Senior Buyer

Recruiter
Location
Kulim Malaysia 2,
Salary
Competitive
Posted
13 Sep 2016
Closes
27 Oct 2016
Ref
REQ-000374
Sector
Renewables
Category
Solar
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
Our high growth and leadership position in the renewable energy business offers outstanding opportunities to individuals seeking an exciting work environment in one of the most important industries for the 21st century. First Solar is a leader in the development and manufacturing of thin film solar modules used in grid-connected solar power plants, as well as a provider of complete solar generation solutions for U.S. utilities. Our culture is one where teamwork, continuous improvement, achievement of results, and environmental responsibility are core values. We are seeking new associates who are motivated to contribute their talents to making cost-effective solar energy an important part of the world's energy mix.
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Primary Job Functions:
Basic Job Functions:
  • Responsible for obtaining bids and placing orders for materials, suppliers.
  • Negotiates pricing and delivery with key vendors, supports the qualification of new suppliers and plans inventory levels according to established guidelines and in a cost efficient manner.
  • Responsible for assuring Purchasing Orders are placed and deliveries are scheduled and maintained to meet production requirements of critical BoM and other production material commodities and production consumables.
  • Develop global standard process for the buyers.
  • May delegate work to, and oversee work of, up to four Buyers.
  • Manage certain commercial aspects for global assigned commodities
  • First line resource and single point of contact for global assigned supplier-facing issues.
  • Develop strong business relationship and strategic collaboration to support First Solar's growth plan.
  • Be champion of projects and people (peers/direct reports) Education:
    (Please indicate the minimum requirement specification for fully satisfactory job performance)
  • Degree in Purchasing or related fields or equivalent.
  • Professional Certification (ISM/CPIM) desired.
Experience:
(Please indicate the minimum requirement specification for fully satisfactory job performance)
  • 8 years and above of demonstrated experience in manufacturing-based procurement.
  • Some experience directing the work of other buyers is preferred.
Required Skills :
(Please indicate the minimum requirement specification for fully satisfactory job performance)
  • Behavioral:
  • Proven organizational skills - ability to prioritize.
  • High level of skill demonstrated in managing suppliers and supplier relationships.
  • Excellent communications and interpersonal skills.
  • Has thorough knowledge of commonly-used concepts, practices, and procedures within the Purchasing field.
  • Knowledge of concepts, practices and procedures within the procurement field.
  • A wide degree of creativity, initiative and self-direction.
  • Technical:
  • Excellent computer skills, including Microsoft Office or equivalent.
  • In depth knowledge of MRP concepts and one or more ERP systems.
  • Demonstrated negotiating skill, including internal team building and alignment.
  • Demonstrated skill in Supplier management, and resolution of Supplier/Plant problems.
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Language Requirements
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Experience
Purchasing-
Education
Bachelors: Supply Chain (Required)-
Potential candidates will meet the education and experience requirements provided on the above job description and excel in completing the listed responsibilities for this role. All candidates receiving an offer of employment must successfully complete a background check, pre-employment drug screen, and any other test that may be required for the role.Potential candidates will meet the education and experience requirements provided on the above job description and excel in completing the listed responsibilities for this role. All candidates receiving an offer of employment must successfully complete a background check, pre-employment drug screen, and any other test that may be required for the role.