Buyer (Full-Time, Temporary 6+ months)

We are seeking a full-time temporary Buyer to cover a leave of absence.  

Summary:  Under general supervision responsible for purchasing a variety of materials, parts and supplies.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Analyze reports and plan material purchases based on usage information
  • Execute work orders based on requirements
  • Process purchasing requests for goods or services
  • Review requisitions and interview vendors & negotiate best quality, price and delivery
  • Solicit and review proposals from multiple vendors; obtain telephone quotes when indicated
  • Prepare bids and proposals, supporting spreadsheets, comparisons, recommendations and justifications
  • Observe budgetary limitations
  • Expedite shipping and deliveries, maintain inventories, and monitor usage inconsistencies, price changes, and vendor back-orders
  • Other duties as assigned.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities Required:

  • Strong electronics buying skills with experience working at small to mid-sized companies
  • 5+ years of experience with international purchasing
  • 5+ years of experience in evaluating procurement bids and using independent judgment
  • Ability to investigate and analyze information and to draw conclusions
  • Strong negotiating skills
  • Excellent organizational skills, very detail oriented and have a high sense of urgency
  • Technical background is a plus.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Strong Microsoft Windows and MS Office skills

Minimum Job Requirements:

Bachelor’s Degree or specialized certificate with a minimum of 5 years of experience directly related to the duties and responsibilities specified.

Working Conditions:

  • Work is normally performed in a typical interior office work environment.
  • No or very limited physical effort required.
  • No or very limited exposure to physical risk.


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