Job Title: Senior Buyer

Executive Summary

Carnegie Robotics, LLC (CRL) is a leading provider of advanced robotics sensors and platforms for defense, agriculture, mining, infrastructure, energy and other applications. CRL designs, manufactures and supports highly reliable robotics systems and components. Customers rely on our rugged line of 3D cameras, positioning systems and embedded computers to tackle tough computer vision problems and to serve as the key building blocks for their mobile robotics solutions. OEMs partner with us to develop and deliver custom sensors and robotic platforms that provide dramatic new capability and differentiation to their product lines.

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Job Summary

  • Tactical Procurement - Purchase goods, materials and services to meet/exceed the company operational needs by taking into account price, quality and delivery and to ensure continuity of supply

  • Supprt both Direct (via MRP output) and MRO requirements

  • Strategic Procurement – Establish strong relationships with “Key” Supplier; negotiate contracts and purchasing agreements to take advantage of volume requirements

  • Establish procurement KPIs and provide reports to management

Essential functions

You will be expected to:

  • Purchase goods, materials, components or services in line with specified cost, quality and delivery targets

  • Ensure continuous supply of required goods and materials and communicate any supply problems which may pose a risk or impact on business operations

  • Research and evaluate areas of opportunity and reduce costs where possible

  • Deliver briefs, updates and reports as and when required

  • Develop creative and innovative procurement processes

  • Develop ideas and strategies to improve operational efficiency, add value, aid business performance and work towards a strategy of continuous improvement

  • Negotiate contracts, improved prices and terms of business with suppliers and review opportunities to make business savings utilizing negotiation and procurement best practice tools and methods

  • Assess and evaluate suppliers and undertake performance reviews to ensure contract compliance and manage performance improvement activities

  • Ensure that a professional and consistent approach is taken in relation to all supplier relationships

  • Ensure compliance to company guidelines, purchasing policies

  • Explore alternate sources for goods and materials

  • Assess tenders and quotations from potential suppliers

  • Prepare purchase orders in line with final negotiations with selected suppliers and in line with organizational targets and requirements

  • Undertake research on and evaluate existing and new suppliers

  • Contact suppliers to resolve price, quality, delivery or invoice issues People management

  • Work collaboratively, negotiate and engage with stakeholders and suppliers regarding new projects, supplies and initiatives and advise of impact of change on purchasing and production activities

  • Support product change requests, review and communicate the impact of such changes

  • Build, maintain and manage supplier relationships and ensure good communications


  • Comply with the Health, Safety and Environmental Policies

  • Embraces personal challenge

  • Confident, rounded thinking

  • Is assertive, optimistic and open to change

  • Engages interest and participation of others and has a collaborative approach to working with others

  • Proactively contributes to the team

  • Resilient, self-motivated and able to work well under pressure Skills and Attributes:

  • Highly skilled at building and maintaining effective and productive relationships with key stakeholders and suppliers

  • Strong negotiation, communication, interpersonal and influencing skills

  • Analytical, numerically astute with strong proven problem solving abilities

  • Results orientated with the ability to plan and deliver against project deadlines

  • Commercially and financially aware

  • Keen attention to detail and accuracy


  • Demonstrate the highest ethical standards

  • Customer focused (internal and external)

  • Highly organized, required to maintain focus during constant transition

  • Maintain high standards of excellence through accuracy, rigor, and timeliness.

  • Excel within a cross functional team environment

  • Proactive and action oriented; works the details as necessary

  • Excellent interpersonal and organizational skills and ability to multi task in a fast-paced environment

  • Customer focused

Qualifications & Experience

  • Four year degree preferred

  • 5 years+ proven purchasing experience, preferably within an industrial or manufacturing procurement environment

  • Ability to add value, reduce costs and make business improvements

  • Contract management and supplier experience

  • Project management experience

  • Computer literate, including but not limited to MS-Office suite

  • US Citizen or Permanent Resident


 Occasional travel (less than 10%)

Reporting to: Director - Operations

Carnegie Robotics LLC is an Equal Opportunity Employer that welcomes applications from all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, age, disability, marital status, or status as a covered veteran in accordance with applicable laws and Carnegie Robotics’ employment policies.