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Senior Buyer

EnerSys - Spokane, WA

Senior Buyers must demonstrate skills and abilities in the following areas: identification and selection of suppliers, issue resolution including non-conforming material, financial and technical issues, documentation of procedures, and continuous improvement leadership. Support goals and objectives by ensuring uninterrupted supplies of quality materials that meet targets for cost, inventory, and supplier management goals. Coordinate activities involved with procuring goods and services, such as raw materials, equipment, tools, parts, supplies, and advertising, in a timely and cost-effective manner.

Essential Functions and Responsibilities:

Utilize ERP System (SAP) to analyze and evaluate material and production assignment requirements.

Evaluate requisitions and planned requirements and place orders within the supply chain, ensuring timely delivery in support of production requirements.

Monitor inventory levels and adjust delivery schedules as needed.

Analyze quotes and negotiate pricing, terms, and conditions with suppliers and contractors using market research and qualitative techniques.

Initiate cost reduction efforts within the supply chain in accordance with business and departmental targets.

Research and select suitable suppliers to increase supply chain efficiency and accommodate department supplier management goals.

Manage defective or non-conformed material with production, quality control personnel, and the supplier in accordance with effective corrective action methods.

Work with other department personnel to resolve technical or financial supply chain issues.

Provide timely feedback to planning and production regarding part shortages and ability to meet expedited orders.

Document procedures and work instructions.

Champion continuous improvement efforts with the team and promote healthy, respectful communications.

Contribute to team effort by accomplishing related results as needed.

Education and Experience:

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required.

Bachelor's degree in business or related field.

Minimum five years of purchasing experience in a fast-paced manufacturing environment preferred.

APICS or ISM certification preferred.

Job Location

Spokane, Washington, United States



14 days 14 hours ago



Senior Buyer EnerSys - Spokane, WA, United States


Location: Spokane, WA

Company Profile:
EnerSys is the global leader in stored energy solutions for industrial applications. We manufacture and distribute reserve power and motive power batteries, battery chargers, power equipment, battery accessories and outdoor equipment enclosure solutions to customers worldwide. Motive power batteries and chargers are utilized in electric forklift trucks and other commercial electric powered vehicles. Reserve power batteries are used in the telecommunication and utility industries, uninterruptible power supplies, and numerous applications requiring stored energy solutions including aerospace and defense systems. Outdoor equipment enclosure products are utilized in the telecommunication, cable, utility, transportation industries and by government and defense customers.