My Shortlist

Your shortlisted jobs will appear here. To view your shortlist, please login or register

More Jobs Like This
DATE ADDED: Mon 24/09/2018

Buyer Assistant/Buyer

Columbia, USA


Job Description

Cenetra is looking for a highly motivated individual to work in our purchasing department as a Buying Assistant or Buyer. Salary and title will be based on knowledge and experience.

The Buyer Assistant assists in the efficient and effective procurement of goods, assists with requests for quotes, compiles information, and provides records maintenance for the purchasing department. This position also includes shipping and receiving and inventory responsibilities in a support role.

The successful Buying Assistant candidate will possess the following qualities/skills:

• Knowledge of raw materials, production processes, inventory control, costs, and other techniques for maximizing the effective procurement of goods in a manufacturing environment.
• Ability to communicate effectively and comfortably with vendors, production teams, and upper management. Communication with vendors includes (but is not limited to) sending out RFQ’s, following up daily on purchase order confirmations, recovery of past due orders, and quality issues dealing with incoming shipments.
• Communicate with production planning regarding any delays in orders that would affect production or job completion dates.
• Assist Planner in preparing purchase orders based on MRP demand, following order status from point of order to point of delivery. Ensure orders arrive as confirmed so as to minimize production shorts.
• Have knowledge of forms of transit and modes for delivery of goods.
• Have ability to effectively maintain vendor item pricing and quotes under company system.
• Assist Planner in evaluation of vendor performance based on pricing, quality, customer service, lead times, and compliance with company vendor requirements.

Requirements for Buying Assistant:

High School diploma or equivalent
Proficiency with Microsoft Office products (Word, Excel, Outlook, etc.)
Buying experience a plus (manufacturing environment preferred)
Ability to communicate effectively and comfortably with vendors and co-workers
Driver’s license issued in US
Knowledge of MRP and/or ERP a plus

The Buyer candidate will possess the same qualities/skills at a higher level of competency, plus:

Two year college degree or commensurate experience OR
BS degree in Business Administration, Logistics or related field (preferred)
Working knowledge of MRP and/or ERP
Minimum one year buying experience in a manufacturing environment
Ability to communicate effectively and comfortably with vendors and co-workers
Driver’s license issued in US

Full-time Monday through Friday, overtime as necessary
Columbia, MO facility
Benefits after successful completion of 90 day probation

Company Description
Cenetra is a manufacturing and design company located in Columbia, MO. Our teams possess a great sense of pride and ownership. Our values encourage focusing on customers, quality, curiosity, passion, teamwork, and integrity. Cenetra is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Cenetra participates in E-Verify.
Cenetra is a great place to work, where your creativity is encouraged and welcomed, dress is casual, and the hours are stable. Our benefits include health, dental and life insurance, 12 paid personal days per year that increase with seniority and 8 paid holidays. Terrific people, challenging work and a convenient location in Columbia make Cenetra the best place to put your skills to work!

Role: Buyer Assistant/Buyer
Job Type:
Location: Columbia,

Apply for this job now.