The Buyer is responsible for researching and evaluating price, availability, quality, and warranties (as applicable). Places purchase orders for supplies, equipment, and services needed; keeping blanket orders in place for long lead time items, and new projects as they arise regarding inventory and new supply requirements. The Buyer meets with suppliers regularly to discuss delivery and quality issues. Works diligently to verify that all items required for production, maintenance, and packaging will arrive in sufficient timeliness to meet production schedules. Maintain minimum levels of inventoried items in order to accommodate insufficient warehouse space. Carries out responsibilities in accordance with company policies and procedures.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities include, but not limited to the following:
Identify what is required to package product on the production schedule; verify inventory needs.
Purchases all materials, equipment, supplies, and services for the plant in accordance with prescribed purchasing regulations and procedures.
Ensure all requirements are accurately entered into SAP - producing purchase orders and/or stock transfers.
Communication with vendors to order or release supplies ensuring weekly schedule demands are met on time.
Works with logistics to arrange transportation (as needed).
Check outside inventories each week as to what is warehoused at supplier’s facilities.
Place orders for items that require longer lead times such as film and caddies.
Negotiate component pricing, order, release blanket purchase orders and schedule deliveries to ensure production schedules are achieved while maintaining acceptable inventory levels.
- High school diploma or general education degree (GED); or one to three years related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience
- Ability to adapt to a rapidly changing environment
- Ability to independently manage and organize individual projects and work as part of a team.
If you have any questions, please reach out to Olivia at #removed# or call at (218) 481-8640.
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