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Senior Buyer
at iAutomation
North Attleboro, MA

Senior Buyer
at iAutomation
North Attleboro, MA

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Job Description

iAutomation, an innovative, high technology solutions provider of industrial automation components, has an immediate opening for a Senior Buyer in North Attleboro Massachusetts. iAutomation’s product portfolio includes machine control, motion control, sensing, vision, safety systems, and mechatronic systems. We offer innovative engineered systems and services to provide a complete automation solution.




As a Senior Buyer you will be directly responsible for facilitating the procurement of materials and related services required by the company. This position will oversee the purchasing function, collaborate closely with Materials Management, Outside Sales, Production and Planning, and support the company's overall growth plan.


  • Establish strategies to improve supply chain, solve shortage issues and strengthen supplier relationships
  • Obtain materials, components and equipment, as required by the production schedule
  • Plan, schedule and monitor the movement of materials through the development, prototype and production cycle
  • Expedite orders as necessary
  • Establish and maintain relations with suppliers and appropriate representatives
  • Direct and procure supplier technical and operating expertise as required to internal customer
  • Maintain an awareness of materials and procurement concepts
  • Verify data accuracy, report problems to appropriate parties
  • Develop written procedures for routine protocols and keep them current for the Purchasing Dept.
  • Identify problem areas and offer possible solutions
  • Complete special assignments for the Operations department
  • Track progress of parts to ensure time schedules and delivery
  • Work with engineering on new product introductions, including early supplier involvement
  • Implement improvement processes to reduce inventory and non-value add work
  • Monitors, analyzes, and reports material variances to standard cost. Interfaces with Accounting, Manufacturing Engineering, and Production to establish standard costs.
  • Responsible for optimizing material costs through vendor analysis, quality, schedule, cost evaluation, etc. Applies cost effective measures as related to support standard cost and make/buy decisions.




A minimum of a Bachelor’s degree in Purchasing or Business, with CPM or CPIM and APICS and 4 plus years’ experience purchasing in a manufacturing environment.


Must be detail oriented and self-motivated, have strong organizational and negotiating skills, experience with supplier managed inventory, and a track record of cost, inventory and lead time reduction.


Other qualifications include:


  • Motivated, self-starter, attention to detail
  • Team player
  • Excel, Word and Outlook experience
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills




  • Principals ONLY - No Recruiters Please



iAutomation Supports Equal Opportunity Employment & Diversity

Company Description

iAutomation is a group of automation professionals dedicated to bringing you the latest in innovative machine control solutions and services. We take the risk and guesswork out of machine automation projects. Our success is measured by your complete satisfaction – we smile when your automation project delivers a meaningful competitive advantage to you and your company. Our customers are OEM machine builders and end users along the East Coast from Maine to Florida. They have been our best references for 30 years. Give us a call. We’d love to share our automation stories with you.

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