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Buyer

Reliance One, Inc.
Job Description
Buyer Responsibilities
  • Select and source suppliers that are part of the strategic supplier base and meet program commitments
  • Coordinate the interface of suppliers as necessary between company and affiliate
  • Conduct market tests and price reduction / cost control re-negotiations for maintaining cost competitiveness as required
  • Negotiate “purchase terms and conditions” as well as cost saving initiatives and cost increase proposals
  • Obtain new projects and materials requirement information for advance purchasing activities
  • Support advance purchasing function by selecting suppliers for new programs
  • Develop alternate sources of supply ensuring continuity, consistency of quality and competitive pricing
  • Ensure compliance with TS16949 and Quality Cost Delivery and Environmental (QCDE)
  • Support Supplier Initiated Change Request (SICR) process
  • Support Affiliates relating to difficulties with suppliers in quality, delivery and engineering
  • Process eRFQ’s thru ASL / MPF system or other applicable systems
  • Conduct supplier review meetings
  • Maintain and track supplier contracts
  • Report spend and save information monthly, where applicable (Indirect)
  • Support global sourcing efforts (direct or indirect)
  • Identify potential new categories to be sourced (Indirect)
  • Issuance of Tooling Purchase Orders and storage of documents, obtain photos from suppliers to support Business Unit payments
  • Support Accounts Payable with invoice discrepancies, late payment issues and issue memos as required
  • Maintain Roadmap and ensure data integrity
  • All other duties as assigned
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