Buyer III in Tempe, AZ at Benchmark Electronics

Date Posted: 4/10/2018

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    Tempe, AZ
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Job Description

Job Title
Buyer III

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Job Summary
Precision Technologies Tempe, a division of Benchmark Electronics, Inc. has an extensive capability in mechanical manufacturing. Our customers are leading Original Equipment Manufacturers who require exacting precision mechanical production capabilities. Our product lines include Aerospace, Healthcare, Scientific Instrumentation, and complex electro-mechanical equipment. We are seeking a motivated individual with Buying experience. Our Capabilities Include:
•Precision CNC – up to 5-Axis Milling and Turning
•Precision 5-Axis Grinding of Aerospace Turbine Engine Nozzles and Blades
•Close Tolerance (Micron level) Instrumentation Grinding
•Electrical Discharge Machining (EDM) NADCAP approved
•Complex Electro-Mechanical assembly and test (Class 1K & 10K clean room)
•Functional testing This position will Perform the purchasing function for the acquisition of various items, equipment and machinery associated with particular product lines. Also performs related administrative responsibilities.

Essential Functions and Competencies

•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.
Qualifications / Education / Experience

•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.
•Interviews vendors and investigates new products and processes.
•Makes periodic visits to vendor’s plants to become familiar with their equipment, personnel and capabilities, and assists them when problems arise.
•Assists the expediters on difficult deliveries.
•Attends and may arrange conferences between vendor personnel and other Company employees.
•Manages larger, more complex accounts
•Leads or at least participates in a continuous improvement activity.
•Reviews and executes MRP requirements and places or reschedules purchase orders on a variety of items status’ material to ensure delivery requirements are being met.

8+ years in commodity purchasing in a contract manufacturing environment; experience in large volume, more complex purchasing accounts/commodities
•Intermediate knowledge and experience with word processing and spreadsheet use, preferably Microsoft software.
•Will demonstrate a strong understanding of ERP tools (MAPICS or equivalent).

4 year degree preferred or combination of education and experience.
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Job Location
Tempe, AZ, USA

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