Experienced Industrial Buyer
Job Type

Job Description/Summary:

Under the supervision of the Director of Purchasing, the Buyer will oversee vendor interactions, engage in negotiations, and assess patterns in vendor pricing and sales activities. This role involves strategically determining the optimal timing and quantity for purchases. The Buyer will be accountable for the procurement and oversight of products, materials, and services. The ability to identify and address business needs, along with making decisions aligned with the company's operational requirements, is a key aspect of this position.

Main Responsibilities:

• Assess material demand to determine procurement requirements, prepare and execute Purchase Orders in compliance with Company Policy.

• Accurately enter all requisitions / purchase orders in the system on time, submit accurate orders to suppliers, and obtain acknowledgements from suppliers.

• Communicate with suppliers to obtain product and service information including price, availability, and delivery.

• Maintains procurement records on services and goods purchased, costs, delivery, and inventories. Powerrail procurement reporting and metrics.

• Monitor vendor performance for quality and delivery.

• Monitor and reduce on-hand inventories. Analyze inventory levels. Prepares reports for excess and obsolete management.

• Gather quotations, examine bids, review contracts, negotiate pricing & contracts within budgetary limitations and scope of authority, and makes recommendations for awards.

• Performs other tasks reasonably commensurate with the role, as needed.



• 2+ years of experience in a Procurement role, ideally in the manufacturing/distribution industry.

• Attention to detail and a high degree of accuracy and organization.

• Experience managing multiple vendors and assignments in a fast-paced environment.

• Strong critical-thinking skills with a solution-oriented mindset.

• Excellent written and oral communication skills.

• Proficient in Microsoft Office Products – Infor/Syteline experience helpful.

• Bachelor, Associate degree or equivalent from two-year College or technical school; or equivalent combination of education and experience.


PowerRail is an EOE/M/F/Vet/Disabled employer. PowerRail is not currently hiring individuals who now, or in the future require sponsorship for employment based non-immigrant and immigrant visas.