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Strategic Buyer

Lytron is seeking a Strategic Buyer, with 6+ years experience. If you enjoy working in a fast paced environment, where multi- tasking is a must, then you will be a great addition to our Purchasing team. To be considered for the position, you must possess excellent communication skills, both written and oral. You will have experience in a manufacturing environment working with suppliers in one or more of the following areas: electro mechanical assemblies, electrical, custom machine/sheet metal parts, outside services (e.g., plating, painting, testing), contract manufacturers (e.g., PCBA’s, Cable Assy’s).


  • Sourcing Leader / Electrical and Electro Mechanical Assembly
  • Responsible for supplier selection and management. This includes setting annual improvement objectives and monitoring performance.
  • Responsible to manage suppliers to achieve lowest in place cost for Lytron and its customers
  • Develop supply chain programs to increase inventory turns, reduce stock-outs and enable flexible response to customer demands.
  • Prepare commodity strategies to reduce the supply base and manage risks
  • Support the new product development engineering team by developing sources, finding new components that meet the engineering specification and negotiating price and any customer flow-downs.
  • Prepare supplier agreements with key suppliers. Lead negotiations and implement projects for assigned commodities.
  • Develop and maintain a list of Preferred Suppliers for each commodity. Categorize assigned suppliers as Grow, Maintain or Rationalize, and develop & implement associated plan to execute accordingly.
  • Key metrics are Supplier Quality, Service (includes delivery) and Cost, wrapped with Supplier Safety and Integrity
  • Maintain strong relationship with Engineering, Sales, Operations and other associated functional team leaders to develop, assist, and/or lead various project groups.
  • Communicate activities effectively with suppliers and internal customers


  • BS/BA degree (or equivalent experience); MBA and/or APICS/ISM certifications highly preferred
  • Minimum of 6 years of experience in supply chain operations (industrial/commercial) with a strong understanding, credibility, and comfort to work with front-line operations management and cross-functional teams
  • Must have at least two years of experience as a buyer and/or planner. Sourcing contract administration and negotiation experience highly desirable.
  • Commodity experience establishing and implementing strategic plans to deliver world class sourcing of manufactured parts, preferably electrical and electro mechanical commodities. Experience supporting operations producing highly engineered mechanical products lines is also preferred.
  • International commodity sourcing experience in China, Mexico and Europe is preferred
  • History managing direct spend and establishing measureable improvements in year-over-year savings
  • Strong technical and analytical skills; process driven with attention to detail
  • Successful with driving results within a manufacturing organization while embracing Lean principles
  • Adept with Microsoft Office software, especially Excel and PowerPoint

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