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Commodity Buyer

Company: Actalent
Location: Minneapolis
Posted on: January 16, 2022

Job Description:


Manage the relationship and performance of assigned suppliers in coordination with commodity manager and supplier quality engineer. Analyze quote packages from suppliers using the TCO model with the support of the commodity team to select the appropriate supplier. Reconcile the purchase price variance on monthly basis between projected and actual spend. Identify root cause for variances and improve controls to minimize those. Support manufacturing plants by managing expedites with suppliers. Improve delivery performance of the supply base. Reduce lead time for assigned suppliers using lean methods. Support implementation of inventory management systems like VMI (Vendor Manager Inventory) & Kanban in coordination with manufacturing plants. Manage negotiations with small-spend suppliers, support Commodity Manager in negotiations with high-spend vendors, and recover warranty and rework costs from suppliers. Provide information to production buyers in such a way that production buyers can perform transactions effectively and responsively.


sap, erp, commodity buying, steel fabrication, supply chain

Top Skills Details:

sap,erp,commodity buying,steel fabrication,supply chain

Additional Skills & Qualifications:

BS in supply chain or related Internship or coop minimum in supply chain or buying within a manufacturing environment 6+ months commodity buying, issue po, process ECO, cost reduction projects, understand manufacturing system flow

Experience Level:

Entry Level

About Actalent:

Actalent connects passion with purpose. Our scalable talent solutions and services capabilities drive value and results and provide the expertise to help our customers achieve more. Every day, our experts around the globe are making an impact. We're supporting critical initiatives in engineering and sciences that advance how companies serve the world. Actalent promotes consultant care and engagement through experiences that enable continuous development. Our people are the difference. Actalent is an operating company of Allegis Group, the global leader in talent solutions.

The company is an equal opportunity employer and will consider all applications without regards to race, sex, age, color, religion, national origin, veteran status, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information or any characteristic protected by law.

Keywords: Actalent, Minneapolis , Commodity Buyer, Accounting, Auditing , Minneapolis, Minnesota

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