• Location
    Cranberry Twp, Pennsylvania
  • Job type
    Contract/Temp to Hire
  • Salary
  • Category
    Office, Clerical & Administrative - Buyer / Purchasing

Adecco is currently assisting a local client in their search to fill a Buyer position in Cranberry Twp, PA. This is temporary 6-9 month position. Apply Now if you meet the qualifications listed below!

Responsibilities for this Buyer position include:

• Maintain Commodity Strategies using the Company’s combined leverage to control/reduce costs
o Recruit, maintain and manage world-class suppliers with focus on total systems cost improvements while maintaining the highest code of ethics and conduct
• Proactively and routinely drives spend analysis activities identifying strategic sourcing opportunities within assigned commodities and throughout the environment where applicable.
• Identifies potential suppliers (both domestic & international) around specific business needs, including outsourcing opportunities
• Negotiate supplier contracts to manage costs and ensure on-going service performance and continuous improvement
• Develops relationships with suppliers to enable the Company to build partnerships with key suppliers
o Supports cost, lead-time and quality improvement initiatives with key suppliers
• Implementation and deployment of a vendor scorecard system, evaluating Quality, Delivery and Cost
• Negotiates inventory and delivery programs to minimize the Company’s inventory levels
• Promotes a continuous improvement mentality throughout the supply chain
• Works with developed policies & procedures which comply with all corporate, contractual, legal & ethical procurement standards
• Works with Production Personnel to develop implementation strategies for assigned commodities
• Stays current and applies knowledge of international business climates, commodity markets and pricing trends
• Analyzes market and delivery conditions to determine present and future (industry trends in pricing and availability that will impact the business) material availability, and prepares market analysis reports. Proactively establishes and implements countermeasures to negative market trends and missed objective performance
• Coordinate orders from initial inquiry through final shipment, including quoting, buying, tracking and coordinating post-receipt issues/concerns with materials
• Responsible for timely reporting to agree upon KPI’s and presenting Strategic Sourcing plans & activities and Action Plans
• Maintain a safe and clean working environment
• Participate in special projects as required

Job Requirements

• Positive attitude and an energetic work ethic
• BA or BS degree preferably in a technical competency, minimum in a business/industrial related field
• 3+ years supply chain experience in a fast-paced manufacturing environment
o Outsourcing experience is required
• CPM or CPIM certification preferred
• Must have experienced with SAP
• Highly skilled in Microsoft Office, especially Excel
• Practical knowledge of Lean business practices
• Strong contract development, negotiation, and management skills
• Strong Project Management skills with the ability to manage multiple projects with little or no supervision
• Highly organized and able to manage multiple projects simultaneously
• Exposure or experience working with international business practices
• Experience in the valve, water or pump industry is desirable
• Excellent time management, communication, customer service, and interpersonal skills
• Ability to work proficiently in a cross functional team (variety of people, departments and clients)
• Must have manufacturing experience
• Must be a quick learner, able to understand various product functions in relatively limited time
• Some domestic and international travel may be required, 20-30%
• Strong analytical skills

Adecco provides one of the most comprehensive benefits packages in the industry to contract workers.

Click on Apply Now to be considered for this Buyer Position in Cranberry Twp, PA or you can visit our website to search for other opportunities that are currently available. Resumes can also be emailed to

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