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Senior Buyer in Disputanta, VA at Standard Motor Products

Date Posted: 9/23/2021

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Job Description

Position Detail:

As a key and highly visible member of the RBU you will coordinate all activities related to procurement, both internationally and domestically, whether from original equipment or aftermarket supplier.  Originating with the RFQ process and culminating with the successful delivery of the required parts.


Expected Duties and responsibilities:

  • Issuance of purchase orders in accordance with our prescribed requirements.
  • Assurance that the vendor conforms to our product cost, quality, quantity and delivery requirements.
  • Process RTV (return to vendor) shipments as required, in compliance with QA and AP processing guidelines.
  • Monitoring of various reports, including Open Order Status Report, Horizon Report, Supplier Scorecard, Supplier Collaboration and Development with our vendors.  Assures vendors adherence to SCM and VMI initiatives.
  • Actively participates in working towards process improvements, systems improvements and enhanced procedures.

Job Requirements

Job Requirements / experience

  • Associate or Bachelors college degree with 5 or more years’ experience in a related position.
  • Proficiency in MS Office, Excel, Word, Power Point, Access and Project Management.  An assessment test will be administered to all candidates.
  • APICS/CPIM certifications or training a plus.
  • Ability to multi-task and work independently or in a team environment.
  • Excellent organization, interpersonal, oral and written communication skills, with strong problem solving skills
  • Must be able to thrive in a team oriented environment.
  • Must demonstrate openness to adjustments to evolving situations, use sound and accurate judgement.
  • Expected to understand and perform both purchasing and planning responsibilities.
  • Expedite supplier delivery to accommodate ever changing delivery requirements based on fluctuating customer demands.  Monitor and respond to MRP forecast updates.
  • Prior experience with ERP / MRP systems important.
  • Prior experience with international business transactions a plus.


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