Manufacturing Buyer I - Inventory

Supply Chain
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Position Specifications:

Under general supervision of the Purchasing Manager, performs duties related to the purchase of raw materials, processing purchase requisitions and sending copies of purchase orders to suppliers and to departments originating requests. Will determine if inventory quantities are sufficient, ordering more materials when necessary. Respond to customer and supplier inquiries about order status, changes, or cancellations. Contact suppliers in order to schedule or expedite deliveries and to resolve shortages, missed or late deliveries, and other problems. Tracking the status of requisitions, contracts, and orders. Calculating costs of orders and charging or forwarding invoices to appropriate accounts. 



  1. Performs purchasing functions in accordance with daily replenishment requirements for the production line materials and supplies, order processing and follow up.

2.  Processes requisitions for production parts and supplies, researches products, clarifies specifications, documents competitive bidding, enters purchase orders.

3.  Follows up on past due orders, expedites delivery of orders, and makes special arrangements for delivery when required; communicates to the department the expected delivery date.

4.  Maintains attributes in oracle EBS such as pricing, minimum order quantities, fixed lot multipliers, and lead time to ensure we are buying the right quantities at the right time.

5.  Updates purchase orders with information on sales order confirmations on price, quantity, and promise date.

6.  Searches out alternate vendors or supplies during periods of shortages or stockouts.

7.  Communicate regularly with suppliers to obtain quotations, current and forecasted pricing, delivery time, provide answers to questions and to ensure uninterrupted flow of required materials.

8.  Purchases Kanban production materials for specified time periods that cover extended contract periods.

9.  Communicates requirements for pre-production samples and initiates purchase orders to suppliers including communicating with the Quality Manager, Engineers and/or Marketing Managers.

10. Communicate with internal customers, including Accounting, Quality, Engineering, Production and Marketing, as required in the course of performing duties and responsibilities.

Other Responsibilities:

1.  May represent the department at daily manufacturing meetings to note possible changes in production priority and material requirements.

2.  Perform other duties as assigned. 


3.  Periodically attend relevant purchasing seminars.

Educational Requirements:


High School Diploma/ GED and purchasing related experience.




•  Well-rounded, practical experience may be substituted for formal training.

•   Requires 2+ years of work experience in purchasing, preferably in manufacturing or construction-related industry.

•  Ability to work as a team member and participant in projects that involve or impact the entire company.

•  Customer service orientation and emphasis on results, diplomacy, multitasking and priority setting.

•  Ability to use personal computer, ten key Calculator, copy machine, fax, telephone, presentation systems and printers.

•  Must possess computer proficiency in MS Office (Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook),  Understanding of MRP systems 

•  Must perform well under stress and have the ability to multitask. 

•  Highly focused, intense visual requirements, ability to read and write.

•   Must be able to communicate verbally and in writing



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