Buyer Job Description Sample
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The world’s leading distributor in aftermarket automotive parts and accessories, Keystone Automotive Operations, Inc., is currently looking to hire a Buyer for our Exeter, PA location. As Buyer you will maximize return on inventory investments through management of purchase order placement, stock adjustments, inventory quality enhancement through return of slow non-movers, overstock and service levels management.
What you’ll do:
What you’ll do:
- Ensure compliance to contract and participate in contract improvement as it relates to the buying processes.
- Conduct replenishment buying and placement of purchase orders.
- Monitor and manage system forecasting to ensure targeted service levels.
- Comply with corporate directives for replenishment and inventory levels by velocity.
- Practice Obsolete/Overstock management and prevention.
- Maintain service levels at established targets.
- Conduct new item review and justification.
- Optimize opportunity buys: Plan, justify, make recommendations, obtain approvals and track.
- Develop and/or provide required analysis to support the category.
- Review historical supplier data, evaluate and assign product inventory classifications based on the category strategy, sales demand and initiatives.
- Create and track stock adjustments (supplier returns) based on predetermined criteria and overstock conditions. Negotiate and communicate with the suppliers related to these returns.
- Partner with all cross –functional departments to manage material movement to optimize stocking strategies.
- Research and resolution of billing issues as needed.
What you’ll need:
- Bachelor’s Degree in Business Management, Purchasing, or related field.
- Minimum three to five years procurement or management experience.
- Knowledge of AS400 systems.
- Strong analytical and interpersonal skills.
- Advanced knowledge of replenishment concepts and systems.
- Advanced problem solving ability.
- Must be able to prioritize and multitask.
- Strong knowledge of Microsoft Excel and Access programs.
- Must be able to work in fast-paced environment and have great attention to detail.
What we offer:
- Competitive salary offers.
- Paid time off.
- Generous benefits packages.
- Strong 401k with company match.
- Employee discount programs.
LKQ is an Equal Opportunity Employer and offers a drug free work environment. Employment with LKQ is contingent upon the successful completion of a criminal background check* and may be contingent upon the successful completion of a pre-employment drug screening.
*The existence of criminal conviction(s) does not constitute an automatic bar to employment.
*The existence of criminal conviction(s) does not constitute an automatic bar to employment.
Our buying role is about taking risks that create a buzz in the marketplace and supplying the products our fans will love. This position maintains solid vendor relationships, researching the market landscape, being innovative and negotiating the best opportunities. The Buyer works closely with our planning, merchandising, marketing and store optimization teams while never forgetting our target demographic in order to provide compelling assortments that turn our customer's heads. * Work in conjunction with vendors and/or product development to establish a line of product that meets the needs of our customer. * Analyze market trends to establish a pattern of projected sales. * Work with merchandisers, review reports and studies. Review product and offer direction in order to ensure proper distribution and allocation of product. * Choose product, negotiate terms, and negotiate delivery. * Work with the Divisional Merchandise Manager (DMM) to plan line, review studies and reports to build a product line for a given season. * Attend product shows and keep up-to-date on current and future trends. * Communicate with merchandising team in order to analyze data. * Prepare all paper work for all budget and sales meetings. * Field travel in order to keep track of trends within the market place. * Work with other buyers from other divisions in order to coordinate product delivery. * Work closely with Planner in order to ensure that buys are analyzed for maximum results. * Effectively partner with planning and merchandising team in order to develop ideal plans. * Manage multiple tasks and meet deadlines while remaining flexible to change priorities. * Effectively interface with Senior Executives and make recommendations. * Creatively negotiate the best terms in order to maximize sales and profits. * Develop a product selection that will maximize sales, profit and gross margin. * Understanding of product, customers and of market and fashion trends. * A minimum of 3 years experience in retail and ecommerce buying processes and product life cycles required. * Strong financial acumen and highly analytical skills needed. * Software applications: Excel, Access, Word and PowerPoint. * Knowledge of BI (Business Intelligence) or similar systems preferred. * Knowledge of mainframe systems QMF, Purchase Order System, GMS, preferred. * Ability to prioritize multiple tasks with tight deadlines.POST JOBS FOR FREE
Job Title – Buyer Job Location – Rochester, NY Job Code – CS20191502-30109 Harris Corporation is a leading technology innovator, solving customers' toughest mission-critical challenges by providing solutions that connect, inform and protect. Harris supports government and commercial customers in more than 100 countries and has approximately $6 billion in annual revenue. The company is organized into three business segments: Communication Systems, Space and Intelligence Systems and Electronic Systems. Learn more at harris.com Job Description: Purchases materials and/or commodity products. Evaluates bids, negotiates price, delivery, quality and service. Follows up on all awards through completion of order. Negotiates with suppliers regarding rejections, return of materials, over-shipments, cancellations and engineering changes. Participant on the Supply Chain Commodity Teams – teams that evaluate and rate our suppliers, relative to production capability, performance and delivery. Responsible for low/high dollar procurements and tactical maintenance of all procurement systems (i.e. - expediting, de-expediting, purchase order maintenance, Rejection and Disposition Notification, Revision Change Notification). Ability to communicate effectively with both internal and external customers and work in a team environment. * Issue RFQs, evaluate bids, select suppliers, and place PO's. Negotiate price, delivery and service. * Support Blanket Purchase Order awards & inventory programs * POC for ensuring delivery dates are met, handling over-shipments, cancellations, and receiving issues. * Responsible to confirm all purchase orders through completion of delivery * Ensure supplier compliance via an internet portal (eXpo PO tracking) * Follow-up on all awards through completion of order * Expedite Purchase Orders to meet operation 'need dates' - work with the suppliers to support unexpected demands * Monitor critical shortages daily and work/negotiate the premium requests from suppliers with Planning * Use Oracle EBS/ASCP daily to analyze planning needs, update orders, create new PO's and add line items * Assist with invoice reconciliation using PeopleSoft when necessary * Responsible for data attribute accuracy - LT updates, min/mult updates and sending data steward requests Qualifications: * 4 year college degree * Strong computer application skills * Excel, Word and Outlook as a minimum * ERP Business Systems and Agile (configuration mgmt.) * Enjoys working with people, developing relationships and sharing knowledge Preferred Additional Skills: * Ability to communicate effectively (professionally) with both internal and external suppliers * Experience with ERP Business Systems and Agile * Strong interpersonal, organization and communication skills * Strong follow-up skills are necessary * Analytical, problem solving * Multi-tasking capabilities * Positive attitude Please be aware that many of our positions require a security clearance, or the ability to obtain one. Security clearances may only be granted to U.S. citizens. In addition, applicants who accept a conditional offer of employment may be subject to government security investigation(s) and must meet eligibility requirements for access to classified information. By submitting your résumé for this position, you understand and agree that Harris Corporation may share your résumé, as well as any other related personal information or documentation you provide, with its subsidiaries and affiliated companies for the purpose of considering you for other available positions. Harris is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. We consider applicants without regard to race, color, religion, age, national origin, ancestry, ethnicity, gender, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, marital status, veteran status, disability, genetic information, citizenship status, or membership in any other group protected by federal, state or local law. Candidates will support Environment, Health and Safety by fulfilling the Harris EHS Policy, complying with Harris EHS programs and applicable regulations, and striving for continual EHS improvement.POST JOBS FOR FREE
Job Summary: The Buyer will be responsible for managing strategic sourcing of assigned portfolio. The incumbent will promote and implement strategic sourcing, proactively managing assigned portfolio and supply base with a long term, strategic focus. Directly responsible for purchases for assigned portfolio and for the coaching of local purchasing operations. Relationships: * Directly reporting to Supply Chain Manager * Functionally reports to Senior Buyer Job Duties & Essential Functions: * Purchase goods and services, including supplier's transaction, item definition and quantities, delivery and payment follow-up. * Identify and assess potential suppliers for new equipment, maintenance materials, and operational materials. * Develop sourcing strategies for assigned commodities or services, with the goal of sustaining continuous cost reductions and quality, service, and delivery improvements. * Employees may be assigned other duties, in addition to or in lieu of those described above, and any duties are subject to change at any time, according to the needs of the location or Company. * Initiate and lead cross-functional efforts to achieve standardization, substitute or eliminate components, and adapt new supplier technologies. * Use measurement tools and monitor supplier's performance. * Prepare reports as agreed with management. * Create and manage supply agreements. * Develop long-term product forecasts with marketing and field operations. * Implement and comply with all Sarbanes-Oxley requirements. * Comply with all government, industry and Company regulations and standards to ensure a healthy and safe work environment, as well as, reduce environmental impact. Education & Experience: * Bachelor Degree in related field or equivalent experience (Preferred) * 3- 5 years of experience in oil industry, Logistics, or Purchasing (Preferred) * SAP experience (Preferred) * Supplier identification, negotiations, and management skills necessary * Ability to work in fast paced, entrepreneurial environment. Competencies & Key Behaviors * Upholds the highest levels of personal accountability, integrity, and responsibility in every aspect of the day-to-day job, extending to the responsibilities embraced for the environment and the local communities in which we operate * Action oriented, establishes clear goals and priorities with realistic timelines. Identifies and obtains resources necessary to achieve objectives. Executes with sense of urgency and establishes clear contingency plans to address potential roadblocks. * Able to understand budget requirements. Able to cost out products and obtain best prices. Able to explain budget requirements to others. * Displays courtesy and sensitivity and responds promptly to service requests. Identifies customer needs and explains services clearly. Handles difficult situations. * Demonstrates professionalism, integrity, ethical behavior and commitment to the values of the Company. * Understands and complies with the organization's existing and new regulations, policies, laws and guidelines. Supervisory Responsibility This position has no supervisory responsibilities. Work Environment & Physical Demands: * Office: This job operates in a professional office environment. This role routinely uses standard office equipment such as laptop computers and smartphones. 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. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to talk or hear. This is largely a sedentary role; however, some filing is required. This would require the ability to lift files, open filing cabinets and bend or stand on a stool as necessary. Work Authorization/Security Clearance: * Must be authorized to work in the United States. EEO Statement * The Company is an equal opportunity employer and complies with all federal, state and local laws that prohibits discrimination in employment because of race, color, creed, national origin, age, sex, gender, religion, disability, veteran status, citizenship status, or any other classification protected by law. Other Duties Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities and activities may change at any time with or without notice. ExemptPOST JOBS FOR FREE
Job Purpose To provide Purchasing support and customer service to the University. Help protect the University in all business transactions. Help department's ensure that they are getting the best value for their University budget. Continually help improve Purchasing processes and transactions. Essential Responsibilities * PeopleSoft eProcurement administrator * Administer purchasing process - PR's, PO's, Order Placement, Confirmation, etc. through PeopleSoft. Provide information and training in the use of PeopleSoft to campus. * Plant Services Order Desk administration and procurement of all goods and services for Plant Services * Plant Services Stores spare parts and supplies inventory management for Plant Services. * Administer the University Furniture Policy and facilitate campus wide furniture purchases. Schedule delivery and installation of furniture. * Supplier management. Associated Responsibilities * Fleet Management * Help manage property acquisition and disposal. * Plant Services front office backup/support as needed. Assigned Processes * eProcurement administrator * Set up GFU employees in these supplier's web sites - Office Depot, Staples, Amazon Account * Administer purchasing process - PR's, PO's, Order Placement, Confirmation, etc. through PeopleSoft. Provide information and training in the use of PeopleSoft to campus. * Enroll vehicles in state of Oregon Fleet program, keep records current with WSC for all vehicles/equipment. * Submit Yamhill County tax exempt status paperwork for new property acquisitions. Set up utilities for new property acquisitions. Minimum Qualifications * Full time position, Monday- Friday 7am-4pm * Two or more years of university/Associate's degree required * 1-2 years' experience Required As a Christ-centered community, George Fox University is an institution that values diversity as an essential dimension of God's design for human communities. In seeking to become a more inclusive community, we especially encourage applications from individuals who can help us achieve our diversity goals. For Your Personal Well-Being We Offer: * A beautiful and peaceful campus environment with areas to walk and coffee shops and restaurants close by * A strong Christian vision and mission-led organization with opportunities for your growth and contributions * Wonderful Christian peers and a vibrant student population * Free Fitness Center membership * Free parking * Rich employee benefits We invite you to Be Known at Oregon's Nationally Recognized Christian University! George Fox has been transforming student lives for over 125 years. Each day we look to broaden our future for generations to come. We have alumni from 52 countries and all 50 states. We invite you to become a steward of our dreams using your God-given gifts. Our Purpose: To educate and inspire students to pursue God's calling. This position is subject to close at any time, regardless of the date on the posting.POST JOBS FOR FREE
Buyer: We are seeking a buyer to work as an integral member of the purchasing team for our automated precision products. We are an international company with our primary development facility in Fort Washington, PA. This is a temporary position to assist with as needed projects. It is a fast paced position with a variety of duties and a supportive staff to work with. ' data-email='' data-responsibilities='Duties will include the following: * Conduct Request for Quote activities from established suppliers based on a list of required material. * Process all required paperwork to approve quotes and initiate purchase order process. * Creation in Oracle of Indirect POs to meet system generated demand (will train.) * Placement of POs with suppliers, acknowledgement of POs by suppliers, obtain delivery information. * Update of Item Master info if changes in supplier pricing, contact info, address, etc; * Set up in Oracle system of new suppliers when needed. * Maintaining, filing, archiving all PO paperwork to comply with ISO and Finance requirements. * Update team on material delivery dates. * Creation of EPRs for Indirect buying (will train). * Purchase low dollar items via P Card per established P Card process. * Enter information in WASP material tracking system for Engineering ' data-requirement='Requirements: * High School Diploma * Experience with ERP systems * Oracle Experience * Detail Oriented * Can handle change...ability to work in a fast paced environment * Quick learner * Highly Organized * 1-3 years buying experience * Microsoft Excel experience '> Buyer Supply ChainPOST JOBS FOR FREE
POSITION SUMMARY: Dover Motion is seeking a Buyer who prides themselves on meeting or exceeding targets, is a cross-functional team player, and has a continuous improvement mindset. This person will be responsible for procuring material to support production needs. Our goal is to deliver a high-quality product, on-time, and at a cost target that supports the business needs. The ideal candidate is a results-driven, self-starter with a high sense of urgency. This person will be trained on how to utilize Danaher Business System (DBS) tools effectively in the Purchasing function. Responsibilities: * Procure production materials through the use of Kanban, requisitions and MRP in support of customer delivery expectations. * Procure materials at or better than targets established for quality, delivery, and cost while meeting or exceeding inventory turns goals. * Review past due purchase orders, expedite as needed, and communicate timely updates to the production team * Support the strategic sourcing group for negotiating blanket orders, consolidating the supply chain, growing supplier relationships, and identifying and executing PPV opportunities. * Support the project management team quoting, aligning suppliers, procuring prototypes and transitioning new products to production. * Support quoting (cost and lead-time) activities for new and recurring sales opportunities. * Negotiate pricing, VMI, stocking agreements, payment terms, and blanket order agreements in order to maximize working capital turnover. * Communicate revision changes to suppliers based on ECO implementation actions. * Process non-conforming materials in MRB in a timely manner. * Resolve invoice discrepancies with suppliers as needed. * Embrace and actively contribute to the Danaher culture of continuous improvement. Key Relationships: * Supply Chain Manager * Buyers/Planners * Team Leaders/Technicians * Shipper/Receiver * Manufacturing Manager * Director of Operations QUALIFICATIONS: Critical Success Factors: * Critical thinker; can problem solve and plan ahead * Superior organizational skills * Motivated by continuous improvement efforts * Clear and effective communicator, both written and orally * Portrays a sense of urgency in all daily tasks * Learns on the fly Required Skills/Experience: * 3 years purchasing experience, preferably in a manufacturing company * MRP system experience required * Working knowledge of MS Office (Excel, Access, Word) * Proven ability to negotiate with suppliers * Experienced in expediting orders and material handling activities Desired Skills/Experience: * Oracle MRP experience * Foundational understanding of Kanban process and JIT inventory * Ability to read custom fabricated drawings Education: * Bachelor's Degree preferred, Associate's Degree required TRAVEL: 0% of overnight travel required for the positionPOST JOBS FOR FREE
Buyer W156N9000 Pilgrim Road, Menomonee Falls, WI 53051 Full-Time Shift(s): Monday-Friday 7am-5pm OVERVIEW: Working as a Full-Time Buyer, you will work with a specific customer in the Menomonee Falls area and will report to the General Manager for the On-Site branch. You will be part of a group that has assumed the sourcing and/or procurement responsibilities for a customer, overseeing all facets of the sourcing and/or procurement process. RESPONSIBILITIES: The duties and responsibilities of this position include, but are not limited to: o Supporting the customer's procurement process by receiving, placing, and following up with orders o Responding to customer requests while demonstrating efficiency o Developing and maintaining relationships with the Customer, Sales Team, Product Development Department, Suppliers, and Supply Chain Department o Communicating with the customer, vendors, and sales team on a regular basis by phone, e-mail, or in person o Learning specific product categories through Fastenal School of Business courses and hands-on and classroom training with key suppliers REQUIRED POSITION QUALIFICATIONS: The following skills and qualifications are required for this position: o Possess or are working towards a degree in Business, Supply Chain, Operations OR have buying or purchasing work experience o Excellent written and oral communication skills o Possess strong computer skills and math aptitude o Knowledge of Electrical Controls and/or MRO products o Highly motivated, self-directed, and customer service oriented o Demonstrate strong organization, planning, prioritizing abilities and attention to detail o Exhibit strong problem solving, deductive reasoning, and decision making skills o Ability to learn and perform multiple tasks in a fast paced environment o Ability to work independently as well as in a team environment o Demonstrate our core values of ambition, innovation, integrity and teamwork o Ability to pass the required drug screen (applicable in the US, Puerto Rico, and Guam ONLY) PREFERRRED POSITION QUALIFICATIONS: o Prior sourcing work experience. ABOUT US: Since 1967 Fastenal has grown as a distributor of industrial and construction supplies from a single branch to approximately 3,000 servicing locations, each providing tailored local inventory and personal service for our customers. As we've expanded across the world, we've retained a core belief in people and their ability to accomplish remarkable things - if given the opportunity. From this philosophy stems an entrepreneurial culture that challenges every employee to run their own business, create their own success, and advance to become company leaders. As a growth company with a solid financial position, we are committed to training, promoting from within, and creating opportunities for our employees. If you have an entrepreneurial spirit and are looking to make your mark as part of an elite growth company, you won't find a better fit than Fastenal. FULL-TIME BENEFITS: Fastenal offers a competitive benefits package to all full-time employees. This package includes Health, Life, Long Term Disability, and Dental Insurance, in addition to, paid vacation, sick leave, holidays, and 401(k) with a profit sharing contribution.POST JOBS FOR FREE
Salary Disclosure/General Description Benefits Supplemental Questions Salary Disclosure: Starting Salary: $38,100.00 Pay Grade: P32 Current Pasco County Employees: Please refer to the Personnel Policy & Procedure Manual for starting salary information. Department: Purchasing Location: New Port Richey General Description: Responsible for performing specialized buying functions for the procurement of a wide range of commodities and services, including the review of requisitions, preparation of bid invitations, analysis of bids, and the preparation of purchase orders. EMERGENCY RESPONSE/RECOVERY ACTIVITIES: All employees will be required to work before, during, or after an Emergency. During an Emergency employees may temporarily be assigned to work and perform duties outside the normal scope of their position, location and work schedule to fit the needs of the County and its citizens. Essential Job Functions: Reviews specifications used as a basis for bids on commodities within an assigned field. Assists in coordination of formal/informal solicitations. Tabulates and analyzes bids/quotes to determine lowest responsive and responsible bidders. Keeps file of vendors to whom bids have been sent and records bids. Reviews and approves requisitions and change orders. Determines method of pricing to be utilized. Coordinates effort with requesting division/department and responds to questions related to the Purchase process. Maintains follow-ups such as phone-calls or written correspondence with departments to assure the needs of the department are met. Interfaces with other purchasing operations as necessary to provide a cohesive procurement system. In case of emergency or crisis situation (hurricane, flood, etc.) position is required to respond/perform recovery duties as assigned by immediate supervisor. Knowledge, Skills and Abilities: * Knowledge of accounting principles as they relate to procurement, purchasing practices and procedures, and laws and regulations governing public procurement activities. * Ability to make impartial judgment recommendations and decisions. * Ability to interpret contractual language, negotiate pricing, terms, and contractual provisions. * Current or previous certification as a Certified Professional Public Buyer (CPPB), Certified Public Purchasing Officer (CPPO), Certified Purchasing Manager (C.P.M.), or closely related certification is preferred. Minimum Requirements: PHYSICAL SKILLS: Ability to communicate effectively using verbal, written and visual communication. EDUCATION, TRAINING AND EXPERIENCE: Graduation from an accredited college or university, with a Bachelor's Degree in accounting, finance, business administration, or public administration and one (1) year of procurement experience OR an Associate's Degree with three (3) years of procurement experience is required. Demonstrated competence using a computer word processing, spreadsheet and presentation programs including Microsoft Word, Microsoft Excel and Microsoft PowerPoint is required. This position is eligible for DAP. LICENSES, CERTIFICATIONS OR REGISTRATIONS: Must possess a valid driver's license. ADA STATEMENT: A qualified employee or applicant with a disability may be afforded a reasonable accommodation to perform the essential job functions of a position in compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act. DRUG-FREE WORKPLACE: Pasco County BOCC is a drug-free workplace in accordance with Federal and Florida law. VETERANS' PREFERENCE: Under Section 295.07, F.S., Chapter SSA-7, Pasco County BCC provides to Veterans, that preference in appointment will be given to preference-eligible applicants.POST JOBS FOR FREE
Job Description Responsibilities The Material Management/Buyer is responsible for the procurement of material and services as assigned by the Director/Manager of Material Management. Must understand inventory control in order to minimize stock and non-stock orders. Must be able to communicate with department managers regarding discrepancies, pricing, substitutes and backorders. Must be able to prioritize duties for optimum productivity. Able to process and organize purchase orders and receiving documents for Accounts Payable Qualifications Education and Work Experience High School Graduate or Equivalent. AA Degree preferred. Previous recent hospital experience as a buyer preferred. Knowledge involving the acquisition of equipment, supplies and policies and procedures. Ability to utilize Material Management Information system (MMIS) and EDI. Strong communication skills. We are an Equal Opportunity/ Affirmative Action Employer and do not discriminate against applicants due to veteran status, disability, race, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation or other protected characteristics. If you need special accommodation for the application process, please contact Human Resources. EEO is the Law: http://www1.eeoc.gov/employers/upload/eeoc_self_print_poster.pdfPOST JOBS FOR FREE
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