Control Devices LLC
  • 10-Jan-2019 to 11-Mar-2019 (CST)
  • Supply Chain
  • Fenton, MO, USA
  • Salary
  • Full Time


Department: Global Supply Chain

Reports To: Manager, Global Supply Chain


The Senior Buyer will be responsible for managing the supply of raw materials and components to support production at Control Devices domestic sites including domestic and foreign sourcing, negotiation contracts, managing inventory, and managing supplier relationships. 



  • Prepares, issues, and evaluates quotations for raw materials and purchased components
  • Negotiates pricing and commercial terms
  • Issues purchase orders
  • Sources new items domestically and internationally
  • Responsible for managing purchase price variance
  • Manages supplier relationships and performance
  • Reviews MRP for material requirements
  • Manages supply and inventory for purchased materials
  • Interfaces with customer service, production, quality, and product engineering departments on matters affecting supply of purchased materials
  • Reviews and approves supplier invoices for payment
  • Manages purchasing staff



  • Bachelor Degree, in a business related area
  • CPM, CPSM, CIRM, or CPIM certification (preferred)
  • 5 to 10 years of purchasing experience in a manufacturing environment (machined parts industry)



  • Sourcing experience including Asia
  • Proficient using MRP
  • Strong negotiating skills
  • Proficient using Excel and Crystal reports
  • Exceptional organizational skills
  • Ability to communicate professionally with people at all levels within the organization
  • Skilled at building external relationships
  • Solid decision making skills




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