The Buyer is responsible for purchasing and administrative support for purchasing, production control, and engineering.Research product/vendor primary and secondary sources for materials.Obtain accurate information regarding services and quotationsDocument and distribute information as appropriateInitiate and/or process Purchase Order requisitions.Verify correct information and place ordersRoute purchase orders appropriatelyMaintain material inventory levels.Re-schedule purchase orders as appropriateExpedite orders and ensure on-time deliveryPerform appropriate operations in Computer System.Review MRP for commodity/item responsibilities and release off of pre-negotiated contracts.Perform purchasing updates to ERP as required (lead time updates, vendor information, min/max) as directed by the Director of Supply Chain.Perform administrative functions supporting both purchasing and engineering (including but not limited to updating BOMS, entering part numbers, mailings, updating/creating metric charts, etc.).Determine critical sunset items for product transition coordinate and track their usage.Attend ECN meetings to maintain a list of active product transition along with their status.EXPERIENCE/SKILLS1. College degree Bachelors Degree2. Minimum of 5 years purchasing experience3. Computer experience preferred (Microsoft Office Suite, Outlook, ERP system).4. Excellent telephone skills required.5. MRP understanding of MRP workflow and time-phased requirements6. BOM understanding of BOM and its structure and how interfaces with MRP.7. True problem solving skills.
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