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Company: Foresight Technologies
Location: Mesa
Posted on: March 16, 2023

Job Description:

Description: Foresight companies are advanced manufacturing companies providing critical machined parts and subsystems for industry leaders in semiconductor, aerospace, defense and other industries. We specialize in complex CNC machining of engineered plastics and metal parts, with critical quality requirements. We strive to be our Customers Preferred Supplier and collaboration partner with shared goals and objectives. We do this by providing a Strategic Cost Advantage to be the most competitive supplier, and by providing solutions to Supply Chain challenges.

We are in search of a new member of our Supply Chain team who is looking for a stable and productive work environment with emphasis on long term employment. The role is a good balance between tactical daily activities and supplier management. The ideal candidate possesses a strong background in managing demand vs. supply with an innate passion to support Operations. The position requires someone who is self-motivated and capable of prioritizing several simultaneous activities while dealing with a time sensitive environment. They are as comfortable in front of a computer as they are working directly with suppliers and internal resources. The successful applicant will play a critical role in the success of the Operation from a Materials perspective. The Buyer reports to the Supply Chain Manager with this opportunity in Tempe, AZ.

Excellent verbal and written communication skills
Excellent interpersonal and negotiation skills
Excellent organizational skills and attention to detail
Must have strong time management skills
ERP Operating Systems experience with working knowledge of MRP
Strong analytical and problem-solving skills with good judgment
Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite with above average Excel skills
Ability to compile information, analyze, and make decisions
Must be able to multi-task in a fast-paced environment
Good attitude and resilient personality equipped to deal with typical challenges found in manufacturing environments

The Buyer will successfully execute the purchase of goods and services in support of Operational needs and aligned with Supply Chain Management policies and procedures
Act as a point of contact between various company departments (e.g., Quality, Operations, Engineering, Accounting, Materials, etc.) and suppliers as required
Support effective communications with suppliers in terms of quality, delivery, cost, lead-times, and service
Maintain accurate and complete supplier information and records
Supports Engineering requests, Non-standard buys, and MRO requirements as needed
Support various Vendor Managed Inventory program tactical activities
Review and recommend appropriate stock levels for purchased materials
Identify and recommend methods for improving supplier communications, supplier performance, purchasing processes, reduction of waste, and other direct and indirect improvements
Preparation, issuance, and initial evaluation of Request for Quotations (RFQ's) for a wide range of commodities
The Buyer will assume other responsibilities as assigned

The Buyer is deemed to be performing in a satisfactory manner when the following is accomplished:
All needs for purchased materials are met in order to satisfy internal departments and customer delivery dates
Effective communication with suppliers to obtain best possible pricing, quality, and delivery of materials
Issues are escalated both at supplier and internally to minimize impact to Operations
All supplier records are maintained in an orderly and accurate manner
KPI information is updated and posted as required
At least three years of Supply Chain Purchasing experience in a manufacturing environment required
Bachelor's degree in Supply Chain or Business or equivalent experience
Drug tests and background checks will be performed on all final candidates.

The work is typically performed in an office environment, which requires proper safety and security precautions.
Appropriate eyewear and footwear will be necessary when accessing the production floor.
Work may require some physical effort in the handling of light materials, boxes, or equipment.
The above job description is not intended to be, nor should it be construed as, exhaustive of all responsibilities, skills, efforts, or working conditions associated with this job.

Stable and supportive workplace with a solid team of long-time employees
Comprehensive benefits package available after 30 days of employment, including Medical, Dental, Vision, Life and Disability, and other supported benefits
401k with company match eligible after 90 days of employment 100% Vested
Paid holidays, AZ Sick time, and vacations available per company policy


Keywords: Foresight Technologies, Mesa , Buyer/Purshasing, Other , Mesa, Arizona

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