Staff Management | SMX Buyer in Sullivan, Illinois


City.: Sullivan

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Location: IL

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ID: 79251


Employment Duration: Full time


Buyer – Sullivan, IL

Are you looking for your next step as a Buyer? Do you enjoy problem solving and improving processes for product development? Staff Management is currently hiring a Buyer for a direct hire opportunity in Sullivan, IL.


  • Competitive Salary

  • Medical, Vision, and Dental Benefits

  • Short term and long term disability

  • 401k plan

  • Tuition reimbursement program

You will:

  • Participate with supplier and product development in APQP events to optimize design and component costs

  • Identify and promote new technology opportunities for continuous improvement and cost reductions

  • Source parts at approved and acceptable suppliers and assure overall responsibility for supplier performance including quality, delivery, price, and technical support

  • Negotiate pricing

  • Monitor part delivery to support production while minimizing inventory

  • Monitor quality and delivery performance of each supplier

  • Assist QA department to ensure defects receive appropriate supplier root cause analysis and corrective action

  • Visit suppliers on a regular basis

  • Correspond to business performance for activities such as Supplier Quality Reviews, Supplier Process Verification Audits, Corrective action Audits, etc.

  • Develop supplier that is consistent with mission and vision statements

  • Maintain overall responsibility for the supplier relationship

  • Perform special projects as assigned by Purchasing Manager

  • Up to 30% travel

We are looking for:

•B.A. / B.S. technical degree and/or 3 years’ experience in a related field (or equivalent combination of education and experience)

•Strong Negotiation Skills

  • Motived/Self-Starter

  • Ability to speak effectively via phone or in-person to groups of customers or employees of the organization.