Kforce Senior Buyer / Planner in Tempe, Arizona

Kforce has a client that is seeking a Senior Buyer/Planner in Tempe, Arizona (AZ).Responsibilities:

  • Reviews and analyzes purchase requisitions

  • Coordinates purchasing activities with manufacturing, planning, and engineering departments to acquire inventory in a cost effective and timely manner

  • Processes purchase requisitions, purchase change orders, and requests for quotes to suppliers

  • Responsible for procurement business system data input and integrity

  • Participates in maximizing the procurement teams' changes, part parameters; quote table maintenance, supplier database information, error report analysis, and part number/supplier code information

  • Monitors the cost, schedule, and scope of assigned subcontracts to negotiate highest quality at best value

  • Schedules products from design to production release, working with program management, engineering, and production

  • Identifies manufacturing constraints and works with operations team to reduce processing times

  • Plans and schedules new products through qualification process

  • Develops and implements new and improved processes and procedures to enhance productivity and efficiency

  • Maintains purchasing records and prepares reports

  • Ensures an MSDS is requested for all chemicals and chemical samples ordered

  • Adheres to applicable employment laws

  • Exemplifies and fosters teamwork within the company

  • Promptly responds to concerns, issues, and suggestions and acts to ensure positive employee relations

  • Experience with MRP - Oracle preferred

  • Experience with purchasing of electronics or military parts a plus

  • Knowledge of purchasing and planning practices and procedures

  • Knowledge of electronics manufacturing

  • MRP system knowledge required

  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills, both oral and written

  • Excellent customer services skills are required for contact with vendors and customers

  • Exercise good judgment regarding the appropriate quality and quantity of supplies and equipment

Kforce is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, protected veteran status, or disability status.Compensation Type:Years