Buyer 1

Stillwater Mining Company Nye, MT
POSITION SUMMARY: Responsibilities include, but are not limited to; Managing inventory re-ordering, processing direct charge orders from Operations personnel, soliciting vendor quotations and accurate information to secure orders and service agreements in accordance with SMC approved Purchasing Policies and Procedures.

Buyer I or II

JOB SKILLS:

* Experienced in Supply Chain Management, including:

* Competitive Analysis

* Cost Analysis

* Cost Avoidance

* Ability to negotiate pricing and other terms of purchase consistent with consideration of quality, reliability of source, and urgency of need.

* Expedite and ensure the timely delivery and receipt of materials.

* Work with other departments to recommend new suppliers, issue REQ's and analyze proposals.

* Negotiate and process vendor contracts for materials.

* Interface with Accounting and Warehousing on problem resolution.

QUALIFICATIONS/KNOWLEDGE/EXPERIENCE REQUIRED:

* Minimum of 2 years relevant purchasing experience and a high school degree or GED equivalent

* Excellent written, verbal and presentation skills.

* Effective planning and scheduling skills.

* Strong negotiating skills

* Computer competency in Lotus Notes, MS Word and Excel

* Experience with JD Edwards or other MRP Systems.

* Flexible and adaptable to change.

QUALIFICATIONS PREFERRED:

* B.S. in a relevant discipline