Carbondale, PA 18407

Employment Type: Permanent Job Category: Supply Chain Job Number: Dj11956928 Compensation: 42000

Job Description

Title: Buyer

Location: Carbondale, PA 18407  

Duties: This position encompasses responsibility for providing direction in the purchasing department relative to procurement strategies, inventory management and general overall operations. This requires a working knowledge of purchasing principles, theories, and procedures to purchase supply items, equipment, and raw material.

  • Have a working technical knowledge of goods or services to be purchased.
  • Keep abreast of changes affecting both the supply of, and demand for, needed products and materials.
  • Coordinate activities involved with procuring goods and services.
  • Purchase assigned commodities according to MRP system messages and requisitions.
  • Prepare purchase orders by verifying specifications and price. Obtain recommendation from suppliers for substitute items where appropriate. Ensure proper internal documentation (requisitions/approvals) and external documentation (specifications, drawings) are provided by requestors and to suppliers.
  • Monitor and expedite orders to ensure product is shipped according to deadlines.
  • Negotiate and supervise supply contracts within budgetary limitations and scope of authority.
  • Manage the return of non-conforming material to supplier for disposition and coordinate with Receiving, Quality, and Accounts Payable in resolving any receiving issues.
  • Primary contact with suppliers for assigned commodities.
  • Look to strengthen supply base by identifying and qualifying new suppliers and vendors.
  • Maintain and monitor procurement records, such as items or services purchased, costs, delivery, product quality or performance, and inventories.
  • Discuss defective or unacceptable goods or services with quality control personnel, users, vendors and others to determine source of problem and take corrective action.
  • Rely on experience and judgement to plan and accomplish goals.
  • Advance cost reduction programs and participate in various projects.
  • Additional duties as requested.

  • Mathematical and computational skills.
  • Excellent communication skills.
  • Ability to build strong supplier relationships.
  • Superior organizational and time management skills.
  • Familiarity with manufacturing methods and procedures.
  • Ability to negotiate.
  • Strong computer skills-Word, Excel, & Outlook

  • Associate degree, or the equivalent combination of education, training, and experience that enable the performance of all aspects of the position
  • 3+ years procurement experience within a manufacturing environment, working with metals a plus.
  • Experience working with an MRP system. Epicor experience a plus.


Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, age, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, or genetic information 

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