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Materials Buyer
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Job Description


Materials Buyer

Job Responsibilities:

  • Purchase the highest quality merchandise at the lowest possible price and in correct amounts
  • Prepare purchase orders, solicit bid proposals and review requisitions for goods and services
  • Research and evaluate suppliers based on price, quality, selection, service, support, availability, reliability, production and distribution capabilities and the supplier's reputation and history
  • Analyze price proposals, financial reports and other data and information to determine reasonable prices
  • Monitor and follow applicable laws and regulations
  • Negotiate, or renegotiate and administer contracts with suppliers, vendors and other representatives
  • Monitor shipments to ensure that goods come in on time and in the event of problems trace shipments and follow up on undelivered goods
  • Communicate with staff, users and vendors to discuss defective or unacceptable goods or services and determine corrective action
  • Evaluate and monitor contract performance to ensure compliance with contractual obligations and to determine need for changes
  • Maintain and review computerized or manual records of items purchased, costs, delivery, product performance and inventories
  • Review catalogs, industry periodicals, directories, trade journals and internet sites and consult with other department personnel to locate necessary goods and services
  • Write and review product specifications, maintaining a working technical knowledge of the goods or services to be purchased

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Job Requirements


Materials Buyer

We are proud to offer our employees:

  • Health Insurance
  • 401k
  • Competitive Wages
  • Paid Vacation
  • Paid Holidays

Job Requirements:

  • 3+ years of work experience in a purchasing role
  • Purchasing experience and knowledge of machine components (fasteners, dowels, keys, retainer rings, bushings, bearings, motors, cylinders, seals, valves, etc.) is a plus
  • Purchasing experience and knowledge of welding (rope welding, spray welding, etc.), machining (milling, turning, drilling, tapping, honing) and heat treatment services is a plus
  • Experience with purchasing tools (cutters, inserts, taps, mills, drills, etc.) and materials (CRS, HRS, bronze, brass, aluminum, etc.) to support machining operations is a plus
  • Strong math skills
  • Working knowledge of MS Office
  • Ability to multi-task
  • Strong communication - both written and speaking skills
  • Work well within a team environment

Job Snapshot

Other Pay Health Insurance, 401k, Paid Vacation
Employment Type Full-Time
Job Type Professional Services, Other
Education Not Specified
Experience At least 3 year(s)
Manages Others Not Specified
Industry Construction, Other Great Industries
Required Travel Not Specified

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