Jun 04, 2022

Strategic Buyer

  • Husqvarna Construction Products North America
  • Columbia, SC, USA

Job Description

Why join Husqvarna?

We are one of the world's oldest startups, passionate about our work, proud of our history and curious about the future. We look for opportunities to grow by stepping out of our comfort zone and are committed to finding sustainable solutions for the future. We have built an environment that encourages close teamwork and support for one another. Check us out at www.husqvarnacp.com

We offer:
  • Competitive compensation
  • Benefits, including medical, dental, and vision insurance at date of hire
  • A 401(k) with matching and no vesting
  • An employee purchase discount on Husqvarna products
  • An education assistance program
  • Paid parental leave
  • Paid holidays
  • Paid vacation and sick time


We have an opening for a full-time Strategic Buyer.

Job Description:

Responsible for the sourcing of manufacturing components, service parts and indirect materials to support factory assembly, post-sale service requirements, and the operation of all support staff. In addition to sourcing, this person will also be responsible for managing the supply base and contributing

to the improvement of the company's cost base. This position is critical to ensure that the proper flow of material from the supply chain to the factory, and/or the end user of the product is done at the proper price/service/inventory levels as determined by upper management.

Responsibilities:
  • Solicit and analyze quotations from suppliers and negotiate pricing, payment terms and stocking levels that support sales requirements.
  • Prepare request for bid to suppliers, including all requirements and specifications.
  • Ensure supply agreements are in place where applicable.
  • Lead Purchasing support of new product initiatives (prototypes, EP, MP).
  • Maintain dual sources to mitigate risk and maintain supplier competitiveness.
  • Evaluate and maintain supplier reliability.
  • Develop new supply sources where suppliers have been proven inadequate.
  • Ensure suppliers meets PPAP Requirements.
  • Work with engineering to identify cost-savings opportunities.
  • Work with suppliers to improve their operations and our pricing in tandem.
  • Act as liaison with accounts payable to verify accuracy of charges and invoices for payment.
  • Provide guidance, training and support to other buyers.
  • Report monthly on their assigned commodities.
  • Support budget/business review preparation.


Critical Functional Skills and Knowledge:

Strong knowledge of AS400, MRP processes, basic inventory principles, Microsoft Office with emphasis on Excel and strong ability to negotiate with suppliers.

Education and Experience:
  • Bachelor's Degree or a minimum 5 years equivalent experience as a Buyer.
  • CPM or equivalent certification required.


Take the next step!

Join a team of pioneers who want to make a lasting difference, shaping a better future for our customers and ourselves. You ready? Let's do this!

Husqvarna is an Equal Employment Opportunity employer committed to providing equal opportunity in all of our employment practices, including selection, hiring, assignment, re-assignment, promotion, transfer, compensation, discipline and termination. Husqvarna prohibits discrimination, harassment and retaliation in employment based on race; color; religion; national origin; gender; sexual orientation; pregnancy; age; disability; service member status; or any other category protected by federal, state, or local law.

Last date to apply:
We are continuously accepting applications

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