Materials Buyer




Works with vendors to secure a commodities, materials, and supplies to support our Supply-Chain and Continuous Improvement departments.


  1. Generates purchase orders for a variety of commodities, materials and supplies.


  1. Implements replenishment programs and other projects to optimize inventory turns, while supporting customer requirements.


  1. Will effectively manage and source material(s) to drive cost reductions in the supply base.


  1. Works with Quality, Engineering, and Operations to drive continuous improvement and implements projects with suppliers.


  1. Develops systems and processes to improve and optimize how the MRP system and other ordering processes are used to meet key business objectives material availability and inventory turns.





  1. Requires a BA or BS Degree.
  2. Advanced computer skills required (Excel, Access, etc.) and strong AS400 experience.
  3. Requires 3+ years of experience in purchasing materials, i.e.- metals, electronics, cables, etc.)
  4. Requires 1-2 years experience in purchasing materials for a manufacturing environment utilizing MRP.
  5. Must have experience with supplier managed inventory, tracking record of cost and inventory/lead-time reduction.
  6. Must be able to work with a sense of urgency in a fast paced environment.
  7. Must be attentive to details and results driven.
  8. APICS certification is a plus.



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