Dresser-Rand - Olean, NY

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Position Overview/Summary:

Leads and coordinates the purchase and delivery of assigned commodities and services (impact of annual purchases of + $30 million) in a manner that is consistent with company policies and performance goals.

Position Qualifications (Required and Preferred):

  • A minimum of a High School Diploma or GED Equivalent
  • A minimum of 2 years related experience or a Bachelor's Degree in a related field of study.
  • Ability to take ownership, think independently and perform tasks with some supervision
  • Excellent customer service, written and oral communication in English language
  • Advanced Microsoft office capabilities (PowerPoint, Word, Excel, Access)
  • Demonstrate broad knowledge and experience of purchasing fundamentals including solicitation of bids and negotiation
  • Effective teamwork, leading teams and collaboration cross-functionally
  • Ability to assess priorities for self and others, demonstrate flexibility and understand sense of urgency
  • Self motivated, strong problem solving abilities, continuous improvement and proven decision making skills
  • Bachelor's degree (B. S.) in technical and\or business curriculum
  • 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

Position Responsibilities and Duties:
  • Purchase technical parts 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 technical 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.
  • Develops and maintains information to keep abreast of sources, prices and technical innovations on a worldwide basis.
  • Coordinates participation of key suppliers in the technical design and manufacturing process.
  • Interacts with business unit and cost center personnel to affect the timely release of technical engineering data and subsequent technical 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 supplier delivery performance of 95% or better on time delivery.
  • Proactively prevent and manage supplier defects with each of your vendors.
  • Provide coverage for other buyers, as needed.
  • Supervise/Lead or train/mentor 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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