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Buyer II at EnerSys in Bellingham, Washington

Posted in Other 30+ days ago.

Type: Full Time

Job Description:

Job Description:

EnerSys is the global leader in stored energy solutions for industrial applications. We have over thirty manufacturing and assembly plants worldwide servicing over 10,000 customers in more than 100 countries. Worldwide headquarters are located in Reading, PA, USA with regional headquarters in Europe and Asia. We complement our extensive line of Motive Power and Energy Systems with a full range of integrated services and systems. With sales and service locations throughout the world, and over 100 years of battery experience, EnerSys is the power/full solution for stored DC power products. We continue to grow in our industry by ensuring all employees possess the following core competencies: customer focused, team player, engaged, ethical, strong communication skills, and works safely.


Alpha Technologies, which provides world-class powering solutions, seeks a Buyer II, for its team in Bellingham, WA. With an increasing level of responsibility, this position performs a variety of routine to complex activities in the support of purchasing and production requirements. With management guidance, evaluate market conditions and trends in specific assigned commodities. Develop and coordinate quotation packages for commodities serving multiple locations. ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

* Responsible for purchasing activities for one or more mid level commodity groups (may be off the shelf items specified by description or manufacturer part number, as well as engineered items that include detailed specifications and drawings)

* Establish objectives for reducing the cost and increasing service to end-users

* Contact potential vendors, perform reference checks, review quotations, and evaluate each purchase requisition for the most appropriate method of procurement. Methods may include discrete orders, contract purchase orders or replenishment programs

* Maintain on-going vendor performance metrics, provide vendor feedback, and facilitate vendor performance improvement projects where appropriate

* Select approved suppliers and create purchase orders in the ERP system

* Qualify new suppliers and manage supplier relationships to meet continuous improvement goals for cost, quality and delivery

* Develop sources of supply both domestic and off shore, where vendors and preferred suppliers are inadequate

* With management assistance, develop RFQ's and sourcing options to reduce cost, lead time and exposure for assigned commodities

* Interact with engineering department to assist in the sourcing of materials, with respect to cost, quality and availability of materials

* Generate reports per specified processes that measure key buyer performance metrics

* Advise management of industry developments for assigned commodities

* Identify and implement continuous improvement efforts to improve cost, quality and delivery metrics


Education: High School Diploma or equivalent

Experience: 4 to 6 years in purchasing or purchasing with some combination of engineering, customer service or manufacturing experience, or 4 year degree in lieu of experience GENERAL JOB REQUIREMENTS

* Generic

EnerSys is always looking to hire top talent. EEOEM/F/D/V

Nearest Major Market: Bellingham
Nearest Secondary Market: Everett