Buyer

CT, Wallingford
08-19-2019
Wallingford, CT
Depends on Experience  Annual
Full Time
Exempt

Summary

Qualified candidates will be responsible for processing purchasing requisitions, creating purchase orders, alerting management when orders have been filled and invoices from vendors have been issued, answering vendor questions and providing them with additional order documentation as needed.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • Issue competitive bid requests to potential vendors and suppliers and review quotes while securing the most competitive bids
  • Reviews and processes purchase requisitions and purchase orders, purchase order adjustments, and invoice review
  • Works closely with A/P as it relates to purchases and invoicing
  • Develops and assists with implementation of an efficient and accurate system for monitoring all open purchase orders
  • Executes System data management
  • Identifies, researches and resolves problems relating to purchasing issues
  • Owns purchasing metrics to drive positive changes
  • Works with the team to ensure that all deliveries satisfy the assigned purchase orders and report any back-ordered or missing products
  • Assist Supply Chain with maintaining proper inventory levels of materials used on a regular basis
  • Establish reliable lines of contact with management to ensure that all purchase orders are accurate

Job Requirements

  • BA/BS in related field
  • Proficiency using ERP systems (Oracle preferred) and Microsoft Office products; strong computer skills
  • Strong understanding of Supply Chain concepts
  • Detail oriented, ability to multi-task and prioritize
  • Strong negotiating skills
  • Minimum 3 years’ experience in a manufacturing environment
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills.
  • Travel may be required (< 25%)
  • Team player
  • Ability to thrive in a high-stress and fast-paced environment
  • Willingness to take initiative and the ability to operate independently
  • Previous buying experience strongly preferred, or the ability to demonstrate comparable knowledge and skills

Equal Opportunity Employer - Disability and Veteran