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Senior Buyers are experienced professionals responsible for purchasing products and services at convenient prices and making sure a company has the input needed to run its activity. Common work activities listed on a Senior Buyer resume example are analyzing procurement needs, taking orders, liaising with suppliers, negotiating prices, checking stocks, and recruiting and training procurement staff. Qualifications such as purchasing experience, leadership, analytical thinking, problem solving, and computer proficiency are often seen on Senior Buyer resume samples. Eligible candidates hold at least a Bachelor's Degree in finance, business, or engineering.

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Senior Buyer

Manage >$40 Million in direct, indirect and contract manufacture materials spend. Facilitate cost effective manufacturing through supplier relationships to optimize cost, assure supply & deliver business competitive advantage which directly effects manufacturing balance sheet. Supervise a team of coordinators supporting operations.

  • Led Kennebunk supply chain activities supporting (Asia, England, & US) acquisitions, integrations, and mandated competitor development achieving ahead of schedule and under budget results on each project.
  • Nominated for PEx Quality in Action People's Choice Award for Warehouse Optimization project that achieved a $1.6M cost avoidance, increased inventory turns by 25% and reduced the warehouse footprint by 15% through cubic foot expansion.
  • Negotiated terms and supported $8M of capital project spend to reduce backorders and increase capacity without expanding the manufacturing facility.
  • Negotiated contracts and resolved labor disputes to construct 3 ISO certified clean rooms over 3 years.
  • Managed the installation of a Bulk Nitrogen system to reduce total cost by 40% to the plant for efficient and productive operations.
  • Managed supplier relationships to successfully turn-around several suppliers which increased on time delivery from 80-100% and produced favorable purchase price variances (PPV).
Candidate Info
17
years in
workforce
6
years
at this job
MA
Master of Arts
2

Senior Buyer

Purchased a broad base of components and assemblies for this $20M global manufacturer of semiconductor testing equipment.

  • Saved organization $50k by returning obsolete parts and assemblies back to suppliers.
  • Utilized expertise and established supplier relationships to average a 5% annual cost savings with key suppliers.
  • Consolidated supply base which increased procurement efficiencies.
  • Extensive knowledge of computer products, PCBA's, mechanical components, plastics, hardware, fiber optics, cable assemblies, and purchasing.
  • Developed and maintained JIT expensed material replenishment program.
  • Improved department procedures which resulted in annual budget savings.
Candidate Info
5
years in
workforce
3
years
at this job
BS
Business Administration
3

Senior Buyer

Organized and executed frame and sheetmetal new product cost out with $1.5M savings / year.

  • Saved $500K / year by quoting and qualifying assembly and kit with new vendor, while eliminating all inventory.
  • Organized and administered frame and sheetmetal cost out for balance of product lines.
  • Saved $144K / year through quoting, kitting, and Supplier Partnering Agreement (SPA) for shielding.
  • Completed training as an Internal ISO Auditor and performed audits.
  • Saved $17K / year on Assembly SPA with zero inventory
  • Maintained inventory levels of 50% less than company purchasing average.
Candidate Info
42
years in
workforce
4
years
at this job
BA
Economics
MA
Purchasing, Materials For Engineering, And Motion And Time Study
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(1) Senior Buyer

Responsible for the annual procurement of roughly $6.5 million (1500 SKU's) using MRP in an AS400 system. Minimize material liability by managing individual MRP settings. Develop low cost sourcing strategies and contract negotiations. Manage/maintain a qualified supplier base. Set up new parts and suppliers, process low stock notices and purchase requisitions, request cycle counts, confirm purchase orders, maintain the hotlist and handle parts returns. Guide IL2000 with shipping instructions. Follow all ISO 9001 processes.

  • Helped significantly lower on hand inventory between two plants from 12 to 6 million over a 1 year period
  • Promoted 3 times to become senior buyer of the most challenging commodities and trained two senior buyers
  • Drove the communization of hundreds of equal parts in the system for future efficiency
  • Successfully managed hundreds of compressors transitioning to R410A compatibility per 2010 U.S. Legislation
  • Handle extra duties: manage shipping report, handle sales slips, learned and use various vendor systems
Candidate Info
12
years in
workforce
8
years
at this job
BBA
Logistics
5

Senior Buyer

Anticipated $3M of savings through identification of strategic sourcing opportunities with low cost country vendors

  • Created and conducted training on regional price lists based on historical consumption and forecast
  • Negotiated and established pricing with two regional vendors, hence partly eliminating the bid to buy process to reduce cost and the number of steps to procure parts
  • Worked with suppliers to help mitigate issues/or risks including: on-time deliveries, invoicing and financial risks
  • Maintained and exceeded all buyer requirements including placing PO's on time, all QN's, and ZD's processed on time
Candidate Info
7
years in
workforce
2
years
at this job
BS
Psychology
6

Senior Buyer

Supported Enterprise Technology Infrastructure, Operations, and Info Security procurement

  • Developed and led RFx events as primary conduit from Supplier to project owner
  • Negotiated pricing and terms/conditions of contracts, procurement events
  • Credited with $3 Million+ in year over year cost reduction in first 6 months (Top in peer group)
  • Managed Wireless Phone (iPhone) contracts/relationships including support.
Candidate Info
12
years in
workforce
7
months
at this job
BA
Computer Science
7

Senior Buyer

Managed 21 suppliers and $35 million dollars in spend annually for turbine engine production

  • Directly responsible for over $293,000 in savings in 2013 through re-cost negotiations
  • Coordinated daily with program management, engineering, and accounting to ensure on-time
  • Maintained records in accordance with ISO 9000 established policies, procedures, and audit
  • Reconciled accounts payable and receivable
  • Member of Six Sigma project team responsible for developing drop-ship quality methodology and potential cost savings from shipping by rail to manufacturing facilities in Mexico
  • Appointed by management to be team's subject matter expert in the use of purchasing
Candidate Info
12
years in
workforce
2
years
at this job
BS
International Business Management
8

Senior Buyer

Verified invoices were billed out correctly and paid per contract for up to 25 contracts per year.

  • Negotiated terms and conditions for each contract up to 3 million dollars.
  • Strategically planned each contract saving company over $750,000.00.
  • Validated proper regulations were applied to all contracts.
  • Implemented recommended enhancements to improve policies and procedures.
Candidate Info
11
years in
workforce
6
years
at this job
BA
Business Administration
MBA
Master of Business Administration
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