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9 months ago
Location: Connecticut, United States
Job type: Permanent
Sector: Operations
Category: Buyer
Job ID #: 10007
Location: US - Connecticut - Middlefield
Functional Area: Supply Chain
Division: MMA - Ultra Precision Technology
Position Type: Full-Time Regular
Education Required: Bachelors Degree
Experience Required: 5 - 7 Years
Relocation Provided: Some Relocation May Be Available
Hours of Work:
Travel Percentage: 10
Shift: 1st

Position Description

Purchasing agents determine the appropriate procedures to use to obtain goods and services that will fill the requirements, achieve 100% quality, meet the delivery schedule, provide the best landed cost, and conform to process regulations.
You are required to have sufficient knowledge of your assigned commodity in order to advise requisitioners on products available, sources, prices, and supplier performance.

Essential Functions:
*Review MRP (Material Resource Planning) requirements on a regular basis for assigned items/materials/services and react accordingly in order to maintain inventory levels based on established guidelines to support manufacturing demand. Request, prepare, and analyze quote packages for internal customers. Resolve supplier payment issues and process non-conforming material

*Work with Approved Supplier list to establish short term contracts and purchase orders with limited supervision to achieve best landed cost to support the business

*Identify and implement best possible procurement/replenishment method for active parts

*Assist with supplier audits and Long Term Agreements(LTA's) with key suppliers

*Represent the Purchasing department to support New Product Introductions (NPI's), end of life components, and new part transitions

*Analyze supplier performance and ensure compliance to ISO,SOX and Zygo work instructions. Work with suppliers to achieve 100% quality,100% on time delivery, and best total cost for the company

*Must be able to perform all duties of a Buyer

*Performs other related duties as assigned.

Required Competencies

*Strong ability to communicate in verbal and written form and the ability to follow verbal or written instructions.

*Take initiative in daily work

*Able to solve problems by collecting data and using critical thinking skills

*Use basic math skills such as addition. Subtraction, multiplication and division to analyze pricing

*Able to organize reports, folders, and communications from multiple sources.

*To work on multiple projects simultaneously

*Understand engineering drawings and/or bills of materials (BOMs) sufficient enough to facilitate preparing quote packages that include all relevant documentation

*Ability to pressure suppliers to explain quality and pricing concerns and to gather facts and use them to debate and negotiate best cost for Zygo

Position Requirements

Bachelor’s degree in business, or related and minimum 5 years purchasing experience in a high-mix, high tech, manufacturing environment.

CIPS, APICs and/or CPM or equivalent certification
Six Sigma Green Belt or Lean certification

Must be a self-starter; open minded, and a team player. Position requires the ability to work in cross functional groups to problem solve and continuously improve the processes.

Working experience in a Lean Manufacturing environment is preferred

Domestic Travel Required up to 10%. International may be required

Physical Demands
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is occasionally required to stand; walk; sit; use hands to finger, handle, or feel objects, tools or controls; reach with hands and arms; climb stairs; balance; stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl; talk or hear.

The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by the job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus.

Work Environment
Work environment characteristics described here are representative of those that would be encountered by an employee in performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is generally not exposed to weather conditions, and the noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.

We are an Equal Opportunity Employer and do not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment because of race, color, sex, age, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, status as a veteran, and basis of disability or any other federal, state or local protected class.

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