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Job Details

Buyer/Sr. Buyer

Company name
Branson Ultrasonics Corporation

Cudahy, WI, United States

Employment Type

Purchasing, Operations

Posted on
Jan 03,2019

Valid Through
Apr 18,2019


Buyer/Sr. Buyer','18018647','United States-Wisconsin-Cudahy','','Supply Chain & Logistics','Jan 3, 2019','!*!Description

Under minimal supervision of the Supply Chain Director, the Buyer / Senior Buyer manages the supply chain to support the overall needs of the business (sourcing and negotiating with existing suppliers, materials, and services as needed to increase capacities, ITO, improve quality, OTD and reduce costs and Lead Times); review weekly demand requirements and place purchase orders as needed to meet those requirements; and participate in team activities as required.


Execute daily Procurement responsibilities while supporting strategic initiatives from Quotation till Final delivery.

Regularly review demand requirements, place purchase orders with designated suppliers to support MRP and Lean manufacturing principles. Maintain the dates on all Open POs in the system, clarify item details and specifications from other groups as needed and communicate/ respond to queries from Production Planning, Production, Strategic Procurement, Project Management, Quotations group and Order Management.

Maintain system pricing, quotations, dates, Lead Times and other item attributes for materials and services by consistently communicating with suppliers and relay the same to Cross-Functional groups.

Process New Part Workflows by sending RFQs to identify potential suppliers, negotiate the pricing and update the system with Lead Time, Pricing and Item Attributes information.

Resolve quality (NCRs) issues and or delivery (OTD) issues with suppliers while investigating the root cause and coordinating with Quality, Shop-floor, Engineering Production Planning and providing short term and long term solutions.

Utilize Inventory Management principles to drive inventory levels (ITOs), OTD, delivery frequency, supplier lead time reduction, cost while maintaining supplier scorecards in support of business unit objectives.

Resolve Accounting issues involving price or count discrepancies.

Process Engineering Change Requests/ Orders (ECO/ ECRs) and communicate the change in technical specifications with suppliers.

Evaluate supplier performance, develop corrective action plan and report trends to management.

Support and continuously evaluate effective Make/Buy initiatives while working with Engineering, Strategic Sourcing and Production.

Lead continuous improvement projects while working with Cross Functional teams to improve Supply Chain KPIs such as On Time Delivery, Inventory Turns and Cost.

Generate and review weekly reports to support overall material plan.

Work on Supplier consolidation and standardization of commodities while working with Strategic Sourcing.

Provide assistance to Materials Manager with analysis on Purchasing Parameters such as MOQ, FDS, Safety Stocks and ABC Analysis

Provide guidance to Buyers and offshore teams on Supply Chain functions as well as MRP/ Oracle applications

Assist with documenting departmental processes and standards.

May perform other duties as assigned by management

Additional Information

Travel: 10-20%','!*!Requirements


Four year technical or business degree.

Two years commodity management, engineering or manufacturing experience.

Works well in a team environment

Strong project management and leadership skills

Possess strong negotiating skills and ability to sustain networking relationships

Strong Microsoft Office skills

Possess strong presentation and communication skills

Must have a passion for supply chain management and a sense of urgency in meeting customer needs

Knowledge of raw materials and general manufacturing processes

Must be able to manage priorities effectively

Comfortable with figures and in collecting, analyzing and interpreting data


MBA Preferred

CPIM or CPM Preferred

Work Authorization

No calls or agencies please. Emerson will only employ those who are legally authorized to work in the United States. This is not a position for which sponsorship will be provided. Individuals with temporary visas such as E, F-1, H-1, H-2, L, B, J, or TN or who need sponsorship for work authorization now or in the future, are not eligible for hire.

Equal Opportunity Employer

Emerson is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to sex, race, color, religion, national origin, age, marital status, political affiliation, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, disability or protected veteran status. We are committed to providing a workplace free of any discrimination or harassment.

 If you have a disability and are having difficulty accessing or using this website to apply for a position, you can request help by calling 1-314-553-2544 (V/TTY/TDD) or by sending an email to','!*!About EmersonAt Emerson, we are innovators and problem-solvers, focused on a common purpose: leaving our world in a better place than we found it. Each and every day, our foundational values—integrity, safety and quality, supporting our people, customer focus, continuous improvement, collaboration and innovation—inform every decision we make and empower our employees to keep reaching higher. As a global technology and engineering leader, we provide groundbreaking solutions for customers in industrial, commercial, and residential markets.Our Emerson Automation Solutions business helps process, hybrid, and discrete manufacturers maximize production and protect personnel and the environment while optimizing their energy and operating costs. Our Emerson Commercial & Residential Solutions business helps ensure human comfort and health, protect food quality and safety, advance energy efficiency and create sustainable infrastructure.Emerson, a Fortune 500 company with $15.3 billion in sales and 200 manufacturing locations worldwide, is committed to helping employees grow and thrive throughout their careers.Whether you're an established professional looking for a career change, an undergraduate student exploring options or a recent MBA graduate, you'll find a variety of opportunities at Emerson. Join our team and start your journey today.','Buyer/Sr. Buyer

Company info

Branson Ultrasonics Corporation
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Company Profile
At Emerson industrial Automation, we provide products, solutions, and services that drive industrial automation production to greater heights. With brands that are world renowned for ingenuity and quality, we play a vital role enhancing every phase of discrete manufacturing in every industry.

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