Position:  New Product Development Buyer
Location:  Battle Creek, MI
Job Id:  451
# of Openings:  2

TITLE:  New Product Supplier Development Buyer


Under the direction of the Purchasing Supervisor is responsible to provide purchasing support during new product quotation and development and to actively develop II Stanley’s new and current supplier base.


Ensure the quality of products and processes of II Stanley’s current and new supplier base through an ongoing qualification/audit process.
Support the customer quotation process by developing target pricing and issuing a Request for Quote (RFQ) from suppliers.
Complete the purchasing portion of customer quotes while considering and trying to attain the customers target pricing.
Support the PPAP (Production Part Approval Process) system with II Stanley suppliers.
Identify and qualify new buyers.
Work with product designers to determine materials available for new products.
Track projects to ensure the achievement of cost projections and completion timelines.
Determine the proper source of materials and complete the appropriate internal or external sourcing requisition.
Facilitate a smooth transition of new product purchasing to the appropriate purchasing administrator.
Support the localization process.
Complete other duties, tasks or projects at the direction of the immediate supervisor.
Reporting Relationships:

Above: Purchasing Section Manager

Below: None
Experience Required:
0-5 years purchasing or engineering experience in a manufacturing environment.  Experience with or knowledge of blueprint reading and the PPAP process are desired, but not required.
Education Required:
Bachelor’s Degree in Business or Engineering or equivalent work related experience. Supply Chain Management degree preferred. Training in Microsoft office software (word, excel, explorer) is required. 
Physical Requirements and Work Environment: 
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. While performing the duties of this position, the associate is regularly required to sit for extended periods while working on computer keyboard.
The position is frequently required to stand, use hands and fingers to handle or feel. The position must occasionally lift up to 10 pounds and have specific vision abilities related to close and color vision. While performing the job the position is occasionally exposed to moving or mechanical parts and moderate noise levels and working in a factory environment.  This position may require frequent daily and overnight travel to perform essential functions at remote locations or receive training. The position may be required to work overtime (unplanned and unscheduled) to meet deadlines and requirements.

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