Buyer

Position Summary

Tampa, FL

Responsible for purchasing and negotiating materials, equipment, and supplies from vendors. Evaluates vendor quotes and services to determine best value for company. Has knowledge of commonly-used concepts, practices, and procedures in procurement. Relies on instructions and pre-established guidelines to perform the functions of the job.

Responsibilities & Roles

  • Develop strategic business partnerships with vendors that includes negotiating prices, terms and conditions.
  • Evaluate vendors quotes and services to determine best value for the company.
  • Responsible for ordering materials and equipment based on manufacturing needs.
  • Monitor daily purchases for expense and storeroom items and track the savings achieved.
  • Responsible for the creation of vendors and item masters for manufacturing.
  • Run monthly and daily reports when needed along with reconciliation of consignment.
  • Assist packaging team in creating carton specs and dunnage team as needed.
  • Assist others in Supply Chain team as necessary.

Employee Qualifications

  • Requires a bachelor's degree and 1-3 years of experience in the field or in a related area.
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office software including Excel, Word, Outlook and JDE.
  • Familiar with standard concepts, practices and procedures within purchasing field.
  • Work independently and able to communicate effectively by phone, in writing and in person with peers and all levels of management and outside vendors.
  • Strong organizational and multi-tasking skills.
  • Must be able to travel to manufacturing plants and vendor meetings as needed.

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