Senior Buyer

Company Name Supfina Machine Company, Inc. (view profile)
Location North Kingstown
Date Posted February 28, 2019
Job Type Full-time


With locations in the United States, Germany, and China, Supfina Machine Company is among the world’s leading manufacturers of surface-finishing equipment.  The product lineup includes machinery and devices for superfinishing as well as flat-surface machining, double-disk grinding, and fine grinding.

Supfina is located in North Kingston, RI and is currently searching for a Senior Buyer to add to the Purchasing Department.  The position is full-time, with a 40-hour work week, Monday through Friday.  Supfina offers its employees a strong benefits package including a 4% company match in the 401k Plan, effective from the date of hire and which the employee is immediately vested.

At Supfina, our buyers provide excellent service to our customers in a proactive manner, striving to find acceptable solutions for the company and always contributing towards building strong relationships with both internal and external customers.

The experienced Senior Buyer that we are searching for will be familiar with the needs of this position, especially if s/he has worked in a design and manufacturing environment previously but in summary, this position will be responsible for the procurement of raw material, finished goods, and services as well as logistics in the company supply chain.

Other aspects of the work includes cost planning, while maintaining control and accuracy.

The successful candidate will likely have between 10-15 years of experience in procurement including being involved in the negotiations of costs.  There will be an expectation of being able to manage computer systems and software confidently, and a working understanding of ERP/MRP systems and its use in a manufacturing environment. Machine shop experience would be a definite plus in this position but is not a requirement.

Education requirement:

The successful candidate may have had a formal education in business, supply chain, procurement, manufacturing,  or engineering or at least have an associate’s degree and 10 plus years of relevant experience.