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  • Sector: Manufacturing
  • Function: Buyer
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  • Expiry Date: 22 July 2021
  • Job Ref: Nelson_2159406_1624397116

Job Number: 2159406

Buyer / Purchasing

To: $75k

Location: Santa Rosa with a growing company!

Under the direction of the Materials Manager, this position will be responsible for placing orders for raw materials and services to be incorporated into production and/or shop operations.

The person in this position will need to ensure company's suppliers are delivering the required direct and indirect materials on time, to specification and/or drawing with no quality defects, in the most appropriate quantities and at the most competitive price.

This person must demonstrate proven successful negotiating skills to purchase and replenish multiple product lines with challenging deadlines. Also, this person must demonstrate the ability to remain focused on work with multiple interruptions daily.

This position requires knowledge of the procurement process, effective time management skills and commitment to completion tasks in a timely manner. A sense of urgency is required to meet deadlines and achieve prompt, accurate results.


  • Negotiates with qualified suppliers to obtain the lowest total cost for components and services, within acceptable lead times.
  • Assists in cost analysis and the development of long-term purchase agreements and terms based on quality, price, lot sizes and delivery terms as defined internally.
  • Generate purchase orders to maintain a continuous supply of materials and avoid disruptions in manufacturing.
  • Maintain confirmed order dates, delivery updates and price changes, addressing any delivery and stock issues on a regular basis. Expedite purchase orders as required.
  • Identify and resolve supply chain related issues in an effort to increase overall efficiency and productivity.
  • Coordinate the return of non-conforming material to suppliers for rework or credit, as required.
  • Develop and maintain an organized process for purchasing supplies, consumables and other non-inventory items.
  • Research, prepare and issue bid specifications to potential suppliers and follow up as required.
  • Assists Managers with the monitoring and evaluation of slow, dead, and excess inventory.
  • Where possible, recommends component standardization in order to create economies of scale and develop potential cost savings.
  • Identifies opportunities to implement process enhancements to streamline inventory management and replenishment.

Background / Experience

  • Strong communication skills, both verbal and written.
  • Experience in a manufacturing environment is strongly preferred.
  • Minimum of 2 years purchasing experience required.

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