PA Buyer

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include the following. Other duties may be assigned.

ï?· Reviews Purchase Requisitions, MRP Reports, System generated Planning Workbench and purchases goods or services where there is technical or commercial risk present.

ï?· Determines what goods and services should be purchased from a Purchase Requisition or other authorization.

ï?· Obtains quotations from vendors.

ï?· Reviews and maintains delivery lead times, reorder levels, safety stock, etc.

ï?· Determines ability of vendors to supply or manufacture desired materials in quality and quantities required to meet delivery schedules.

ï?· Negotiates and executes contracts for the purchase of goods and services.

ï?· Ability to develop, assess, select and manage high quality vendors. Develops and qualifies new supply and vendor sources. Determines when new vendors are needed due to inconsistency of goods or poor service or delivery times.

ï?· Provides support to Production on material flow issues to meet production schedule and customer requirements. Interfaces with Engineering and Production Manager on planning and supplying materials to fill customer orders to meet projected shipments. Coordinates purchasing activities with other departments to establish and maintain inventory levels.

ï?· Formulate and implement quality and delivery improvement strategies.

ï?· Expedite orders; reconcile invoices with Accounting; process and resolve nonconformance issues and returns with vendors; file Purchase Orders and correspondence; maintain related procurement files and databases.

ï?· Plans resource and production activities and establishes production priorities. Collaborates with Production/Purchasing Manager, Purchasing Supervisor, Buyers, Project Managers, Other Departments, etc. to analyze requirements.

ï?· Typically works on technical issues with the support of engineering personnel.

ï?· Must be able to work independently as well as in a team environment.

ï?· Assigns, provides direction and monitors assignments given to Assistant Buyer.

ï?· Minimal travel required. May have to conduct vendor visits to resolve issues related to pricing, quality or delivery. Occasional trips to Kingston, NY to source new suppliers, etc. may be necessary.

ï?· Other responsibilities and duties, as may be assigned.

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