Location: Glenwillow, OH
Date Posted: 04-26-2018
Great opportunity to join a local, family-owned company.  We offer paid vacation, sick time and holidays and a matching 401(k) plan.  We are looking for a self-starter with experience purchasing in a manufacturing or distribution environment.  A Bachelor's degree in related field will be considered in lieu of experience.  If you are an assertive problem- solver with excellent communication skills, this is the opportunity for you.

Under the direction of the Purchasing Manager, the Buyer is responsible for sourcing items and managing the relationship and contracts between the Company and suppliers/vendors to improve long term quality, cost and continuity of purchased materials.  
  • Source items for the best value and quality.
  • Research and find cost savings on existing items and new products.
  • Assist in the negotiation of contract terms and pricing with suppliers/vendors.
  • Order materials and supplies from approved vendors in accordance with Company procedures.
  • Manage purchase orders, i.e. closing them timely, follow up on late orders and tracking invoices.
  • Assist with maintenance of vendor database.
  • Maintain regular contact with suppliers/vendors to build relationships.
  • Resolve vendor grievances, claims against suppliers and handle associated vendor CARs.
  • Perform scheduling functions, as needed.
  • Participate in information gathering for new clients and/or new orders, as needed.
  • Monitor inventory levels to determine when orders need to be placed, as needed.
  • Contributed to purchasing, costing, quoting projects, as assigned.
  • Other related duties, as assigned.
High school diploma or equivalent and two or more years of purchasing in a manufacturing or distribution environment; or Bachelor’s degree in related field (Supply Chain, Procurement) in lieu of work experience. 
  • Computer skills – MS Office (Word, Excel) and utilization of an ERP (SAP preferred),
  • Ability to analyze a situation to resolve routine, and some non-routine, problems,
  • Ability to interpret and exchange information in person and via telephone and computer, 
  • Ability to build collaborative relationships with internal and external teams and individuals,
  • Self-motivated to successfully achieve objectives, with or without supervision,
  • Assertive, yet professional demeanor; ability to deal with others in a fair and responsible manner,
  • Ability to multi-task in a fast-paced environment,
  • Willing and able to adapt to changing priorities,
  • Detail orientation and a high level of accuracy,
  • Strong time management and organizational skills,
  • The trait of being dependable and trustworthy.
  • Ability to remain in a stationary position frequently with some movement around the office,
  • Ability to occasionally position oneself to lift, carry or otherwise move objects weighing up to 20 pounds.
  • The trait of being dependable and trustworthy.

The Buyer works in a clean, well-lit office environment with occasional exposure to shop elements such as moving mechanical parts, fumes or airborne particles and moderate to loud noise.
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