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Buyer

Under the direction of the Materials Manager, the Buyer conducts transactions involved in the procurement of mechanical components for nonstandard equipment in a fast-paced environment in accordance with Company policies and procedures.

This list of duties and responsibilities is not all-inclusive and may expand to include other duties and responsibilities, as management may deem necessary from time to time.

  1. Obtain quotation and negotiate the purchase of raw material, assembly components and non-standard items to achieve the lowest possible cost consistent with good quality and on-time delivery.
  2. Maintain contact with suppliers to ensure the quality and service remain consistent with requirements, and that vendors comply with terms of the purchase.
  3. Assist in acquiring RGA from vendors.
  4. Coordinate disposition of scrap with vendors, ensuring appropriate credits when applicable.
  5. Approve routine purchase requisitions and vendors’ invoices, rejecting those that vary from purchase order price.
  6. Inform Accounting and Applications when prices change on stock materials and impending price increases of raw materials and components.
  7. Receive approval prior to procure of components or materials when major estimated cost overruns occur.
  8. Assist with purchase and coordination of ITS Shanghai Purchase Orders.
  9. Assist with posting BOM on engineering revision releases.

Qualifications:

To perform this job successfully, an individual 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.

Education and/or Experience:

  • High School graduate or GED required. Associate Degree in Business Administration or related field preferred.
  • Related work experience in a Purchasing environment for a manufacturing, usually acquired through 6 months to 1 year of exposure.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities               

  • Possess a broad knowledge of the procurement functional concepts and of supplier commodity processes and practices.
  • Possess a broad knowledge of mechanical components for nonstandard equipment in a fast-paced environment. (Primary: hydraulic and pneumatic systems, motors/gearboxes, bearing/drive components, specialty hardware, various types of pipes and fittings, chain/conveyor components, valves/pumps/heat exchangers, industrial fans and industrial roll up doors. Secondary: raw material purchasing)
  • Ability to understand Bill of Material.
  • Ability to negotiate.
  • Mathematical skills that require the ability to add, subtract, multiply, and divide in all units of measure, using whole numbers, common fractions, and decimals.
  • Ability to record and log information accurately.
  • Effective interpersonal, verbal and written communication skills are essential.
  • Must be able to handle multiple tasks in a very fast paced, sometimes stressful environment and possess strong decision-making skills.
  • Demonstrated proficiency in general office related software. (Ex: Microsoft Office and/or MRP/ERP System)

Supervisory Responsibilities

None

Physical Demands

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to sit; talk or hear; and use hands to finger, handle, or touch objects or controls.  The employee is regularly required to stand and walk.  On occasion, the incumbent may be required to stoop, bend or reach above the shoulders.

The employee must occasionally lift up to 50 pounds.  Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and ability to adjust focus.

 

Work Environment

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

The position is primarily an office-based position with occasional visits to the plant floor.