Purchasing Buyer Job Description

Purchasing Buyer Job Description

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Purchasing buyer provides purchasing expertise and support, promote purchasing guidelines and exchange of best practices and experience amongst brands to develop professional purchasing.

Purchasing Buyer Duties & Responsibilities

To write an effective purchasing buyer job description, begin by listing detailed duties, responsibilities and expectations. We have included purchasing buyer job description templates that you can modify and use.

Sample responsibilities for this position include:

Assists departments with following purchasing procedures, following up on their orders to ensure that deliveries are timely
Thorough knowledge of Microsoft office products including Excel
Develop and maintain strong internal and external relationships with key business partners and suppliers to assist supply chain operations globally
Review purchase requirements with internal customer(s) to develop business need
Negotiate contracts with suppliers while aware of culture, currency, geographic, and political environment
Expedite goods and services as required
Maintain required records such as quotes and price lists, blanket order file, supplier correspondence, contracts and supplier performance data
Supporting resolution of warranty and service issues with suppliers
Maintaining ongoing supplier performance data for periodic internal/external review and initiate corrective action/development as necessary
Establish total cost reduction programs (payment term, supplier stocking programs, and quality performance improvements)

Purchasing Buyer Qualifications

Qualifications for a job description may include education, certification, and experience.

Licensing or Certifications for Purchasing Buyer

List any licenses or certifications required by the position: APICS, CPIM, CPM, C.P.M, BTS, NRC, RC, CPPB, CSCP, OSHA

Education for Purchasing Buyer

Typically a job would require a certain level of education.

Employers hiring for the purchasing buyer job most commonly would prefer for their future employee to have a relevant degree such as Bachelor's and Associate Degree in Business, Engineering, Business/Administration, Education, Supply Chain Management, Finance, Technical, Management, Accounting, Communication

Skills for Purchasing Buyer

Desired skills for purchasing buyer include:

General purchasing practices
Purchasing process
Accounting principles
Inventory control
Metal fabrication
Microsoft Office
Purchasing procedures
ZYCUS will be considered as an asset

Desired experience for purchasing buyer includes:

A minimum of two years of professional experience required
Working knowledge of engineering drawings and specifications documents required
Experience with ERP and database level systems and knowledgeable in the use of electronic collaboration tools preferred
2-4 years of experience in IT purchasing REQUIRED
Ability to leverage available technologies (Oracle modules, including iPro, Purchasing, Sourcing, iSupplier Portal)
Thorough understanding of how the supplier community conducts business and develops and executes negotiation strategies in anticipation of supplier sales strategies

Purchasing Buyer Examples


Purchasing Buyer Job Description

Job Description Example
Our company is searching for experienced candidates for the position of purchasing buyer. We appreciate you taking the time to review the list of qualifications and to apply for the position. If you don’t fill all of the qualifications, you may still be considered depending on your level of experience.
Responsibilities for purchasing buyer
  • Recognizing, communicating and eliminating supply shortages
  • Quoting and quote support
  • Actively pursue cost reduction ideas
  • Give input on production needs
  • Report on possible bottleneck at operative level (e.g production / tool capacity )
  • Support Buyers and Senior Buyers in sourcing activities
  • Generate purchase order from approved requisition
  • Price updates in systems and control and follow up price deviation
  • Setting up new vendors in vendor data base (Parma)
  • Manage IPS functional mail, and be the interface to the outsourced service office manager in India
Qualifications for purchasing buyer
  • Ability to track usage trends, inventory levels, vendor managed inventory
  • Ability to handle fast paced workflow, constantly urgent timelines, without over stressing
  • At least 2 years of experience in a supply chain management role, purchasing, sourcing
  • Ability to understand and perform in all aspects of supply chain management
  • Must possess and demonstrate good learning skills
  • Ability to articulate with good presentation skills strong oral and written communication abilities

Purchasing Buyer Job Description

Job Description Example
Our growing company is searching for experienced candidates for the position of purchasing buyer. Please review the list of responsibilities and qualifications. While this is our ideal list, we will consider candidates that do not necessarily have all of the qualifications, but have sufficient experience and talent.
Responsibilities for purchasing buyer
  • Processes Interdepartmental Billing on a monthly basis and submit it to Accounting Department
  • Ensures proper storage of medications in Pharmacy Including cold chain custody
  • Maintain quarantine area for expired meds to be picked up by reverse distributor
  • Maintain purchasing records and invoices in accordance with State and Federal rules and regulations, along with hospital policies and procedures
  • Keeps pharmacy areas clean, neat, and well-organized
  • Completes all assigned medication area monthly inspections
  • After medication arrives and is verified, scanned to double check that product is in the Cerner pharmacy CDM/Formulary database
  • Reconcile Daily invoices
  • Manage all drug recalls per federal and state regulations
  • Performs other duties as assigned by the Director of Pharmacy and as indicated by personal training, experience, or certification
Qualifications for purchasing buyer
  • Ability to influence behavior at a local site level
  • Highly results oriented position that requires the need, at times, to put in additional hours
  • Diploma in a Business related discipline
  • Experience with ERP systems, MS Word and MS Excel
  • Ability to learn quick, take control and work with minimal supervision
  • Knowledge of Quality Assurance, Manufacturing, and Accounting

Purchasing Buyer Job Description

Job Description Example
Our innovative and growing company is hiring for a purchasing buyer. Thank you in advance for taking a look at the list of responsibilities and qualifications. We look forward to reviewing your resume.
Responsibilities for purchasing buyer
  • Integrates ethical decision making into daily pharmacy practice
  • Demonstrates commitment to professional and personal growth by completing all mandatory educational requirements by assigned completion date
  • Completes PPD screening during birth month
  • Have good communication, interpersonal skills, and possess good critical-thinking skills
  • Be able to work independently without constant supervision and as a team member
  • Be able to pay close attention to detail and perform repetitive tasks accurately
  • Have strong work ethic
  • Strong customer service & communication skills with experience managing inventories, counting, measuring, & using computers
  • Critical thinking and confidence in decision-making abilities are required
  • At least 4 years of hospital pharmacy technician experience
Qualifications for purchasing buyer
  • Ability to support supplier relations
  • 1-3 years of purchasing/materials management experience, required
  • Previous healthcare purchasing experience, preferred
  • Business or technical degree (preferred at university level) or
  • Requires 2 years of Purchasing or logistics experience or previous experience in plant operations or Utility field operation
  • Basic contract knowledge, negotiation and project management skills preferred

Purchasing Buyer Job Description

Job Description Example
Our company is growing rapidly and is hiring for a purchasing buyer. Thank you in advance for taking a look at the list of responsibilities and qualifications. We look forward to reviewing your resume.
Responsibilities for purchasing buyer
  • Sending part to retyped
  • Assist on problematic parts received
  • Source and handle inter-site support issue related areas
  • Purchases parts, equipment, and materials or other Maintenance, Repairs, by preparing request for quotations and submitting purchase orders with approved suppliers
  • Conducts supplier site visits and evaluates them as to production capability, performance, delivery, and other key business criteria
  • Resolves shipment quality discrepancies by mediating supplier/manufacturing issues
  • Mediate payment reconciliation (quantity and price variance, past dues)
  • Responsible for complying with government, company, and local policies, procedures, and regulations (e.g., Estimating system manual, RFPs/RFQs, ITAR, Procurement integrity, Export Compliance) relating to the development of cost proposals
  • The essential functions have been provided as examples of the type of work performed by employees assigned to this job classification
  • Analysis of plant savings (PPV) from Direct Materials
Qualifications for purchasing buyer
  • Must be customer focused, well organized and able to multi-task
  • Knowledge of Stratton Warren inventory system preferred
  • Working knowledge/experience of Oracle, iProcurement system or equivalent
  • Key competencies required in this position is a working knowledge of purchase process, planning, priority setting, problem solving, and time management
  • Analytics experience and strong Excel spreadsheet knowledge
  • Minimum 4 years working experience in high-tech procurement or similar related environment

Purchasing Buyer Job Description

Job Description Example
Our growing company is hiring for a purchasing buyer. Thank you in advance for taking a look at the list of responsibilities and qualifications. We look forward to reviewing your resume.
Responsibilities for purchasing buyer
  • Request, analyze, and make strategic decisions about quotes from suppliers for new parts or design changes to existing parts
  • Complete comparison of suppliers for sourcing decisions
  • Negotiate/Create/Develop/Administer contracts for the supply of all production parts to Newport News plants
  • Updating material quantity planning for Purchasing department
  • Manage change orders through department
  • Calculation of surcharges for raw material
  • Occasional negotiation of contract pricing with Suppliers
  • Responsible for analyzing and creating PO’s for all commodities assigned
  • Responsible for assuring all pertinent data is entered into the ERP system, and the supply information and supplier files are up to date with the proper regulatory requirements
  • Demonstrate cost savings programs
Qualifications for purchasing buyer
  • 5+ years minimum GSM purchasing experience working in purchasing / GSM environment required
  • Engineering knowledge desirable
  • Proficient in Microsoft Word, Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint, eRFQ, Web based Intranet Systems, MRP systems knowledge a plus
  • Diploma or Degree from any discipline
  • Load new components into Arena database to ensure New Product Introduction (NPI) process is kept updated
  • Assist with dispatching of small parcels and samples from Cambridge office

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