Buyer I

Job ID 2021-2537
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Under direct supervision of the Tactical Purchasing Manager, works within purchasing better practices framework regarding supplier sourcing, product quality, part availability, product and transportation costs, international sourcing and legal/regulatory requirements.  Plays a role in ensuring that the suppliers meet externally sourced requirements demanded by Manufacturing, Regional Distribution Centers (RDC), and services plants. Expediting and mitigation of part shortages has the highest priority in terms of the job function as well as avoiding unnecessary excess/obsolete inventory. Monitors supplier performance (internal & external) on lead time and deliveries and initiates improvements as required. Responsible for the health of exceptions, red lights and overdue supply elements as well as and achieving optimal inventory levels.


Representative Duties:

  • May support product requirements such as obtaining supplier quotes, placing purchase orders (PO’s) and STOs (Stock Transfer orders), expediting, and delaying PO’s/STO’s, and managing supplier returns.
  • Supports delivery expectations and manages on time delivery adherence and lead time compliance with suppliers and internal departments.
  • May participates in communicating contract terms with required internal parties and suppliers, including terms and conditions and routing guide information.
  • Ensures weekly forecasts are distributed on a timely basis to suppliers (i.e. open order reports, contracts, planned orders).
  • Reduces the number of exception messages and overdue supply elements within the assigned MRP controller code/s grouping of materials.
  • Optimizes Raw Material and Purchased Complete Finished Goods in SAP to obtain proper heartbeat.
  • Ensures an uninterrupted supply of materials to production facilities while minimizing inventory where possible.
  • Analyzes and optimizes the SAP material master settings.
  • Monitors and reduces cost of procurement for current products by commodity with activities such as participating in cost reduction initiatives, resolving invoice discrepancies in a timely manner, or optimizing incoming freight costs.
  • Participates in developing best practices for the procurement department, which includes developing better and more efficient ways of doing business.
  • Develops, fosters, and enhances multi-departmental relationships between Shure and key suppliers.
  • May work with Supplier Quality Engineers (SQE) to resolve quality issues and supplier development initiatives.
  • Travels locally or overseas to visit suppliers or other Shure locations if required.
  • Ability to produce KPI's/metrics, data and statistics using SAP, Excel or PowerPoint to reflect root cause analysis and corrective action.

Performs other duties as assigned.



  • Bilingual English - Spanish
  • Bachelor’s degree in Business, Engineering, or related to the Supply Chain field (i.e. Materials, Logistics, Planning, etc.).
  •  2 years of experience
  • Basic knowledge of procurement practices, terms, negotiation concepts, business law (i.e. Uniform Commercial Code-UCC for United States-except for Louisiana) and learns to use professional concepts
  • Professional designations or Certifications by recognized Purchasing organizations preferred.
  • Essentials Certification as an SAP supply chain user preferred.
  • Strong analytical skills including use of tools such as Excel, Vision, etc.
  • Excellent interpersonal and effective communication skills including ability to influence and negotiate.
  • Able to manage time well, handle and prioritize multiple tasks, and complete them with a strong sense of urgency.
  • #LI-Onsite


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