Buyer
Description


Provides assistance in the performance of various routine purchasing assignments. Assists in procurement of supplies, raw materials, and equipment necessary for the operation of the organization. Checks requisitions for completeness and accuracy. Obtains quotations, examines bids, places orders, and expedites when required. Resolves minor problems with incorrect product or delayed deliveries. 


Requirements

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS 


  • Procures materials, supplies and services with proper consideration for delivery and cost.
  • Research and select materials with oversight from engineering staff.
  • Develops, qualifies and maintains qualified sources of supply through appraisal, and negotiation with potential suppliers. Works with suppliers and engineers to determine their ability to supply product or service, using knowledge of a supplier's personnel, organization, stability, critical materials, and historical performance.
  • Works with personnel in other departments, helping them to obtain the items required to fulfill their duties and job responsibilities.
  • Generates, tracks, expedites, and closes orders. Ensures appropriate purchase requisition authorization is attained and specification/requirements clearly outlined. 


OTHER DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES 


  • Other duties as assigned. 


QUALIFICATIONS FOR THE JOB

Education:


High School Diploma.


Bachelor’s Degree in relevant field preferred. 



Experience:


1-3 years’ experience in direct buying in a Manufacturing environment.


ERP experience desirable.


Other:


Must have strong written and verbal communication skills, analytical and problem-solving skills. Excellent negotiation skills, marketing/sales skills, mathematical/statistics skills, time management skills, and interpersonal skills. Ability to work independently and as part of a team. Must be detail-oriented and possess knowledge of purchasing procedures and practices.


KEY COMPETENCIES


Organizational Skills Communication Proficiency             


Customer/Client Focus Time Management                                 


Collaboration Skills



PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS


This is largely a sedentary role; however, several trips per day to production floor, stockroom, receiving, and Receiving Inspection may be required. Some filing is required. This would require the ability to lift files, open filing cabinets and bend or stand on a stool as necessary. This position requires the ability to occasionally lift office products and supplies up to 35 pounds.


EEO/DIS/W/VETS