JOB REQUIREMENTS: SENIOR BUYER Pay: 70-75 K Salaried Location: East side of Madison, WI Direct Hire opportunity with excellent benefits! The Senior Buyer/Planner is responsible for on time delivery, competitive cost, improved inventory turns, and quality of all the raw materials, finished goods, and services purchased to support Manufacturing, Sales, and Customer Service in accordance with company policies and procedures. Requirements: Manage procure-to-pay process, including procurement planners, purchase orders, invoices, and delivery for assigned categories. Support internal customers and build strong working relationship internally and externally. Coordinate and conduct supplier periodic business reviews, negotiations, supplier assessment, and on-site audits. Identify cost savings opportunities and execute/track related commodity index and generate cost models. Identify, support, and/or execute sourcing strategy and initiatives. Drive supplier on-time-delivery, quality, lead time reduction, cost reduction, and procurement process improvement for assigned categories and/ or responsibilities. Initiate and manage RFQ/ RFP and supplier selection process. Work with cross functional teams to support new product introduction. ***** OTHER EXPERIENCE AND QUALIFICATIONS: Qualifications Bachelor's degree from an accredited university in Purchasing, Procurement or Business is required Minimum of seven years with purchasing experience in a manufacturing environment is required HVAC related procurement experience with strong supply base and supplier performance management skills. Ability to drive sourcing initiatives, and project management skills as well as interpret and write reports. Strong verbal and written communication with an ability to negotiate and solidify supplier agreements. Adaptive to new IT technology, tools, and processes. Solid MS Excel skills and working knowledge of web-based applications. Ability to calculate figures and amounts such as discounts, interest, commissions, proportions, percentages, area, circumference, and volume. ***** APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS: E-Mail a Rsum: Apply Online: This position is listed by a private employment agency. The agency is the legal employer. No fee will be charged of the job applicant.