Bobrick

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Senior Buyer

Supply Chain | North Hollywood, CA | Full Time

Job Description

Summary

The Senior Buyer will be responsible for complex procurement methods that require a greater degree of experience, knowledge, and professionalism. The Senior Buyer obtains materials from suppliers at the lowest cost consistent with considerations of quality, reliability of source and urgency of need. Studies market trends; analyzes quotations received; interviews suppliers; selects or recommends suppliers with whom work orders are to be placed, and schedules deliveries.

Areas of responsibilities

  • Supports all levels of Supply Chain, both directly and indirectly, through consistent application of standard procedures, knowledge, experience, and decisive judgment.

  • Receives requisitions and reviews for completeness and necessary information. Selects reliable sources, request bids as necessary, evaluates quotations, selects or recommends source.

  • Negotiates contracts within budgetary limitations and scope of authority.

  • Participates in multifunctional team meetings and task forces as a representative of the Supply Chain department.

  • May serve as a proxy on both the Quality Action Team (QAT) and Engineering Change Order Request Team (ECOR). This also includes follow up with other employees within the department for action items, implementation dates, and costing information.

  • Negotiates with suppliers and manufacturers as necessary on new procurements or changes to existing purchase orders.

  • Responsible for ensuring that active purchase orders are complete and accurate at all times reflecting the latest requirements and terms and conditions in compliance with company-supplier agreements.

  • Investigates and evaluates new sources of supply. Interviews supplier sales representatives and continually endeavors to keep abreast of developments that influence procurement procedures and practices.

  • Supports product development and cost saving initiatives by sourcing, competitive quotations and communicating Bobrick’s requirements with the suppliers.

  • Determines source of non-compliance for defective or unacceptable goods or services with Quality Control, Engineering, users, suppliers, and implements corrective action.

  • Responsible for accounts which may exceed a total of 15 million cost dollars annually.

  • Works with Accounts Payable to resolve pricing and quantity discrepancies on invoices.

  • Maintains and monitors inventory levels on all assigned items. Recommends write-off of obsolete items. Recommends conversion of slower moving items.

Education and/or Experience

  • Bachelor's degree (B.A.) from four-year College or university.

  • 5-7 years related experience in a manufacturing environment.

  • Must have excellent written and verbal skills.

  • Proficient with Microsoft Office products including Excel/Word/PowerPoint/Outlook/Access.

  • Ability to read, analyzes, and interprets complex documents.

  • Experience in electronic purchasing preferred (i.e., Printed Circuit Boards, and Fiber Optics).

Bobrick’s Culture

We view our culture as a competitive advantage and a foundation for continued success. Our positive and supportive culture encourages our people to do their best every day. Bobrick respects work-life balance, has a strong commitment to employee development and attributes its success to four core values and their alignment with its employees, suppliers, sales representatives, distributors and other channel partners.

 

About the Company

Bobrick is a 100+ year-old global washroom accessory and partition company headquartered in North Hollywood, CA with six manufacturing divisions across the United States and Canada and business operations that extend into 100 markets worldwide.  A leader in product innovation and manufacturing, Bobrick prides itself as a company that delivers best-in-class products and service, while fostering an environment of collaboration and continuous learning.