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Sr Buyer / Commodity Manager

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Cincinnati, OH

Sr Buyer / Commodity Manager


Job Description

PDSI is recruiting for a Senior Buyer for a direct opportunity for our client in West Chester, OH


  • Prepares bid packages, conducts bidder conferences, analyzes and evaluates proposals, negotiates terms and conditions, selects or recommends suppliers, writes awards, administers resulting subcontracts, and expedites orders when necessary
  • Confers with suppliers and analyzes supplier operations to determine factors that affect prices and determine the lowest cost consistent with quality, reliability, and ability to meet required schedules
  • Tracks cost savings, cost avoidances, and cost increases
  • Assist in the transition of new products from product development to the manufacturing process by working with program management
  • Participates in selection of suppliers who have the ability to meet delivery, quality, and cost requirements; integrating suppliers early in the design process; and eliminating barriers with suppliers that would negatively affect the manufacture of the end product
  • Resolves delivery and/or quality issues through problem solving and supplier performance improvements
  • Promotes continuous improvement culture by identifying opportunities for improvement and applies proven tools in implementing sustainable fixes

Qualifications Sought:

  • Read and interpret mechanical specifications/drawings
  • Ability and skill to manage/lead supply chain projects at the OpCo and corporate level
  • International procurement experience including general knowledge of Import/Export compliance, a plus
  • Six Sigma experience/certification a plus
  • Understanding government flow-downs including Federal Acquisition Regulations and Defense, Federal Acquisition regulations, a plus
  • Ability to understand government contracts and translate, summarize and relate to company policy/procedure, a plus
  • Bachelor's degree in supply chain related field
  • 5 years of defense industry related procurement experience
  • CPM/CSCP/CPIM and/or a minimum of 10 years of professional procurement experience preferred
  • Expert level use with Microsoft Excel required
  • Experience with ERP software required

Pay Range - $85,000 to $95,000 annually

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PDSI Technical Services is an equal opportunity employer, and does not discriminate in employment opportunities or practices on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, genetic information, national origin, age, disability, military service or veteran status or any other characteristic protected by law.  In order to provide equal employment and advancement opportunities to all individuals, consideration of employment staffing submissions are based on demonstrated skills, qualifications, work experience, expertise and expectations meeting the position requirements as specified by the client, including compensation