The role of the Sr. Buyer is primarily to lead the team responsible for the management and administration of Purchase Orders and Subcontracts. The successful candidate will be responsible for ensuring that the KBC Procurement organization selects the most appropriate goods and services on the basis of price, quality, delivery times and services support.
The successful candidate shall liaise with all relevant departments for all contracting and procurement activities related to vendors and sub-contractor suppliers.
Major Responsibilities of the position:
The responsibilities of the Procurement Sr. Buyer are, but not limited to:
Leadership, Supervision and training of the Procurement Function;
Maintain thorough records through the tendering process to ensure proper and efficient handover to Project/ Operations teams;
Providing commercial advice to Project Management and Operations Teams;
Actively promote and champion the use of best practice to ensure compliance with the organization’s policies and procedures.
Liaising between suppliers, manufacturers, relevant internal departments and clients;
Develop and maintain Contracts & Procurement strategy & policies
Highlighting any major commercial risks or issues to Management and work with them to ensure the optimum solution;
Producing reports and statistics
Prepare accurate and economic pricing of tenders with due regard to vendor/ sub- contractor positions and market forces;
Participation in audits as required;
Attending meetings and trade conferences;
The post holder will be expected to travel as required both locally and internationally.
General procurement support functions.
Experience Required (years):
Some High School (years)
High School Diploma
7 - 10
Technical and Professional Requirements
- Computer knowledge
- ERP Systems, SAP experience preferred
- Good communication skills
- Proven Leadership skills
- Supervisory Experience a plus
- Manufacturing experience preferred
Additional Salary Information: Commensurate with skills and experience
Knorr Brake Company, a member of the Knorr-Bremse Group, is the innovative leader in the manufacture and supply of braking systems, passenger doors and climate-control equipment for all types of Mass Transit customers such as: METRO, Light Rail Vehicles, High-Speed Trains, Commuter Rail and Monorail Vehicles for the North America market.
The Mass Transit Rail Market in which Knorr Brake Co...mpany supplies equipment is performance driven; safety critical; and has the highest standards for product reliability. All of our brake systems, passenger doors and climate-control equipment offerings must be customized to meet the requirements of the different Transit Authorities based on their Technical Specifications. We depend on our greatest asset, our employees, to comply with the demands of the Mass Transit Rail Market.
Knorr Brake Company is headquartered in Westminster, Maryland, with Sales/Service facilities in Carmel, New York and Union City, California. Knorr Brake Company's subsidiaries IFE North America LLC (passenger door systems) and Merak North America LLC (climate-control systems) are co-located at our Westminster, Maryland location.