Buyer III
Dresser-Rand - Olean, NY

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Coordinates the purchase and delivery of assigned commodities in a manner that is consistent with company policies and performance goals.

Position Qualifications (Required and Preferred):

  • A minimum of a Bachelor's degree (B. S.) in business or technical curriculum
  • A minimum of 3years of experience
  • Strong customer service, written and oral communication in English language
  • Advanced Microsoft office capabilities (PowerPoint, Word and Excel)
  • Strong knowledge of purchasing fundamentals including solicitation of bids and negotiation
  • Effective teamwork and collaboration
  • Ability to assess priorities, demonstrate flexibility and understand sense of urgency
  • Self motivated, demonstrate problem solving abilities, continuous improvement and decision making skills

  • CPM or APICS certification is highly desirable
  • Engineering degree in Mechanical / Materials mgmt or its equivalent of experience in engineering environment
  • Lean and/or Six Sigma continuous improvement experience
  • Six years of related work experience.

Position Responsibilities and Duties:
  • Purchase materials and services at best savings and value for the company and affiliates.
  • Establish working partnership and good relations with vendors.
  • Maintains the integrity of purchasing data on the computer based planning system with error free transactions.
  • Coordinates with suppliers to meet customer requirements and the requirements of the shop floor and ensures these requirements are clearly defined and communicated.
  • Develops in conjunction with proper planning function, inventory plans that insure inventory levels are adequate, but not excessive.
  • Participates in an effective cost improvement and savings program for purchased materials and services.
  • Evaluates supplier performance using the Company supplier rating model, and participates in continuous improvement efforts with suppliers.
  • Supports project management efforts during the proposal and order processing stages.
  • Coordinates participation of key suppliers in the design and manufacturing process.
  • Interacts with business unit and cost center personnel to support the timely release of engineering data and subsequent engineering changes.
  • Process returns to vendor and use the required documentation or RMA forms.
  • Carryout ISO-9001 purchasing procedures.
  • Adhere to accounting rules and procedures with respect to purchasing in terms of pricing, process and payments.
  • Manager vendor delivery performance of 95% or better on time delivery.
  • Proactively prevent and manage supplier defects with each of your vendors.
  • Act as a back up to other buyers that are out of the office.
  • Act as mentor/coach leading lower level buyers.
Dresser-Rand is An Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.

No agency submissions please. NOTE: Resumes submitted to any Dresser-Rand employee without a current, signed and valid contract in place with the Dresser-Rand Recruiting team in Houston Texas will become the property of Dresser-Rand and no search fees will be paid

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