Tactical Buyer

Tallahassee, FL

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$25-$30/ph depending on experience

Looking for a detail-oriented individual that will be responsible for assuring the continuous supply of assigned components to meet customer on-time delivery goals, minimize the total landed cost of material and optimize company’s cash flow.

Job Requirements

  • Evaluates and acts upon the MRP requirements and Kanban levels for assigned commodities. Generates and adjusts purchase orders and/or shop work orders to support production schedules.
  • Effectively communicates areas of concern to appropriate departments, individuals and/or suppliers. Inputs, maintains, and adjusts records or transactions to ensure system validity.
  • Effectively communicates forecasted requirements to external suppliers. 
  • Objectively measures and communicates supplier performance to support supply chain continuous improvement efforts. Interfaces with Suppliers, Quality, Strategic Sourcing, and Engineering to quickly resolve quality, delivery or cost issues. Maintains department Visual Boards and 5S. 
  • Drives increased inventory turns, reduced cycle times, and improved Customer OTD by developing, implementing and managing pull-based material replenishment processes, including, but not limited to Kanban cards, vendor managed inventory and supplier consignments. 
  • Support resourcing and out-sourcing projects by proactively planning materials to ensure uninterrupted flow of product to customers as required.
  • Provide effective support to new product introduction teams, proposal development and subcontracting opportunities as they develop.
  • Ensures quick resolution of shipping discrepancies, receiving errors, and invoice errors.
  • Works to eliminate excess and obsolete parts and rationalize similar parts.
  • Consistent with Operational Excellence focus, participates in Value Stream Mapping and Kaizen events that will eliminate waste and result in significant benefits (Growth, Safety, Quality, Delivery, Cost) throughout the Supply Chain. 
  • Engenders a spirit of cooperation throughout the supply chain to insure responsiveness to the customer.

Education and/or Experience

  • BS/BA in Business or technical field
  • 2+ years of related experience


  • MS/MBA in related field
  • Direct experience working with suppliers from low cost regions (India, China, Eastern Europe, etc.)
  • Direct experience implementing lean concepts (Value Stream Mapping, Kaizen Leadership, 5S, etc.)


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