Senior Buyer
Spirent Communications 27 reviews - Eatontown, NJ

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Senior Buyer

Spirent Communications is where the world’s leading communications companies turn when they need to accelerate their time-to-market for next-generation communication systems. In fact, every significant industry test in the last six years has used Spirent's test systems as the benchmark. We are continually recognized by customers, industry, press, and technology associations for our innovative thinking and our ground-breaking products. The communications market has untapped potential. The boundaries of how fast, far, and accurately voice and data can be transmitted have yet to be reached, or even defined. Spirent solutions are paving the way for tomorrow’s communications. The atmosphere at Spirent is innovative, creative, and technically challenging. We are always looking for new employees with exceptional abilities, vision, and commitment levels to join our team. If you want to work with truly bright and motivated people—and be a part of an industry-leading company that's helping to revolutionize communications technologies—this is your opportunity. Our focus on employee satisfaction stems from a core belief that market-leading products start with one thing: market-leading people. At Spirent, we offer more than jobs, we offer unique career opportunities. We can do this because we are large enough to encompass a breadth of possibilities, while being small enough for you to be noticed and recognized. Are you innovative enough to work at Spirent? The position requires hands-on management and development of Spirent's global vendor base to ensure optimized and timely supply solutions at the lowest total cost as well as the other following duties and responsibilities:

*Negotiating prices, terms and conditions with new and existing suppliers according to procurement best practice. Determining purchase decisions and committing contractually binding purchase orders.

*Working with integrated MRP system to manage Spirent’s global supplier base to ensure production needs, price conditions, vendor delivery performance and overall cost measures are met.

*Working closely with Engineering and Operations, deploy electronics vendor expertise to apply problem-solving techniques including alternate approval, supplier re-sourcing and escalation activity.

*Developing tools to monitor and improve vendor performance, using self-initiative and fact-based measurement criteria to provide vendor feedback and mutually agreed action plans.

*Drive Spirent’s contract manufacturing partners to comply with Spirent purchasing policy and to act as procurement decision-maker in support of new and existing outsource programs.

*Maintain component supplier standard costing systems and conduct extensive RFQ activities to benchmark and sustain supplier competitiveness.

*Responsible for on-time component purchasing and delivery to meet delivery schedules. Able to escalate issues with suppliers at all levels within the supplier organization.

Job Requirements:
*Bachelor’s Degree in related field or equivalent. Experience and track record may be taken into consideration as a substitute for the right candidate.

*Minimum of 5 years electronics component purchasing experience as a Senior Buyer in a dynamic MRP based procurement environment. Strong knowledge of electronics sourcing and the component market.

*Competent MRP user, Microsoft Office (strong Excel skills needed), data analysis and status reporting.

*Any purchasing or supply chain related professional accreditation a plus.

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27 reviews
Spirent Communications ( is a global provider of integrated performance analysis and service assurance systems that...