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Buyer - Manufacturing - 58376 in Chelsea, MA at Fast Switch

Date Posted: 1/11/2019

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Job Description

Job ID: 50770

Our client in Chelsea, Massachusetts is seeking a Buyer - Manufacturing for a contract 6 month contract. 

NO CORP-TO-CORP SUBMISSIONS ACCEPTED FOR THIS POSITION.  Applicants must be able to work directly for Fast Switch as a W2 Employee (US Citizens and all other parties authorized to work in the US without sponsorship are encouraged to apply).



Maintaining a well streamlined Supply Chain is an integral part of sustaining a successful product based business. A large portion of this backend success comes from efficient tactical Buyers working closely with Operations and Planning to eliminate material related bottlenecks. A successful buyer will help mitigate production shortages, manage inventory levels, and ultimately play a pivotal role in our strive to meet OTD dates. The Buyer owns metrics pertaining to receipt of raw materials such as: on time to stock, requisition to PO conversion rate, adhering to the AVL, quality requirements and inventory goals and quality requirements. 

-Quote components on in coming quote kits through approved suppliers 
-Prepare quote kits for submittal of the RFQ to the customer by customer service 
-Quote and buy office/miscellaneous items 
-Control inventory impact by analyzing MOQ vs consumption 
-Maintain MRP health by aligning PO dates and managing PO quantities 
-Run and respond to daily MRP report 
-Run and respond to daily Exceptions Report (Reschedule In, Reschedule Out, Cancels, Late PO’s) 
-Resolve PO/Invoice discrepancies in a timely manner 
-Manage OSP components (painting, testing, etc.) 
-Process supplier related RMA’s 
-Pursue and track cost out in accordance with divisional supply base 
-Ensure fixed vendors align with divisional supply base 
-Communicate and coordinate with plant manager, production supervisors and planning to ensure schedule adherence and recovery if required. 
-Expedite critical orders throughout the supply chain 

. Basic Qualifications: 
- Legally authorized to work in the United States without company sponsorship. 
- 3+ years of Buying experience 
- Bachelor’s Degree preferred but will consider qualified individuals with related work experience 
- ITAR compliance 

Preferred Qualifications 
- Buyer using SAP 
- Bachelor’s Degree in SCM or related field 

Position Criteria: 
- Collaborates effectively with Operations and Planning 
- Operates with limited supervision and efficiently controls MRP demand 
- Builds positive relationships, internally and with supply base 
- Maintains a positive attitude under pressure 
- Makes data driven decisions 
- Exhibits excellent analytical skills 
- Negotiates effectively with suppliers 
- Maintains a positive attitude towards change 
- Understanding of FA approval process

Fast Switch, Ltd. is a high-growth IT staffing firm, with headquarters in Dublin, Ohio and with offices serving the Columbus, Detroit, Boston, Cincinnati, Minneapolis, Phoenix, Hartford, Los Angeles, Tucson, San Francisco, Denver, and Cleveland metropolitan areas.  We have a staff of over 780 associates and have experienced growth while remaining profitable.

Compensation can vary depending on experience and capability, plus benefits which include healthcare, dental, and vision insurance, long term disability coverage, and 401(k) with match and IMMEDIATE vesting.  Our benefits package, in this day and age, is superb.

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