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Bendix Buyer - Direct in Westminster, Maryland

Buyer - Direct

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Job Description

Knorr Brake Company is the innovative leader in the manufacture and supply of braking systems, passenger doors and climate-control equipment for all types of Mass Transit customers such as: METRO, Light Rail Vehicles, High-Speed Trains, Commuter Rail and Monorail Vehicles for the North America market.We’re part of the Knorr-Bremse Group, the global leader in braking technologies. As part of our team, you’ll collaborate with a world of talented and dedicated colleagues whose sense of purpose complements your own. You’ll find rewarding opportunities, diverse experiences, partnerships, and an unwavering commitment to ethics and integrity. Innovation is part of our DNA. Achievement drives our culture. Learn more today!KBC Careers

Purpose and Objective

Position is focused on planning, processing and administrating all purchasing activities in order to provide KBC organization with needed material, parts, semi-products and services. The Professional Buyer will ensure the procurement of materials, goods and services to meet production plans of the company as well as working directly with an assigned Commodity Manager in an effort to establish reliable, long term vendors, with required service level and quality, while maintaining competitive pricing.

Major Responsibilities

  • Keeps procedural alignment with the general procurement guidelines and defined general contract agreements

  • Maintain thorough records through the tendering process to ensure proper and efficient handover to Project/ Operations teams

  • General procurement support functions

  • Highlighting any major commercial risks or issues to Management and work with them to ensure the optimum solution

  • Executes observation of relevant supplier markets and the respective accredited suppliers

  • Develops and maintains supplier contacts

  • Generate, Manage, and Retain Records of Cost Savings Efforts

  • Negotiates general and/or case-related procurement contracts, including specifications, volumes, pricing, terms and conditions

  • Assigns existing suppliers to new product and/or work with Commodity Managers to find appropriate suppliers

  • Place orders within assigned commodity, semi-products and/or services.

  • Monitors the quality, quantity and other agreed contract conditions for the goods delivered

  • Interacts with supplier to achieve best price and delivery, place orders as required and settle any questionable deliveries, in cooperation with other departments

  • Propose measures and action plans to ensure supplier quality, if needed.

  • Must be able to follow instructions, safety & environmental rules and regulations.

Required Experience

Technical and Professional Requirements

  • Computer knowledge

  • ERP Systems, SAP experience a plus

  • Strong communication skills

  • Manufacturing experience required

  • Supervisory Experience a plus

Academic Requirements

  • 4-7 Years of Experience

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration or Supply Chain Management or equivalent work experience required

What does Knorr Brake Company have to offer you?

  • Competitive Health Benefits

  • Company Paid Life and Disability Benefits

  • Health and Dependent Care Flexible Spending Accounts

  • 401 (k) Plan

  • Educational Assistance

  • Free Passes to Local Attractions

  • Free Gym memberships

  • Additional Discount Offerings

  • Volunteer Paid Time Off

  • Paid Vacation

  • Paid Sick Leave

  • Company Paid Holidays

  • Monthly Employee Welfare Events and Volunteer Opportunities

We are an equal opportunity employer. Employment selection and related decisions are made without regard to sex, race, age, disability, religion, national origin, color or any other protected class.

Job Location

Westminster, Maryland, United States

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