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Sr. Buyer

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Doherty Top Talent
Tuesday, November 13, 2012
Thursday, December 13, 2012
Lakeville, MN
Job Type
Employment Status

Further information

Top Career Solutions has teamed with a leading manufacturer in Lakeville to hire a Sr. Buyer. This person will be responsible for procurement of goods, services, and capital equipment. Relationships and negotiations with suppliers is key to this role. This is a direct hire opportunity, with standard.



  • Select suppliers to meet all requirements at the most strategic price
  • Negotiate price and cost reductions with vendors and suppliers
  • Work with supplier warranty, debit, and credits
  • Resolve any descrepancies in invoices
  • Draft various supply agreements with vendors
  • Maintain compliance with government regulations
  • Monitor supply impacts and industry trends to make recommendations on
  • Ensure purchased items meet delivery schedules and expedite if necessary
  • Train less experienced buyers and mentor others in department


·         Bachelor’s Degree in Business or related field

·         7+ years experience as Buyer in Manufacturing setting

·         APICS or CPIM certification preferred

·         MRP experience and strong MS Office is preferred

·         Experience with leading contract negotiations with suppliers/vendors

·         Process improvement background is a plus 

Doherty Top Talent

Doherty | The Employment Experts is a Minnesota-based, full-service employment agency, offering temporary staffing, temp-to-hire, contract and direct-hire placement.