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Senior Buyer

Haulotte Group North America

Archbold, Ohio

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On behalf of our client, Haulotte Group, the third-largest worldwide manufacturer of aerial work platforms, YER is seeking a Senior Buyer.

Job description

The position's Primary Objective is to develop and manage the North American Supplier base and manage a $10 million North America purchasing portfolio, with an active involvement in cross-functional teams to support the overall success of the company.

Position Responsibilities:

  • Lead the purchasing team and all the purchasing activities in the US and Canada
  • Implement purchasing strategies, policies and procedures
  • Establish, build, and maintain relationships with all key suppliers
  • Negotiate contracts, pricing, payment terms and conditions, lead-times and formulate contracts/agreements with suppliers to minimize total cost, improve quality and assure on-time delivery.
  • Review and resolve any discrepancies with supplier invoices, grievances, claims, conflicts, product non-conformance or quality issues
  • Ensure appropriate analysis of supplier proposals is completed; may include market analysis, Should Cost analysis, Total Cost of Ownership analysis, etc.
  • Effectively communicate progress and results to key stakeholders including to senior management
  • Familiarity with processes related to budgeting, standards setting, supplier performance management and supplier quality management-- including quality audits and assessments of suppliers.
  • Ensure that materials that are procured are safe and will meet Safety, Environmental and Quality requirements.
  • Travel up to 25% (including International)

Company

Our client, Haulotte-BilJax is the US manufacturing subsidiary of French group Haulotte Group, the third-largest worldwide manufacturer of aerial work platforms such as scissor lifts and boom lifts. With the acquisition in 2008 of Bil-Jax, the largest US scaffold manufacturer, HNA is now made up of two divisions: Haulotte US -Aerial Work Platforms (AWP), sales and service and Haulotte-BilJax the manufacturer of AWPs, Scaffolding & Event Products. Each division brands their respective product ranges and distribution channels in the United States and Canada.

Their headquarters -the central hub for North America AWP corporate offices, product and parts distribution, as well as all in-house customer care activities are in Virginia Beach, VA.

Haulotte's other global factories are located in France, Romania, and China.

Agreements

Permanent, Fulltime Position

Competitive Base Salary and Benefits

Candidate profile

  • BS or AS degree in Mechanical or Electrical Engineering or related field required
  • 10+ years experience in Purchasing
  • Experience in manufacturing processes and in supply chain management
  • Good working knowledge of industrial markets and technical aspects of industrial commodities.
  • Solid PC and Microsoft Office skills
  • Experience with Epicor or other ERP software preferred
  • Basic understanding of quality assurance principals
  • Strong business negotiations skills
  • Hands-on, team oriented and committed to success
  • Proven ability to develop junior associates and build teams
  • Good presentation and communication skills

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Elisabeth Leontieff-Hirshon

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