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Buyer - Agawam, MA

Branch ID: 5033

Pay Rate/Salary: $25.00 - $28.00

Direct Hire Opportunity - 1st Shift (7:30am to 5pm, Monday Thru Friday)

Hourly rate will be based on experience.

Primary Job Responsibilities

  • Experience buying raw materials such as aluminum, steel, plastic, and rubber
  • Experience buying outside services such as, metal finishing, welding, brazing, heat treating and painting
  • Analyze suppliers to determine which are most suitable to deliver high quality at competitive prices
  • Negotiate lead times, cost and quality
  • Develop and maintain sourcing strategies including strategies to meet cost savings targets
  • Liaise with suppliers to ensure timely deliveries
  • Periodically review supplier base to ensure consistency with sourcing strategies
  • Prepare purchase orders and RFQs through ERP system
  • Generate Assembly Reschedule to drive weekly and monthly requirements
  • Maintain procurement records such as items or services purchased, costs, delivery, product quality or performance and inventories
  • Manage policy requirements and flows to suppliers (DFARS, EICC and ITAR)

Experience Required (Technical, Procurement and Operations)

  • Effective verbal and written communication skills
  • Proficiency with personal computers and networking, specifically Microsoft Excel
  • Ability to analyze bills of material and drawings to understand key requirements
  • Knowledge and direct experience in negotiating contracts and quotations with Contract Manufacturers and Suppliers
  • Ability to identify cost reduction opportunities
  • Manage suppliers to meet objectives related to cost, delivery performance, schedule and quality.
  • Perform regular performance review with suppliers to drive continuous improvements.
  • Create monthly performance reviews and reports focusing on overall sourcing requirements.
  • Adopt appropriate supplier management methodologies and procurement strategies in purchasing to secure better prices.
  • Cross train team on effective procurement processes and strategy.
  • Coordinate with vendor on continuous quality improvement.

For immediate consideration, please forward your resume for Sara Stevenson-Cruz,

Experience Required (Technical, Procurement and Operations)

About Staffmark

The Company supports affirmative action and equal employment opportunity. The Company will provide equal employment in employment practices to all applicants for employment. Employment decisions shall be made without regard to any protected characteristic such as, but not limited to, race, color, religion, gender, age, disability, national origin, ancestry, citizen status, gender identity, sexual orientation, marital status, status in regard to public assistance, disabled veterans, recently separated veterans, Armed Forces service medal veterans and other protected veterans, genetic information and other legally protected classes. Furthermore, the Company is an E-Verify employer. Information provided on this application will not be used for any discriminatory purposes. The Company complies with all applicable federal, state and local non-discrimination laws and regulations. The Company will provide reasonable accommodations in the application or interviewing process. If you need a reasonable accommodation in the application or interviewing process, please contact us.

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Agawam, MA


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City, State or Zip Code: Agawam, MA

Position Type: Direct Hire Position

Date Posted: 12/11/2018