Buyer - Electronics Manufacturing

March 12, 2020

As Buyer your primary function is to purchase raw material, components, supplies and MRO at the best value based off price, delivery, and quality.


Responsibilities and Duties 

  • Place purchase orders for BOM items as determined by MRP.  Communicate material shortages to production planners and customer service.

  • Place purchase orders for supplies, equipment, etc. as required considering price, delivery and quality for best value.

  • Support sales, manufacturing, engineering and maintenance by sourcing and quoting needed products.

  • Contact suppliers to schedule or expedite deliveries and to resolve shortages, missed or late deliveries and other problems.

  • Monitor vendor performance and recommend modification or improvements when necessary.

  • Establish, evaluate and monitor contracts to ensure supplies comply with terms and conditions established.

  • Provide assistance with special projects, either assigned, or as needed inter-departmentally.

  • Work cooperatively with others to assure cycle counts of inventory are timely and accurate.  Assist with reconciliation of inventory as needed.

  • Review material usage to establish safety stock and/or blanket orders to ensure material is readily available.



  • High School Diploma or GED required.

  • APICS Certification preferred

  • Working knowledge of a manufacturing and production environment.               

  • Detail oriented, ability to organize information and track multiple priorities.

  • Accuracy in spelling, writing and basic documentation required.

  • Knowledge and proper use of the English language.

  • Physical requirements include sitting, standing, walking and light to moderate lifting.

  • Computer skills including MS Office.

  • Basic production and inventory control knowledge.

  • Job Shop environment experience a plus

If you're able to support a large quantity of part numbers in a fast-paced contract manufacturing facility, able to multi-task this is a great company to work for.  


Targeted Base Salary- $80-$85k


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