Buyer
Weber Inc.
Kansas City, MO US
Posted ago
Weber Inc.

We are looking for a positive and driven Buyer to join our team! The buyer is responsible for the purchase of goods, materials, and services to ensure the company's operational needs are met, taking into account price, quality, and delivery, to ensure efficiency and continuity of supply.

Responsibilities

  • Purchase goods, materials, and components or services in line with specified cost, quality, and delivery targets 
  • Support relevant departments and communicate any supply problems which may impact business operations
  • Act as an interface between suppliers and other relevant departments on purchasing processes and new projects and  activities 
  • Provide analysis on costs, new and existing,  and review cost reduction activities 
  • Prepare reports and updates when required through Excel or BI tools
  • Work closely with others in the supply chain to review opportunities for continuous improvement and business improvements 
  • Negotiate contracts to improve prices and terms of business with suppliers
  • Prepare and manage purchase orders as well as order schedules 
  • Expedites and coordinates emergency purchase order placement with critical deadlines 
  • Build, maintain, and manage supplier relationships through excellent communication 
  • Ensure that a professional and consistent approach is taken in relation to all supplier relationships 
  • Ensure compliance with company guidelines, purchasing policies, and procedures 
  • Conduct research for new suppliers
  • Maintain  active supplier list (ASL) 
  • Compile data relating to supplier performance to enable evaluation 
  • Assess and evaluate suppliers and contribute to performance reviews 
  • Contact suppliers to resolve price, quality, and delivery or invoice issues 
  • Coordinates with receiving to solve inventory discrepancies
  • Works closely with accounting to solve invoice discrepancies

Qualifications

  • Able to build and maintain effective and productive relationships with staff, stakeholders, and suppliers
  • Good communication, negotiation, interpersonal and influencing skills
  • Analytical, numerically astute with strong demonstrated problem-solving abilities
  • Able to manage time effectively, prioritize tasks and achieve set targets
  • Commercial and financial awareness with a full understanding of how failure impacts the production, manufacture, and customer order fulfillment
  • Keen attention to detail and accuracy
  • SAP or similar ERP experience required
  • Ability to add value, reduce costs, and input to business improvements

Education and Experience

  • Relevant business or manufacturing degree preferred
  • CPIM certification preferred
  • 3 years of previous purchasing experience in a manufacturing environment preferred
  • Good knowledge of purchasing, negotiation, commercial understanding, and cost breakdown
  • Computer literate with advanced Excel skills

 
Other Requirements

  • Current valid U.S. driver's license.
  • Valid U.S. passport or have the ability to obtain one.
  • Must have the ability to travel within North America and Germany occasionally.

Compensation
$55,000 - $70,000
About Weber Inc.

The success of the Weber company is relatively easy to explain: Our convincing performance and service are cause for enthusiasm. With uncompromising high quality, innovative solutions. Our markets are changing at an incredibly high speed. That is why we remain in motion. That's why we are seeking the most talented people who want to work in an environment where they are supported, challenged, and encouraged to think beyond what's possible today. We believe in the perfect portion for our customers as well as our employees.


In addition to a competitive salary, we offer exceptional benefits including:

  • 401(k) with matching
  • Health, Dental, and Vision, Life
  • Disability insurance
  • Employee assistance program
  • Flexible and Health spending accounts
  • Paid time off
  • Relocation assistance
  • Tuition reimbursement
  • Onsite Gym
  • Weekly Subsidy

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