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Strategic Buyer - Full Time

Sears Manufacturing Co. - Davenport, IA

Posted on 06/24/22 (Ref: 2221001)


The Strategic Buyer is responsible for creating commodity strategy's that align to the company's objectives. These objectives are achieved through managing of inflationary impacts, building supplier relationships, and sourcing materials from suppliers at the best total cost consistent with considerations of quality, capability, and reliability. A Strategic Buyer is also responsible for developing and leading various cross functional teams and projects related to all elements of commodity management. These include, but are not limited to: supplier performance management, commodity rationalization, cost savings initiatives, and supplier managed inventory programs.


This list of duties and responsibilities is not all inclusive and may be expanded to include other duties and responsibilities as management may deem necessary from time to time.

Develop strategy plans for assigned commodities.
Develop and implement goals and initiatives consistent with company objectives and strategy plans.
Responsible for accurately managing and reporting to senior leadership, inflationary market trends and cost savings initiatives.
Lead sourcing efforts that are consistent with commodity strategy plans.
Drive the rationalization of the supply base, including supplier performance measurement.
Set up strategic partnerships with aligned suppliers.
Participate in the cross functional audit of potential new sources of supplies.
Lead the cross functional assessment of quotations received to determine best total cost.
Manage supplier tooling and new part completion for product launches.
Arrange disposition of obsolete or non-current material.
Prepare reports for management as needed.
Negotiate, place, and manage LTA's and contracts.
Collaborate with engineering and supplier quality engineers.
Attend all product meetings as necessary.
Communicate customer needs to other department members and suppliers.
Communicate supplier and department concern to other functions on the team.
Acquire and maintain correct quotes for assigned commodities.
Facilitate supplier quality and delivery improvement.
Develop communication solutions that create value, decrease problems, and preemptively solve consistent issues.

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