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Purchasing Senior Buyer - Planner (Manlius, NY)

Company: L & JG STICKLEY, INC.
Location: Manlius
Posted on: June 10, 2021

Job Description:

Purchasing Senior Buyer Planner

General Description/Purpose:

The Purchasing Senior Buyer / Planner will provide a high level of service to ensure employee, customer and vendor satisfaction. The Senior Buyer / Planner does this by performing all aspects of raw material Purchasing & Planning activities for the Stickley manufacturing plant in Manlius which includes the planning and procurement of materials and services based on MRP and customer requirements. The Senior Buyer / Planner will be expected to achieve optimal costs and supplier on-time delivery, with an on-going focus to reduce lead-time and inventory levels. The Senior Buyer / Planner will also be expected to manage designated commodities with respect to pricing, lead times and market trends.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Select, order and coordinate materials and/or services.
  • Negotiate favorable pricing and payment terms with suppliers.
  • Determine optimal methods of procurement (i.e. direct purchase, Kanban, VMI, etc.) to support business and customer requirements.
  • Manage suppliers to determine best outcomes based on price, quality, delivery and applicable metrics.
  • Develops new sources of supply in support of Stickley's residential and contract sales channels.
  • Negotiates terms and conditions with suppliers, ensuring the best outcomes for Stickley. This could also include contracts and long-term agreements.
  • Recommend and implement cost savings including make-versus-buy analysis.
  • Maintain records and systems consistent with company policy and good manufacturing practices.
  • Demonstrate continuous improvement focus at all times regarding supplier quality, delivery and lead-time.
  • Participate in Kaizen & Lean / Six Sigma activities or other special projects as assigned.
  • Collaborate with suppliers and internal customers to resolve all material issues, including shortages and quality and delivery delays.
  • Measure supplier performance and take appropriate steps to ensure they meet expectations.
  • Stay up to date with industry best practices / processes and key market trends.
  • Develop a working knowledge of Stickley Manufacturing systems including 4th shift and AX.
  • Display strong organizational, analytical, and follow up skills and maintain a strong drive for delivering results.
  • Collaborate and work effectively with all company personnel and suppliers.
  • Display a professional attitude and represent the company with integrity and professionalism.
  • Work independently and make decisions based on established operating procedures including effectively managing and prioritizing workload.

Required Education:

  • Bachelor's degree preferred.

Required Experience:

  • Minimum of 5-7 years relevant experience

Essential Skills:

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Good organizational skills and have ability to prioritize
  • Demonstrated effective negotiation skills
  • Strong computer skills (proficient with Microsoft Office, i.e. Excel, Word, PowerPoint)
  • Demonstrated knowledge of ERP systems
  • Must be adaptable and flexible
  • Must have high ethical standards & demonstrate positive professional image
  • Good problem solving skills
  • Read, write and communicate using English language sufficient to perform job functions


  • 5-10% Domestic travel

Benefits We offer a competitive compensation and a comprehensive benefit package that includes:

  • Flexible Paid Time Off (PTO) Program
  • Health, prescription, and dental insurances
  • Paid Holidays
  • Company paid life insurance
  • 401(k) retirement plan,
  • Flexible spending account
  • Generous employee discount

Keywords: L & JG STICKLEY, INC., Syracuse , Purchasing Senior Buyer - Planner (Manlius, NY), Other , Manlius, New York

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