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Buyer I - (B1)

Performs routine assignments in the entry level to a professional job progression. Typically has knowledge of and exposure to fundamental theories, principles and concepts. Develops competence by performing structured work assignments. Uses existing procedures to solve routine or standard problems. Receives instruction, guidance and direction from others.
Key Responsibilities
1. Negotiates pricing and other terms of purchase under supervision. Manage none strategic suppliers (none QFM)< $5M. Quotes materials; procures materials, components, equipment and services at the lowest cost consistent with consideration of quality, reliability of source and urgency of need. Expedites and ensures the timely receipt of materials.
2. Coordinates purchasing activities with manufacturing and engineering departments to maintain inventory at planned levels. Interfaces with Accounting and Receiving to resolve problems.
3. Works with engineering and MPM or SCM to recommend new suppliers. Issues RFQs, analyzes proposals, negotiates prices and delivery, issues and/or adjusts purchase orders in a timely manner. Follows-up on orders, verifies delivery, approves payment, and maintains necessary records. Negotiates vendor contracts, as appropriate. Follows purchasing business processes.
4. Reviews MRP on a regular basis; executes and cancels pull ins, push outs and planner orders as prioritized.
Functional Knowledge
+ Demonstrates conceptual knowledge of theories, practices and procedures within a discipline
Business Expertise
+ Applies general knowledge of business developed through education or past experience
Leadership
+ No supervisory responsibilities; accountable for developing technical contribution
Problem Solving
+ Uses existing procedures to solve standard problems; analyzes information and standard practices to make judgments
Impact
+ Has limited impact on own work team; works within standardized procedures and practices to achieve objectives and meet deadlines
Interpersonal Skills
+ Exchanges straightforward information, asks questions and checks for understanding
Qualifications
Qualifications
+ Looking for a New College Graduate with interest in pursuing a career in Supply Chain or Operations for the role of an entry level mechanical buyer with the potential to become involved in the outsourcing and management of High Level Assemblies.
+ The ideal candidate would have a degree in Supply Chain or Operations Management or a BS in Mechanical or Electrical engineering.
+ Strong communication skills as well as a comfort level with MS Word/Excel/PowerPoint a must.
+ Prior experience gained through an internship would be a plus.
+ The ability to read drawings and some background in Geometric Dimensioning and Tolerancing would also be a plus.
+ The successful candidate would manage a small commodity area, be responsible for negotiating with suppliers under management direction, managing on time delivery/quality and communicating with other functional teams within the business supported by Supply Chain.
+ We are seeking an individual who is eager to learn and who has a sincere interest in Supply Chain Management as a career.
Education
+ Bachelor's Degree
+ Up to 1 Year of Experience
Applied Materials is committed to diversity in its workforce including Equal Employment Opportunity for Minorities, Females, Protected Veterans and Individuals with Disabilities.
Primary Location: Massachusetts-MA,Gloucester
Job Title: Buyer I - (B1)
Job: Materials
Requisition ID: 1802921
Shift: Day Job
Travel: No
Posting Type: Internal / External
Relocation Package: No Relocation


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