Buyer Job Description Sample
Main Purpose of Job:
The Purchasing Supervisor I will form an integral part of the Purchasing function in the achievement of Organizational objectives. With a strong, solid background in purchasing and supply chain management, the Purchasing Supervisor will take a proactive approach in reviewing current systems and procedures, making recommendations and implementing changes. This role is key to leading the Company forward in securing quality suppliers of materials and components covering price delivery and quality targets creating and driving purchasing strategies which affect positive financial results.
Main Job Duties/Responsibilities
Managing and controlling all the companys external suppliers with particular emphasis on the purchase of Materials and finished parts for production.
Ensure parts and materials are bought at the most competitive price and delivered on time for production.
Establish strategic relationships with key suppliers who are aligned to the company's needs.
Foster close working relationships with associated departments eg. Sales, Engineering and Production, Business Development.
Continually improve purchasing methods and drive down external spend.
Maintain records of goods ordered and received.
Prepare and process requisitions and purchase orders for supplies and equipment.
Review purchase order claims and contracts for conformance to company policy.
Maintain Asset Tag Database, coordinate yearly audit, making recommendations for improvement.
Perform Vendor Evaluation Process.
Handle nonconformity issues with Vendors.
Coordinate and assist in taking the yearly physical inventory.
Work with Operations to maintain accurate reorder points for all purchased parts.
Work with Operations on capital purchases, ensuring to follow corporate guidelines and policies.
Review equipment agreements.
Develop facility level purchasing policies to achieve organizational goals.
Other duties as assigned.
Role: Supervises, with operational focus in an area of functional expertise.
Responsibility: Accomplishes tasks mainly through direct supervision of nonexempt and entry level exempt employees. Assignments are received in task oriented terms. Provides direction to subordinates using established policies and precedents.
Scope: Receives pre-determined work assignments with specific instructions. Directs subordinates to achieve assignments using established guidelines, procedures and policies.
Complexity: Works on problems of limited scope. Follows established practices and procedures in analyzing situations or data from which answers can be readily obtained. Monitors daily operations of a unit.
Impact: Ensures that projects are completed on schedule following established procedures and schedules.
Education: Associates Degree in related field or higher and/or 4 6 years experience.
Level: Supervisory with human resources responsibilities
This position serves as the authorized agent for the purchase, through contractual commitment and within the scope of responsibility of their assigned products, goods and services.
Purchase Order Creation and Management
Accurate creation of Purchase Orders based upon approved requisitions
Order placement and confirmation of order acceptance
Order expediting for plants and requisitioners
Prepare Requests for Quotations and analyze supplier responses
Ensure timely response of payment holds through communication with Suppliers, Plants and Accounts Payable staff
Ensure Leviton Quality standards are maintained at all times
Ensure Quality programs exist at all major suppliers
Address Quality issues with suppliers to ensure quality meets or exceeds quality requirements and corrective action is implemented immediately upon notification of any failure
Negotiate with suppliers on proposals, purchase agreements and contracts with Management Supervision, as required
Monitor shipment tracking and tracing
Management of Inventory Programs at Leviton or Supplier facilities
Generate reports to support the Purchasing function
Associate's degree required, Bachelor's degree in Business or Supply Chain Management preferred
Minimum 1 year related work experience
Strong written and oral communication skills needed to work with various contacts within and outside the organization
Proficient in the standard Microsoft Applications: Excel, Word and PowerPoint, is mandatory
Must be creative, resourceful, able to think independently, be attentive to detail and consistency and be highly organized
Must exercise judgement in time management and work prioritization
Must have the ability to make decisions as required in the processing of purchase orders and invoices; must refer decisions regarding pricing, supplier selection and special procurement requests to management
Leviton is an EEO/AA Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability or protected veteran status.
Melville, NY 11747 US (Primary)
Join the #1 hospital in Wisconsin!
The Buyer is responsible for the accurate processing of purchase orders and providing assistance to level department staff. It is essential that this individual learns and follows the fundamentals of UW Health's practices, procedures, and policies as they relate to the procurement function.
Customer service is the focus of the Buyer role, providing consultation to internal customers in Purchasing Operations and PeopleSoft ERP system policies and processes. Our success is our customer's success, we exist because of them.
Responsibilities include facilitating procurement of goods and services for multiple UW Health Departments. This position requires critical thinking, accuracy and promptness in handling requests for department needs, as well as a proficient knowledge of purchasing operations.
Minimum: High School Diploma or equivalent education
Preferred: Bachelor's Degree in Business or related field.
Minimum: 2 years of purchasing related experience
Preferred: Work experience in a Health Care Procurement setting and PeopleSoft ERP experience.
Licenses & Certifications:
Preferred: Certified Materials Resource Professional (CMRP)
Required Skills, Knowledge, and Abilities:
Understanding of policies and procedures related to procurement activity.
Understanding of sound business practices and principles.
Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
Portray a professional demeanor with procurement team members, customers and vendors alike.
Ability to work in a team environment and collaborate with a variety of professionals.
Ability to work with all levels of UW Health staff interacts primarily with staff and managers.
Excellent organizational skills.
Ability to work independently with little supervision.
Planning / Organization
- Ability to prioritize and manage multiple priorities/deadlines and shift priorities as necessary. Uses time effectively.
- Problem Solving
- Identifies and resolves problems in a timely manner. Gathers and analyzes information skillfully. Develops alternative solutions.
- Displays willingness to make decisions. Exhibits sound and accurate judgment. Makes timely decisions.
- Approaches others in a tactful manner. Reacts well under pressure. Follows through on commitments.
Team player attitude with the ability to work independently.
Detail Oriented – Attention to details and accuracy.
Proficient use of MS Office (Word, Excel and Outlook).
Sedentary: Ability to lift up to 10 pounds maximum and occasionally lifting and/or carrying such articles as dockets, ledgers and small tools. Although a sedentary job is defined as one, which involves sitting, a certain amount of walking and standing is often necessary in carrying out job duties. Jobs are sedentary if walking and standing are required only occasionally and other sedentary criteria are met.
Work Schedule: 100% FTE, 40 hours per week. 8:00AM - 4:30PM, Monday through Friday. Hours may vary based on the operational needs of the department.
UW Health Administrative Facilities
- UW Health has administrative locations throughout Madison and beyond where thousands of employees provide vital support to our clinical areas. These locations are home to departments such as Access Services, Compliance, Human Resources, Information Services, Patient Medical Records, Payroll and many others.
UW Hospital and Clinics benefits
UW Health values and embraces diversity and is proud to be an Equal Employment Opportunity, Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, sex, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, age, status as a protected veteran, among other things, or status as a qualified individual with disability.
As the parent company of 30 specialty vehicle brands, REV Group connects and protects communities around the clock and around the world with a lineup of vehicles that have long served the bus, emergency, recreation and specialty markets. Together, these vehicle brands have manufactured more than 240,000 vehicles in service today — a bumper-to-bumper feat that stretches from New York City to Dallas. REV Group is home to more than 7,800 employees across the US and growing!
REV'S world-class ambulance group is searching for a BUYER to join our team! Our manufacturing facilities span the United States, covering more than 4 million sq. ft. of space. From Southern California to Winterpark, Florida, our efficient manufacturing footprint focuses on operational excellence throughout four dedicated ambulance facilities. Come Be Part of Our Ambulance Brand and Rev Up Your Career Today
Run open purchase requisition
Create PO's to vendors
Open PO Report
If past delivery date, follow up with vendor
Update Item Records
Update PO's and resend to vendor
Handle CSR Requests
Provide Tracking/shipment POD
Updated Shipping dates
Expedite PO'sVendor performance metrics
Collaborate with vendors on process and price improvements
Research new supply sources
Perform other duties as assigned
Associate's Degree in Supply Chain or related field
Minimum of 1-3 years' related work experience
Expert in the use of Microsoft Office suite (Excel, Word, Outlook, etc.)
Experience with Visio, and SAP MRP purchasing systems preferred
The Buyer is directly responsible to the Manager Purchasing and Inventory Control and is responsible for the procurement of materials for aircraft maintenance and ground support in a cost effective manner.
ADA ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:1. Procure aircraft parts and components having the proper certification by the vendors.2.
Help to develop a continuous improvement process at HAECO and take responsibility for assigned projects.3. Maintain the most cost effective measures, along with balancing the critical milestones of the aircraft parts required to assure parts are on hand in a timely manner.4. Maintain direct communications with assigned Project Managers on parts, status, problem items, etc.5.
Provide input to Supervisor Stores on stock levels for adjusting the min/max levels to changing maintenance needs.6. Address any problem orders with the Manager Purchasing and Inventory Control.
MINIMUM:1. High school diploma or equivalent.2.
Undergraduate degree or two years equivalent procurement experience required. 3. Should have knowledge of typical PC/business software applications (i.e. Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Internet.)4.
Typing speed of 35 WPM is required.5.
Prefer minimum two (2) years of purchasing experience in repair station or airline environment. Must have general knowledge of purchasing functions.
Must know how/where to source material in a timely manner. Must be able to negotiate terms, establish accounts and determine methods of shipment.6. Must have excellent written and oral communication skills.
Excellent interpersonal skills are needed to interact with a wide variety of people.7. Must have good organizational skills, be able to prioritize work, accurately perform duties with constant activity in the area and pay close attention to detail.8. Must be a self-starter requiring minimum supervision and perform with a degree of accuracy in the execution of job assignments.9.
Must be able to work under pressure, relate to others and maintain flexibility with schedules of the department.10. Read, write and understand the English language.
L3 Warrior Sensor Systems is a global leader in the development and production of advanced night vision and electro-optical technology and systems for the U.S. military, federal agencies, public safety and sporting communities, and international markets. As part of L3 Technologies, Inc., and its Sensor Systems business Segment, Warrior Sensor Systems is made up of leading and complementary military and commercial divisions: Insight Technology, Electron Tube Operations (ETO) and EOTech.
L3 Insight Technology is located in Londonderry, N.H., 50 minutes from Boston, MA; 45 minutes from the Seacoast, and 45 minutes from the White Mountains. Londonderry is a close-knit, vibrant community that provides its residents, families and businesses with efficient services, inviting public spaces, a top-tier school system and diverse options for housing, recreation and transportation. These qualities attract industry-leading, global companies drawn to Londonderry's educated work force, access to commercial transport and superior quality of life. New Hampshire is a sales tax and income tax free state. There are no sales taxes on purchases made in the state.
This position is responsible for sourcing, negotiating, buying and managing a wide range of purchase requisitions in support of production, engineering, business development and other internal organizations in a compliant manner aligned with internal policies and procedures.
Issues requests for quotes/proposals (RFQ/RFP) and select best source consistent with cost, quality and delivery requirements for electronic, mechanical, optical and/or electro-mechanical components.
Supports bids and proposals and NPI processes by target pricing initiatives
Investigates and Develops negotiation plans
Develops alternate sources while reducing overall vendor base.
Negotiation and placement of Purchase Order contracts with suppliers for both spot purchases and those to support yearly or multiple year requirements.
Deliver cost savings, payment channel compliance and supplier optimization
Compiles information to keep informed on price trends and manufacturing processes.
Studies market trends and interviews suppliers. Make recommendations to management of suppliers to be placed on the approved vendor list
Conducts Supply risk mitigation analysis and develop contingency plans
Evaluates bid responses, negotiate price, terms and conditions, delivery schedules, and place purchase orders in accordance with division policies, procedures and government regulations.
Ensures complete flow-down of customer contractual requirements
Monitors MRP action and exception messages daily, place orders, and align supply and demand daily.
Tracks material status to production need date. Follow through on action items to align schedule and provide clear and open communication with planners and materials managers.
Always perform Procurement activities with the highest ethical standards consistent with company policies and requirements.
Ensures small business program is utilized and guidelines are followed
Analyze atypical material requirements versus inventory and order status, determine criticality, coordinate with suppliers to develop plans, and make recommendations to management
Works with suppliers on rejected material and claims resulting from purchase order changes or terminations.
Acts as liaison between suppliers and involved departments to resolve procurement related problems.
Monitors supplier performance and take corrective action as necessary.
Assesses change needs, impacts, and stakeholder management activities and support change management integration activities
Interacts with senior internal and external personnel on significant matters often requiring coordination between organizations.
Develops and maintains supplier profiles.
BAor BS required – Degrees in Materials Management, Procurement, BusinessAdministration, Operations Planning or another directly related field is highlypreferred.
CPM or APICS certification preferred
A minimum 5-7 years relevant procurement experience,
Strong working knowledge of procurement, planning and scheduling fundamentals.
Must have good working knowledge of MRPII system. ERP experience in Materials/Procurement modules
Above average knowledge of Microsoft Office software.
Experience purchasing electronic, mechanical, optical and electro-mechanical components.
Experience with developing RFQ/RFP, negotiations, contracts, preparing financial analysis, material acquisition, expediting and coordination of shipping arrangements.
Experience with managing multiple commodity areas and tasks effectively in a fast paced work environment.
Knowledge of ITAR restrictions, and FAR/DFAR requirements a plus
Equal Opportunity Employer – minorities / females / veterans / individuals with disabilities / sexual orientation / gender identity.
Job ID#: 19040BR
Company: General Atomics
Job Title: Buyer
Job Category: Contracts/Sub Contracts/Purchasing
City: San Diego
Full-Time/Part-Time: Full-Time Salary
General Atomics (GA), and its affiliated companies, is one of the world's leading resources for high-technology systems development ranging from the nuclear fuel cycle to remotely piloted aircraft, airborne sensors, and advanced electric, electronic, wireless and laser technologies.
We recognize and appreciate the value and contributions of individuals with diverse backgrounds and experiences and welcome all qualified individuals to apply.
We currently have an exciting opportunity for a Buyer to work within our procurement team supporting our EMS affiliate, located in Rancho Bernardo, CA. Under general direction with limited review, this position is responsible for purchasing parts, materials, equipment, goods, and services necessary to support a contract, subcontract or an internal organization.
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Purchases hardware, raw materials, equipment, chemicals, and other goods necessary to support a contract, subcontract or an internal organization.
Ensures compliance with company policies and procedures and applicable government regulations.
Compiles and analyzes statistical data to determine feasibility of buying products and to establish price objectives.
Identifies, develops and selects qualified suppliers.
Evaluates supplier reliability and performance.
Coordinates competitive and sole source procurements to meet required purchase dates and prepares required support documentation.
Reviews and analyzes suppliers' bids. Performs cost and/or price analysis.
Conducts major procurement negotiations involving agreements on terms and conditions as well as prices and schedules.
Participates in cost and pricing reviews with program management and customers.
Follows up, expedites, and negotiates changes relative to delivery and supplier performance.
Maintains professional relationship with internal and external customers and suppliers.
May represent the organization as the primary purchasing contact on assigned contracts/subcontracts. May make presentations as required.
May provide advice to professional or technical staff on purchasing matters.
Responsible for observing all laws, regulations and other applicable obligations wherever and whenever business is conducted on behalf of the Company.
Maintains the strict confidentiality of sensitive information.
Performs other duties as assigned or required.
Typically requires a bachelor's degree in business administration or related discipline along with six or more years of progressive professional purchasing experience.
Equivalent professional purchasing experience may be substituted in lieu of education.
Must have a complete understanding of purchasing concepts and principles, FAR and related governmental rules and regulations; and experience demonstrating a complete application of those principles, concepts, and practices.
Must be customer focused and possess: (1) the ability to provide solutions to a range of complex purchasing problems; (2) strong communication and presentation skills to accurately document and report findings to a variety of audiences; (3) strong interpersonal and leadership skills to influence and guide employees, managers, and customers; (4) the ability to organize, schedule and coordinate multiple work phases; (5) the ability to lead less experienced purchasing staff on projects; and, (6) strong computer skills.
SAP experience is desirable.
Ability to work independently and as part of a team is essential as is the ability to work extended hours as required.
Limited travel may be required.
Travel Percentage Required : 0% - 25%
Clearance Required? No
At Bemis we see a world of endless possibility; we thrive on making the impossible, possible, and have fun as a team making it happen! For over 100 years Bemis has partnered with the world's greatest brands to make their dreams a reality. Become part of a winning team that continuously strives to be the industry leader in innovation. Bemis Associates, a leading manufacturer of heat activated films, adhesives, water proofing seam tapes, and custom films for many industries including apparel, consumer electronics, and handbags is seeking an experienced Buyer to join our Supply Chain.
How you can contribute:
Raw Material Ordering
OS suppliers (manage process)
Ensure proper inventory levels
Plant trial orders as required
On time Vendor reporting Monthly
Supplier Collaboration and Supply Chain strategies
Develop cohesive inventory systems and flow with buffer management systems
Performance Reviews and program development for continued improvement
Evaluate capacities and development capabilities
Evaluate/negotiate quotes, pricing, terms, logistics, etc.
Programs to improve cost structures – reduction strategies
- Performance evaluation
Maintain Open PO Report
Manage buy items on PSS understanding and competency
Demand Planning – Forecasting of raw materials and MRO (as applicable)
Back-up for other buyers / cross training
Develop and maintain best in class supplier relationships to ensure constructive partnerships to meet supply chain needs
Strong interaction with planning and manufacturing for schedule and production requirements.
Gathers performance data and assesses whether or not plant being scheduled is performing according to production schedules
Produces reports that evaluate plant capacity and identifies areas where improvements can be implemented
Working with Quality, Product development and Manufacturing to manage alternative material projects thru to implementation. Understanding the material and process competencies to do so
Ensures inventory levels are sufficient in support of internal and external customer requirements.
What you need:
Degree or Certification in Business or Supply Chain related fields.
APICS certifications desired
Bachelor Degree desired
5-7 years of experience working within a procurement function for a manufacturing organization.
MRO & MRP experience.
Strong Sourcing /Negotiation experience
Must demonstrate aggressive strategies
Must have prior experience analyzing and interpreting data associated with a business forecast
Strong ability to communicate with all levels of the organization
Past experience and knowledge of managing high level projects – show Execution and Implementation strategies
Assists with various responsibilities of the Materials Manager; purchases materials and equipment; creates purchase orders and verifies EDI reports. Maintains stock records and files; processes receiving reports and invoices; helps in product selection and contract compliance. Works with department directors and staff on obtaining and maintaining needed supplies and equipment.
Checks on backorders, status, and estimated delivery times and keeps customer informed. Using the MMIS, enters cart exchanges, requisitions, issues, returns, inventory counts, and adjustments.
Routinely investigates other opportunities for cost savings. Assists the Direct and Senior Buyer on various processes and tasks as required. Uses and promotes exceptional customer service at all times.
Associate's degree and one to three years' experience required.
The Materials Management department is a service department. You may at times be asked to perform other duties within the department and hospital.
Responsible for purchasing, scheduling, and maintaining raw materials and supplies for the manufacturing plant
Responsible for negotiating with suppliers and selecting suppliers
Quoting new and existing materials
Provide pricing and delivery quotation for customers based on estimating labor and tooling costs
Performing MRP analysis and expediting raw materials
Responsible for inventory control analysis, inputting purchase orders, conferring with suppliers regarding late deliveries, freight validation and reporting cost variances
Maintaining a highly ethical relationship with suppliers and evaluating and giving feedback to suppliers on performance in regards to on-time delivery, quality and costs of materials
Will work directly with receiving team to ensure timely and accurate receipts
Large portion of day will be spent with day to day purchasing responsibilities related to ordering materials.
Communicates regularly with production planning, engineering, quality and customer service groups
- Bachelor's Degree Materials Management or Business Administration and/or 5+ years related work experience in a buying position in manufacturing.
5+ years related work experience in a buying position in manufacturing.
Skills / Certifications
Strong mathematical and computer skills required
MRP experience essential; APICS certification highly beneficial
Strong organizational, project management, interpersonal, and communication skills essential
Experience in purchasing of magnetic components highly beneficial
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