Conducts daily purchasing activities for equipment, repairs, and supplies. Prepares and distributes requests for quotation and analyzes bids. Assists on preparing purchase orders based on approved requisitions or on standard reorder points. Processes change orders, and notifies suppliers of material and quantity requirement changes. Contacts suppliers on cost adjustments and incorrect material receipts. Performs order expediting functions. Interfaces with the Accounts Payable Department and suppliers to ensure timely resolution of invoicing/receiving problems
High School diploma and three years of purchasing experience, Associate Degree and one year purchasing experience, or at least five years in a related business environment. Bachelor’s Degree preferred if no related experience. Capable of managing buying decisions, establishing strong supplier relationships, and cost reduction strategies. Strong negotiating, analytical, and computer abilities, with good written and verbal communication skills. A team player with effective interpersonal skills, and the ability to manage multiple tasks and priorities.