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Columbus, OH

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Our client in East Columbus, OH is hiring for a Buyer to join their team.   They are a fast-growing international manufacturer of flexible surface heating elements and controls/accessories for unlimited applications. 

Duties and responsibilities:

  • Review and analyze current MRP System limitations including safety stocks (Min/Max), reasoning and validation of large adjustments and late orders.
  • Preparing purchase order documents and agreements for repetitive purchases and developing and maintaining necessary records and files for efficient processes.
  • Recommend from MRP System enhancements based on review and analysis.
  • Document MRP System procedures as needed.
  • Assist in establishing, performing, analyzing, and documenting cycle counts.
  • Assist in verifying nomenclature and specifications of purchase requests.
  • Search inventory records or warehouse to determine if material on hand is in sufficient quantity.
  • Assist in researching, interviewing, and negotiating with suppliers (and catalogs) to obtain prices and specifications.
  • Work with engineering and quality on qualifying new product or suppliers.
  • Knowledge of standard non-conformance procedures.
  • Maintain procurement records electronically.
  • Other duties as required.

Needed experience & technical knowledge:

  • Bachelor’s Degree, or equivalent experience plus at least 5-10 years’ purchasing experience in a manufacturing or warehouse environment.
  • Must be proficient in computer skills and spreadsheet software, to include Microsoft Office, Microsoft Outlook, and Microsoft Word.
  • Understanding and experience with ERP/MRP is a must. Epicor is a plus.

Preferred Skills:

  • Must have a solid understanding of the purchase/requisition process.
  • Must be detail oriented and organized.
  • Ability to read and interpret documents such as bill of materials, drawings, specification sheets, safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions, and procurement manuals.
  • Ability to communicate in a professional manner with outside vendors and internal departments is critical.
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