Monday - Friday: 8AM-4:30PM
General Description: Looking for a candidate with at least 3 to 5 years buying experience in electronic components, printed circuit boards, and sheet metal. Knowledge of material planning and scheduling a plus. Candidate must be able to work with little supervision and be able to handle multiple tasks. Knowledge of Excel is helpful.
Essential Responsibilities and Duties include the following. Other duties may be assigned:
§ Confer with vendors to obtain product or service information such as price, availability, and delivery schedule and negotiate the best possible price and service guarantee.
§ Develop new supply sources where vendors are inadequate.
§ Establish account/credit and terms.
§ Prepare purchase orders or bid requests.
§ Contact vendors to find out the status of an order.
§ Contact vendors with discrepancies with quantity and quality.
§ Review bid proposals and negotiate with vendors to stay within budgetary limitations and scope of authority.
§ Work closely with the Receiving Department to ensure proper supplies arrived.
§ Trace delinquent arrivals from purchase orders.
Knowledge, Skills and Ability Requirements:
§ Thorough working knowledge of purchasing policies, processes and procedures.
§ Knowledge of warehouse and inventory control policies and procedures.
§ Knowledge of material work planning and methods.
§ Extensive knowledge and ability to negotiate best vendor terms, pricing and delivery based on specific budget and schedule requirements.
§ Negotiating skills.
§ Knowledge of computer spreadsheet programs.
§ Organizational skills for efficient office control are mandatory.
§ Ability to communicate with people at all levels of the company and external contacts.
§ Solid decision making skills.