Buyer III

East Bay, CA | Direct Hire

Post Date: 04/20/2018 Job ID: JOS000007570 Industry: Manufacturing

Responsibilities and Requirements:

  • Purchase materials, products, equipment, and supplies in accordance with company guidelines and procedures relating to cost, quality and delivery 
  • Perform price analysis on procurements and negotiate cost effective purchases of materials, equipment and supplies 
  • Establish relationships and confer with customers and vendors regularly to obtain product/service information such as price, availability, and delivery 
  • Inspect merchandise and approve invoices for payment and/or the return of merchandise 
  • Review and approve certifications of delivery and coordinates with accounts payable 
  • Control expenses for products purchased 
  • Work independently with moderate supervision

Desired Skills, Knowledge and Abilities:

  • Solid understanding of company’s purchasing practices and procedures 
  • Knowledge of timing and scheduling of purchased goods and services 
  • Ability to comply with established methods, quality standards, and time schedules 
  • Ability to exercise discretion and independent judgment 
  • Strong customer service skills 
  • Ability to interact with other members of the organization 
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills 
  • Ability to sit for prolonged periods and occasionally walk, bend, and lift up to 25 lbs.

Desired Education, Certifications, and Experience:

  • 2-4+ years buying or related work experience 
  • B.S. or equivalent work experience, or any combination of education and experience

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