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Senior Buyer - Nashville, TN

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Job ID: JRA22310
Date Posted: Jul 18, 2023
Segment: Connective Industries
Business Unit: Hitachi Industry & Distribution
Company Name: JR Automation
Profession (Job Category): Supply Chain
Job Type (Experience Level): Experienced
Job Schedule: Full-Time
Remote: No

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Due to a retirement, JR Automation is searching for an experienced Senior Buyer to join our team in Nashville, TN. The ideal candidate will be systems savvy with a knack for Excel, a strong negotiator with excellent interpersonal skills, and have a continuous improvement mindset.

What You’ll Do:

  • Purchasing of direct material from project bills of material in a manner that is consistent
    with Supply Chain Management and JR corporate strategy.
  • Communicates with internal personnel regarding timing of budget, material delivery, payment
    terms, and product discrepancies.
  • Maintain orders to ensure project schedule is achieved.
  • Enters purchase orders into purchasing system(s) as needed.
  • Ensures proper documentation of supplier and purchasing related material.
  • Assists with correcting discrepant supplier invoices and packing slips when necessary.
  • Assists Applications Engineering and Aftermarket with the pricing and lead time requirements on potential jobs.
  • Interacts with suppliers, team members, and internal customers in a manner that is
    distinguished by a high level of professionalism and ethics.
  • Works to help achieve departmental and business unit goals, with a strong emphasis on
    working capital management, supplier on time delivery and material cost savings and avoidance.
  • Assists in maintaining positive supplier relationships.
  • Works with engineering to select value added suppliers.
  • Negotiates pricing, payment terms, delivery, and other items as necessary with suppliers.
  • Mentor Buyers and Associate Buyers to ensure they are following other JR processes and procedures.
  • Work closely with Commodity/Strategic Purchasing Team to ensure each business unit is
    achieving the best possible value available from the supply base.
  • Work with Supply Chain Management team members from other business units to ensure
    common process, procedures and best practices are shared and implemented as appropriate.
  • Any other work as assigned by the Supply Chain Manager. 

Note: This list of responsibilities is by no means inclusive; however, it is intended to be a
guideline for activities.

What You’ll Bring:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Business related field or equivalent experience
  • 10+ years of purchasing experience preferred
  • Must bring experience from the automation or manufacturing industry (automation preferred)
  • Must be highly organized and self-motivated
  • Must be an independent problem solver that can make high quality judgments and decisions quickly with excellent organization skills
  • Must be detail‐oriented with a demonstrated ability to self‐motivate and follow‐through on
  • Proficient in MS Office; Expert in excel; 
  • Strong data analysis skills
  • Ability to handle multiple competing priorities and projects in a fast‐paced environment
  • Ability to communicate effectively and easily with cross‐functional teams and different cultures
  • Experience with Six Sigma, Lean and CI concepts

Company Overview:

At JR Automation, A Hitachi Group Company, our talented teams leverage the latest technologies, innovative thinking, and decades of experience to provide our global customers with world-class automation equipment.  We transform processes & optimize operations with the solutions we design, build, program & deploy for nearly every industry.  Our people are the heart of our operations, and we believe unique skills and capabilities enable us to grow, collaborate and evolve.    

Join our team of 2,200+ at one of the 27 facilities around the globe.  We offer competitive pay, great benefits, apprenticeship programs, tuition reimbursement and training opportunities to develop your skills.       

Come Think. Solve. Create. With Us! 

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