Manufacturing Buyer

Buyer - Technical/Manufacturing

Job Description:

The Buyer is responsible for procuring parts and materials necessary to fulfill order requirements and maintain inventory levels.

Specific Responsibilities:

  • Orders, checks and expedites purchases of parts and materials.
  • Ensures that parts and materials arrive as scheduled.
  • Ensures that appropriate lead times are achieved.
  • Completes and maintains records including purchase orders and purchasing reports.
  • Maintains purchasing files.
  • Maintains current cost data for all items purchased.
  • Ensures that all materials ordered meet applicable specifications.
  • Expedites purchase orders and updates information in system as necessary.
  • Identifies and addresses purchasing and inventory problems or discrepancies.
  • Generates the return of material to manufacturers.
  • Assists in maintaining appropriate inventory levels.
  • Attends meetings as required.
  • Interfaces with Customer Service and Sales Rep. in order to provide the customer with accurate responses to inquiries in a courteous and prompt manner.
  • Works closely with Warehouse, Accounting, Engineering, and Quality Control to ensure procurement planning and system accuracy.
  • Assumes responsibility for establishing and maintaining professional business relations with vendors.
  • Processes all purchase orders, returns etc. to be completed in the given time frame.
  • Perform other duties and special projects as assigned.
  • Perform duties to AS/ISO and applicable procedures and regulations.


  • Bachelor’s degree, or 5 years in a Purchasing Role
  • Experience with a Metal Fabrication/Manufacturing and components and processes thereof
  • Prefer experience with Logistics, in transportation from China/Taiwan
  • Experience working with ERP Systems, Prefer Epicor
  • Strong computer skills. Microsoft Office, mainly Excel
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment efficiently & accurately
  • Team player with positive professional image
  • Very detailed oriented and committed to 100% accuracy
  • Good oral communications skills with proven ability to communicate work results to supervisor and other personnel

Please send your resume and cover letter to Jim Fournier at