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Purchasing Buyer
Kiel, WI

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Direct Hire


Summary

Under the direction of the Purchasing Manager, the Buyer reviews material requirements for actual and forecasted sales, and plans and purchases the highest quality materials, parts, and components, etc. at the most cost-effective pricing, while meeting delivery requirements and analyzing material requirements to determine when materials will be needed, in accordance with company policies and procedures.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

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

 

1  –>  Run reports and analyze for adequate levels of materials to meet projected production needs

   –> Review all purchase requisitions and orders, ensuring the purchase of the highest quality materials, parts, components, or services at the most cost-effective pricing, while meeting delivery requirements.

     –>  Issue purchase orders and/or blanket orders for materials needed to meet production requirements.

     –> Check on materials and parts shortages and expedite as needed.

     –> Coordinate with suppliers for materials and parts, ensuring the ability to meet production requirements and quality standards. 

      –> Check on materials and  Evaluate and manage vendor performance and quality of service and products.  Discuss and/or share results with key suppliers on a regular basis.

     –>Process returns for defective materials and part and expedite replacement materials and parts

   –->Set pricing, costing, lead-time, supplier, and planning information on purchased parts.

     –>  Enter all required data accurately into data base.

    –> Assist in reconciling invoice and receiving transaction discrepancies.

    –> Participate on cross-functional teams to ensure continuous, on-going improvement of processes, methods, productivity and quality, while reducing costs.

         –> Complete and maintain all required paperwork, records, documents, etc.

1        –>  Follow and comply with all safety and work rules and regulations.

 

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

Requires a minimum of a two-year Associate Degree in Business or Purchasing or equivalent experience; and/or a minimum of two years’ experience in purchasing or materials management. This position also requires knowledge in mechanical applications.

Language Skills

Ability to read and interpret purchasing related documents such as catalogs, product-related literature, and technical books and/or manuals. Ability to prepare reports, purchase orders and correspondence related to purchasing. Ability to communicate effectively with vendors and with other employees of the organization.

Mathematical Skills

Ability to calculate figures and amounts such as discounts, interest, proportions, percentages, and volume.

Reasoning Ability

Ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out instructions in written or oral form. Ability to deal with problems involving several concrete variables in standardized situations.

Other Qualifications

·     Ability to function independently

·     Experienced with working in a job shop environment

·     Working knowledge of Integrated Business Application Software (ERP)

·     Working knowledge of MS Office (Excel, Word, Outlook)

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 regularly required to sit; use hands and fingers, type, handle, touch objects, speak, hear, walk, utilize computer screen for extended time. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 30 pounds of materials or parts.

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.



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