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Buyer (Full Time)

Location: Aurora Ohio Country: United States of America

Position title


Reports to

Materials Manager

Direct reports

1. Summary of the role

Specify the overall responsibilities and the main deliverables.

  • Purchases items, materials, or services including those of a more technical and specialized nature, specifically custom compounds. Purchases may include Raw Material, Finished Goods, Shipping Supplies, Manufacturing Supplies, Office Supplies, and etc.

2. Tasks and Responsibilities

Describe the tasks and responsibilities in more detail.

  • Responsible for placing and monitoring purchase orders (including blanket orders) and subsequent deliveries.
  • Communicates requests for return authorizations with vendors including a summary of the technical problems or concerns. Issue Debit Memos and replacement Purchase Orders.
  • Keeps organized all purchasing and supplier documentation (for suppliers of items listed above)
  • Assist in inventory management of raw materials and supplies
  • Promote and contribute to cohesive teamwork within your department and within the company.
  • Assist with any other tasks as needed.

3. Education and Experience

Specify what level of education is needed (secondary school, technical school, university, master, PHD, etc). Define how many years' relevant working experience is required and which type of experience.

Bachelors Degree

No experience required

4. Competences

Define specific competences needed. (Examples: negotiation skills, programming skills, coaching, budgeting, problem solving etc). Look at the Leadership profile.

Must have strong written and verbal communication skills.

Present effectively before groups of employees.

Assist co-workers in the use of software

Trustworthy with confidential information

Willing to travel occasionally

Systems and process approach to problem solving

Proficient in Excel

5. Key Interfaces and Stakeholders

Describe which interfaces and stakeholders the position will have in the job. (For example outside customers, R&D internally, manager, peers).

  • Suppliers
  • Scheduler
  • Materials Manager
  • Manufacturing Manager

6. Geography to cover and travel requirements

Indicate if the responsibility is global/international/country/or local. Indicate if travelling or off site work days are required and give an estimation of days per year.

Travel to training/suppliers as needed. 5-10 days/year

7. Behavioral Characteristics

Describe personality traits important for success in the position. (Examples: flexibility, integrity, creativity, goal orientation, cooperation, initiative taking).

  • Excellent communicator
  • Challenges the status quo
  • Cooperative
  • Team oriented
  • Able to follow standard processes and procedures

8. Optional: Key Performance Indicators

Add additional headlines and content if needed.

  • Vendor on time delivery
  • Vendor quality
  • On time performance

Posted Date: 20 Sep 2019 Reference: CB