• Buyer

    Posted Date 9 months ago(16/08/2017 14:46)
    Job ID
    United States
    Seniority Level
    Job Function
    Supply Chain & Logistics
    Permanent Full-Time
    Estimated Travel Required
    0 - 10%
  • Company Overview

    Come and work with us the “TT Way” which means we do the right thing, bring out the best in each other, achieve more together, champion expertise and get the job done…well! With approximately 4100 colleagues we operate from 21 locations around the world. Building the expertise of our people is critical to the future success of our organisation.


    TT Electronics is a global provider of engineered electronics. We collaborate with customers in the transportation, industrial, medical, and aerospace and defence markets, providing them with engineering expertise and support through a global network of specialists and world class facilities. As a responsible employer we encourage all our people to “give something back” by supporting the local communities in which we operate.


    Our site in Perry, Ohio is part of the Global Manufacturing Solutions (GMS) business. We specialise in low volume, high mix electronics manufacturing for the aerospace, defense, industrial, and medical industries. With locations in North America, Europe and Asia, we provide highly engineered electronics and electromechanical assemblies for world-leading manufacturing companies. We provide customers with tailored business solutions, global sourcing and logistics.

    Role Overview and Responsibilities

    Summary:  Buyers will possess the experience and job knowledge to handle all aspects of the quoting, sourcing, and procurement of purchased material in support of current and potential production requirements.  Their goal will be to derive the best possible price, delivery, and quality on all purchased material.


    Essential Duties and Responsibilities include the following.  Other duties may be assigned.


    • Scheduling (planning) of assigned part numbers.
    • Support of accounts payable and receiving issues associated with their P.O.’s.
    • Timely resolve of rejected material.
    • Implementation of ECR’s related to purchased material.
    • Quoting to support sales efforts.
    • Processing BOM quotes related to new business.
    • Sourcing of new parts related to implementation of a quote or a quote/buy.
    • Quoting, negotiating, and sourcing of material as it relates to blanket P.O. renewal, ongoing production, or new part numbers.
    • Quote to actual analysis on new jobs.
    • Material status reporting on new jobs.
    • Ongoing problem solving and support of material shortages and problem parts.
    • Analysis, resolution, and recording of purchase price variances.
    • Support, as assigned, to vendor quality and on-time delivery reporting.
    • Support for the maintenance of accurate purchasing records with the department and in the ERP system as well as the other files and databases used with the materials group.
    • Buying responsibilities limited in nature. (Junior Buyer)
    • Buying responsibilities moderate in nature. (Buyer)
    • Buying responsibilities complex and dollar value high in nature. (Senior Buyer)
    •  Considered an expert and able to perform all levels of buyer job description. (Senior Buyer)

    Qualifications, Skills and Attributes

    I.   Education/Experience/Credentials:  Junior Buyer level less than two years of buying or material experience.  Buyer greater than three years of purchasing or material related experience.  Bachelors Degree in Business Administration or purchasing related major in lieu of experience. C.P.M. or C.P.I.M is a plus.  Print reading and process knowledge of materials to be purchased.  Senior Buyer minimum of five years of purchasing or material related experience.  Bachelors Degree in Business Administration or purchasing related major in lieu of experience.  C.P.M. or C.P.I.M. is a plus.  Print reading and process knowledge or materials to be purchased. 


     This position requires use of information or access to hardware which is subject to the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR).  All applicants must be U.S. persons within the meaning of ITAR.  ITAR defines a U.S. person as a U.S. Citizen, U.S. Permanent Resident (i.e. 'Green Card Holder').


    II.  Language Ability:  Excellent communication both written and verbal.  Ability to read and analyze periodicals, business reports, correspondence and procedure manuals.  Ability to write reports, business correspondence, and procedure manuals.  Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from groups of managers, customers, Team Members and the general public.  Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions.  The Individual must possess strong skills in grammar and proofreading.


    III. Math Ability:  Ability to calculate figures and amounts such as discounts, interest, commissions, proportions, percentages.


    IV.  Reasoning Ability:  Ability to collect data, solve practical problems and deal with a variety of concrete variables in situations where only limited standardization exists.  Ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram, or schedule form.  Ability to maintain a professional and positive image in any situation using good judgment. 


    V.  Computer Skills:  Ability to use office software, including Word processing, Spreadsheets, Databases, Slide Presentations, Internet browsers, E-mail, and business systems software.  M.R.P. knowledge and Logic. Use third party quoting software.


    VI.   Supervisory Responsibilities:  This job has no supervisory responsibilities.


    VII.  Work Environment:  The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


    The noise level in the work environment is usually quiet.


    VIII.  Physical Demands:  The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.  The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds.  Specific vision abilities required by this job include ability to adjust focus.  While performing the duties of this Job, the employee is regularly required to sit; use hands, finger dexterity, handle or feel; reach with hands and arms and talk or hear.  The employee is frequently required to walk.  The employee is occasionally required to stand; climb or balance and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl.



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