Sr Buyer
Alajuela, Costa Rica
hace 1 día


Responsible to insure materials, services, and supplies used in the Facility are procured at competitive pricing and that quality / quantities are appropriate.

This may include obtaining price quotes, specifications and other information required for purchasing decisions. May also include supplier performance tracking and reporting.

Locates, recommends and supports implementation of alternative supply in line with requirements.


  • Negotiates long term contracts which are not managed by the commodity management teams, within established limitations and scope of authority to obtain the most favorable business partnerships, including but not limited to quality, availability and cost.
  • Plans and schedules deliveries to optimize inventories in support of production schedules / business demands by working with forecasting data / teams, planning teams, commodity teams and shipping / receiving teams.
  • Reviews purchase requisitions and confers with vendors to obtain product information such as price, availability and delivery schedule, reviewing quotes for accuracy and competitive strategies.
  • Implements process and procedure best practices by partnering with other functional leadership with the related product lines.
  • Facilitates vendor corrective action and partners with SQE and suppliers to improve quality.
  • Actively engages in business unit and contributes to CIP, PPV, unit cost, UPPH, PA, cycle time metrics. Making sure decisions follow the quality / service / cost principles.
  • Recommends pricing strategies to achieve department operating goals.
  • Creates and maintains mutually beneficial long-term partnerships with suppliers to foster feedback and continuous improvement, usually being the single source of contact for the vendor.
  • Investigates and recommends new vendors :
  • Performs as purchasing subject matter expert for internal and external customers due to extensive knowledge of purchasing and product line operations.

    Provides coaching and mentoring to junior members of the purchasing team.

    Monitors supplier performance, communicates and takes action to maintain high levels of supplier performance.

    Maintains and updates supplier databases as required.

    Generates highly complex reports and performs data analysis to proactively plan or resolve issues.

    Works with inventory management / warehouse management to resolve issues.

    Lead special projects as requested to reduce cost, increase efficiency, etc.


  • Bachelor’s degree Business, Supply Chain or equivalent experience.
  • 5 years Of progressively responsible experience in purchasing / commodity management.
  • 3 years Working with purchasing / commodity management software and Experience negotiating terms purchasing agreements.
  • Advanced commands of English, and basic Portuguese level / Required
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