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Husco provides individuals the opportunity to pursue a career within a fast-paced, industry leading and entrepreneurial organization.  The Buyer is responsible for achieving differentiating supply chain performance through effective supply base management and supply chain processes through a strong culture of collaboration and continuous improvement.

The role is responsible for all aspects of supply chain management including commercial negotiations and contract compliance, total acquisition cost optimization, product life-cycle management, supply demand planning and inventory management, supply base performance metrics and continuous improvement, risk mitigation, and longer-term supply strategy development and implementation.

The position requires strong cross-functional communication and collaboration with our local and international product development teams, sourcing teams, and suppliers.  A high level of technical and commercial acumen is a necessity.  A successful Buyer is a high-quality communicator, detail oriented and analytical, has a strong technical background, and effectively drives project execution and supplier delivery performance.


Husco is committed to building an environment for employees to be able:

  • To have the flexibility of their own work and put a personal ‘stamp’ on their output
  • Continuously expand and development their professional skills and knowledge
  • Create a product for our customers that serves a greater purpose to communities around the world





Commercial Management – use of financial and commercial acumen to manage supplier negotiations.  Ensure contract compliance with all key suppliers, aligned to Husco’s short and long term operational objectives.  Drive overall cost competitiveness throughout the supply base through optimization, negotiation, identification of efficiency opportunities, design/manufacturing opportunities, and identification of new suppliers. Perform detailed capacity planning with suppliers. Resolve issues with suppliers who are having difficulty meeting Husco needs.  Project management of reduced cost souring opportunities.


Total Acquisition Cost Optimization – management of logistics to ensure cost-effective movement of parts to meet production requirements.  Management and minimization of shipping costs, with particular attention to reducing expedited freight.  Ability to incorporate items such as freight, duty, inventory holding costs, capital charges into costing models & decision making to provide holistic costing strategies.


Product Life-Cycle Management – ensuring engagement in new product introduction.  Collaborate with key program and project managers on level I and II projects through Husco Development Processes (HDP) from early gate states through product launch.  Understand and provide direction to teams for sourcing options on new components, taking into consideration supply strategy planning, manufacturing location, target costs, supplier capabilities, and timing.  Provide recommendations for management on sourcing decisions and activities.  Coordinate orders, tooling, and launch for new components through start of production.   Coordinate with both Global & Regional Supply Chain Managers to define target suppliers for new programs.


Demand Planning & Inventory Management – effective use of business systems and planning tools and models to support inventory management.  Work with internal stakeholders such as the Materials and Sales & Operations Planning group, along with the supply base, to ensure that material flow and levels are optimized at correct levels to support Operations Planning requirements.   Effective use of of reporting tools to improve scheduling and incoming inventory management.


Supply Chain Performance & Sustainability – Development, measurement and management of supplier performance.  Management of metrics and scorecards to support supplier management and development activity, to guide decisions of strategic supply management and to support NCR and quality improvements. Manage supplier selection process, audits and appropriate records.  Participate in offshore sourcing initiatives.  Work closely with Global Sourcing groups and Supplier Development teams to develop improved Supply Chain Management processes, and actively support supplier development and continuous improvement activities which support ongoing supply chain performance improvement.  Use of risk analysis and risk mitigation tools to support long term stability of key suppliers.


Relationship Management – maintain excellent relationships at the highest levels within HUSCO and at critical suppliers within the operating geographic region.  Maintain regular communications with these critical internal and external stakeholders.


Strong Team Player and Contributor – able to work well with colleagues and produce results within a fast-paced and high pressure atmosphere. Combine strong attention to detail with an orientation towards results/execution.








  • Bachelor’s Degree or relevant vocational qualification in Engineering or Supply Base Management  (CIPS) discipline required.
  • Experience in supply chain or development in a manufacturing environment.
  • Relevant experience in supplier sourcing / management essential
  • Demonstrated process and part cost reduction through innovative best practice approaches.
  • High level of analytical skill combined with excellent computer skills.
  • Effective trouble shooting, problem solving and organizational skills.    Able to handle frequent interruptions, meet tight deadlines, and handle conflict in an effective manner.
  • Ability to interact with people at all levels of responsibility.
  • International and domestic travel up to 10%.

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