
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