Senior Buyer

Topcon Positioning Systems
Liverpool, UK
Added: April 26, 2024
Topcon Positioning Group is headquartered in Livermore, California, USA (

We design, manufacture and distribute productivity tools for developing a brighter future. Whether cultivating the earth or building upon it, Topcon brings innovation in workflow automation and seamless connectivity of data to construction, geopositioning and agriculture industries focused on developing a sustainable tomorrow.

Topcon is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate against any employee or applicant on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, protected veteran status, disability, age, genetic information, or other legally protected status.

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Job Purpose: Determines material requirements from production schedules and maintains inventory at planned levels. Plans, schedules, and monitors the movement of materials through the production cycle. Additionally, the Buyer is responsible for thoroughly understanding and improving the commodities they support. Manage suppliers and CMs to obtain product information in the areas of price, availability, and lead times. Coordinate Material Review Board activity for rejected material, including communicating Quality Notifications, obtaining RMA numbers, and communicating corrective actions to the suppliers if required.

Core Job Duties

  • Run Open Order Report and Forecast, review/communicate any changes and modifications (revision changes and build schedule) to suppliers.
  • Issue PO and Pull-in, Pull-out request, PO date update in SAP, Follow up deliveries (HOT SHEET/Warehouse/Sales Support) Review PO problem log, analyze and work with suppliers to resolve. Review accounting emails and resolve invoice to receipt discrepancies.
  • Deal with freight/invoicing issues -Review PO problem log, analyze and work with suppliers to resolve.
  • Manage MRB - review NC report, Credit, Ship to vendors -Review NC's, Request RMA's, create return PO's, delivery and TO, complete non-inventory shippers
  • Pricing & Purchasing Info Record update, CORM report review, review price changes and update purchasing info records for accurate price and lead time.
  • Safety stock review - Analyze safety stock report, compare usage to forecast, make recommendations for SS updates.
  • Regular meeting with Suppliers/Topcon team including production build plan - Conference call to review current gating shortages
  • Expedite assemblies by selling stock, create fill up, delivery, non-inventory shippers and issue order requests
  • Review ECO's, follow up with suppliers to follow action plan, update rev's, complete rework PO's, etc..
  • PPV approvals/broker search - Seek approvals from Mgmt, create requisitions for PPV, send PO's to suppliers

Education And Experience

  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience
  • Minimum of 5 years’ experience within manufacturing planning, procurement and relevant Supply Chain Management activities.
  • Minimum of 3 years’ experience with SAP or Oracle
  • Minimum of 3 years’ experience with item and bill of material (BOM) creation and management.
  • 3 years’ experience with Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) system like Arena, Agile or SAP

Knowledge, Skills, And Attributes

  • Excellent critical thinking and problem-solving skills
  • Ability to work across various functions, roles, organizations and cultures, i.e, SCM, warehouse and production
  • Accountability, self-motivation and follow through to ensure work is properly supporting the department and company goals
  • Proficient with MS Office applications (Excel, Word, PowerPoint and Outlook).
  • Proven knowledge in MRP system (SAP)

The base pay range 120k-135k is a projected hiring range for a position, level and potential work location(s) listed. Topcon provides the compensation range that it in good faith believes it might pay and/or offer for this position. This compensation range is based on a full-time schedule.

Topcon offers a comprehensive benefit package for this position including medical, dental, vision, life insurance, disability insurance, tax saving spending accounts a 401(k) plan with employer match, tuition reimbursement in addition to other perks and benefits. We also offer time off for our employees to recharge. Our employees are eligible for paid company holidays, paid personal time off, and paid sick time that meets or exceeds state/local requirements.

Topcon reserves the right to ultimately pay more or less than the posted range and offer additional benefits and other compensation; individual candidate compensation may be determined based on individual skills, experience, training, certifications, education, final work location and other factors not related to an applicant’s sex or other status protected by local, state, or federal law. Changes in the position level, location or other factors associated with the role may change the final determined compensation. The recruiter can provide additional information during the hiring process.

Topcon time off policies can vary between Topcon Positioning Systems, Inc. and Topcon Solutions Stores, Inc, as well as roles which are exempt or non-exempt. For hourly (“non-exempt”) employees, we offer personal paid time off which accrues in accordance with local standards. For salaried (“exempt”) employees, we offer a flexible paid time off policy giving you flexibility to take time when needed, while supporting business needs. All paid time off policies are in accordance with or exceeding local law. Employees working at least 30 hours per week are eligible for our Health and Welfare benefit package.

We're an equal opportunity employer. All applicants will be considered for employment without attention to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, veteran, or disability status.