• Buyer I

    Location US-AL-Talladega
    Posted Date 3 weeks ago(4/8/2018 12:46 PM)
    Job ID
    # Positions
    Business Unit
    Supply Chain
  • Overview

    Performs a variety of routine and/or low dollar value buying/purchasing tasks, involving materials, supplies or services. Reviews purchase requisitions, and places orders with approved suppliers.  May evaluate bids, select and/or recommend suppliers and negotiate price, delivery, quality, and service.  Follows up on all awards until completion of order.  May assist in negotiations for major purchases by developing or compiling statistical information and gathering other data as required.  Coordinates with the Accounting department as required to resolve questions on supplier’s invoices.


    • Analyze and purchase both materials and services in support of repairs and manufacturing of electronic assemblies for US Government and Commercial Contracts.
    • Represent the Company in negotiations.
    • Review Purchase Request (PR) for completeness and request correction/more information if needed of the Requester.
    • Review System/files for purchase history of the part/service on PR.
    • Obtain alternate source information i.e. Inventory Locator Service (I.L.S.), CD Fiche information, drawings, and other references/catalogs to encourage competitive quotes.
    • Choose the best method (RFQ, RFP, or Phone) and contact potential sources, coordinate sending sources drawings/samples, to obtain necessary information (price and delivery) to make an award.
    • Resolve all questions/exceptions taken by sources.
    • Review Purchase History and make judgments on future need to recommend best quantity to purchase.
    • To be able to explain the reason for award (best value). Perform the cost or price analysis.
    • Place order with Supplier, enter the Purchase Order (PO), set up part number in inventory, if needed, to print a hardcopy of PO, and ensure the Acknowledgment by the Supplier.
    • File all Purchasing paperwork (PO, RFQ, Quote, notes, etc.) in the appropriate places.
    • Expedite delivery of parts by contacting Suppliers and requesting current status.
    • Ensure required paperwork is present with delivery.
    • Support Administration and the rest of the Operations with Prices, Sources, etc. as needed to further and increase the business base.



    High School Diploma Required.  FAR/DFAR, TINA and Government Property experience is preferred.


    Experience Required:

    Functional (Using Skill Set): 1-3 years



    Knowledge, Skills, Abilities Required (Unique and Measurable):

    • High school diploma required
    • 1 - 3 years prior purchasing experience required. Electronic component purchasing a plus.
    • Computer experience (MS Office, excel, word, access, powerpoint)
    • Excellent people, communication, clerical, and telephone skills.
    • Ability to retrieve information from C.D. Fiche, drawings, and other reference/catalogs as needed.



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