Senior Buyer at Barnes Group Inc in Lansing, Michigan

Posted in Other 3 days ago.

Job Description:


Barnes Group Inc. - Barnes Aerospace, Lansing Division has an exciting career opportunity for a buyer to play an integral role in manufacturing operations. The right candidate should be self-driven, be able to execute and direct activities associated with the development, application and maintenance of purchasing standards. If you are a disciplined and collaborative individual with effective leadership skills, who thrives in a fast-paced environment and can leverage individual and team synergies to deliver results, this position may be of special interest to you. This position reports to the Supply Chain Manager.

Core Responsibilities:

  • Reviews Purchase requisitions for accuracy and obtains technical data and scope of work details required to launch requests for proposals in support of operational needs as well as customer proposals.

  • Responsible for PO placement, ensuring on time delivery and swift resolution of supplier issues.

  • Responsible for inventory management associated with commodities purchased. Evaluates/selects suppliers based on cost, delivery, quality and other performance parameters.

  • Generates, manages, and maintains Purchase Orders, contract documents, and long-term agreement deliverables.

  • Evaluates supplier proposals and prepares evaluations necessary to determine the best value proposition.

  • Manages vendor compliance with and flow down of US government procurement related requirements.

  • Conducts negotiations with suppliers to establish best delivery and lowest overall cost without jeopardizing quality requirements.

  • Maintains company standards and follows established standard work and processes.

  • Demonstrates integrity through all supplier and internal relationships.

  • Performs liaison activities with suppliers and internal customers to prevent delays in Production.

  • Develops new suppliers as required and leads supplier surveys and audits.

  • Responsible for annual certifications including but not limited to Cybersecurity and Conflicts Minerals Reporting.

  • Ensures accuracy and timeliness of receipt, invoice and payment to supplier.

  • Drives cost reduction and process improvements as part of daily activities.

  • Lead cost reduction programs with operations and vendors to reduce cost and/or increase value.

  • Support Company policy, procedures, and safety policy, including export compliance.

  • Works with Supply Chain Manager and peers to develop and implement strategic and tactical supply chain strategies.

  • Develop and foster relationships with operations and other depts. to understand and respond to needs.


  • 5 years purchasing experience in a manufacturing environment.

  • Proficient in MRP / ERP systems to execute daily responsibilities.

  • Proven negotiation skills with both external and internal customers.

  • Proven track record of scheduling and organizing time effectively in order to complete assigned function.

  • Demonstrated cost savings and avoidance ability.

  • Demonstrated process improvement ability.

  • Proficient on Microsoft applications.

  • Excellent communication skills with all levels of the organization, both internal and external.

  • Ability to work in a challenging and schedule driven environment.

  • Collaborative, ability to build sound working relationships across the organization and within the supply chain.

Education Requirements:

  • Minimum 5 years of related experience in a manufacturing environment.

  • Bachelor's Degree in business, management, or related field.

Equal Opportunity Employer/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities

The contractor will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor's legal duty to furnish information. 41 CFR 60-1.35(c)