job summary: Industry leading and growing manufacturer is looking for a Sr Buyer in the Charlotte Area. This role comes with a very competitive compensation plan commensurate with experience with a base salary ranging from $85k to $95k. Relocation assistance is available. All candidates must be legallly authorized to work in the U.S. location: Charlotte, North Carolina job type: Permanent salary: $85,000 - 95,000 per year work hours: 8am to 4pm education: Bachelors responsibilities: Accountable for timely ordering of required materials and requisition reviewERP system maintenance of parameters such as supplier lead times, etc.Confers with vendors to obtain product or service information such as price, availability, and delivery schedule.Estimates values according to knowledge of market price.Determines method of procurement such as direct purchase or bid.Prepares purchase orders or bid requests.Reviews bid proposals and negotiates contracts within budgetary limitations and scope of authority.Create, solicit, and analyze supplier RFQ's.Compares prices, specifications, and delivery dates and awards contracts to bidders or places orders with suppliers.Maintains procurement records such as items or services purchased, costs, delivery, product quality or performance, and inventories.Discusses defective or unacceptable goods or services with inspection or quality control personnel, vendors, and others to determine source of trouble and take corrective action.Relies on experience and judgment to plan and accomplish goals.Assumes a leadership role with colleagues.Approves invoices for payment (as necessary).Expedites delivery of goods to users.International buying and negotiating.Verifies nomenclature and specifications of purchase requests.Negotiates pricing on inventory items.Uses MRP to initiate and change purchase orders, maintain adequate levels of inventory using data and visual inspections, and updates specifications on inventory items.Expedites late purchase orders.Handles disposition of off standard purchased material.Sends copies of updated material specifications to vendors.Participates in various continuous improvement projects as required.Line item inventory approval level is $50,000 or less.Performs other duties as assigned. Knowledge, Skills, Competencies, and Abilities: Understand, support, and drive KPI's and improvement and compliance to standards - supplier OTD, cost improvement, prompt PO releases, etc.Lead RCCM (Root Cause Countermeasure) actions to improve team effectiveness.Read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions, and procedure manuals. Ability to write routine reports and correspondence. Ability to speak effectively before groups of customers or employees of organization. Calculate figures and amounts such as discounts, interest, commissions, proportions, percentages, area, circumference, and volume. Ability to apply concepts of blueprint reading.Solve practical problems and deal with a variety of concrete variables in situations where only limited standardization exists. Ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram, or schedule form.Experienced/proficient in Microsoft Excel Required Qualifications: Bachelor's degree from college or university5+ years experience and/or equivalent combination of education and experience.Proven track record of improving cost and supplier on time delivery performance.#LI-DW1 qualifications: Experience level: ExperiencedMinimum 5 years of experienceEducation: Bachelors (required) skills: Purchasing / Procurement Equal Opportunity Employer: Race, Color, Religion, Sex, Sexual Orientation, Gender Identity, National Origin, Age, Genetic Information, Disability, Protected Veteran Status, or any other legally protected group status. For certain assignments, Covid-19 vaccination and/or testing may be required by Randstad's client or applicable federal mandate, subject to approved medical or religious accommodations. Carefully review the job posting for details on vaccine/testing requirements or ask your Randstad representative for more information.