Senior Buyer | Job ID: Job #2099


We are seeking a strong Senior Buyer for one of our clients, a Manufacturing organization, that is widely known for providing cost-effective solutions, outstanding quality, and value-added equipment.


***This role must be on-site in Vermont***


This role will be an integral part of the materials team and make improvements that facilitates effective problem solving, process and product improvement. The Sr. Buyer will be responsible for raw material and some indirect purchases, negotiations on terms and pricing, and proactively identifying opportunities to improve pricing, quality, and vendor relationships both domestically and internally. Strong negotiation and communication skills are critical in this role.



  • Negotiates favorable prices and terms with suppliers for goods and services. 
  • Ensure materials are available to meet product demand and forecasts.
  • Expedites and reschedules purchased item shipments as required to meet production needs.
  • Locate, evaluate, and qualify new suppliers.
  • Identifies strategic improvements in the parts that are being sourced.
  • Manages purchased inventory dollars to meet business objectives.
  • Implements lean manufacturing principles to the supply chain, to include vendor managed inventory, kanban and visual reordering systems, inventory reduction, waste reduction, etc.
  • Manages existing suppliers in accordance with company ISO procedures.
  • Responsible for the issuance of contractual purchase orders for materials and services.
  • Maintains accurate records for all purchasing activities; including pricing, delivery, performance, quantities received, and quality of service.
  • Facilitates communication and coordinates with appropriate management on issues affecting future parts availability, work stoppage, or significant price changes.
  • Manages supplier issues including late deliveries, rejected shipments, quality, and delays caused by increased customer demand.
  • Works with vendors to develop product packaging.
  • Verifies vendor invoices and vouchers receipted Purchase Orders.
  • Supports annual physical inventory and manages supplier inventory.
  • Works with management and company peers in the development of new products.


  • Bachelor’s Degree (B.A.) from an accredited four-year college or university; or five years related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience is required. 
  • Global purchasing experience is preferred.



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