Description: PDS Tech, Inc. is seeking a candidate for Sr Buyer in Coon Rapids, MN.
• Acting as a liaison between Sourcing and all other interfacing organizations to plan, coordinate and implement strategies for all Supply Chain activities related to fulfilling manufacturing and aftermarket requirements. • Due to interface with global suppliers (time zone differences), the desirable candidate will need to be flexible on the hours worked. • This individual plans, schedules, and administrates purchase orders to ensure quality hardware is delivered on time. • Maintains proper inventory levels per order policy. Interacts with personnel throughout the site with frequent outside contacts to discuss/negotiate difficult technical problems. • Incumbent works under general direction with specified suppliers and hardware. Plans and schedules purchase orders in accordance with the production requirements as shown in the SAP ERP system. • Manages inventory to a specified inventory plan as required to support the production schedule • Researches and provides constant feedback to department and management relative to material shortages and supplier’s capacity and capabilities. • Demonstrates an active commitment to continuous improvement in the areas of Quality, Cost, Delivery and Lead Time. • Have effective interpersonal and communication skills with all levels of employees and management. High degree of confidence, objectivity, tact, diplomacy and ethical conduct is essential. • Demonstrated ability in negotiations, planning and hardware administration procedures • Ability to organize work, document and/or report concisely and accurately and be thorough in carrying out the responsibilities of the job. • Manage supplier forecast and PO acknowledgement process through client's web portal. • Bachelor's degree in business or technical field recommended with minimum 4-6 years of purchasing • Project Management Experience • Must be proficient in MRP (SAP experience a plus). • Six Sigma Certification a plus. • Aerospace Experience • Experience in an automated EDI environment is preferred. • Knowledge of production control and material manufacturing methods is highly desired. • Prior experience in manufacturing. • Ability to multi-task projects and assess priorities in a complex and demanding environment. • Ability to handle multiple customers/priorities with minimal supervision under challenging conditions • Demonstrated experience and leadership in order management and logistics. • Possesses excellent verbal and written communication & presentation skills. • Proficient in MS Office Applications • Prior experience in E-Auction Marketplace