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Fincantieri Marinette Marine, a Fincantieri Marine Group Company, is a progressive shipyard specializing in building ships for the United States Navy. We currently have an opportunity for a Senior Buyer at our Marinette, Wisconsin location...


The basic function of the Senior Buyer position is to contribute to the competitive status and profitable operation of the company through creative sourcing and procuring of material and services in a timely manner, at an optimum value. To develop, implement and participate in economical procurement methods, value analysis programs, etc.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include the following. Other duties may be assigned.
• Research, analyze and evaluate sources of supply
• Procure material and services
• Negotiate short and long term contracts
• Expediting -- contact vendors to determine delivery status of material and software deliverables.
• Develop cost savings plans
• Prepare and analyze quotes
• Participate in weekly Manufacturing, Engineering and Purchasing Meetings
• Must abide by and enforce all organizational policies and procedures.
• Manage team scorecards.
• Tenacious commitment to continuous improvement
• Review/manage objectives/KPIs
• Internally communicates with:
• Warehouse Personnel -- receiving/inventory discrepancies, shippers, procurement inspection reports (Daily interaction)
• Program Managers -- approval signatures and material status (Daily interaction)
• Engineering -- technical assistance and clarity of material specifications (Daily interaction)
• Integrated Logistics Support (ILS) -- provisioning and technical manual submittals (Weekly interaction)
• Manufacturing -- material ordering/expediting (Daily interaction)
• Finance -- invoice reconciliation (Daily interaction)
• Planning -- parts schedule information (Daily Interaction)
• Purchasing -- assign tasks to associate buyers and administrative assistants, provide status (Daily interaction)
• Contracts -- terms and conditions, contractual advice (Weekly interaction)
• Externally communicates with:
• Vendors -- material ordering/expediting (Daily interaction)
• Freight Forwarders -- customs services, imports/exports, bonds, duty (Weekly interaction)
• Customer -- advise in-plant test dates (Monthly interaction)


Directly supervises 1 to 5 employees. Carries out supervisory responsibilities in accordance with the Company's policies, procedures, and applicable laws. Responsibilities include interviewing, hiring, and training employees; planning, assigning, and directing work; appraising performance; rewarding and disciplining employees; addressing complaints and resolving problems. Demonstrates leadership skills that align with the mission, vision, and values of the Company.

• Safety first
• People oriented, determined to assist where able
• Accountability and Ownership: Demonstrate a sense of urgency, ownership in your role
• Respect people's differences and be open to differing opinions and beliefs
• Continue to improve your current role and help develop the role for the future based on lean management.


Performance Leaders will inspire enthusiasm and act as a role model. She/he will develop talented employees with the skills, abilities, competencies and values needed to achieve the Company goals. The Performance Leader will provide timely feedback to employees in a constructive, coaching style, give praise and recognition and deal with performance issues.


The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to sit and occasionally stand or walk; use hands to handle materials or equipment; reach with hands and arms; stoop and kneel; and talk or hear. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 15 pounds.


The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee's workspace is in a clean and comfortable climate-controlled setting with little to no exposure to the moving equipment, elements, extreme conditions, or risk of injury. The noise level in the work environment is usually quiet. When entering the shipyard, the work environment is not climate-controlled and there is exposure to moving equipment, etc.

Fincantieri Marinette Marine (FMM) believes it is our responsibility to ensure that each of us works safely and productively, goes home healthy, and considers the environment in their actions, each and every day. Management is committed to providing a safe and healthy work setting, and protecting the environment as a key tenet of our culture and a primary mission. All employees are required to adhere to ISO and OHSAS policies established by FMM and shall have high values for safety awareness and be mindful of environmental impacts associated with each job task.

Fincantieri Marinette Marine offers competitive pay with benefits in a growth-oriented environment. Qualified and interested applicants are encouraged to apply. Apply online at https://recruiting.adp.com/srccar/public/RTI.home?c=2155013 d=FMG-External

Fincantieri Marinette Marine is an Equal Opportunity Employer/Affirmative Action Employer and promotes a Drug Free Work Environment. Minorities, Women, Veterans and Disabled are encouraged to apply. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, or protected veteran status and will not be discriminated against on the basis of disability.



To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

• Bachelor's degree in a business or technical related field and at least 4 years of experience in a related manufacturing environment.
• Can also be met with an Associate's degree and at least 5 years of experience in a related manufacturing environment.
• Can also be met with a HS Diploma and at least 7 years of experience in a related manufacturing environment.
• Must be proficient in Microsoft Office products, especially Excel and Word.
• Experience with MRP/ERP systems a plus.

• Leadership and Teamwork
• Well Organized, can Multi-tasking, with good Time Management.
• Has good Composure with Senior Leadership.
• Cost /Price Analysis and Negotiations
• Knowledge of Earned Value Management and ISO
• Knowledge of MRP
• Ability to think strategically and analytically
• Must have strong Microsoft Office Suites computer skills.
• Must have strong organizational and time management skills.
• Must have the ability to maintain a professional demeanor.
• Must have effective written and verbal communication skills.
• Must have ability to maintain confidentiality
Marinette WI United States


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