Buyer II

Oceanside, CA | Direct Hire

Job ID: [SA] Buyer II Industry: Building materials

We are seeking a Buyer II for a direct hire opportunity with a reputable manufacturing company of building materials located in the Oceanside! The Buyer II will be responsible to actively source goods, build and maintain a culture of cost reduction and provide support to the business on all issues related to the external procurement of goods and services, including process, sourcing, contracts, and risk management.

 The Buyer II will be responsible to:

  • Deliver assigned targets around savings / value delivery, risk management and governance.
  • Maintain strong relationships with key stakeholders to identify opportunities to improve cost, quality, safety, and other key business deliverables.
  • Lead site sourcing and contracting activities in line with agreed sourcing strategies.
  • Maintenance and compliance of site contractors with an emphasis on compliance to safety requirements.
  • Ensure the necessary contract and supplier performance management activities are undertaken and executed in a timely manner.

 Buyer II Must haves:

  • Bachelor degree (not essential but highly desired)
  • CIPM (APICS) or CPM highly desirable
  • Minimum 5 years buying experience
  • Exposure to a manufacturing environment
  • Demonstrated experience in contractor engagement and management
  • Understanding of contract administration and management
  • Demonstrated experience in supplier negotiation
  • Ability to analyze and interpret large amounts of data (high level of competency in Microsoft Excel)
  • Ability to effectively interact across all operational levels of the business
  • Demonstrated strength in attention to detail
  • Well-structured verbal and written communication
  • Strong negotiation and influencing skills
  • Understanding of commercial risk and the management of risk
  • Ability to influence stakeholders at various levels
  • Understanding and application of Lean tools
  • Understanding and use of ERP systems (SAP preferred)
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