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Senior Buyer

Company: XP Power
Location: Gloucester
Posted on: May 5, 2022

Job Description:

> ABOUT US
XP Power is a global leader in providing essential power solutions to the Industrial Technology, Healthcare and Semiconductor Manufacturing Equipment sectors. We design and manufacture power controllers, the essential hardware component in every piece of electrical equipment that converts power from the electricity grid into the right form for equipment to function. Listed as a FTSE 250 company on the London Stock Exchange we are a fast-growing business, serving our global blue-chip customer base from 29 locations across Europe, North America, and Asia. We are extremely proud and committed to our culture that values Customer Focus, Flexibility, Knowledge, Speed, and Integrity. Joining our team means you'll work in a high performing global organization where employees collaborate and strive to make XP Power the first-choice power solutions provider delivering the ultimate experience for our customers and our people.
> THE OPPORTUNITY
The Senior Buyer for Contract Manufacturers will be part of a team that is responsible for the procurement of raw materials, goods, and services for our manufactured goods and services. This includes the supporting the master production schedule and MRP demand by; ensuring materials standards are met; and managing outside vendors (specifically Contract Manufacturers) through the processes of qualifying, obtaining quotes, examining bids and making award decisions. You will focus on developing strategies and tactics for our contract manufactures and including selection and expansion of products/assemblies and vendors.

You will also be required to maintain detailed documentation and effectively communicate with the operations and technical support teams. Considerations for safety, quality and delivery are required in all manufacturing decisions. As a team member you should be able to perform within the principles of Lean Manufacturing, Just-in-Time and Total Quality Management systems/processes.

The Senior Buyer for CM's will be a focal point for Quality and Engineering during supplier selections, rating of supplier performance and maintaining supplier relationships.
> KEY RESPONSIBILITIES
Develop strategies and tactics for our contract manufactures and including selection and expansion of products/assemblies and vendors.
Assess supplier and market details for alignment with business objectives.
Collaborate with the Program Manager for CM Expansion
Devise ways and means to maximize commodity buying efficiency and minimize risks.
Collaborate with commodities team to ensure deadlines are met without fail.
Develop and manage pricing strategies.
Encourage team spirit and discuss performance periodically.
Draft proposals to manage contracts and negotiations.
Preserve and promote company standards by building a strong and self-sufficient commodity supply base.
Collaborate with suppliers on improving quality.
Plan QBR's (Quarterly Business Reviews) for Contract Mfgs./Suppliers
Adhere to and ensure the compliance of XP Power Code of Conduct, all Company policies, rules, procedures, and housekeeping standards.
Study and analyze system workflows to ensure smooth and efficient flow of materials.
All other duties assigned by his/her manager.
> Key Qualifications and Skills
Bachelor's Degree "required".
5+ years in supply chain, purchasing, commodity and contract manufacturer management
Proven ability to build strong supplier relationships.
Demonstrated expertise in ERP & MRP systems and transactions.
Expert excel skills, ability to use excel analytics.
Strong communication skills and the ability to work well with people at all levels & educational backgrounds.
Ability to lead a cross-functional team.
Ability to provide performance management and career development coaching to team members.
Knowledge of manufacturing controls required - Capacity planning, inventory control, Bills of Materials, Engineering drawings and Change Orders, Document Control, Work Instructions.
Experienced MS Office user; Teams, OneDrive. Visio and Smartsheet experience encouraged.
Ability to lift 25 lbs

> WHY WORK FOR US?
XP Power provides a safe and healthy working environment that is stimulating and collaborative, where employees are empowered to make a real difference. We place our people at the heart of everything we do. We understand that if we provide our people with the ultimate experience, they will provide the ultimate experience to our customers.
We also offer a comprehensive benefits package including:
Company sponsored health insurance coverage
401K plan
> OUR PEOPLE - OUR POWER
XP Power is an equal opportunities employer. We are committed to creating an environment where people are valued, supported and nurtured to deliver their best. Operating globally, we celebrate the cultural differences that exist in the countries in which we do business. Being a truly diverse and inclusive community helps us grow our business through innovation; attracting and retaining talent to engage the people who buy our power solutions. We know that by cultivating the ultimate experience for all our people, they will deliver the same to our customers.

Keywords: XP Power, Lynn , Senior Buyer, Other , Gloucester, Massachusetts

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