We are looking for an experienced Buyer for Manufacturing in our Columbus, OH headquarters. The Buyer - Manufacturing is responsible for purchasing and negotiating materials, equipment, and supplies from vendors.
Manage vendor relationships by: managing supplier/partner contracts, manage day-to-day relationships, and negotiate and secure pricing.
Knowledge of market forces driving costs and supply availability.
Executing project plans for new product development, seasonal sales trends, and special events.
Coordinates with cross-functional teams, and communicates with internal and external parties, while meeting tight deadlines.
Manage multiple priorities in a fast paced environment.
Conduct financial analysis of business opportunities to meet and exceed cost control/ reduction and profitability targets.
Understand, negotiate, and execute terms for Cap Ex and complex equipment purchases.
Building SKUs for inventory management system.
Spreadsheet creation and analysis.
Bachelor's degree. Preferably in Supply Chain Management/Logistics, Industrial Engineering, or Business.
4+ years buying experience in manufacturing setting or equivalent experience.
Experience with building vendor relationship, sourcing new materials, and price negotiation.
Strong math skills.
Strong analytical skills to solve problems and drive results.
Curiosity and a desire to learn.
High-level Excel skills.
Excellent communication/presentation skills.
Ability to recognize and react to changing work demands.