Principal Buyer

Employee Type: Direct Hire
Experience: 8-15 years
Location: Plano, TX 75024
Job Reference #: 100968
Salary: $85-100k
Company Industry: Job Type : Buyer ASA : Professional General Classif
Job Title: Principal Buyer

Position Summary

Become a vital part of this highly respected global medical manufacturing company. They are committed to helping you live your best possible life through the power of health. For more than 125 years, they have brought new products and technologies to the world -- in nutrition, diagnostics, medical devices and branded generic pharmaceuticals -- that create more possibilities for more people at all stages of life.

Responsibilities for Principal Buyer

Primary Function 

·Ensure efficient supply of raw and semi finished materials to meet customer and business needs in the fast-paced, rapidly growing medical device industry. 

·Develop SAP system processes to understand demand, manage purchase orders and understand supplier constraints. 

·Sustain and improve relationships with suppliers to develop supply programs to maximize value at both ends of the supply chain. Develop and implement process that will ensure effective use of SNP and MRP to enable supplier scorecards, effectively manage PPV and right-size inventory. 

·Work cross-functionally and cross-organizationally to maximize the value add from the purchasing team. 

·Think creatively, get out of the box and solve problems. 

Main Responsibilities 

-Places and manages purchase orders based on demand from MRP and business decision related to stocking levels and risk buys. 

-Develops inventory strategies to meet business goals. 

-Manages customer scorecards, corrective actions and process improvements related to cost, quality, delivery, flexibility and availability. 

-Works with R&D and Commodity Management to ensure technology roadmaps and supply base capabilities are aligned with future needs. 

-Negotiates contracts, supply agreements, and other supply continuity agreements. 

-Manages and leads projects and process improvements across functions and organizations. 

-Develops analysis and reports to aid in understanding areas to target for improvement. 

-Owns and contributes to metrics such as: Safety, Supplier Quality, Service Levels, Working Capital (DPO, Inv), Cost (PPV, Freight). 

-Understands MRP, particularly SAP, and continuously works to improve how we utilize the systems in the purchasing function.

Qualifications for Principal Buyer

Education & Experience 

·Bachelors Degree - Business, Supply Chain or equivalent experience 

o3+ years of Medical device or other highly regulated industry. 
3+ years SAP ERP/ MRP 
3+ years Supplier Scorecards 
3+ years Negotiating contracts and supply agreements. 
3+ years Leading projects and process improvements. 
3+ years Analyzing data and creating reports and metrics. 

o5+ years Progressive responsibility in purchasing and supplier management. 
5+ years Managing and improving MRP systems (master data, exception management). 

·CPM, CPIM, CSCP, Greenbelt certifications all highly desirable

Compensation & Benefits for Principal Buyer

•	Salary : $80-100k + bonus 
•	Benefits : Full time, permanent employees are eligible for:
	o	Paid holidays, vacation, and personal time off
	o	Medical, dental, and vision insurance
	o	Short and Long Term Disability
	o	Life Insurance
	o	401(k) retirement plans

Position Type for Principal Buyer

Direct Hire

If you have questions concerning this position, please contact  Shelley Ray.
Thank you for choosing Choice Specialists.    Equal Opportunity Employer M/F/D/V

Meet your Recruiter

Shelley Ray
Sr. Direct Hire Recruiter
Specializing in matching talent with Administrative, Human Resources, Sales, Accounting, Finance, Supply Chain, and Customer Service roles.
Company Name:   Choice Specialists