Buyer

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Primary responsibility for the inventory/ direct materials purchasing function in the assigned plant location. Including; sourcing, price negotiation, negotiated cost reductions, order placement, order entry and order maintenance within the Infor/XA system.
  • Administer the Kanban system for both MRO and Inventory orders.
  • Maintain accurate data in support of the supplier performance rating system.
  • Purchase inventory items from approved suppliers only.
  • Follow expenditure approval level procedure when placing orders.
  • Maintain follow-up reports to assure on time delivery.
  • Coordinate and maintain records on Vendor Corrective Action Requests.
  • Act on delivery promise requests, expedite, and de-expedite requests.
  • Make arrangements to return rejected or excess items to suppliers.
  • Focus on; cost reductions, inventory reductions, reduce products rejections, improve payment terms and on-time delivery performance.
  • Improve and streamline data entry tasks.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Qualifications:

  • 2 or 4 year degree in Purchasing, Materials, Business Administration, or a related field.
  • A minimum of 2 years’ experience, purchasing in a manufacturing environment.
  • Basic computer skills including MS Word and Excel
  • Must be able to occasionally lift product, not exceeding 40 pounds