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Buyer

Company: IKA - Laboratory, Analytical and Processing Techno
Location: Wilmington
Posted on: January 15, 2022

Job Description:

IKA Works, Inc. is looking for an experienced Buyer to join our Purchasing team.
Overall responsibility is for the timely procurement of all materials to meet manufacturing, sales, and facility requirements of the organization. Must work closely with other materials department employees to make timely and effective decisions and to distribute and use all pertinent information regarding suppliers and supplied materials. - - - ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include the following. Other duties may be assigned. - - - - - - Primary responsibility is to arrange purchase and receipt of all materials to meet demands and requirements of the organization based on quality, price and delivery. Continually strive to minimize total yearly cost of purchased items. - - - - - Evaluate vendors' quotes and services to determine most desirable source. Communicate all sub-standard performance by vendors to Materials Manager. Resolve issues of sub-standard performance by any vendors. Work to maintain and/or improve existing relationships with approved vendors. - - - - - Evaluate vendor dependability and suitability in meeting the organization's supply requirements. Set criteria for sources of supply and establish vendor approvals and standards. Work closely with Engineering for authorization of any new vendor selections; this may include a work sample. - - - - - Responsible for final acceptance of price, quantity, and delivery of all purchased items including creating and maintaining of accurate record keeping. - - - - - Arrange for and evaluate competitive quotations and contracts and ensure compliance, by the vendors, to accepted quotations and contracts. Expedite purchase orders to ensure timely deliveries to avoid any delays in manufacturing processes. Communicate any material shortages, unforeseen problems or changes with purchased materials to relevant departments including materials, production, sales, engineering and facility managers or their staff.
- - - - - Work together with other departments to meet all needs for special projects. (i.e. process units) - - - - - Keep abreast of changing trends in prices and availability of materials and recommend necessary actions to maintain supplies of materials to meet production and sales demands. - - - - - Verify compliance of suppliers to all accepted quotations and/or contracts and bring closure to purchase orders. - - - - - Communicate with international suppliers. Coordinate shipments from both domestic and international suppliers including providing all documentation to US Customs for importing and exporting of products and materials. -
Qualifications -
Bachelor's (BS) in business-related field from a four-year college or university plus 3-7 years experience in a related field for a Buyer or 8 plus years for a Senior Buyer, or an equivalent combination of education and experience.

Keywords: IKA - Laboratory, Analytical and Processing Techno, Wilmington , Buyer, Other , Wilmington, North Carolina

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