Buyer II

We are adding a Buyer to our purchasing team.  The ideal candidate will have an Associate’s or Bachelor’s degree along with 5+ years experience as a buyer in a like manufacturing environment.  You must possess excellent computer skills as well as have MRP/ERP software experience, preferably with Visual.

Dakota offers a comprehensive benefits package to full-time employees that includes BCBS health, Sun Life dental , Life and AD&D, STD, EyeMed discount plan, 401k with company match and more.

Some of your responsibilities will include to:

  • Plan and purchase any and all parts and material to insure availability at lowest possible cost and investment while maximizing customer service
  • Plan and purchase higher end commodities and fabricated parts
  • Respond to MRP demand in a timely manner (daily), placing orders for material in response to forecasts and customer requirements
  • Identify strengths and weaknesses of supplier base; manage and develop alternate supplier relationships as performance and business requirements dictate
  • Manage purchase agreements and contracts for materials, as to sources, quotations, prices, terms, etc., ensuring uniformity, economy and limitation of liability
  • Expedite parts shortages and past due parts and initiate corrective action to remedy shortage problems
  • Initiate projects and programs; carries them through to fruition
  • Manage database of substitute materials and alternate methods, or new sources for required materials anticipating make vs. buy cost trends in light of future forecasts for components
  • Manage creative supplier agreements/contracts that focus on efficient delivery of material, utilizing lean concepts such as pull systems, consignment and bread man to minimize inventory and limit out of stock situations
  • Control inventory/ordering procedures to minimize exposure to surplus and obsolete inventories
  • Maintain consistent interface with Engineering and Manufacturing management and other internal customers
  • Responsible for a set number of suppliers and order placement with them on a day to day basis

Please submit your resume with salary requirements.