Strategic Buyer Job Description

Strategic Buyer Job Description

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Strategic buyer provides purchasing and supply services in support of X-Ray and Bond Test conducted either by MRP push or Kanban pull.

Strategic Buyer Duties & Responsibilities

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Sample responsibilities for this position include:

Develop supply base and supply chain strategies for Business Unit Strategic materials
Undertakes supplier management to obtain the best suppliers and ensure an optimum supply chain
Implement make or buy / vendor to vendor strategy as decided with the C.O.E
Support to develop and Administer Strategic Sourcing Plan
Prepare and Manage Requests For Quotation (RFQ)
Expedite and obtain quotations from 3rd Party Suppliers
Comply with RFQ Process
Set up and manage e-Auctions
Prepare Bid Analysis and recommend supplier based on techno/commercial bid and strategic decisions
Develop Preliminary Pricing Detail

Strategic Buyer Qualifications

Qualifications for a job description may include education, certification, and experience.

Licensing or Certifications for Strategic Buyer

List any licenses or certifications required by the position: APICS, CPM, CIPS, ISM, NAPM, CPIM, CPSM, LSS, ASQ

Education for Strategic Buyer

Typically a job would require a certain level of education.

Employers hiring for the strategic buyer job most commonly would prefer for their future employee to have a relevant degree such as Bachelor's and University Degree in Engineering, Business, Management, Business/Administration, Manufacturing, Supply Chain Management, Economics, Finance, Education, Business/Management

Skills for Strategic Buyer

Desired skills for strategic buyer include:

Supply chain area
Supply chain
Kanban and Pull Systems
Commodities assigned and by keeping current of industry competitive situations
Business and management principles involved in strategic planning
Coordination of people and resources
Facilities and indirect buys

Desired experience for strategic buyer includes:

Comply with Buyout Responsibilities Matrix
Participate in Bid and Market Analysis
Support to prepare Risk and Opportunities Analysis
Develop Supplier Recommendation and Selection Criteria
Facilitate Trade Compliance Analysis
Seamless handover of pre-award package to buyers during execution phase

Strategic Buyer Examples


Strategic Buyer Job Description

Job Description Example
Our company is growing rapidly and is looking to fill the role of strategic buyer. Thank you in advance for taking a look at the list of responsibilities and qualifications. We look forward to reviewing your resume.
Responsibilities for strategic buyer
  • Assure purchased product costs and Outline Agreements are accurately established and maintained in SAP
  • Provide support to buyers during execution phase of projects
  • Participate in Proposed Buyout Response
  • Provide Input on post-bid analysis Lessons Learned (Wins / Losses)
  • Facilitate Buyout Transition Plan
  • Support the Supplier Contract Execution
  • Support on Contract Modifications during post-award phase
  • Recommend and Administer Corrective Action Plans
  • Negotiate Price, Lead Time, Payment Conditions, T&Cs
  • Comply with Proposal Schedules and Priorities as Directed
Qualifications for strategic buyer
  • Engage Engineering and Domain Expertise as Necessary
  • Support to perform Regulations and Compliance Analysis
  • Strong negotiation and influencing skills to be able to convince relevant stakeholders
  • A hands-on team player with good interpersonal and leadership skills
  • Computer literate with good verbal and written skills in English
  • Minimum 3 years’ experience in in sourcing, supplier management or strategic procurement, ideally gained in the Dairy Category (Butter, Cheese, SMP)

Strategic Buyer Job Description

Job Description Example
Our growing company is looking to fill the role of strategic buyer. Thank you in advance for taking a look at the list of responsibilities and qualifications. We look forward to reviewing your resume.
Responsibilities for strategic buyer
  • Accountable for budget, quality, delivery and long-term assurance of supply objectives with the supply base are established and achieved
  • Act as a mentor for the NPI Team in all areas of procurement practices
  • Optimize overall cost of materials
  • Work with Materials Quotation Analysts (if applicable) to quote new and existing materials
  • Train, mentor and lead the work direction of support staff (if applicable)
  • Make sourcing decisions based on overall cost and benefit including price, duty, freight, flexibility, service, performance, quality, and terms & conditions
  • Provide input to determine Quoted Cost to the Customer that is competitive yet maximizes the amount of MPV
  • Continuously optimize financial performance by reducing the cost of materials and by limiting unfavorable variances
  • Perform supplier market analysis, category analysis, and supply risk analysis, and develop TCO understanding, the map of how sourcing process and channels work within the locally managed category (at market), and identify improvements to be targeted
  • Ensure Compliance to Nestlé's business principles, policies, standards and Procurement Policy, Procurement Standardized Model, Nestlé Supplier Code, Best Practices
Qualifications for strategic buyer
  • High attention to the details
  • A degree holder with minimum 5 – 7 years’ experience in strategic procurement of direct materials in general or packaging materials in specific
  • Possess knowledge of Total Cost of Ownership analysis, risk management, responsible sourcing and supplier relations management
  • Degree in Business Administration and/or Engineering
  • Minimum 2 years of experience in indirect procurement in Materials
  • Minimum 2 years of experience in indirect procurement in Facilities

Strategic Buyer Job Description

Job Description Example
Our growing company is searching for experienced candidates for the position of strategic buyer. Please review the list of responsibilities and qualifications. While this is our ideal list, we will consider candidates that do not necessarily have all of the qualifications, but have sufficient experience and talent.
Responsibilities for strategic buyer
  • Work with Supply Chain Process Manager & CQA to bring untapped supply base under Quarterly Nego Coverage
  • Perform supplier market/category/supply risk analysis and develop Total Cost Ownership (TCO) models to identify improvement opportunities in media and programmatic – Media agencies and Media Buying across American markets
  • Effectively manage supplier selection to meet quality, service, delivery, cost, risk mitigation, and supplier capabilities to meet requirements
  • Actively negotiate with suppliers to address quality, delivery, price, or service discrepancies
  • Effectively lead continuous improvement projects and ZEISS ACS Supplier Performance initiatives with supply base
  • Develop comprehensive product cost driver tool to evaluate and negotiate prices
  • Provide recommendations of alternative materials or new processes, which may bring technological advancement to product designs for the enhancement of ZEISS’s competitive position
  • Continually evaluate industry trends to determine potential impact on ZEISS and initiate action to ensure reliable continued flow of materials to the company
  • Collaborate and develop strong relationships with other procurement, manufacturing, quality, and project management staff members in developing and implementing procurement policies, procedures, strategies, materials management systems, and supporting programs
  • Engage corporate quality, business unit(s), and suppliers in the First Article Inspection process (FAI) to support product changes
Qualifications for strategic buyer
  • Exhibit skill in developing & managing contingency plans, risk factors, and interdependencies
  • Successful track record in handling negotiations
  • Fluency in spoken and written English and Finnish
  • Fluency in spoken and written English and Swedish
  • Fluency in spoken and written English and Russian
  • Fluency in spoken and written English and Czech

Strategic Buyer Job Description

Job Description Example
Our growing company is searching for experienced candidates for the position of strategic buyer. We appreciate you taking the time to review the list of qualifications and to apply for the position. If you don’t fill all of the qualifications, you may still be considered depending on your level of experience.
Responsibilities for strategic buyer
  • Consulting with Marine Global Commodity Manager(s) and Naval Purchasing Managers to develop and ensure alignment of strategy across the wider Marine business
  • Evaluate the most cost effective value for procurement alternatives
  • Ensure materials availability to support customer requirements through MRP execution, on-time delivery, and coordination of materials movement through receiving to production
  • Optimize order management process to ensure effective communication with suppliers
  • Monitor and continuously improve supplier’s delivery and quality performance
  • Monitor, track, and provide feedback on suppliers’ performance on delivery, quality, and service
  • Continuously optimize MPV by reducing the cost of materials and by limiting unfavorable Purchase Price Variance (PPV)/MPV
  • Perform daily tactical activities
  • Elec-mech components - sourcing of new components and assemblies from new and existing suppliers, working from engineering drawings/technical specifications
  • Negotiate pricing and contractual terms
Qualifications for strategic buyer
  • Five to seven years experience in electronics manufacturing and materials planning is required
  • Certification by a related professional organization (such as APICS and NAPM) is preferred
  • Experience in spend categories as Sourcing Specialist, using the Strategic Sourcing Process – experience in IS IT is a plus
  • Minimum 3 years of experience in sourcing for Commodities with experience in Cereals & Grains
  • Minimum 5 years in sourcing for different spend categories in packaging, ideally gained in the glass category
  • Fluent in English, another language will be an asset

Strategic Buyer Job Description

Job Description Example
Our growing company is hiring for a strategic buyer. Thank you in advance for taking a look at the list of responsibilities and qualifications. We look forward to reviewing your resume.
Responsibilities for strategic buyer
  • Support new product introduction to enable shortening of time to market achieving cost goals
  • Works with sourcing teams to understand direction, offers supply trend impacts and sets plans and targets for sourcing activity
  • Actively sets, leads and drives the team and timeline for all assigned sourcing initiatives
  • Provides a strategic direction for sourcing
  • Gathers/analyzes customer requirements and collaborates with and facilitate buy-in to set the strategies for their assigned categories
  • Develops RFx, develop supplier recommendation, negotiate contract award
  • Completes analytical work as part of all sourcing related activities, including the preparation and analysis of sourcing documents and reports
  • Facilitates the supplier selection, qualification, development, and overall supplier management
  • Accountable for the creation and implementation of contracts
  • Develops and manages implementation plan
Qualifications for strategic buyer
  • Bachelor’s degree and/or 7+ years of contract management/finance analysis/working with third party contractors in a GMP environment required
  • Ability to travel up to 25% to UT to UT offices and vendor sites
  • Experience with medical devices is highly preferred
  • Able to work with limited support, strong negotiating skills, team player
  • Based Partizanske (Slovakia) or Brno (Check Rep), Travel approx
  • Minimum 5 years in sourcing for marketing categories, ideally gained with or within media, ideally some experience in programmatic

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