Materials Buyer

Flagship Management Published: February 14, 2018
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Summary of Position

The successful candidate will be responsible to purchase high volume and a variety of materials, supplies and services. This individual will need to work well in a team environment with minimal supervision.

Department: Sourcing 

Job Responsibilities:

  • Purchase a variety of complex or technical supplies or services.
  • Evaluate bids, select and recommend suppliers and negotiate price, delivery, quality and service.
  • Manage supplier performance.
  • Follow up on all awards until completion of order.
  • Negotiates and settles with suppliers regarding damage claims, rejections, return of materials, over-shipments, cancellations and engineering changes.
  • Conduct supplier site visits and rate them as to the production capability, performance and delivery.
  • Responsible for complying with corporate policies, procedures and underlying federal, state and/or local regulations concerning the purchase or shipment of goods, materials and services.
  • May be asked to provide guidance to less experienced buyers
  • Experience with Oracle ERP system
  • Effectively manage financial data
  • Excellent written and verbal skills with suppliers and customers (internal and external)
  • Establish and maintain effective relations with Suppliers/Customers/Auditors


  • Bachelor Degree in Business Administration, Supply Chain Management, Engineering or related field
  • 0-2 years of experience buying in related industry
  • Exposure with the institute of Supply Management or APICS is an asset
  • Excellent communication skills and the ability to build customer relationships
  • Oracle ERP system


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