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Senior Buyer

Company: Rochester Precision Optics LLC
Location: West Henrietta
Posted on: June 25, 2022

Job Description:

Title Senior Buyer Department Supply Chain Reports to Director of Supply Chain ROCHESTER PRECISION OPTICS IS GROWING! RPO is a global leader in precision optics, optical components and assemblies. We specialize in a full spectrum of products & services including - Design and Engineering, Systems Integration, Lens Assembly, Visible and Infrared Components, Glass and Plastic Molded Aspheres in addition to Thin Film Coating. As one of the fastest growing companies in Rochester, RPO offers exciting career paths and work on market-leading programs. See below one of many career opportunities to join to RPO team! Job Summary: This position reports directly to the Director of Supply Chain. The successful candidate will have a demonstrated ability to drive cost reductions through negotiations and skillful coordination with the suppliers. Summary of essential job duties:

  • Build and maintain effective cross-functional relationships; communicate regularly to maintain an understanding of timelines and activities which impact supply chain
    • Act as a primary partner to the manufacturing operation by understanding build schedules and managing supply chain activities to increase efficiency and eliminate downtime
    • Take responsibility for accurate and on-time delivery of parts and components; follow-up on PO's with suppliers and manage delivery date expectations as necessary with all relevant stakeholders
    • Understand material specifications and quality metrics affecting assigned parts and components; work collaboratively to resolve quality issues with suppliers
    • Develop strong relationships with suppliers and communicate regularly; manage date pull-ins and push-outs on an ongoing basis
    • Plans and schedules deliveries to optimize inventories in support of production schedules/business demands by working with planning, operation's and shipping/receiving teams.
    • Creates and maintains mutually beneficial long-term partnerships with suppliers to foster feedback and continuous improvement, usually being the single source of contact to the supplier.
    • Monitors supplier performance, communicates and takes action to maintain high levels of supplier performance.
      • Continuously seek out new ways to improve the purchasing process
      • Ability to analyze and predict shortages, implement process to mitigate the shortages, and drive results to ensure no future shortages Education and Experience
        • Bachelor's degree and five (5) or more years of related work experience; experience within a technology manufacturing environment is highly preferred
        • Must be capable of working independently, in a fast-paced environment, with minimal supervision
        • Demonstrated analytical abilities with strong attention to detail
        • Excellent communication skills
          • Computer skills in: Excel, Word, Epicor, and other basic software applications
            • Ability to manage multiple projects and multi-task effectively
            • Ability to solve problems and think outside the box to solve complex supply issues.
            • Experience in Machining, sheet metal and electro optical assemblies.
            • Must be driven and self-motivated
            • Must possess the highest ethical standards and a commitment to quality
            • Working knowledge of FAR/DFAR/ITAR requirements
            • Builds stable working relationships with manufacturing, quality engineers, material management and program office regarding procurement demands by early involvement with programs and suppliers to determine risk mitigation actions for critical path parts
            • Proactively drive the supply chain to supply and exceed our production floors needs and eliminate any interruptions. Additional Requirements:
              • Pursuant to ITAR, EAR, and other export compliance laws and regulations, applicants for this position must be U.S. Persons as defined by U.S. law, i.e., U.S. citizens, lawful permanent residents ("Green Card" holders), persons granted refugee status or asylum status in the United States, or temporary residents granted amnesty. Environment & Physical Demands:
                • Professional office environment with routine use of standard office equipment such as computers, phones, copiers, filing cabinets and fax machine; noise level typical of a standard office environment
                • Prolonged sitting, computer and telephone use, as well as standing, filing, bending, reaching and lifting and carrying up to 15 pounds
                • Occasional exposure to manufacturing plant floor requiring the use of personal protective equipment (ear plugs, safety glasses, etc.)
                • Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. Travel: This position may require a minimal amount of travel (Domestic) - 10% or less per year Compensation & Benefits: RPO offers highly competitive, total compensation packages linked directly to employee's professional experience. RPO's benefits include: Tuition Reimbursement Program, Health Insurance, Dental Insurance, Disability Insurance, Life Insurance, 9 paid holidays, generous paid vacation and sick time and a 401(k) plan after a 60-day waiting period. Additionally, we work a 4/10 work week that provides for every Friday as a non-work day. Disclaimer: This job description reflects management's assignment of essential functions; it does not prescribe or restrict the tasks that may be assigned. The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by people assigned to this classification. They are not to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills required of personnel so classified. All personnel may be required to perform duties outside of their normal responsibilities from time to time, as needed. Rochester Precision Optics is committed to leveraging the talent of a diverse workforce to create great opportunities for our business and our people. EOE/AA/Minority/Female/Disability/Vet In compliance with federal law, all persons hired will be required to verify identity and eligibility to work in the United States, and to complete the required employment eligibility verification form upon hire.
                  Monday - Thursday
                  4-10 hour days


Keywords: Rochester Precision Optics LLC, Rochester , Senior Buyer, Other , West Henrietta, New York

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