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Full-time Steel Commodity Buyer

at i-HEADHUNT in Tennessee

Steel Commodity Buyer

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS
Responsible for managing Request for Proposal/Request for Quote process for procuring steel, machined parts, and industrial items
Prepare and issue purchase orders and change notices for materials, services, supplies, and miscellaneous expenses.
Lead supplier qualification efforts and negotiate supplier agreements. Build strong relationships with suppliers and conduct reviews of performance.
Research and develop new suppliers to improve supplier base. Develop relationships with network of suppliers and manage the material delivery schedules to ensure on-time execution and superior quality.
Negotiate with suppliers to support purchasing goals of lowest possible cost balanced against optimum quality, scheduling needs and on time delivery.
Assist on an as needed basis to investigate and resolve supplier claims and payment discrepancies.
Identify and support initiatives to reduce and/or contain cost, improve material flow, evaluate capacity, and manage quality.
Communicate requirements and updates to internal customers, and interface with Project Management and Shop personnel to provide order status updates.
Maintain running log of backorders and continuously review for expedite and alternative sourcing solutions, in support of critical customer requirements
Provide backup to colleagues in other areas of Purchasing for other categories and perform other duties as assigned.

SKILLS AND ABILITIES
Have knowledge of fabrication processes including welding, cutting, forming and assembly.
Familiar with interpreting shop drawings.
Experience with developing RFQ/RFP, negotiations, supplier contracts, preparing financial analysis, expediting and coordination of shipping arrangements.
Excellent negotiation skills.
Strong proficiency with Microsoft Office applications.
Ability to influence others who do not report directly to him/her.
Self-motivated and able to exercise good judgment, make sound decisions, take accountability and operate with minimal supervision.
Proven written and verbal communication skills for both internal and external customers.
Be seen by others as having a high degree of credibility and expertise with the ability to lead up, down and across functional areas.

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE
Bachelor’s degree in Business, Supply Chain or technical oriented field preferred.
5+ years of experience as a Buyer/Purchasing Agent desirable.
3+ years manufacturing

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