Buyer

Location: Columbus, Georgia
Position Type: Full Time

Summary:

The Buyer will negotiate with vendors for the purchase of all materials, supplies, and services used by the company.

Essential Functions:

  • Liaising between suppliers, manufactures, relevant internal departments and customers.
  • Identifying potential suppliers, visiting existing suppliers, building and maintaining good relationships with suppliers.
  • Implementing contracts and negotiating prices in an international environment.
  • Forecasting price trends and their impact on futures activities, including implementation of cost savings.
  • Evaluating bids and making recommendations based on commercial and technical factors.
  • Conducting supplier site visits, audits and evaluations, and developing metrics for ongoing analysis and improvement of purchasing processes.
  • Coordination of external manufacture and supply of components in coordination with production management.

Position Requirements:

  • Good oral and written communication skills.
  • Analytical skills.
  • Ability to develop and maintain successful working relationships.
  • Ability to make important decisions.
  • Strong leadership capabilities.
  • Negotiating skill and ability to carry through in the contacts with suppliers.
  • A high level of customer orientation.
  • Excellent MS Office knowledge.

Education and Experience:

  • Bachelor degree preferred.
  • Must have 3-5 years of professional experience in strategic and operative purchasing in a comparable function of a manufacturing company in firearms industry.
  • Prior SAP experience preferred.
  • Accepted file types: pdf.