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NPAworldwide Recruitment Network

Last Updated: 11/25/22

Job Description

Job description:

Required Skills and Abilities:

  • Must be organized, proactive, have attention to detail, and ability to multitask.
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills.
  • Ability to exercise tact, courtesy, and ethics when dealing with vendors, co-workers, and customers.
  • Excellent time management skills with a proven ability to prioritize tasks and meet deadlines.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills.
  • Strong organization and documentation skills.
  • Strong research and analytical skills.


Educational and Experience:

  • Associate degree in business administration, accounting, economics or related field, preferred.
  • 2-5 years of purchasing experience preferred
  • Experience in a manufacturing environment, preferred.
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office Applications (Excel, Word, etc.) as well as manufacturing ERP software
Why is This a Great Opportunity:

Our client, a growing Buffalo area company with a long history (40 years) is seeking a Buyer to join their manufacturing company in the Purchasing department.


  • Develop and maintain positive, long-term relationships with vendors and suppliers.
  • Purchase items needed for the production of products, spare parts, and consumables.
  • Maintain records of all transactions, purchase orders, receipts, and payments to ensure compliance with company policies and procedures and ensure the availability of documentation.
  • Research and compare suppliers, goods, and services. - Selecting the most suitable suppliers in terms of reliability, product quality, and cost efficiency.
  • Identify opportunities for cost savings and improve purchasing methods/processes.
  • Monitor inventory levels and determine purchase needs.
  • Prepare and process purchase orders.
  • Schedule and verify purchase deliveries.

Company Details

Grand Rapids, Michigan, United States
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