Procurement Specialist/Buyer

Metal Bellows Division - 1075 Providence Hwy, Sharon, MA 02067

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Metal Bellows
Metal Bellows
Vacancy title
Procurement Specialist/Buyer
Metal Bellows Division - 1075 Providence Hwy, Sharon, MA 02067
Employment type
Closing date

Who is Senior Metal Bellows?

Senior Metal Bellows continues to refine and develop welded metal bellows technology and the integration of welded metal bellows into critical aerospace, semiconductor, medical, defense, and industrial applications. Our 115,000 square-foot manufacturing facility is conveniently located on Route 1 in Sharon, Massachusetts.

We have demonstrated excellence in creating new products and solutions that face extremes of temperature, pressure, leakage risk, and reliability demands. We accomplish these objectives within a culture of strong collegial support, mutual respect and uncompromising standards.

What is the Position?

Develop and manage long-term relationships with suppliers to positively impact on the organization’s financial performance. Solicit and evaluate proposals, negotiate contracts and evaluate supplier performance to ensure quality and delivery requirements.

What are the key responsibilities?

  1. Review and analyze purchase requisitions, investigate and develop sources of supplies, prepare RFQ specifications, issue RFQ requests and review quotations.
  2. Interpret purchasing procedures to departments and suppliers, as a specialist in assigned material categories, which require a degree of technical knowledge.
  3. Work with Project Engineers and others to identify requesting department’s needs to develop and refine specifications for materials, supplies or equipment.
  4. Identify and select suppliers to procure requisitioned commodities, meeting criteria such as price, quantity, quality and delivery date and places orders.
  5. Review and analyze quotations and negotiate pricing as well as other terms and conditions within scope of authority and ensure compliance with requisition requirements.
  6. Inform requisition initiator of any problems and concerns regarding compliance with requirements. Suggest changes to resolve differences while maintaining integrity of requirements.
  7. Initiate purchase order and implement and control specified terms. When applicable, receive purchase order approval before processing.
  8. Form strategic alliances with key suppliers to better understand their supply chain qualifications.
  9. Manage day-to-day relationships with assigned suppliers to ensure on-time delivery of assign components.
  10. Maintain, monitor and enhance internal kanban systems to continuously meet production requirements.
  11. Conduct supplier evaluation and recommend approved suppliers. Initiate and participate in programs to develop additional small, minority, and disadvantaged sources of supply.
  12. Coordinate purchasing activities with requisitioning departments to maintain inventory at planned levels.
  13. Monitor the cost, schedule, and scope aspects of assigned contracts to ensure compliance with requirements.
  14. Work effectively to achieve established Department Cost Savings Goals and Objectives.


What Education and Qualifications are needed for the job?

A minimum of Bachelor's degree along with 3 years’ purchasing experience in a manufacturing business.

Joining Senior Metal Bellows competitive compensation package that includes a market-led base salary, commission plan, and a comprehensive benefits package along with wellness benefits, employee recognition program, matching 401k plan, paid vacation, flexible hours, employee wellness activities, tuition reimbursement, and community involvement initiatives.  

Who is Senior PLC?

Senior plc is an international, market-leading, engineering solutions provider with 30 operating businesses in 13 countries. Senior designs, manufactures and markets high-technology components and systems for the principal original equipment producers in the worldwide aerospace, defense, and land vehicle and power & energy markets. The Group is split into two divisions, Aerospace and Flexonics, servicing five key sectors.

Our global values underpin what we do, and how we do it …

Safety – Integrity – Customer Focus – Respect & Trust – Accountability – Excellence

Equal Opportunity Employer: minority/female/disability/veteran


Access to our facility (and, therefore, employment) is restricted under the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR) and/or Export Administration Regulations (EAR) to U.S. Citizens, lawful permanent residents of the United States and properly-licensed foreign persons.