Buyer (WM)

Full-Time & On-Site

Emmett, ID, USA

The Buyer helps ensure the Wasco team has the inventory to build the product on time at optimal cost.

At Wasco, words matter. There is a reason we have “team members” and not employees. When you are part of a team, it’s important to know not only what you are working towards but also why you are working. An employee has a job and works for a boss. A team member has a role and works towards a purpose. We use what we have, communicate, collaborate, and cooperate. We don’t quit when we hit an obstacle because we believe progress happens one step at a time. The Wasco team is like a family, we respect, encourage and support each other, in good times and hard times.

Job Duties

  • Manage individual and assigned supplier/commodity performance metrics:
    Supplier delivery performance
    Control inventory through purchasing strategy
    Cost savings – PPV
    Manage supply chain Mgt scorecard

  • Identify areas of leverage/cost reduction opportunities for cost of goods and working capital.

  • Ensure complete execution of ERP material requirements daily.

  • Manage and resolve disputes with supply partners.

  • Promotes a strong customer service level with our internal/external customers.

  • Track production demand to support inventory requirements.

  • Take ownership of PO problems and see them through until completion.

  • Find potential suppliers, negotiate prices and terms, and make agreements or contracts for purchases.

  • Maintain a working relationship with all vendors, encouraging shorter lead times and competitive pricing.

  • Make recommendations to upper management on possible purchases based on supply chain trends.

  • Lead or participate as a team member with Lean activities.

  • Maintain a clean, safe, and orderly work area.

  • Support and improve processes.

  • Perform other duties as assigned.

  • Understand and demonstrate Wasco Core Values.

Skills & Abilities

  • Knowledge of electronics, electro-mechanical, and precision machining, understand specifications, prints and schematics, 

  • High level of analytical and critical thinking skills, negotiation skills, flexibility, time management and communication skills.

General Requirements

  • Minimum Education Requirement - High School Diploma or equivalent.

  • Minimum Experience Requirement - 3-years’ experience in manufacturing environment,
    3 years’ experience purchasing.

  • Must be able to read, comprehend and follow work instructions in English.

Compensation: $16-18/hr DOE

Interested? Apply here!

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