Monday, March 31, 2014

Sr Buyer

Belcan Corporation is a broad spectrum engineering and technical services company

that has been providing services for over 50 years to a diverse and global customer

base. Belcan TechServices, a division of Belcan Corporation, is a leading provider

of technical, IT, and professional personnel to many of the world’s most respected

enterprises. We offer excellent contract/temporary, temp-to-hire, and direct placement

opportunities. With an overriding goal to provide quality staffing solutions that help

people, organizations, and communities succeed, Belcan TechServices is the employer

of choice for thousands. We are currently recruiting for the following position:

Sr. Buyer

Belcan is currently looking for a Sr. Buyer in the Dallas area


This position is an integral participant in the new product introduction team and is the

key supply chain contact. Ensure on-time launch for programs and delivery at or below

target cost for piece price, tooling, etc. as well as work effectively with the project team

to meet targets for quality, delivery and other cost areas.


Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

Work with engineering, commodity managers, program managers, to ensure supplier

performance and deliverables are met and to identify cost and timing issues and resolve


Facilitate cross-functional meetings including suppliers to improve program cost and

delivery through design and development.

Assist in strategic evaluation of suppliers by conducting research, analysis and/or

participating in the selection process.

Following selection, participate in the development and launch of new suppliers and

conduct negotiations for/with the Commodity Team.

Coordinate/lead efforts to identify and implement cost savings opportunities and meet

assigned cost targets in the area of engineering changes.

Ensure that all necessary quotations are processed and assumptions are accurate from

a Supply standpoint.

Represent Purchasing at a variety of reviews related to program launch (sourcing

committee, design review, launch readiness review, program review, etc.).


Coordinate with the Program Team to assure the design and selection of materialsare

meeting Design To Cost targets.

Coordinate and involve teams in DfT, DfX, DfM, requirements and results.

Conduct trade studies when required.

Bill Of Materials Development:

In direct contact with PE/ME/EE, tracking and working the Bill of Material structure as

it’s developed.

Work to identify make vs. buy structure.

Work with planning to track and maintain a working Procurement BOM to drive material



Work with Sourcing/Commodity Management to identify suppliers.

Work with the quoting/proposal team to set up, maintain, and track a quoting sheet that

matches the Procurement BOM.

Complete critical BOM risk analysis - identify long lead items, supply chain issues, and

obsolescence issues and communicate to team.

Responsible to support and coordinate new supplier documentation - NDAs, financial

reports, Certs & Reps, and Quality Surveys.


In direct contact with Sourcing/Commodity management to identify down selects on


Work with the Quoting/Proposal Group to create and maintain a down selected quote

sheet to track pricing that is auditable and deliverable to Pricing Manager.

Place, track, and maintain Purchase Orders against the BOM.

Work with planning to assure requisition release and proper revision control. Identify

and react to long lead situations and work to resolve issues to meet committed delivery


Work with the PE to identify/report/resolve issues affecting delivery.

Supplier Management:

Maintain all supplier delivery dates.

Manage REV Control and changes as they come in from engineering.

Assure all PO's are in compliance and auditable to the project.

Maintain cost variances, rev changes, and promise dates on all PO's.

Schedule meetings/conference calls between suppliers and engineering to assure

proper communication and resolution to all conflicts.

Support manufacturing issues, continuous improvement actions, and PFMEAs.

Material Management:

Work with quality engineers, receiving, and planning to assure proper receipt and

inspection of material.

Work with SQE's on scheduling source inspection on complex buys, I.E Castings,


Work any RMA/quality issues in a timely manner to assure compliant material is

available for build.

Expedite and follow up on critical Engineering NPI build shortages.

Required Skills: (Include Education/Experience)

Bachelors Degree in Business, Materials Management, or Electrical Engineering.

7-10 years working in a Supply Chain/Procurement position acquiring electronics such

as Circuit Card assemblies, Cable assemblies, Flex assemblies, ICs and passives, and

other complex Sub-assemblies.

Customer focused with excellent interpersonal management and communication skills.

Good organization skills and ability to multi-task.

Proficient with Microsoft Office.

For more information, please visit our website at

 or contact our office at 972-239-0405.

Qualified candidates should forward resume to

 with the position desired in the subject line.

Belcan is an Equal Opportunity Employer.