Job Description

Title: Buyer II

Reports to: Purchasing Manager

Payroll Status: Exempt

Employees will execute their job duties in accordance with clients safety regulations, company policies, and ISO 9001 procedures.

Essential Job Duties:

  • Plan and purchase any and all parts and material to insure availability at lowest possible cost and investment while maximizing customer service
  • Plan and purchase higher end commodities and fabricated parts
  • Respond to MRP demand in a timely manner (daily), placing orders for material in response to forecasts and customer requirements
  • Identify strengths and weaknesses of supplier base; manage and develop alternate supplier relationships as performance and business requirements dictate
  • Manage purchase agreements and contracts for materials, as to sources, quotations, prices, terms, etc., ensuring uniformity, economy and limitation of liability 
  • Expedite parts shortages and past due parts and initiate corrective action to remedy shortage problems
  • Initiate projects and programs; carries them through to fruition
  • Manage database of substitute materials and alternate methods, or new sources for required materials anticipating make vs. buy cost trends in light of future forecasts for components
  • Manage creative supplier agreements/contracts that focus on efficient delivery of material, utilizing lean concepts such as pull systems, consignment and bread man to minimize inventory and limit out of stock situations
  • Control inventory/ordering procedures to minimize exposure to surplus and obsolete inventories
  • Maintain consistent interface with Engineering and Manufacturing management and other internal customers
  • Responsible for a set number of suppliers and order placement with them on a day to day basis

Educational and Experience Requirements:

  • High School Diploma required;
  • Associate’s or Bachelor’s degree preferred
  • 5+ years experience as a buyer in a manufacturing environment

Essential Skills and Attitudes Required:

  • Excellent English verbal and written communication skills
  • Communicate effectively and respectfully with a diverse population
  • Excellent organizational skills
  • Possess interpersonal and customer service skills
  • Ethical
  • Adaptable
  • Thrive in a fast paced setting
  • Prioritize work efficiently and effectively
  • Maintain composure in stressful situations
  • Function as part of a team
  • Commitment to company values
  • Meet deadlines
  • Detail oriented
  • High level of accuracy
  • Professional in behavior and appearance
  • Dependable and punctual
  • Maintain a high level of quality and quantity of work
  • Maintain a positive attitude 
  • Excellent computer skills in a windows environment; MRP/ERP systems, MS Office

Physical Requirements:

While performing the essential duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to:

  • Sit
  • Use hands to type, finger, handle, or feel 
  • Talk and hear 
  • Stand, walk and reach with hands and arms 
  • Occasionally lift and/or move up to 20 lbs
  • Specific vision requirements include close vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and adjusting focus

Environment and Job Hazards:

  • Office Environment
  • No identifiable job hazards

Source: New Job Orders