• Senior Buyer (Engineered Solutions)

    Location US-PA-Jeannette
    Job ID
    # Positions
    Experience (Years)
    Purchasing / Inventory Control
  • Overview

    The Senior Buyer performs the purchasing function for significant assigned commodities within the supply chain function.  Administers Company and Purchasing policies and ensures procurement of material and services at most advantageous price with required quality at the required time.  Coordinates pre and post-contract requirements in accordance with customer and Elliott specifications.  The general function of the job includes: utilizing existing and new computer-assisted systems, establishing schedule priorities, evaluating shop loads, maintaining the optimum level of inventory to satisfy customer requirements, and taking necessary actions to prevent/resolve overload conditions and delays in the manufacturing process.


    The Senior Buyer will serve as the commodity manager for designated commodities and will work to develop sourcing plans and strategies.   Will develop and maintain supplier relationships as necessary.  The Senior Buyer is also expected to ensure compliance with the Department Operations Manual in support of Elliott Quality and ISO.


    There could be domestic travel required in support of supplier activities, estimated at 15-20%.



    Duties include, but are not limited to:

    • Review all manufactured and purchased customer requirements.
    • Analyze internal manufacturing capabilities with respect to external vendor capabilities.
    • Provide regular schedule updates to Project Manager and Master Scheduler for all projects.
    • Implement new ideas and procedures that reduce cost or improve availability.
    • Control all activities within commodity group and special assignment.
    • Effectively administer the buying functions, which include service, price, and quality.
    • Understanding of buying commodities and supply base.
    • Negotiate pricing with key suppliers as appropriate.
    • Understand the factors involved in making planning / purchasing decisions.
    • Securing all necessary technical support for component processing.
    • Identifying and initiating procurement of raw and finished materials for the manufacture of components parts.
    • Understanding and application of appropriate Elliott Work Instructions.
    • Frequent contact with suppliers, including management level personnel.



    • Bachelor degree with a minimum of 3-5 years’ buying and/or planning and scheduling experience.
    • Must have an excellent general background in all phases of planning and purchasing as well as commodity management and strategic sourcing.
    • Experience in a heavy manufacturing environment with strengths in production and inventory control, capacity and materials requirements planning, and production activity control is preferred.
    • Knowledge of mechanical and geometric drawings, along with an ability to estimate material needs and shop labor hours, is preferred.
    • Successful Senior Buyers possess a background in team-oriented environments, a positive attitude, an ability to change, a demonstrated ability to make decisions and a positive perspective regarding the work environment.
    • Excellent communication skills, along with the ability to influence other departments and disciplines to work together to meet the needs of the customer.



    Elliott is an equal employment opportunity/affirmative action employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, marital status, genetic information, disability, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by the federal, state or local laws of the United States. Elliott is a drug free workplace.


    No agency submissions please. NOTE: Resumes submitted to any Elliott Group employee without a current, signed and valid contract in place with the Elliott Group recruiting team will become the property of Elliott Group and no search fees will be paid.


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