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Senior Buyer

Company: Orchid Orthopedics
Location: Saginaw
Posted on: May 12, 2022

Job Description:

The Sr. Buyer is responsible for purchasing and negotiating production and raw materials from vendors, and evaluates vendor quotes and services to determine most dependable and cost effective suppliers. S/he works closely with the team to identify and service customer demands, such as cost reduction strategies, new business growth initiatives, and quality and delivery improvement.

BRI - Shift 1 ($0) (United States of America - Michigan)


  • Researches products, prepares purchase orders and places orders, and selects vendors
  • Organizes product information, and tracks back orders
  • Obtains materials from suppliers at the lowest cost consistent with considerations of quality, reliability of source and urgency of need
  • Studies market trends, interviews vendors, and recommends sources of supply
  • Analyzes quotations received, selects or recommends suppliers, and schedules deliveries.
  • Develops and maintains necessary records and files for efficient operation
  • Occasionally sends RFQ for Raw Material Inventory with new and existing suppliers according to requests from Material Coordinator or Planner.
  • Prepares purchase orders, solicit bid proposals, and review requisitions for materials/supplies and services.
  • Maintain Approved Supplier List documentation such as Supplier Questionnaires and Certifications as applicable.
  • Confers with suppliers on critical Purchase Orders to ensure prompt deliveries as applicable and adjusts delivery dates based on business need.
  • Verify bills from suppliers to ensure proper payment as requested.
  • Work with other purchasing personnel to generate monthly reports such as Raw Material Savings (Ti/SS), Key Supplier Score Cards, Open PO's status, etc.
  • Participate in inventory reconciliation including cycle counting and yearly physical inventories
  • Proactively report product and material availability issues occasionally assists in the development and implementation of mitigation plans related to these issues
  • Frequently participates in daily production meetings
  • Occasionally reviews catalogs, industry periodicals, directories, trade journals, and Internet sites and consult with other department personnel to locate necessary goods and services
  • Selects vendors on the basis of price, capability, and past performance following departmental guidelines and commodity strategy
  • Maintains and reviews computerized or manual records of items purchased, costs, deliveries, product performance, and inventories.
  • Confers with staff, users, and vendors to discuss defective or unacceptable goods or services and determine corrective action.
  • Implement CIPs (Cost Improvement Projects) and PPV (Purchase Price Variance) opportunities in order to meet annual variance goals
  • Occasionally analyzes the requirements of the commodity, including preliminary specifications, preferred supplier and date commodity as needed.
  • Perform tasks in M2M related to purchasing activities (i.e. item master, purchase order, vendors, purchasing reports, RFQ, etc.)
  • Occasionally draft and route procurement specification changes and updates via established document control system
  • Advocates for the health and safety of self, co-workers, customers, and the community.
  • Support quality and compliance by adhering to all procedures, work instructions, and forms per the Quality Management Systems (QMS).
  • Completes all required training.


    1+ Years of experience in supply chain, purchasing, or sourcing (Required), 3+ Years of experience in supply chain, purchasing, or sourcing (Preferred), Experience in E-sourcing (preferred), Manufacturing Experience (Preferred)

    Bachelor - Supply Chain, Business, or Related Field Required, , ,

    None - ---

    Communication (Working Experience), Computer Knowledge (Working Experience), External Resource Management (Working Experience), Influence (Basic Knowledge), Negotiating (Basic Knowledge), Problem Solving (Working Experience), Project Management (Basic Knowledge), Strategic Planning (Working Experience), Strategic Sourcing (Working Experience)

    • Opportunity to work in a growing company
    • Ability to help people live a longer, more active life
    • Comprehensive benefit package
    • Ability to work in an organization that values:
      • Integrity First: We do the right thing
      • Teamwork: We are one Orchid
      • Results: Our results matter


        • This job operates in a manufacturing environment. This role routinely moves about the facility to check-up on team members' progress and frequently operates a computer or other machinery as required.
        • Ability to work flexible work schedule as required to meet the demands of the business.

          • Candidates offered employment may be required to submit to a pre-employment background check and pre-employment drug-screening based on position requirements
          • Candidates must be able to provide proof of eligibility to work in the United States through eVerify

            EOE, including disability/vets

Keywords: Orchid Orthopedics, Saginaw , Senior Buyer, Other , Saginaw, Michigan

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