Buyer - NPI Electro-Optics
SIG SAUER, Inc. is a leading provider and manufacturer of firearms, electro-optics, ammunition, airguns, suppressors, remote controlled weapons stations, and training. For over 250 years SIG SAUER, Inc. has evolved, and thrived, by blending American ingenuity, German engineering, and Swiss precision. Today, SIG SAUER is synonymous with industry-leading quality and innovation which has made it the brand of choice amongst the U.S. Military, the global defense community, law enforcement, competitive shooters, hunters, and responsible citizens. Additionally, SIG SAUER is the premier provider of elite firearms instruction and tactical training at the SIG SAUER Academy. Headquartered in Newington, New Hampshire, SIG SAUER has over 3,200 employees across twelve locations in three states. The tremendous growth of SIG SAUER has fueled outstanding opportunities for experienced professionals to join our team.
The NPI Buyer is responsible for quoting, negotiating pricing, and purchasing inventory, prototype materials, tooling, and services in support of New Product Introduction (NPI) activities. This role requires an assessment of vendor and prototype shop capacity and lead time to coordinate with project timelines and due dates. Works with 10+ Design Engineers on multiple programs. The NPI Buyer reports to Supply Chain.
Job Duties & Responsibilities:
*Primary Liaison between SIG SAUER and our suppliers during the NPI process.
*Select potential suppliers based on commodity/project and scope/budget.
*Responsible for establishing new sources as approved suppliers.
*Create and maintain purchase orders.
*Pull all documentation and send out quote requests to suppliers.
*Evaluate supplier quotes and awards accordingly.
*Able to accurately track critical dates to drive projects within timelines.
*Review Engineering Change Requests. Identify open PO liability, effectivity dates, and item attributes prior to approval.
*Work with Planning to disposition excess and obsolete material.
*Review item attributes and submit required changes to the Master Data Management team to implement.
*Work with Production Buyers and facilitate the smooth transition of new items from development through First Article acceptance and release to production.
*A contributing member of the MRB team for dispositioning non-conforming material.
*Escalate supplier-related issues in a prompt manner.
*Perform other tasks and duties as required.
Education and/or Experience:
*Associate's Degree, Bachelor's Degree preferred. APICS certification is a plus.
*5+ years of experience as a Buyer within a manufacturing environment; 3+ years of experience in an NPI role.
*Previous work experience within the optics industry is a plus.
*Proven track record working with international suppliers; Asian suppliers preferred.
*Experience with raw material, PCBAs, molded plastics, glass and swiss, lathe, vertical and horizontal machined parts, and the various processes involved. MIM experience is a plus.
*Ability to read and understand Engineering Drawings.
*Working experience with ERP systems, Oracle EBS, and Agile is preferred.
*Microsoft Office Suite, proficiency in Microsoft Excel is preferred.
*Working knowledge of item attributes and their effects on MRP messages.
*Working experience with FARS and DFARS.
*ITAR experience, especially with technical data transfer.
*Excellent organizational skills.
*Presents possible solutions when escalating an issue.
*Excellent written and verbal communication skills within all levels of the organization.
*Ability to work independently with minimal supervision.
*Ability to build and maintain positive working relationships.
*Position consists of sitting 75% of the workday.
*Able to lift up to 25 pounds.
*Must wear Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) which is required in designated areas.
SIG SAUER, Inc. provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws.
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