The Buyer is responsible for executing sourcing strategies and ensuring continuity of supply. This role will assist in managing on-going purchase order placement, order tracking, supplier follow-up and overall material inventory flow across the network to support efficient and day-to-day supply chain operations.
- Assures that material, supplies, and services are available as required and meet established goals through adherence to companies purchasing policies.
- Leads the recruitment, evaluation, and selection of suppliers and service providers through strategic sourcing, identification of capabilities, the creation of technical RFQ documents, proposal review and risk analysis.
- Procures production material, MRO materials, and services.
- Builds strong relationships with suppliers to leverage their collective knowledge and abilities to further Edwards business objectives.
- Engages suppliers to expedite goods when necessary and clearly communicates the appropriate details with all affected groups and coordinates follow-up plans.
- Analyzes and secures quotations; negotiates prices and terms with suppliers; and recommends suppliers with respect to cost, quality, and delivery competitiveness for assigned responsibilities.
- Coordinates as appropriate, quality matters and engineering changes/developments between company activities and suppliers.
- Analyzes and develops supply chain for ongoing improvement in cost, quality, delivery, and recommends, implements, and reports on improvement activity.
- Utilizes reports to ensure adequate inventory of purchased material is maintained to meet production requirements.
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