Buyer 1- Shawnee Mission.

Title: Buyer 1- Shawnee Mission.
Source: MyJobHelper
Category: Transportation and Warehousing, Long-Term
Posted On: 2015-04-03T07:30:21.000-04:00
Company Description: Broderson Manufacturing has been a leader in carry deck cranes ranging in size from 2.5 to 25 tons for over 30 years. From the top down, Broderson employees remain passionately dedicated to providing the industry with the best cranes and service. In particular, the reputation of the market leading IC-80 and IC-200 models continue to grow based on performance, and the ability to exceed the expectations of even our most demanding customers.

Job Description:

Job Purpose:


Manage the supply chain process for several assigned commodities supporting Broderson's heavy equipment manufacturing. Responsibilities include purchasing and negotiating of direct material, equipment, and supplies from vendors. Goal is to efficiently procure and supply the required mix and number of specified materials to the proper place at the required time with minimal total cost. Provide ongoing selection, development, and management of suppliers to drive continuous improvement and provide best in class performance to the company.



Essential Functions:


Optimize material flow and delivery using MRP, internal planning, and forecasting tools.
Effectively build strong supply chain and vendor relationships.
Professionally negotiate price, manage quality, and ensure on-time delivery.
Evaluate vendor quotes and services to determine the most valuable suppliers.
Proactive response to engineering changes to minimize obsolescence and shortages.
Remain abreast of supplier offerings, strengths and weaknesses, competitors, evolving opportunities, and communicate potential changes or improvements to management that increase company profitability and value.
Rely on extensive experience and judgment to plan and accomplish goals. A wide degree of creativity and latitude is required.
Coordinate and resolve issues regarding existing and new products. Interact with operations, engineering and sales to ensure all requirements are being met.
Conduct training with less experienced staff.
Comply with Quality Management System requirements in accordance with ISO9001.






Required:       3-5 years MRP purchasing experience; BS/BA and/or purchasing certification.

Desired:          5-10 years MRP purchasing experience; MBA.




Position requires knowledge and understanding of purchasing and supply chain execution, preferably in heavy equipment manufacturing. Ability to collect, analyze, and draw conclusions from company data while maintaining confidentiality.


Professional interaction with vendors and service providers while performing supplier reviews, price negotiations, and expedites.


Must be proficient in Microsoft Office applications (Outlook, Excel), experience with one or more ERP systems (ideally SysPro or Epicor E9), and ability to quickly learn new systems.



Physical and Environmental Elements:


This is primarily an office classification with low/moderate noise levels and controlled temperature conditions. Occasional short durations of time may be spent in shop floor environment, offsite in various environments, and minimal travel may be required. 


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