LaGrange, GA 30240

Employment Type: Permanent Job Category: Supply Chain Job Number: Jt87944299 Compensation: $65000 / year

Job Description

Title:  Buyer
Location:  LaGrange, GA
Hire Type:  Direct Hire, Onsite
Target Salary Range:  $60,000 - 65,000/year

Sterling has helped build careers for thousands for professionals like yourself. Our expert recruiters support you at every step in the process and as a Best of Staffing company, Sterling provides exciting work with exceptional employers across the U.S.

Job Summary:
The Buyer is responsible for purchasing direct and indirect materials and services at a competitive cost and acceptable quality needed within a manufacturing environment.  The Buyer is further responsible for timely planning and scheduling of products and services.

Job Duties:
  • Responsible for planning, organizing, purchasing and estimating skills; ability to be self-motivated to meet critical deadlines.
  • Identify suppliers that can meet requirements for price, quality, and delivery.
  • Qualification of suppliers with guidance from management.
  • Develop legal and ethical business relationships with suppliers.
  • Manage supplier relationships and complete supplier quality assessments (some visits to supplier sites, as needed). Understanding of supplier’s abilities and constraints.
  • ERP Planning skills to manage and release planned purchase orders.
  • Use good judgement to maximize cost savings, while minimizing inventory risk.
  • Regularly liaise with Engineering, Project Managers, and Operations personnel
  • Manage assigned supplier base and drive cost reductions goals while adhering to company KPI’s
  • Maintain and update supplier documentation and contract information (Purchase agreement negotiation, etc.)

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Business, Supply Chain, or related field preferred.
  • 5+ years of experience in purchasing and cost estimating within a manufacturing environment.
  • Active CPM or CPIM, CSPC or related certification preferred.
  • Proficient experience in Microsoft Office (with advanced Excel and data analysis skills), and a relevant ERP system.
  • Knowledge and ability to validate planned purchase order demand.
  • Ability to source and complete requests for quotes from potential suppliers.
  • Ability to review and negotiate contracts in the company’s best interest.
  • Ability to read engineering drawings, BOM’s, and part specifications.
  • Ability to generate and communicate forecast to key suppliers.
  • Research and recommend substitute or alternative items or supply.
  • Adhere to company ISO documentation requirements.

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. 


Meet Your Recruiter

Mike Schmitz
Technical Recruiter

Mike Schmitz is an esteemed Recruiting Team Leader specializing in the Life Sciences Division. With an impressive tenure of over 12 years at Sterling and a remarkable 16-year career in the recruiting arena, Mike has cemented his reputation as a trailblazer in talent acquisition.

As a Recruiting Team Leader, Mike's understanding of the intricacies within the Life Sciences Division is unparalleled. His expertise positions him as a strategic partner in bridging the gap between talented professionals and opportunities that align with their aspirations.

With a career spanning 16 years, Mike's journey in the recruitment landscape has been defined by his dedication to facilitating more fulfilling careers for skilled professionals. His ability to understand everyone’s unique strengths and match them with roles that foster growth and satisfaction marks him as a true advocate for professional development.

Mike's advice to candidates reflects his commitment to helping them excel: approach every job interview with positivity and authenticity. He firmly believes that a positive attitude and an engaging personality are pivotal in creating lasting impressions. Mike emphasizes that while technical qualifications are crucial, the ability to connect with interviewers and present oneself effectively is equally valuable to prospective employers.

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