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Strategic Buyer - Electro-Mechanical

Location : Schaumburg, IL
Job Type : Direct
Hours : Full Time
Required Years of Experience : 3+ years
Required Education : BS or equivalent
Travel : No
Relocation : No

Job Description :

The Strategic Buyer supports North American procurement strategy and supply chain management for the assigned product categories.  This position is responsible for the qualification, development, and management of suppliers for industrial components.



  Work closely with the Sales, Engineering and Product Management teams for seamless communication of business needs

  Assist in the development and execute new and improved procurement strategies to ensure the targets of quality, delivery and cost are achieved

  Ensure capable and reliable suppliers exist for each product category so that supply chain disruption is minimized

  Lead negotiations for pricing and contract terms with suppliers while leading strategic supplier relationships

  Regularly review supplier pricing, quality and reliability to ensure strategic intent is being met throughout the supply chain.

  Support the start-up process of new products through timely planning of materials and components

  Travel throughout North American and Asian countries as required to meet and manage current and future suppliers

  Assist in the development and execute the Make/Buy decision process working with manufacturing locations to fully understand capabilities and capacities, ensure the correct decision is made for the best interest of the business, and determine which products will be manufactured at the North America facilities

  Lead the development and management of the Make-To-Order interface with suppliers to minimize the number of manual transactions required for Quoting, Ordering and Shipping of special order products

  Flawlessly execute all responsible sourcing projects and assist and support other members of the team

  Perform additional responsibilities as assigned by manager



Required Qualifications :

  Minimum of 3 years of experience in sourcing or supply chain management field for industrial businesses

  Strong, proven managerial experience

  BS or BA in engineering or related field

  Experience in international sourcing/supply chain preferred

  Excellent verbal and written skills

  High level of computer proficiency

  Extensive project management experience

  Experience in APICS, Lean, Six Sigma, and other continuous improvement techniques


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