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Senior Buyer
Location:  Blaine, MN 
Recruiter Name:  Terry Lindig
Phone:  (651) 697-2124
Job ID:  15395
Category:  Procurement / Purchasing / Buyer / Estimator
Job Type:  Direct Only
Minimum Experience:  5+
Required Education:  Bachelor of Science
Salary:  $ 65000.00 - $ 75000.00
Job Description
Senior Buyer

Advanced manufacturing company developing custom automated systems for the medical, semiconductor and consumer products industry is seeking an energetic Senior Buyer to join their team.  In this exciting role, you will work with the team to source and procure components needed for critical life-enhancing products.
  • Production planning to focus on continuous improvement of products
  • The buyer will manage the inventory of parts and supplies
  • Offer suggestions for process improvement; apply LEAN principles
  • Work with vendors to obtain complex or difficult to acquire supplies
  • Sourcing new suppliers and creating new processes to achieve the best possible quality, reliability, pricing, and delivery times possible.
  • Work closely with the fabrication department to forecast internal workload requirements
  • Provide and schedule training for current and new employees
  • Develop and maintain systems to track and expedite orders
  • Maintain stock levels in assembly
  • Track overhead budgets
Job Requirements

Senior Buyer
  • Minimum 5-7 years experience in a procurement role within the manufacturing industry
  • Direct responsibility for managing vendors and negotiating contracts and experience establishing and documenting purchasing best practices.
  • Demonstrated skilled negotiator with working knowledge of contract terms and conditions and ability to locate multiple supply sources and manage inventory and spare parts levels.
  • Complete understanding of assembly diagrams, piece part diagrams, and blueprints
  • Strong organizational skills with the ability to accurately report and forecast
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills
  • Strong writing and verbal communication skills
  • Basic knowledge of MS Windows operating system
Konik PrimeStaff is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, status as a protected veteran, status as a qualified individual with a disability, or any other protected class status.
Konik PrimeStaff has been a leader in the technical staffing industry for more than 40 years, providing the fastest and easiest link between employees and employers. Konik PrimeStaff has specialized in placing professional, qualified personnel in Minnesota and western Wisconsin businesses since its inception and maintains a strong commitment to customer service.

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