Buyer - MRO Commodities
STIHL Inc. - Virginia Beach, VA

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STIHL Inc. has an immediate opening for an MRO Buyer. As part of our Purchasing department you will play a vital role in sourcing and selecting suppliers for our MRO purchases. You have the opportunity to work among our 1800+ employees located in Virginia Beach, VA and impact the bottom line through cost-saving measures. STIHL Inc. produces various finished products including chain saws, blowers, and trimmers, which are sold throughout the world at independently owned dealerships. Are you interested in learning more? Position Responsibilities: Coordinates the procurement of multiple complex commodities such as Capital equipment, MRO service goods, and office supplies. Reviews and analyzes procurement requirements. Locates and develops suppliers in accordance with ISO procedures and corporate directives. Identifies areas of supply chain improvement and/or cost reduction. Researches and develops suppliers by preparing RFQs or other informational requests that contain material specification and supplier operational data. Analyzes proposals, suppliers financial stability and manufacturing capabilities in order to make the best sourcing decisions for the STIHL Group. Maintains and develops positive relations with suppliers, through communications of STIHL philosophy, material requirements, and pricing objectives. Contacts suppliers regarding material problems and supports resolution. Visits supplier locations as required to, evaluates operations and conduct supplier quality audits. Assessing suppliers ability to meet STIHL quality standards. Works with the STIHL Purchasing Group worldwide by sharing pertinent data and cost analyses as required, in order to establish optimal global supply chain management strategies.
Bachelors degree in related discipline is required. Minimum of 4 years experience with Purchasing including high-level negotiations, writing contracts, and cost reductions is required. Experience with MRO commodities is strongly preferred Are you ready to join a company with competitive compensation, extensive relocation assistance and superb benefits? Power up your Career with STIHL! To apply, visit EOE/ Drug Free Workplace

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Virginia Beach-based STIHL Inc., one of several manufacturing facilities in the STIHL Group, is the headquarters for U.S. operations. STIHL...