Senior Buyer


Posted: 09/21/2019 Industry: Buyer/Plan Job Number: 10914

Senior Buyer


  • Reviews requisitions and consults with user departments/programs regarding requirements for the acquisition of equipment, supplies and services, including specifications, quantity, quality, costs and delivery dates; recommends substitutes to improve delivery and/or costs.

  • Contacts suppliers for information such as price, delivery dates, quality, suitability, and taxes; selects suppliers, negotiates prices and delivery dates and places orders for a variety of equipment, supplies and services.

  • Prepares specifications, conditions and legal binding documents for the formal tendering of equipment, supplies and services. Solicits and analyzes quotations from vendors in terms of price, quality and conformity to specifications and negotiates resultant supplies and services contracts and/or places purchase orders.

  • Monitors compliance with contractual terms and conditions and carries out follow-up activities, such as monitoring delivery dates, resolving shipping problems, and expediting late deliveries by responding to inquiries and complaints, investigating order discrepancies, reviewing backorder situations, making price adjustments, and arranging for credit, return or exchange as appropriate; mediates disputes that may arise between parties.

  • Contacts suppliers to maintain sources of supply; maintains supplier representative contacts through meetings, interviews and negotiations. Evaluates and provides information on supplier performance as required.

  • Prepare and place purchase orders for all plant and office supplies, tools, equipment, packaging and services.

  • Ongoing negotiations to secure best price, delivery and service.

  • Regular review of supply base.Prepare objective review to add new supplier and/or remove a supplier.

  • Responsible for ordering all approved chemicals (Wets) for all machines. And maintaining targeted inventory levels.

  • Ongoing analysis of responsible items: verification of inventory, validate reorder trigger points and quantities.

  • Maintains information accuracy of materials and purchase orders in SAP.

  • All other duties assigned by Manager.

    Perform all job functions in accordance with the requirement of organization s safety policies, quality management system and hygiene management standards.

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