190240 - Buyer
$24 to $33.50 DOE
7 months

Chipton Ross is seeking a Buyer for an opening in Redmond, WA

Procure goods, materials and services to ensure the company operational needs and goals are met, by taking into account price, quality and delivery and by ensuring continuity of supply to production for delivering on time to the company end customers. Responsible and accountable for main commodity (Electrical) and other commodities (Molds, Seal/Gaskets, others). Act as interface between suppliers and the company's stakeholders or relevant departments: Engineering, Finance, Production, Planning, Quality, Warehouse and Sales. Purchase goods, materials, components or service in line with specified costs, quality and delivery target. Contact suppliers to resolve price, quality, delivery or invoice issues. Assess, monitor, manage and improve its suppliers' portfolio performance. Monitor and advise on any issues which present risk or opportunity to the organization

Key Responsibilities
Monitor ERP messages or reports to ensure supply continuity, evaluate inventory levels and place purchase orders to support customer orders and replenish targeted stock levels.
Process and manage purchase requisitions, purchase orders, order acknowledgements and amendments, expedites or cancellation, invoice reconciliation, Suppliers non-conformances, deviations and returns
Proactively monitor purchases order delivery dates to support Production schedule
Manage shortages and coordinate with production planning to adjust demand or supply level
Work in close collaboration with Supplier Quality to manage Supplier non-conformances, deviations, documentation gaps or corrective actions
Participate in Material Review Board (MRB) for non-conforming materials and execute timely its material dispositions when assigned
Initiate internal or external corrective actions to solve issues, such as but not limited to initiating Engineering Change orders on Purchased items to support design or documentation updates
Ensure compliance to company Quality Management Systems (QMS), and purchasing guidelines, policies or procedures

Purchasing strategy
Responsible for optimizing material costs through vendor analysis, quality, schedule, cost evaluation, etc. Applies cost effective measures as related to support standard cost and make/buy decisions.
Determines optimal methods of procurement process such as discrete or blanket orders, Vendor Managed Inventory (VMI), etc. in alignment with the company strategy to optimize its purchased inventory levels
Determine and manage optimal order levels by reviewing ERP logistic settings, such as supplier lead-time, order minimums, capacity, shipment methods, freight costs and other relevant variables as necessary.

Supplier performance management and improvement
Build, maintain and manage supplier relationships with effective communication skills and by continuously monitoring the flow of information or requirement, both external and internal.
Utilize supplier performance data on Costs, Quality or Delivery to drive continuous improvement, including feedback and proactive resolution of issues
In close collaboration with Supplier Quality, investigate quality concerns and recommend actions to correct and prevent future quality concerns; implement and drive supplier improvement processes
Participate and support Suppliers' assessments or audits
Perform on-site visits as and when required

Sourcing activities and commodity portfolios management
Continually assesses market conditions or trends of its portfolio, which may affect procurement and recommend procurement or supply-chain management strategy changes
Support Strategic Sourcing manager to select vendors through appropriate procurement practices, total cost of ownership and compliance guidelines.
Submit RFQ's, analyze quotations from suppliers and make recommendations on sourcing strategy for its portfolio

3-6 years of experience
Has developed knowledge and skills through formal training or considerable work experience
Works within established procedures with a moderate degree of supervision
Identifies the problem and all relevant issues in straightforward situations, assesses each using standard procedures and makes
sound decisions

College degree is preferred (Preferably a degree in Supply Chain management or related field) or comparable experience.

Work Schedule
1st Shift, M-F 7am-4:30pm

Employment will be contingent on clearing a drug screen and background check. Both must clear prior to start date.

Chelsie Goodreau
420 Culver Boulevard
Playa Del Rey, CA 90293

Phone: (310) 414-7800 x254 or (800) 927-9318 x254

Candidates responding to this posting must currently possess the eligibility to work in the United States. No third parties please.

Employment will be contingent on candidate clearing pre-employment drug screen and background check.

Chipton-Ross provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, creed, religion, national origin, sex (including pregnancy), age, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, protected veteran status, genetic information, or any other characteristic protected by Federal, State or local law. This policy governs all areas of employment at Chipton-Ross, including recruiting, hiring, training, assignment, promotions, compensation, benefits, discipline, and terminations.