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Sr. Buyer

Swatara, PA 17111

Employment Type: Direct Hire Category: Non-IT Job Number: 21636 Pay Rate: 80,000

Job Description

Sr. Buyer

Location: Harrisburg, PA
Position Type: Direct Hire
Hourly / Salary: BOE
Residency Status: US Citizen or Green Card Holder ONLY

Our client is looking for a Sr. Buyer to join their team!

Job Description
Summary:  This position will be responsible for the cost-effective procurement of materials to meet the requirements of the organization and it’s projects. The buyer will work under the Director of Procurement and will be responsible for negotiating with vendors, facilitating the purchase order process from start to finish, and minimizing procurement risk through contract negotiation.  The successful candidate for this position will:
  • Excel at time management and multitasking in a fast-paced environment.
  • Possess strong negotiation skills.
  • Be detail oriented. 
  • Possess knowledge of contractual terms and redlining.
  • Demonstrate critical thinking and ability to think outside the box. 
  • Be passionate about continuous improvement. 
  • Be able to think both strategically and tactically.
  • Be team oriented and work well in a group setting.  

Essential Duties and Responsibilities include the following:
  • Reviews & validates requisitions and authorizations to procure materials within company policies and procedures.  Works closely with project managers to ensure project timelines and budgets are maintained. 
  • Places purchase orders with vendors and maintains appropriate purchase order files, including vendor acknowledgments and receiving documentation.
  • Monitors open purchase orders and receipt of materials to ensure timely delivery of materials to meet project deadlines.
  • Obtain quotes from existing vendors and sources new vendors when needed.    
  • Negotiate with vendors, including payment terms, terms and conditions, price, and delivery schedule of materials.
  • Review, redline, and negotiate vendor terms and conditions and communicates risk to project managers. 
  • Interprets and communicates purchasing specifications to vendor.
  • Executes improvement and corrective action initiatives with vendors as required.
  • Performs vendor surveys, sources and assesses potential vendors, and distributes report findings as necessary.
  • Resolves Accounts Payables and vendor invoice discrepancies.
  • Ensures objectivity, fairness and compliance with all applicable policies and procedures.
  • Maintains appropriate documentation in support of the procurement process.
  • Monitor and report savings opportunities. 
  • Work with project managers to develop bill of materials and obtain quotes in support of proposal preparation. 
  • Maintains strong lines of communication with teammates, vendors, accounting, IT, and project managers to ensure that all ideas and issues are addressed.
  • Establish working partnership and good relations with vendors.
  • Other related duties as assigned.

Required Skills & Experience:
  • Minimum of seven (7) years of purchasing experience. 
  • Must possess strong interpersonal, verbal and written skills.
  • Must excel in time management, multi-tasking, and organizational skills. 
  • Demonstrated negotiation skills.  
  • Able to work in a fast-paced environment and handle multiple high priority tasks at once.  
  • Skilled in Microsoft Office products.  

  • Bachelor’s degree in business, accounting, economics or related field required. 
  • Certified Purchasing Professional (CPP) a plus.
  • Knowledge of Deltek Costpoint a plus.
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