• Corporate Purchasing
  • Orangeburg, SC, USA
  • Full Time

General Summary:

Associate Buyer must work as a member of the purchasing team along with internal customers to procure materials and services with the ability to expedite purchase orders when necessary. In order to effectively procure materials and services, the Associate Buyer must be proficient in maintaining, updating and extracting data in Oracle.

Principal Duties and Responsibilities:

  1. Reviews requisitions, purchase orders, and Oracle data for accuracy and conformance with established policies and procedures.
  2. Obtains oral and/or written quotations from suppliers as needed or directed.
  3. Submits purchase orders and expedites when necessary. Notifies requisitioners of the expected delivery dates and follows up on back orders.
  4. Maintains accurate supplier/department files.
  5. Identifies and recommends alternate suppliers to optimize purchasing objectives (ie. Shorten lead times, increased availability, improved quality, cost reduction, etc.).
  6. Associate Buyer works with Corporate Quality Assurance Engineer to ensure suppliers and the products they supply meet Zeus quality standards set forth by quality procedures, policies and specifications.
  7. Performs daily maintenance of Oracle Item Catalog to up-to-date pricing and supplier information to ensure immediate and accurate access to information in Iproc.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities Required

  1. Bachelor's degree in a related field preferred.
  2. 2-3 years of related experience preferred.
  3. Proficient with Microsoft Office with an emphasis in Excel, Word, Outlook and Power Point.
  4. ERP e.g. Oracle, SAP experience preferred
  5. Ability to work cooperatively as a member of the purchasing team along with a focus on continuous improvement.
  6. Well-organized, high attention to detail, and able to carry out assignments with moderate supervision.
  7. Excellent Communication, interpersonal skills, problem solving, and administrative skills essential.

Disclaimer Statement: Job description is not intended to be an exhaustive list of all job duties and/or knowledge, skills, and abilities required, but a description of the job's most important elements. Nothing in this description restricts management's right to assign or reassign duties and responsibilities to this job at any time.

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