Strategic Buyer - Canon City


Located in Canon City, CO

Salary: $70k annually

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  1. Lead sourcing strategies to initiate cost savings and cost increase avoidance activities while reporting any changes in material costs to accounting, Operational Buyer, Materials Manager, and the Plant Operations Manager.
  2. Defining and maintaining Global, Regional, and/or Local sourcing strategies.
  3. Identifying supply chain risks and developing mitigation plans.
  4. Defining single vs. multiple sourcing and assess risks and opportunities for relevant commodities.
  5. Evaluate market dynamics to ensure material costs are relevant to market values.
  6. The Lead/Strategic Buyer assumes the role of Project Buyer supporting selected projects to ensure the best cost is obtained for specific project materials.
  7. Act as the liaison between the company and the vendor/supplier for all requisitions and transactions.
  8. Manage all negotiations and contracts/agreements for their defined Global/Regional commodities for entire company to maximize Global buying power.
  9. Manage the supply chain base by defining supplier portfolios, preferred partners, standard agreements, supplier ratings, improvement incentives, VMI, Kanban, and Consignment programs.
  10. Work to create and maintain all monthly reporting and KPI activities.
  11. Materials Management support within SAP.
  12. Oversee the Operational Buyer ensuring that all negotiated contracts/agreements are being utilized when purchase orders are issued to the vendor/supplier.


Additional Responsibilities:

  1. Evaluate and monitor all commodities for risks.
  2. Acts as a Liaison between the company and the supplier for all correspondence required outside of the procurement department.
  3. Process all contracts/agreements between Company and the Suppliers.
  4. Informs the Operational Buyer of all contracts/agreements to be used when procuring goods from purchase requisitions.
  5. Manages the supplier base by maintain Company Quality documents, performing supplier audits, reporting supplier performance.
  6. Issues express RFQs within competences for cost savings
  7. Maintains supplier contacts in the daily business.
  8. Develops supplier programs such as Kanban, Consignment, or VMI.
  9. Resolves invoice issues.
  10. Supports the fulfillment of KPIs and reporting of the KPIs.
  11. Maintains and sets up proper Master Data.
  12. Resolves global issues relevant to the Lead/Strategic buyer’s specific commodities.
  13. Assist in inventory control.
  14. Assist in material management.


  1. Possess and display Companies Guiding Principles at all times:
    1. Integrity
    2. Teamwork
    3. Professionalism
    4. Innovation
    5. Accountability
  1. Bachelor’s Degree preferred.
  2. Possess at least three years’ experience in a purchasing or warehouse operation in a manufacturing environment.
  3. Possess working knowledge of product and parts used for manufacturing.
  4. Must have a basic HAZMAT Certification and basic SDS knowledge.


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 Our locations:


831 Royal Gorge Blvd Ste. 220

Canon City, CO 81212


734 W. 6th Street

Pueblo, CO 81003





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