Senior Buyer
Tampa, FL 
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Posted 16 days ago
Job Description
The Senior Buyer purchases electronic components, within their assigned programs, which may be custom in nature and/or involve close management with Engineering and the approved supply base.  The Senior Buyer is responsible for sourcing these parts with suppliers that can meet or exceed our cost, quality, and delivery requirements.  Interpreting requirements from MRP output and placing orders for components to support manufacturing needs is an important responsibility of this position.  Timely adjustments to quantities and delivery dates of these parts are necessary as our requirements change in order to keep our inventory balances at appropriate levels.
  • Interprets and executes MRP requirements in a manner that assures appropriate inventory levels that support our manufacturing requirements while minimizing excess materials
  • Procures materials from suppliers that can meet or exceed our cost, quality, and delivery requirements
  • Reduces supplier lead-times and the amount of material within the supply pipeline
  • Aggressively negotiates favorable pricing for materials
  • Ensures the materials supplied meet our quality and supplier documentation requirements
  • Improves reaction time to changing requirements through interaction with the MRP changes
  • Eliminates materials shortages that prevent manufacturing from executing their production plans
  • Maintains supplier base by identifying and including optimum number of suppliers 
  • Serves as a mentor to other Buyers
Requirements:
  • Bachelor's degree, preferably business related, or an equivalent combination of education and experience
  • Minimum of seven years of related buying experience in an electronics manufacturing environment
  • Ability to read and interpret drawings, specifications, and blueprints
  • Demonstrated success with cost reductions
  • Innovative; detail oriented; possesses a thorough knowledge of manufacturing processes; and management reporting requirements
  • Ability to organize and prioritize work and to meet deadlines
  • APICS/ISM certification, preferred
Sypris Electronics, LLC provides goods and services to the U.S. Government and other prime contractors and is obligated by its contracts with those entities, as well as by various federal laws and regulations regarding security and export control, to restrict access to certain goods, services, and/or any related information.  Accordingly, Sypris Electronics has a policy of only hiring U.S. citizens.  Upon employment all employees have to provide evidence verifying U.S. citizenship.

Our company uses E-Verify to confirm the employment eligibility of all newly hired employees. To learn more about E-Verify, including your rights and responsibilities, please visit www.dhs.gov/E-Verify.

Pre-employment drug screening required.
 
Sypris Electronics is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer
Sypris Electronics does not, and will not, discriminate against a person on the basis of race, ancestry, color, age, national origin, ethnicity, religious creed or belief, physical or mental disability, marital or familial status, legally protected medical condition, genetic information, military or veteran status, sex (including pregnancy, childbirth, breastfeeding, or related medical condition), gender (including gender identity and gender expression), sexual orientation, protected activity (such as opposition to or reporting of prohibited discrimination or harassment), or any other status or classification protected by applicable federal, state, and/or local laws, in any aspect of employment opportunity.

 

Job Summary
Employment Term and Type
Regular, Full Time
Salary and Benefits
Sypris Electronics offers a competitive compensation and benefits package upon date of hire including health, dental, vision, life, disability, and 401(k) with company matching. We also offer a 9/80 work schedule.
Required Education
Bachelor's Degree
Required Experience
7+ years
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