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Job Title: Buyer
Category:  Engineering (4447)
Purpose Statement:


The job of Buyer is done for the purpose/s of purchasing and negotiating materials, equipment, services and supplies from vendors; procuring; recommending bid awards; identifying products which will enhance efficiency, effectiveness and safety; and providing documentation for audit trail, decision making and meeting required regulations.




Job Functions:


  • Develop and implement cost reductions

  • Support all factory cost centers in contracts and support with outside suppliers/vendors

  • Source and develop suppliers as necessary and beneficial

  • Work with existing suppliers to develop and maintain efficient business relationships

  • Monitor and work to limit excess and obsolete inventory

  • Issue Schedule Agreements to various suppliers

  • Assist Planners in monitoring and rectifying Shortage Reports

  • Follow through with all ECO’s that are issued, and that pertain to the commodity area

  • Maintain purchasing files

  • Perform weekly scans and reports

  • Bi-weekly manual orders for skids of steel

  • Monthly physical inventory of open skids of steel and settle all open consignment accounts

  • Appropriate handling of confidential information regarding BSH new product information, pricing and purchase orders, and current information

  • Work closely with internal departments planning and executing projects

  • Perform other duties as assigned

Job Qualification Requirements:


  • Bachelor’s degree preferred

  • APICS Certification beneficial

  • Must be an effective team player

  • Marginal travel for vendor audits/visits and for off-site training




  • Minimum two years previous purchasing experience

  • SAP knowledge preferable

  • Knowledge of MRP/Production scheduling helpful

  • Simple mathematics and accounting calculations

  • Professional and business-like phone manner

Location  Jacksboro , TN
Minimum Experience (yrs):  2+
Required Education:  Not Specified

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