ETC is a global leader in the visual environment technology industry and has an opening for a Buyer. If you have good attention to detail, good negotiation skills, and want to work in a refreshing work environment where we like to have fun and make money - then ETC is the right place for you!
Representative Responsibilities • Repetitive buying of pre-sourced simple parts and/or vendor standard catalogue parts • May purchase custom engineered product parts • May source parts and research to find new alternate vendors • May source parts and companies for development products without specifications, researching to determine the best part and vendor • May qualify new vendors • Proactively reviews the MRP report to determine and fulfill purchasing needs • Research and obtain quantity and volume discounts • May negotiate long-term contracts to reduce prices on parts • Communicates with planners and manufacturing teams to prevent part shortages • Communicates with engineers to identify quality problems • May Coordinate with cost accountant prices that may change for rolling BOM’s • May work with AP on terms • Expedites purchase orders • Receives delivery information from vendors • Advocates for ETC in terms of pricing, quality, and delivery timing • Understands product and manufacturing process that utilizes part • Performs other duties as assigned • Completes special projects and requests in a timely and positive fashion
Minimum Qualifications • Minimum of a Bachelor’s Degree or comparable business experience in increasingly responsible positions in the related discipline • All levels of previous buying experience will be considered • Purchasing certification CPM or CPP preferred • Experience in specific commodity purchasing preferred • Knowledge of purchasing principles and practices preferred • Knowledge of product/specific manufacturing process of parts purchased preferred • Ability to understand numbers, prices and quantities • Ability to read and interpret MRP report • Strong communication and interpersonal skills • Strong attention to detail and demonstrated organizational skills • Computer skills • Able to work independently and as part of a team
Additional Salary Information: Insurance:
Health Insurance, Dental Insurance, Life Insurance, Disability Insurance, Vision Insurance, Domestic Partner Coverage
Leave and Holidays:
Sick Leave, Personal Leave, Vacation, Paid Holidays
Retirement & Financial:
Retirement, 401K Plan, Flexible Spending Accounts (Dependent & Medical)
Education and Training:
Paid Training, Tuition Reimbursement
Clean, Climate Controlled Work Environment
ETC is a global leader in the manufacture of lighting and rigging equipment for entertainment and architectural applications worldwide. ETC's products include award-winning lighting fixtures, lighting-control consoles, power-control systems, motorized hoists and hoist controls. ETC began more than three decades ago with the conviction that there was a better way to make a lighting control console. ETC is constantly changing, adjusting to fit your needs. We've grown from a few college-student entrepreneurs in 1975, to over 1100 talented people in offices worldwide today. No matter how much we grow, we always stay close to our creative and hard-driven roots in theater and lighting design. We also believe there is a better way to serve customers. The exceptional ETC people who have made these products possible are the real secret to our success.