Buyer II in Austin, TX at Benchmark Electronics

Date Posted: 11/5/2018

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    Austin, TX
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Job Description

Job Title
Buyer II

Job ID(Requisition ID):

Job Summary
Title: Buyer II

Benchmark Electronics is looking for a Buyer for our Austin, TX Location. The Buyer II performs the purchasing function for the acquisition of various items, such as parts, equipment and machinery and related administrative responsibilities.

Location: Round Rock, TX

Essential Functions and Competencies

  • Ensures that materials, equipment and supplies are ordered and timely delivered in order to fulfill manufacturing process requirements and finished goods delivery performance.
  • Interfaces with technical and management personnel regarding possible changes in material, quantity, quality or delivery schedules that may result in cost savings.
  • Analyzes requisitions for proprietary items to determine possible alternatives gathering data such as prices previously paid for the same or similar items in like quantity, present selling price on such items.
  • Requests and analyzes quotations concerning items that meet Company design and specification, and checks for reasonableness of price on such items.
  • Prepares Purchase Orders, and arranges for the forwarding of blueprints, specifications, material and tooling.
  • Works with technical personnel in the design stages, and also in the quoting process.
  • Assists in vendor selection process, including the selection of the most economical proposal, negotiates with the supplier in accordance with Company regulations, and recommends vendors.
  • Assists the expediters on difficult deliveries.
  • Attends and may arrange conferences between vendor personnel and other Company employees.
  • Manage larger, more complex accounts.
  • Mentor Buyer I’s in performing purchasing activities for various projects.
  • Lead, or at least participate in, a continuous improvement activity.
  • Review and execute MRP requirements and place or reschedule purchase orders on a variety of items status’ material to ensure delivery and inventory requirements are being met.

Qualifications / Education / Experience
  • Effective written and oral communications skills.
  • Demonstrates discretion & confidentiality.
  • Effective interpersonal skills, both internally and externally.
  • Ability to support a 24/7 global business operation as required.
  • Ability to participate in a continuous improvement activity.
  • Effective negotiation skills.
  • Effective analytical, planning and organizational skills.
  • Effective problem solving skills, ability to make sound business decisions, use independent discretion.
  • Ability to effectively mentor co-workers.

5+ years in commodity purchasing; Experience in large volume, more complex purchasing accounts/commodities preferred.

4 year degree in business preferred.

Job Category
Job Location
Austin, TX, USA

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