• Location
    Saint Paul, Minnesota
  • Job type
  • Category
    Office, Clerical & Administrative - Buyer / Purchasing

Adecco is currently assisting a local client in their search to fill an BUYER role in New Brighton, MN!!

**Must be eligible to work for any employer in the U.S. without sponsorship / no corp to corp or 3rd party contracting arrangement / Adecco W2 only.

Job Title: Buyer
Location:– New Brighton, MN (55112) - No relocation assistance, travel expenses, or any other expenses can be offered
Estimated Start Date: 5/21/18
Duration: 6 month contract assignment
Pay Rate: $23-$24.50 Based on experience with the requirements below:

Business Unit Strategic Buyer executes on relevant Procurement strategies, measures and activities in close cooperation with Business Unit Procurement Plant Lead and Business Unit Procurement Engineers.

• The overall goal is to achieve the best total cost position for all external spend of the respective Business Unit plant, the lowest sourcing risks, best supplier performances and ensuring highest efficiency and effectiveness of the BU Plant Procurement team.
• Accountable and responsible for executing the Day-to-Day Procurement requirements. This activity will involve interfacing with the business, GBS, suppliers, associates in Stores and Procurement while managing all or part of the Procurement function associated with the assigned Materials and Services

Major activities / Key challenges
• Reports to Business Unit Procurement Plant Lead
• Supports all relevant Plant Procurement Operations functions
• Executes on savings initiatives and initiates counter measures if necessary
• Performance areas: Cost Savings (SRT), Supplier performance, challenging of material & service specifications (demand management)
• Communicates Supplier issues to Business Unit Procurement Operations Director and Category Management
• Daily processing and monitoring of all Purchase Requisitions, Purchase Orders, Executive approvals and distribution (average 300 per month).
• Specification Clarification (strong technical and business knowledge required)
• Source/Supplier identification, to create suppler strategies to cover Production requirements. Maximizing inventory coverage and minimizing inventory investment, at the appropriate quality level.
• Creating of Degrees of Implementations (DIs), supporting Vendor Summits, Kaizens, Auctioneer methods for spend reductions targets.
• Support Working Capital reduction targets (Payment Terms, reducing inventories).
• Assist in the monthly Audit & Self-Assessment (ASP) requirements and internal/external Audits.
• Proposal Analysis, Review & Clarification (Strong analysis skills required)
• Negotiation
• Agreement Preparation
• Expediting
• Supplier Performance Management
• Supplier / Customer Conflict Resolution (strong interpersonal skills required)
• Supplier Development
• Payment issue Resolution
• Contract Administration


• Minimum of 2 years' experience in procurement.
• Bachelor's Degree in Supply Chain, Economics, Engineering, or Business Administration/Management from an accredited institution.
• Employees must be legally authorized to work in the United States. Verification of employment eligibility will be required at the time of hire. Visa sponsorship is not available for this position.
• This position is subject to the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR) which requires U.S. person status. ITAR defines U.S. person as an U.S. Citizen, U.S. Permanent Resident (i.e. 'Green Card Holder'), Political Asylee, or Refugee.

Preferred Qualifications
• Experience negotiating supplier contracts and executing cost savings projects.
• Experience procuring materials for a precision machine shop.
• Knowledge of supply chain, facilities and indirect buys.
• Industrial engineering background and understanding of inventory control methodology (MRP) beneficial.
• Communication and negotiation skills.
• Results and Customer-oriented.

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If you have any questions surrounding the application process, please feel free to reach out to: Lisbeth Vences at

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