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Job Title: Buyer
Category:  Professional & Business Operations
Description:  Position Summary

We are seeking an experienced Senior Buyer to round out our procurement function. The ideal candidate will have “hands-on” purchasing experience of both machine parts and electronic components, experience with MRP Systems, (e.g. Navison, SAP, etc) and the ability to facilitate high-tech vendor relationships. Experience in the field of precision measurement devices or a high tech field is a definite plus.


Perform duties to source suppliers, negotiate terms, initiate purchases and expedite orders for material, products and services, working within the limits of established policies.

Essential Functions

Assist in holding discussions with engineering department to clarify and determine requirements for sourcing new and unusual products and material for use in pre-production engineering phases of development. Research and identify sources and contact appropriate suppliers to discuss requirements and determine suitability of products and materials.
Establish credit with new suppliers and issue requests for quotes. Conduct supplier source site visits as required.
Review new document releases and engineering change order logs to determine new parts requirements and modifications required to existing parts. Identify appropriate suppliers and send out requests for quotes and current drawings of parts requiring modification and for future requirements of new parts. Evaluate and review quotes and select supplier based on pricing, delivery and approval status of supplier. Issue change orders or new purchase orders as required.
Review requirements, negotiate terms and assist in establishing blanket purchase orders to obtain cost savings and delivery advantages for the purchase of materials, goods or services required for continuing operations. Release deliveries of required items from established blanket purchase orders based on material requirements report.
Review requirements; obtain quotes from suppliers and place purchase orders for supplies, materials, equipment or services to support any department within the organization. Enter purchase order information into computerized database. Print, copy and issue purchase orders to supplier as required.
Track and expedite purchases to ensure that delivery meets with requirements. Update purchase order database with current delivery dates.
Maintain database and other documents as required to reflect current purchasing information and maintain other departmental files as required.

Common office equipment, computer and related peripherals, Microsoft Office


Minimum of Three to Five (3-5) years “hands on” purchasing experience of both machine parts and electronic components required. Experience with high tech devices preferred.
Experience with MRP Systems e.g. Navison, SAP, etc is required.
Four year appropriate degree preferred however purchasing experience may substitute for a degree
CPM Certification highly preferred
Demonstrated ability to manage complex vendor relations required
International purchasing experience is a plus
Ability to work effectively in a cross-functional team environment.
Familiarity with ISO 9000, 9002 a plus
Location  Not specified
Minimum Experience (yrs): 
Required Education:  Not Specified

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