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Indirect Buyer

Job Introduction

Responsible for the supply management of all indirect procurement categories with emphasis on Facilities Management, Engineering procurement, capex and consumables. Work with Manufacturing and Facilities team to provide total supply solutions to effectively meet business needs

Role Responsibility

Develop and implement efficient ways of sourcing a broad range of indirect categories which will include Facilities, Engineering products, Utilities, IT solutions, consumables and sub-contractors

Work with the supply base and the business to achieve the lowest total overall purchase cost, to provide best value for money

Provide support and direction to the Manufacturing/Facilities teams in sourcing new suppliers, supplier negotiations, contract management and creating an approved supplier base

Partner with Manufacturing/Facilities to provide total supply solutions, meeting business needs and objectives

Lead on new and current projects for the business for supplier selection, tender process and contract sign off

Develop and maintain long term supplier relationships to support business requirements

Manage the day to day supply following the QCDS principles (Quality, Cost, Delivery and Service)

Implement and manage DLF contracts

Monitor supplier spend against annual budget and devise and implement strategies to ensure adherence

PPV for indirect ongoing purchases, identifying opportunities to reduce cost

Support to internal departments in preparation and achievement of new facility development

Negotiate and create contractual requirements for all utilities on site

Other duties and responsibilities as assigned by manager

The Ideal Candidate

Bachelor’s Degree within a business-related discipline preferred and/or CIPS qualified or experience in lieu thereof

Minimum 3+ years of progressive experience in indirect/MRO Purchasing and Supplier Management, preferably within a Manufacturing/Engineering environment

Proven experience in Category Management and strong stakeholder engagement skills

Contract management experience required

Demonstrated budget management skills

Possess a wealth of supplier knowledge and contacts for the critical categories

Excellent Microsoft Office and ERP knowledge and skills

Excellent communication skills, verbal and written with the ability to communicate with people at all levels and from diverse cultures

Ability to analyze problems and recommend and implement solutions

Effective supplier sourcing, documentation, evaluation and selection skills

Proactive, with a strong sense of urgency, tenacity and ownership

Ability to cultivate, understand and anticipate the needs of the customer/stakeholder and to provide effective solutions

Capable of challenging existing practices, processes and systems to deliver improvements to benefit the business

Possess a strong collaborative approach

Package Description

Our employees enjoy a full complement of benefits including Medical, Dental, Vision, Company Paid and Voluntary Life Insurance, Disability coverage, 401(k) with a generous match, and the opportunity to participate in our ESOP. Paid Time Off (PTO) 10 Paid Holidays and more!

Education Assistance

Our employees are encouraged to further their educations with our Tuition Assistance Programs, Apprenticeships and our on-site English As a Second Language (ESL) and Citizenship classes.

On-Site Training

We offer best manufacturing practices training, Six Sigma classes led by our own Black Belts, supervisory and management development courses and basic computer skills classes

About the Company

Our employees enjoy a fast-paced and challenging work environment that provides them with daily opportunities to Power Forward their careers. Through interaction with our global network of employees and customers, our employees provide products and solutions that have a global impact. For almost 35 years, HydraForce has been producing the most innovative electro-hydraulic control solutions for the mobile machinery and industrial equipment markets.

Throughout the world, you can find our products in a broad range of applications:

Agricultural and Turf Care Machinery

Construction and Road-Building Equipment

Material Handling and Personnel-Lift Equipment

Transmission, Engine and Powertrain Controls

Forestry and Resource Management Equipment

Refuse and Waste Handling Equipment

Injection Molding and Press Machinery

Other Specialized Mobile and Industrial Applications



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