Senior Buyer

Plympton, Massachusetts
Advertising, Marketing & Public Relations (Protective Service Occupations)
Job Type
Temp to Perm
Working Hours
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
US$ 20.00 - US$ 25.00 per hour
Ref. Number
Duquette, Emily, Spherion
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Job Description

Spherion Staffing has partnered with Hubbell Lighting in Plympton, MA! We are looking to add to their staff with a Senior Buyer!

The Senior Buyer provides parts, equipment, and materials by developing sources of supply and monitoring supplier performance; obtaining required parts, equipment and materials, verifying receipt of items, authorizing payment, and managing and controlling inventory. If you think this is you, please don't hesitate to apply!

- Issue requests for quotes/proposals (RFQ/RFP) and select best source consistent with cost, quality and delivery requirements.
- Negotiate and manage long term pricing agreements on critical commodities.
- Complete purchase requests with domestic and international suppliers by inputting purchase orders, expediting deliveries, and verifying all transactions.
- Handle correspondence concerning over-shipments, delivery shortages, changes in quantity, delivery dates, and prices and report such changes to the interested parties in a timely manner as required.
- Act as a liaison between suppliers and involved departments to resolve procurement related problems.
- Process non-conforming material requests and RMA requests with supply chain partners.
- Authorize payment for purchases by reviewing invoices and related documentation.
- Maintain appropriate inventory levels consistent with targeted inventory goals and as set by management.
- Maintain accuracy of stock code information within SYSPRO, including lead-time, pricing, current supplier information, current purchase order data, etc.
- Ensure SYSPRO parameters are maintained by monitoring minimum, maximum, safety, and current inventory levels; making recommendations to management for adjustments to levels.
- Monitor supplier performance by ensuring that product is delivered as scheduled and meets specifications.
- Assist internal and external customers by interpreting laws, policy, codes, and regulations pertaining to purchasing; answer inquiries both orally and in writing concerning purchasing operations.

Working hours: 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM

- Intermediate to advanced computer skills.
- Proficient with MS Office suite and other work-related software. (Experience with Excel is required)
- Ability to act independently to determine methods and procedures on new assignments.
- Ability to maintain positive company image and brand.
- Ability to prioritize tasks and meet deadlines.
- Negotiation skills


4-7 years

- BA or BS in Materials Management, Procurement, Business Administration, Operations Planning or a related field; MBA, CPM or APICS certification desirable.
- 5+ years of related procurement experience including purchasing, inventory control, contract negotiation, supply management, supplier relationships, basics of Cost Accounting, and tracking budget expenses.
- Knowledge of MRP processes
- Contract manufacturing experience beneficial.
- Work experience in an electronics manufacturing environment beneficial.
- Working knowledge of the legal aspects of procurement and contract law.
- Knowledge of import freight movement.

Must be a SUPERUSE in Microsoft Excel and SAP.

This is an excellent opportunity to find your next permanent job!

Apply online today at Office: 75038 or call in at 508-991-8170 and ask for Emily.

We offer an excellent referral bonus program, as well as health insurance benefits for those who qualify.

Spherion has helped thousands of people just like you find work happiness! Our experienced staff will listen carefully to your employment needs and then work diligently to match your skills and qualifications to the right job and company. Whether you're looking for temporary, temp-to-perm or dire

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