Buyer

This position will be responsible for assisting in the management of Purchase Orders (PO’s), and inventory control. This includes placement of PO’s and monitoring the delivery of materials and services to support the production schedule. This person operates within the Quality Management System and ensures department compliance. This employee must be detail oriented and possess excellent communication and organizational skills with the ability to multitask in a fast paced/high growth environment.  Performs other duties as assigned.

  • Reports to Purchasing Manager
  • FLSA: Non-Exempt
  • Last Updated: Jan. 2022

Principal Roles and Responsibilities:

  • Works within the conditions of existing contracts for assigned components. 
  • Assists in maintaining relationships with suppliers that support company goals and objectives.
  • Maintains previously developed and implemented programs with suppliers and internal cross-functional team members that address lead time production, order fill rate performance, quality performance, cost reduction, and technical improvements.
  • Evaluates and maintains the material requirements plan (MRP) for assigned components and ensures systems validity and integrity by inputting and adjusting records according to company and/or department guidelines.
  • As an agent of the company, utilizes system to generate and adjust purchase orders in support of MRP requirements and effectively communicates areas of concern to appropriate departments, individuals, and suppliers.
  • Interfaces within a cross-functional team regularly meeting with Quality, Manufacturing, Engineering, and suppliers to resolve any issues.
  • Assists in evaluating new suppliers and materials per established SOPs in support of company goals and objectives.
  • Participate in department process improvement and training teams.
  • Assists a cross-functional team with non-conforming material.
  • Attends meetings as needed to support cross-functional team objectives.
  • Reviews MRP and places orders with suppliers as recommended by MRP.
  • Monitors supply delivery schedules and bring shortages to the attention of the Supply Chain Manager.
  • Works with all departments as needed to support their material or purchasing needs.
  • Focus and follow standard operating procedures and current quality specifications.
  • Regular attendance.
  • Abides by all safety and security rules set forth by the company and regulatory agencies.
  • Learn products and processes to appropriately support the customers and business.
  • Utilize IT tools for efficient execution of duties and to ensure work is organized to prevent errors and omissions.
  • Working knowledge of standards and regulations as outlined in the QMS documentation and structure.
  • Understanding that device defects may occur from improper performance of specific job function.
  • Professional written and oral communications.
  • Ethics aligned with the company’s mission.
  • Utilization of IT tools provided.
  • Adherence to the company policies and employee handbook.
  • Responsible for assisting the Supply Chain Manager.
  • Performs all other duties and responsibilities assigned by the Supply Chain Manager or designated representative.

Minimum Qualifications:

Qualifications & Experience

  • Two years in a purchasing role preferred.
  • Experience working in the medical manufacturing industry preferred.
  • Strong working knowledge of Microsoft Office programs, with emphasis on Excel.
  • MRP experience preferred but not required.
  • Strong organizational skills with ability to operate in a face paces/high growth environment.
  • Database experience desirable for reports.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Above average mathematical and reading skills with strong ability to work with fractions and discounts.
  • Able to read, write, and understand the English language.

Education

  • High School degree or equivalent required.

Competencies

  • Ability to establish effective working relationships with vendors and internal staff.
  • Flexibility in responding to changing material needs and company requests.
  • Ability to work on multiple projects and meet deadlines.
  • Strong organizational skills with the ability to set and change priorities according to business need.
  • Problem solving with the ability to analyze data, recommend effective solutions and implement action plans.
  • Detail oriented.
  • Personal accountability.
  • Dependability.
  • Ability to follow instructions with little supervision.

Special Work Conditions

This position requires 4+ hours per day standing, sitting, reaching and bending and uses the telephone frequently.  Occasionally lifts 40 lbs. several times a week to once a month when sorting parts. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions

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