Buyer Raw Materials – Metals

Company Overview

NeedleTech Products, located in North Attleboro, MA is looking for a full-time Raw Materials Buyer. If you are looking for your next challenge and enjoy working in a small team where you can make a big impact, we invite you to apply today.

Job Summary

As the sole raw materials buyer for the company, this position is responsible for the sourcing and purchase of all raw materials for use in the manufacturing of medical devices. The ideal candidate will have experience purchasing technical components such as resins, steel tubing and wire. This role will negotiate with selected suppliers, and organize best pricing and blanket ordering arrangements to support operations. They will interface with a variety of technical, logistics and planning resources, customer service, and sales representatives. This position reports to the Materials Manager.

JOB OPERATION/ELEMENTS

Essential Job Duties/Required Skills

  • Work closely with planning, customer service and logistics to procure raw materials such as resin, medical grade steel tubing and wiring in support of production needs.
  • Select and maintain supplier relations, negotiate pricing and oversee contracts with follow up on deliveries through completion.
  • Measure and communicate supplier performance metrics to improve service and reduce costs.
  • In collaboration with engineering resources, read and understand technical documents such as prints and product specifications to meet manufacturing requirements.
  • Strong communication, interpersonal skills, and writing skills with a focus upon service to others and achieving measurable results.

Experience

  • 8-10 years experience with technical component purchasing required, experience sourcing medical grade steel, wire and resins is a plus
  • Prior experience in a medical device industry preferred
  • Proven experience with all levels of negotiation
  • Extensive experience with an ERP system. Prefer SAGE but direct experience with major manufacturing software, such as SAP, is acceptable.
  • Must have experience with ISO regulations, ISO 13485 a plus

Education

BA/BS in Supply Chain Management/Business/Engineering or related fields preferred

Job Profile

Position

Buyer Raw Materials – Metals

Department

Purchasing

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