Company: Bruker Corporation
Location: Santa Barbara
Posted on: January 11, 2020
As one of the world s leading analytical instrumentation companies,
Bruker covers a broad spectrum of advanced solutions in all fields
of research and development. All our systems and instruments are
designed to improve safety of products, accelerate time-to-market
and support industries in successfully enhancing quality of life.
We ve been driving innovation in analytical instrumentation for 50
years now. Today, worldwide more than 6,000 employees are working
on this permanent challenge, at over 70 locations on all
The Senior Buyer is responsible for performing purchasing/planning
functions. The main objective is to ensure purchased material is
on-time with the right quantity to meet demand, quality
requirements at the lowest possible price.
1. Responsible for the activities related to the timely, cost
effective procurement of materials, parts, components, equipment
goods and services.
2. Manages day-to-day placement of purchase orders and ensures
delivery of goods and services are in accordance with needs.
3. Manages day-to-day business activates with suppliers.
4. Responsible for purchase demand contract negotiation.
5. Will create and support strategic programs for sourcing, cost
reduction and supplier auditing.
6. Coordinates purchasing activities with engineering and
manufacture departments to ensure that materials in the supply
chain are available as scheduled and inventory are maintained at
minimum acceptable levels.
7. Monitors and reports out on department KPI s.
8. Involved in the purchase/price negations of material suppliers,
equipment and services. Solicits bids, analyzes quotes, and
9. Works on problems of diverse scope where analysis of data
requires evaluation of identifiable factors like end of life
product, sole source constraint, geographic conditions and supplier
10. Demonstrates good judgement in selection methods and techniques
for obtaining solutions. Normally receives little instruction on
day-to-day work, general instructions on new assignments.
11. Administers and complies with all Environmental, Health and
Safety policy, procedures as set forth by Federal, State and
12. Performs other duties as assigned.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES:
Must be familiar with an ERP/MRP system, SAP experience
Must be a self-starter, exercise good judgment, have good
decision-making, and communication skills.
The ability to work in a fast-paced progressive manufacturing
Low cost country outsourcing and currency management experience is
Working knowledge and experience in pull systems, Kanban and JIT
Bachelor s degree preferred but not required (preferably in Supply
Chain Management, Business, or Engineering) with a minimum 8 years
progressive experience in the field of procurement (preference:
purchasing of mechanical, electronic components and assemblies)
Bruker Corporation offers a comprehensive and competitive benefits
package including medical, dental, 401(k), paid vacation, holidays,
and tuition assistance (as applicable).
Bruker is an equal opportunity employer. We evaluate qualified
applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national
origin, disability, veteran status, and other protected
Certain positions at Bruker require compliance with export control
laws and as a result, all interviewed candidates for all positions
will be screened pre-interview to determine their eligibility in
light of export control restrictions.
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