Buyer

CALSPAN CORPORATION Buffalo, NY
Calspan is seeking a full time Buyer to join our team at our Buffalo, NY location. This position will oversees purchasing of materials, equipment, supplies and services necessary to support the company strategic plan.

Responsibilites:

* Facilitate placement of purchase orders in accordance with established policy. Develop strategies to assure continuous supply and timely procurement of materials.

* Ensure timely placement of orders to meet production requirements. Study new products and research departments' requests for all products and commodities.

* Partner with business units to ensure receipt of appropriate specification documentation enabling the sourcing in accordance with established policy. Perform duties in a manner that provides high quality customer service to business units. Monitor process through delivery to ensure satisfaction.

* Initiate cost reductions through efficient and economic supplier base, negotiation, standardization of materials, and value analysis.

* Maintain process and procedure documentation for purchasing. Make recommendations for process improvement. Analyze market conditions and keep current with trends in marketplace. Network with other procurement professionals to stay current with industry best practices.

Preferred Education / Experience:

* Bachelors in related discipline

* 3+ years in related discipline or;

* A combination of education and experience equivalent to above

* Certification in purchasing, production control or supply chain management

Preferred Knowledge / Ability:

* Working knowledge of ERP systems

* High proficiency in all Microsoft Office applications, especially Excel

* Outstanding communication skills

* Thrive in fast paced environment with ability to reprioritize as needed

* Data collection & analysis techniques

* Ability to apply generally accepted business principles