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Commodity Buyer in Santa Rosa, CA at Nelson

Date Posted: 7/24/2018

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Job Number: 2120001

Commodity Buyer

Terrific opportunity to work for an industry leader! Looking for an experienced Commodity Buyer to participate in the purchasing strategy and commodity roadmap definition, deployment of best practices and tools to ensure cost reduction and supplier contracting objectives.


  • Effectively manage supply chain relationships and contract with suppliers for the assigned commodities and suppliers
  • Negotiates agreements and terms for the purchase of parts, equipment and services within assigned commodities and based upon quality, price, lot size and delivery defined internally.
  • Insure requirements in term of Cost, Quality, Delivery, service and Engineering are understood by the suppliers.
  • Conduct market research to identify potential suppliers to meet company sourcing strategies.
  • Contribute to the Cost objective plan defined for the commodities of group of suppliers assigned.
  • Support actively the Purchasing management for defining the Purchasing roadmaps by providing inputs and results on the commodities and suppliers managed.
  • Ensure adherence to the company Supply Chain management policies, procedures and Purchasing best practices.
  • Maintain a continuous supply of materials to avoid any disruptions in manufacturing and/or customer service, performing all work with a sense of urgency and timeliness.
  • Support tactical buyer's team by creating supplier contracts on time into the ERP system.
  • Reconcile differences in price or quantity of received supplier products with the Accounts Payable and Receiving departments.
  • Support the Engineering and Program departments during the industrialization of the new equipment.
  • Ensure the supplier respects the main planning's milestones and delivers the document and/or parts accordingly.
  • Control that the cost, quality and logistic terms won't derivate to the initial objectives and before the serial production phase.
  • Monitors supplier performance: prepares reports and other records pertaining to the items or services purchased, cost, delivery, product or service performance, supplier performance and/or inventories, as applicable.
  • Support Internal Quality and Logistic departments in case of supplier nonperformance.
  • Support for conducting Supplier Performance review and corrective action plan if necessary and following corporate procedures and tools.


  • BA/BS required
  • Minimum 3 years of experience as a commodity buyer
  • Strong negotiation and sourcing skills
  • MRP system skills mandatory
  • Experience sourcing metal or connect components a plus


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