Buyer II - Canberra
AREVA - Meriden, CT

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AREVA supplies solutions for power generation with less carbon. Its expertise and unwavering insistence on safety, security, transparency and ethics are setting the standard, and its responsible development is anchored in a process of continuous improvement.

Ranked first in the global nuclear power industry, AREVA's unique integrated offering to utilities covers every stage of the fuel cycle, nuclear reactor design and construction, and related services. The group is also expanding in renewable energies - wind, solar, bioenergies, hydrogen and storage - to be one of the top three in this sector worldwide in 2012.

With these two major offersings, AREVA's 48,000 employees are helping to supply ever safer, cleaner and more economical energy to the greatest number of people.

The Nuclear Measurements Business Unit (BUNM):
The Nuclear Measurements Business Unit (BUNM) is a trusted provider of world-class nuclear measurement solutions. It has been serving the nuclear community for over four decades. The company is the leading supplier of innovative and cost-effective measurement solutions and services, under the


brand, used to maintain safety of personnel, assess the health of nuclear facilities and safeguard the public and the environment. The BUNM operates production and engineering facilities worldwide. Our 1000+ employees are all focused on bringing the very best nuclear measurements technology to our customers.

Job Description:
CANBERRA is seeking a Buyer for our location in Meriden, CT.

Responsibilities and duties include:
Schedule and purchase items to meet production needs, increase cost efficiencies and improve quality while developing close JIT delivery relationships with vendors.

Apply the purchasing site strategy on his/her commodities to purchase at the best cost, quality and lead time to meet our customer's goals.

Schedule/Review requirements using MRP.

Develop sound working relationships with vendors.

Negotiate, place and expedite "one time" and "blanket" purchase orders.

Visit vendors.

Responsible for his/her vendor panel S/Q/C/D performance.

Research and validate new suppliers.

Work with the Engineering project teams to support product / system development.

Evaluate the vendor performance and define corrective actions. Research new/alternative sources; analyze cost efficiencies.

Maintain planning information/lead-times on MRP/new stock requests.

Identify and rectify cycle count problems.

Dispense rejected materials expeditiously

Assist members of Corporate Purchasing as needed; suggest workflow improvements in-house and at supplier sites.

Keep informed of market trends through trade journals.


All candidates must meet the following minimum requirements in order to be considered for this opportunity. Candidates who exceed minimum qualifications may be considered for a higher level position.

Associate's degree in a business field or 2 years of college business courses such as finance or accounting. In lieu of a degree or college courses, significant work experience in a Buyer/Planner/Scheduling capacity will be considered, i.e., at least 10 years of relevant work experience.

3-4 years purchasing experience for a manufacturing company.

Minimum 2 years handling purchasing for mechanical applications.

Excellent communication skills and team skills

Strong vendor research and negotiation skills.

Solid working knowledge of MRP and JIT.

Ability to analyze and interpret complex technical data including blueprints.

Ability to handle multiple tasks, meet deadlines and to work independently in a fast-paced, changing environment.

Proficient in Excel, Word.

Good Internet and email knowledge to be used for communicating and research.

Familiar with ISO9001 doctrines.

Strong technical background in mechanical applications.

The following requirements are desired and will be used to differentiate all candidates who apply for this position.

NAPM membership.

Technical background in electronics.

SAP Experience

APICS membership

This position does not provide company paid relocation.


Some traveling required to audit new and existing vendors, search for new vendors, and to attend trade shows.

We offer competitive salaries, an excellent benefits package, and flexible work options, as well as a uniquely diverse and unified team of professionals. Our culture supports an environment where employees can continuously learn and gain professional growth through education, exciting projects and career mobility. AREVA/CANBERRA recognizes your achievements and excellent performance through various performance incentive, recognition and reward programs. Our commitment is to you, the employee.



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NORTH AMERICA-United States-Connecticut-Meriden


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