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Junior Buyer - Louisville, CO


Louisville, CO




The Junior Buyer assists in purchasing materials, components, supplies, equipment and services with consideration to cost, quality and delivery requirements.


Essential Duties & Responsibilities

·         Coordinates the purchase of raw materials, equipment, tools, parts, and supplies for the business considering cost, quality and delivery requirements.

·         Reviews/approves purchase requisitions for goods or services.

·         Assists in the negotiation of price, delivery, and contract terms with suppliers.

·         Expedites orders and requests, as needed.

·         Determines method of procurement, such as direct purchase, blanket order, or consignment.

·         Prepares purchase orders or bid requests, and other required purchasing documentation

·         Reviews bid proposals and assists in the negotiation of contracts within budgetary limitations and scope of authority.

·         Maintains procurement and supplier records.

·         Ensures all purchasing/receiving information is processed on-time for month end reporting.

·         Assists with supplier performance evaluations as required.

·         Coordinates return and credit/debit activities with suppliers for discrepant receipts.

·         Runs MRP, and places purchase orders based on analysis of MRP messages.

·         Other duties as assigned.


Education and Experience

This position requires a High School Diploma; Degree preferred.  This position should have 2-3 years of related purchasing/buyer experience, preferably in a manufacturing environment.  Degree and ability/willingness to learn can be substituted for experience.  APICS certification is a plus.


Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

·         Excellent interpersonal skills and ability to communicate with all levels of the organization both written and verbal.

·         Ability to effectively negotiate and problem solve with internal customers and external vendors.

·         Must have an understanding of ERP systems for material tracking and MRP analysis; intermediate knowledge of Microsoft Office including Word, Excel, PowerPoint, etc.

·         Must possess strong, written communication skills such as correspondence, reports, and presentations to groups.

·         Must have a high level of attention to detail and proven project and time management skills.

·         Must have the ability to multitask in a fast-paced environment.

·         Familiarity of ISO and other quality management systems.

·         Ability to work in a team environment.

·         Must have knowledge of materials and material requirements as they relate to work orders.


Work Environment/Physical Demands/Equipment Used

This position is located in a manufacturing facility which requires prolonged sitting, standing, walking, squatting, twisting, and bending.  This position requires approximately 10% of time spent on the production floor and 90% in a general office environment.  Requires lifting up to 30 lbs.

Health and Safety – PPE Requirements

·         Safety Glasses to be worn at all times when on the production floor




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