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Senior Buyer

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Senior Buyer, Norwood, MA

Instron is a global organization that designs, manufactures, sells and services materials testing systems.  We are the clear leader in materials testing applications and our leadership in the marketplace is continually expanding.  Our established strength, progressive approach, and team focus offer exceptional opportunities for your career development.


This successful Senior Buyer will be responsible for purchasing and sourcing functions of a variety of components for production and R&D for Instron N.A.   Primary parts will be related to fabricated metal (machined) parts, electronic components (PCBAs, Power AMPs, Motors etc.) and some hardware and MRO items. Parts are of complex in nature and at the highest quality levels.


Analysis of parts that flow through as requisitions from planner(s) evaluate and act as necessary

Update and review supplier agreements to ensure best cost is achieved through long term planning

Manage day to day supplier activities (MRBs, Purchase orders, incorrect Invoices, Expediting when necessary)

Strategically source alternate suppliers for low performing or ineffective suppliers

Perform Quartile Business Reviews of the key suppliers in conjunction with quality department

Ensure the system data is maintained and accurate on the parts the buyer is responsible (order quantity, pricing, frequency of orders)

Manage a lean inventory of the responsible parts without getting to a stock-out position

Manage and enhance vendor relationships by site visits, meetings and keeping close contact with the key vendors

Skills Required

Bachelors degree or equivalent work experience (10 )

Must be proficient in advance Excel and ability to demonstrate (Pivot tables, VLOOKUP, sorting, arithmetic formulae)

Must be familiar with an updated ERP system (SAP, JDE, IFS, Microsoft Dynamics or similar)

Proven track record or display or analytical and communication skills

Knowledge of SharePoint is a plus

Ability to work with cross-functional teams and departments

Expertise in electronics or metals commodity is a must and Kanban inventory knowledge

Ability to display innovative thinking, outside-the-box problem solving techniques is a plus

Knowledge of the ITW Tool-box or projects based on the 80/20 principle is a plus

May require domestic travel to suppliers and other Instron sites (30-40%)

Take this opportunity to join a successful and enthusiastic global team where you can make a significant impact immediately.  Enjoy a competitive salary and generous benefits that includes health, dental, life and LTD insurance, 401k (with match), and a 100% tuition reimbursement program.   Instron is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer.  All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, or protected veteran status.

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