IMI Precision Engineering Sr. Buyer in Farmington, Connecticut

IMI Precision Engineering is a world leader in motion and fluid control technologies. Wherever precision, speed and engineering reliability are essential,

we deliver exceptional solutions which improve the productivity and efficiency of our customers’ equipment.

IMI has a sales and service network in 75 countries, as well as manufacturing capability in the USA, Germany, China, UK, Switzerland, Czech Republic, Mexico and Brazil.

IMI Norgren GT Development is located in Auburn, Washington and provides Engineering solutions and manufactures products for the Commercial Vehicle industry.


Reports To: Supply Chain Manager

Location: Farmington,CT

The Senior Buyer will provide day to day tactical procurement support for the purchase of materials, components, services, and supplies in support of the manufacturing operation. Buyers will provide procurement support to ensure the use of suppliers of best performance relative to quality, on-time delivery, total cost and service. Buyers must be able to effectively and efficiently communicate information internally and externally. Buyers purchase components and materials from external suppliers as well as inter-company suppliers. Additionally, the Senior Buyer will provide support for strategic sourcing by assessing current supplier base and developing future purchase strategies and actions to proactively reduce total cost and optimize performance.


To perform this job successfully, the Senior Buyer 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.

  • Buyers will negotiate complex contracts with suppliers and conduct buy negotiations.

  • Lead in managing supplier performance by addressing issues such as rejections and quality problems and supplier requested schedule changes.

  • Lead supplier consolidation and rationalization efforts.

  • Determine material requirements from production schedules and prepare purchase order and bid requests to ensure efficient movement of materials.

  • Develop, establish, and maintain supplier performance measurements

  • Participate in Material Review Board (MRB), Derivitave and New Product Introduction processes (NPI).

  • Buyers manage all change of suppliers

  • Source new components

  • Update ERP data

  • Review potential shortages and expedite delivery of goods.

  • Plan and manage inventory

  • Procure all tool modifications, refurbishments or replacement tooling for production parts andresolve any tool related issues.

  • Buyers work with Suppliers and Supplier Development Engineer to improve delivery and reduce quality issues for production parts.

  • Follow up with suppliers to ensure Corrective Action Requests are acceptable and returned on or before the due date.

  • Work to maintain or lower the total cost of procurement.



  • Bachelor's degree from a four-year college or university plus five to eight years related experience and/or training.

  • Four additional years of experience is accepted instead of a bachelor’s degree.

Language Skills

  • Read, analyze, and interpret general business periodicals and company policies and procedures.

  • Write reports, business correspondence procedures and work instructions.

  • Effectively present information and respond to questions from managers, peers and vendors.

Computer Skills

  • Proficient in MS Word software; MS Excel spreadsheet software.

The IMI Code of Conduct

All employees are expected to represent the values and maintain the standards contained in The IMI Code of Conduct. The IMI Code of Conduct can be found at

IMI Precision Engineering is an Equal Opportunity Employer, Gender/Minority/Veterans/Disabled.

Job ID 2018-31441

# of Openings 1

Category Supply Chain

Platform IMI Precision Engineering