Senior Buyer

Akron, NY


About this vacancy

On behalf of our client, a leader in design and manufacturing of laser, punching, bending, shearing and integrated software solutions for sheet metalworking, YER is seeking a Senior Buyer.

Job description

The Senior Buyer will be working in the Procurement department and report directly to the Plant Manager.

He/She will lead sourcing and purchasing activities for the manufacturing facility located in Akron, NY. The role will be aimed at identifying and implementing potential savings in order to support achieving the business goals. This position will work closely with Engineering, Production and Supply Chain, conduct quotations/bids and supplier negotiations in order to drive the procurement initiatives through to a successful outcome.

More in particular, responsibilities and accountabilities will include the following :

  • Supports lead time / manufacturing service level requirements.
  • Plan purchasing order quantities and supplier inventory level for best total cost.
  • Develop alternate sources while reducing overall vendor base.
  • Develop, set up and integrate new systems (i.e. VMI, Kan-Ban, automated vouchering, etc.)
  • Maintain supplier relationship to attain service targets, and ensure flexibility and on time delivery.
  • Lead others in releasing blanket orders (i.e. electronics, hardware, etc.)
  • Attain total cost reductions as measured vs. standard.
  • Review and evaluate best possible cost on manufactured parts from outside sources.
  • Other special assignments as required.

This role reports directly to the Plant Manager.


Our client is a Belgian headquartered leader in design and manufacturing of laser, punching, bending, shearing and integrated software solutions for sheet metalworking. The company has five manufacturing facilities and is active in more than 45 countries following the principle of localized sales and service for each region. Innovation is a core part of their DNA and they constantly challenge convention, striving to provide their customers with the latest innovative machine and software solutions to increase profit and growth.

Their extensive R&D efforts are focused on providing solutions to industry-wide problems as well as individual customer applications. Close collaboration with several European universities aids in development and testing of new technology. They also maintain alliances with leading suppliers, such as Fanuc GE, Voith Group, Bosch Rexroth, THK, Rofin Sinar, IPG, B&R, Lazer Safe, Wilson Tool and others, allowing them to incorporate the finest outside technology into their products.

Their U.S. based manufacturer of turret punch press equipment and the addition of laser cutting products to their portfolio helped position the company as a leader in laser, punching and bending technology, becoming a single-source provider of machine tools for metal fabrication.

Growing significantly, they are looking for a Senior Buyer.


  • Competitive Compensation Package
  • Health Benefits & 401K

Candidate profile

  • Two (2) year Associate degree in Materials Management or Manufacturing Technology.
  • 3-5 years previous industrial MRO buying / planning exp. in a manufacturing environment with demonstrated estimating and manufacturing engineering process analysis experience.
  • CPIM / APICS certification a plus.
  • Demonstrated computer skills (Microsoft Office environment, Word, Excel, e-mail), internal network, and ERP system.
  • Must be able to read and interpret blueprints
  • Strong negotiation skills
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Customer service orientated.

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Diane De Schutter

YER Atlanta

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