Canon U.S.A., Inc.

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Buyer II

Buyer II

Job ID 
US-VA-Newport News
Experience (Years) 

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Company Overview

Canon Virginia, Inc. located in Newport News, Virginia is a global manufacturer for Canon’s office and consumer products.   Our innovative and efficient production methods along with our environmental commitment make us a leading global manufacturer.   Since opening our doors in 1985, Canon Virginia has provided world class manufacturing services.


It is the policy of Canon Virginia, Inc. (CVI) to provide equal employment opportunities without regard to race, creed, color, age, sex, religion, sexual orientation, marital status, veteran status, national origin, or physical/mental disability except where there is a bona fide occupational qualification. This policy relates to all phases of recruitment, employment, compensation, benefits administration and participation in company sponsored employee activities. This includes hiring, promotions, demotions, transfers, layoffs, recall, training and terminations.  Employment practices will conform to all federal, state and local laws on non-discrimination.


Position Overview

Purchases and negotiates materials, equipment, tools, parts, services and other supplies for company operations.



  • Reviews requisitions and issues purchase orders using purchasing system. Interviews suppliers to obtain information concerning product, price, and ability to produce product or service, and delivery date.
  • Ensures delivery of parts from supplier occurs in a timely manner. Studies supply chain to identify any delays/discrepancies in delivery process. Works with suppliers to determine causes of delays and develops/documents plans to prevent reoccurence.
  • Assesses supplier bids and recommends selection based on price, quality, delivery, and capability. Based on requisition requirements for certain items. Reviews and maintains records pertaining to items purchased, cost, delivery, product performance, and inventories using reports from system. Provides reports and data to management as needed.
  • Monitors and reports market trends relative to applicable commodities. Provides data to other departments concerning market developments and trends. Serves as a liaison between suppliers and CVI to ensure proper coordination and scheduling of ECOs, MPIRs, tool modifications, defect repairs, trial verifications and/or other changes.
  • Works with Engineering to determine if part is defective. Contacts suppliers to coordinate return and replacement of parts. Collaborates with accounting to resolve any invoicing discrepancies. Resolves discrepancies with supplier regarding damaged or improper shipments. Coordinates with supplier the return of goods and credit to company. Supports and implements profit-making and/or cost-saving ideas to support cost reductions.
  • Ensures procurement activities follow proper compliance initiatives. Develops effective and professional relationships with suppliers. Supports cost down activities by generating and/or implementing cost reduction strategies.
  • Knowledgeable of all corresponding federal, state, local laws and basic contract law.
  • Expediting functions as required for operational needs. Coordinates and resolves MPIRs (Material Problem Investigation Reports) as needed. Contacts suppliers to resolve any parts issues. Expedites orders to ensure on time delivery of parts/materials and no impact to production schedule.
  • Coordinates technical meetings with suppliers and internal departments to ensure requirements are met. Audits suppliers to understand if requirements can be met. Manages external CVI assets and audits conditions as needed.
  • Resolves supplier issues and coordinates internally for resolution.
  • Prepare formal RFQ (Request for Quote) packages, prepare and submit multiple revenue/expenditures/trend reports.
  • Purchases and tracks and understands market for more complex commodities.
  • Works with more advanced supplier accounts.
  • Maintains good working relationships with suppliers to support the long-term needs of the organization.
  • Researches and analyzes supplier’s financial stability, business practices, and other factors to determine if the organization is best suited to do business with CVI.
  • Solicits, analyzes, and reviews bid proposals from suppliers to ensure market consistency.
  • Provides input to supplier selection based on company criteria and supplier capabilities. Evaluates supplier quotes, schedules, and other criteria to recommend appropriate selection of supplier.
  • Negotiates prices, services, terms and conditions and enters into contracts with suppliers.
  • Manages product purchasing costs to identify cost improvement opportunities. Offers recommendations for improvements to the purchasing processes.
  • Provides purchasing support for new businesses as assigned.
  • Develops skills in other Supply Chain functional areas such as: Production Control, International Trade, and/or Logistics.
  • Learns and works toward performing Oracle SuperUser job duties.
  • May be assigned additional duties and/or special projects.



  • Requires a Bachelor’s degree in Business, Supply Chain, or related field with 2-5 years’ experience in Supply Chain activites, preferably in a manufacturing environment.
  • Proficient in Microsoft Word, Microsoft Excel and PowerPoint. Time management and project management skills.
  • Strong interpersonal, negotiation, leadership, problem solving and communication skills.
  • Ability to communicate effectively with management to executive level personnel.
  • Developed skills in Oracle or similar ERP system.
  • Posess advance skills to work independently and resolve conflict in face paced environment.
  • May have to work overtime and may be assigned to other shifts based on company needs.