Buyer I / Purchasing Administrator
Performs administrative tasks to support the commodities purchasing group. Will be responsible for organizing files/information and data entry. Will contact vendors to get update on shipments and will expedite purchase orders. May also coordinate purchasing activities with manufacturing and engineering departments to acquire inventory in a cost effective and timely manner. Will acquire a technical understanding of products purchased. Perform cost analysis and volume planning for major commodities. Obtains materials, components, equipment and services. Develops new supply sources where vendors and suppliers are inadequate. Monitors the cost, schedule and scope of assigned subcontracts to assure best quality at best value. May recommend cost saving proposals including make-versus-buy analysis, alternative sourcing and vendor evaluation criteria.
- 1-5 years of experience working with purchasing
- Experience with MS Office (Excel and Word)
- Oracle ERP experience is a plus
- Excellent communication skills
- Ability to work in a fast-paced environment