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Sr Buyer

Coghlin Companies

Sr Buyer

West Boylston, MA
Full Time
  • Responsibilities


    Cogmedix is a team of talented and caring associates bringing OEM medical technology to life. Providing turnkey manufacturing services to a broad range of medical and dental OEM’s, Cogmedix delivers high quality products to market with compliance, competence, and commitment. Cogmedix provides a high level of flexibility in product launch and demand management and aligns itself with innovative companies that maintain similar high standards in honesty and integrity. Cogmedix is a subsidiary of Coghlin Companies, Inc., a privately held concept to commercialization firm spanning four generations. Visit Cogmedix and sign up for the e-Newsletter at

    The Senior Buyer / Commodity Manager position provides a single point of contact for the sourcing, price negotiations, procurement, and availability within an assigned set of commodities, parts, and/or suppliers. This position develops, maintains, and enhances the supply chain to provide a competitive advantage for Cogmedix. In addition, this position will ensure supply chain alignment consistent with ERP signals as well as inputs from key internal stake holders including, but not limited to, Program Management, Operations (Supply Chain, Manufacturing Operations, Planning, etc.), and senior management. This position’s specific responsibilities include price and terms negotiation with suppliers, placing purchase orders on suppliers, managing delivery schedules consistent with business requirements, ensuring supplier delivery of quality material, managing inventory levels to ensure cost effective production support, and driving cost/price/service improvements with the supplier.

    Position Reports to:

    Materials Manager, Cogmedix


    Provide competitive sourcing options to the company and our Customers in support of RFQ activity.

    Negotiate costs, terms / VPA’s, services, delivery requirements, and flexibility strategies with suppliers.

    Place and execute purchase orders consistent with ERP signals.

    Review ECN’s and coordinate material effectivity date that ensures continuity of supply, utilization of existing inventory, and design enhancements are effectively addressed.

    Collaborate with Planners, Program Management, Engineering, Quality, and Operations to coordinate supplier activity to meet production and program objectives.

    Conduct market research, stays informed of market trends and incorporates that intelligence into sourcing and supplier negotiations.

    Is the 1st level escalation for any Supplier compliance concerns; delivery, quality, communication.

    Provides Supplier evaluation communication on a consistent cadence to ensure concerns, as well as positive performance, are communicated effectively and consistently.

    Drives for continuing improvement in all pertinent supplier metrics.

    Other duties as required.

    Essential Requirements:

    Positive attitude, self-motivator, tenacious follow up, and superior organization skills.

    BS/BA degree or equivalent experience in technical or business field required.

    Strong negotiation, analytical, and problem solving skills required.

    Purchasing, Mechanical Engineering, and/or Operations experience required.

    Must be able to read and understand blueprints and technical specifications.

    Excellent interpersonal skills and sound judgement are essential.

    Proficient in MS Office applications and experience with an ERP system.

    NAPM or APICS certification desired.

    Effective in communicating at all levels with Suppliers and internal Cogmedix.

    Interaction with people and technology while either standing or sitting.

    Generally works in an office environment and Operations environment.

    Note: The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by employees assigned to this classification. They are not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and/or skills required of all personnel so classified.

    Equal Opportunity Employer Minorities/Women/Protected Veterans/Disabled_