Full-Time & On-Site
Emmett, ID 83617, 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.
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.
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.
Compensation: $16-18/hr DOE
Benefits: paid time off, health insurance, dental insurance, vision insurance, 401(k)