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Appleton, Wisconsin - Posted on January 17, 2022
Published By Heather Schmid

Strategic Buyer needed in Appleton, WI! Direct Hire!

Job Description

Trillium Staffing is currently seeking a Strategic Buyer for our manufacturing client in Appleton, WI!

Our client, a well-established metal fabrication company is seeking an experience, well rounded candidate to lead this new position for their organization.

The Strategic Buyer’s primary responsibility will be to select and manage the existing suppliers best suited to act as long-term partners in meeting our client’s growth objectives. This includes locating and maintaining the best sources of supply for materials, outsourcing, subcontracting, services, and tooling components. The Strategic Buyer will develop strong relationships with the suppliers and will drive quality, on-time delivery, value, response time and the utilization of new approaches and technology to reduce costs for the company. The role will be the main driver in identifying and deciding which suppliers are most important to the long-term success of the company and negotiate long-term contracts that clearly establish price, quality standards, cost reduction targets, delivery timelines and general and commercial terms and conditions. 

In addition to previous Buyer experience, the selected candidate must have a firm understanding of machine shop/job shop practices and the ability to best determine which subcontractors are best suited for specific jobs. Ability to read blueprints, shop orders and engineered drawings is a must in this role.

This is a full-time, Direct Hire opportunity with a well-established organization in the Appleton area! Standard hours for this position are Monday-Friday 8:00am - 4;00pm. Wages range based on experience, 75-85k per year and up.  Our client offers full benefits, profit sharing, quarterly and yearly bonuses as well as a generous 401k contribution.

If interested in this opportunity and you meet the qualifications below, apply now!


- Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering, Business Administration, Logistics, Supply Chain Management or related field required
- 5+ years of progressive purchasing experience or supply chain management in a manufacturing environment
- Must have a strong understanding of machine shop/job shop practices and ability to evaluate subcontractor capabilities
- Firm ERP experience required, Epicor experience a plus
- Strong financial aptitude
- Strong communication and negotiating skills required

Trillium has been recruiting and placing professionals for over 30 years. From Fortune 100 companies to small businesses, our philosophy remains the same: to achieve excellence by providing quality employees and an uncompromising level of service. We believe in honesty, integrity, and a simple philosophy of providing value to our customers and our employees. We strive to be unsurpassed in the recruitment and placement of quality and skilled professionals. Trillium is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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