Responsible for purchasing activities. They coordinate the activities involved with goods and services. This includes raw materials, parts, tool, and equipment.
Duties and responsibilities
- Purchase materials, parts, supplies, and equipment, following established purchasing practices and procedures to optimize price, delivery, and terms to meet production demands
- Works closely with Production supervisor to ensure timely delivery of materials to meet customer demands for quality and delivery.
- Compares customer purchase order with specifications to determine method of assembly or manufacturing and materials needed to complete the job.
- Compile documents, such as blueprint worksheets, inspections, drawings from files and create traveler for shop floor.
- Coordinating and negotiating with vendors for price and procurement by keeping track of inventory and requisitions needed to meet delivery.
- Preparing purchase orders to various vendors allocating purchases to appropriate production job.
- Ability to network and interact with vendors and suppliers
- Follow all ISO and health and safety policies and procedures
- Examines and analyzes departmental purchase requisitions for completeness and accuracy of information according to blue print specifications; determines method to process requisition based on dollar amount, timeliness required, existing open contracts, and/or competitive bidding.
- Analyzes and evaluates bids to determine optimum value; selects supplies; issues purchase orders; follows up; expedites as necessary; and evaluates vendors.
- High school diploma or general education degree (GED)
- Knowledge of materials, products, and the commodity market in area of specialization
- Skill in preparing and analyzing complex technical drawings and specifications.
- Well organized with solid judgment; able to multitask and adjust to changing priorities
- Knowledge of Bill of Materials (BOM) Structure
Normal work hours are 50 hours per week, Monday through Friday, but may require additional hours when necessary.
Purchasing/ Buyer will spend long hours sitting and using office equipment and computers, which can cause muscle strain
Competencies needed for the job
- Ability to read and understand the top and sublevel drawings
- Ability to interpret specification (MS, NAS, etc.)
- Exhibit good communication skills, verbally and written
- Good analytical skills in identifying contract requirements
- Knowledge of different materials and hardware requirements (quantity, type and size)
- Easily adapt to change
- Strong use of computer and operating systems