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Waterous Company Buyer in South Saint Paul, Minnesota

Company: Waterous Company has over 133 years of instilling confidence and trust within firefighters the world over. Waterous manufactures the most innovative pumps, hydrants and valves for the industries served. Our products are crucial components to the longstanding tradition of saving lives and protecting citizens. Brief Job Description: The purchase of materials and services for all company operations based on quality, delivery, and price. Manage supply base by following supply chain management guidelines. Responsibilities: ? Compliance with Waterous Company Code of Ethics as well as Purchasing Department Ethical Standards and Guidelines. ? Award purchase orders in a timely manner, from approved requisitions for materials and services with respect to quality, delivery, and price. ? Enter requisitions and purchase orders for production sample parts as required. ? Reduce total supply chain costs by reviewing all facets of purchased materials, item cost, freight, optimized lot sizes etc. and identifying and implementing cost reductions, negotiating blanket orders, and coordinating potential design/manufacturing suggestions from supplier with Waterous departments (Engineering, Manufacturing, Quality, etc.). ? Manage supply base to ensure on time delivery of parts and services. Monitor and analyze supplier performance per Supply Chain Management guidelines. Conduct supplier reviews as necessary. ? Actively participate in cross-functional teams related to new product development and process improvements. ? Obtain price estimate and lead times for Sales and Engineering as required. ? Coordinate supplier tooling for assigned suppliers. Maintain tooling records, generate requests for new tooling, prepare CR requests, and route requests to scrap obsolete tooling as required. ? Assist in resolving receiving and invoicing discrepancies. ? Keep current with economic, industrial, and political trends to anticipate market trends relative to materials and services cost and availability. ? Participate in Supplier Evaluation Teams to qualify new suppliers. Benefits: Waterous Company offers a competitive compensation (including a quarterly incentive) and a comprehensive benefits package including medical, dental, vision, life, vacation, 401K, tuition reimbursement, STD/LTD, AD.and.amp;D and more. EOE - Minority/Female/Veteran/Disability