Buyer in Greensboro, NC at Advanced Personnel Resources

Date Posted: 10/4/2018

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Job Description


The Buyer is responsible for negotiating and maintaining relationships with suppliers, purchasing inventory, managing inventory stock levels, along with accurately maintaining the item parameters related to purchasing within ERP to give the customer a clear expected delivery of product.


• Negotiate with suppliers regarding price, lead time, ordering quantities, shipping terms, and delivery expectations to achieve ongoing cost containment and improvement.

• Review and generate purchase orders, based upon replenishment parameters derived from DRP, min-max parameters and manual purchase  order creation to meet expectations of stock availability and orders shipped on time.

• Maintain accuracy of purchase orders within ERP to clearly communicate availability dates to customers.

• Resolve compliance discrepancies.

• Resolve delivery discrepancies and maintain clear, timely communication to Procurement customers the progress of product deliveries.

• Resolve invoice discrepancies.

• Maintain accuracy of item parameters in ERP.

• Evaluate and work close with Planning, Product Management, and Sales to maintain planning parameters to meet inventory expectations.

• Find sources and negotiate pricing for new products and resource existing products when needed.

• Reviews with suppliers annual performance metrics and develops plan for improvement if necessary.

Job Requirements


• Analytical Skills: You will be working with multiple vendors to determine and evaluate the many pros and cons of each, based on financial  analysis, quality, speed of delivery and other factors.

•  Math Skills: Basic math skills will be needed to analyze prices and get the best deals possible.

• Negotiating Skills: You will be working with suppliers to create the best deals.

•Service:  Must have an intense focus on service and be adaptable to a constantly changing work environment.

• Work Environment:  Ability to handle multiple tasks, work either independently or in a team environment and be detail-oriented.

• Computer Skills:  Microsoft Excel skills are required, with advanced Excel skills a plus.  Experience within ERP is desired.

• Communication:  Strong communication and interpersonal skills to deal effectively with people of varying responsibilities.

• Travel:  Must be able to travel domestically and internationally as needed. EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE

• Minimum of 4 year degree in buying, logistics, procurement, or other relevant business course study with  5 years’ experience in a purchasing/inventory management/supply chain environment.

• Equivalent education and experience will be considered.

• Experience in a global organization with multiple distribution    channels.

• Supply Chain certification is desired.


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