Job Listing Description


Chipton-Ross is seeking a Buyer for an opening in Ayer, MA.

Obtains materials and services on budget, with high quality, and on schedule. Purchases a variety of materials classified as inventory, non-inventory, capital equipment, and services required by manufacturing, engineering and all other requisitioning departments. Obtains material and services quotes. Negotiates purchase pricing and schedule. Selects and develops sources of supply. Responsible for managing overall supplier performance, alternate sourcing, and costs.
• Review and analyze CostPoint MRP and other sources to determine material requirements.
• Perform required purchasing by directly contacting suppliers and also maintain cost and schedule information for the PO in CostPoint MRP.
• Perform quoting requirements by directly contacting suppliers and resolving issues in order to meet cost and schedule.
• Maintain inventory levels in accordance with company policy.
• Edit purchase requisitions, and assist internal customers with requirements. Recommend revisions, substitutes, and alternatives where quality, delivery, service, or cost improvements will result.
• Manage supplier performance to ensure continuity of supply and minimal material shortages.
• Prepare various reports as required.
• Participate in MRB activities, reconcile discrepant invoices, and handle adjustments with suppliers.
• Implement ECOs as required.
• Engage in procurement and inventory planning activities.
• Use good interpersonal skills, and effectively communicate with suppliers and internal customers.
• Perform assignments independently with some direction.
• Perform all other job-related duties.

A minimum of 3 years procurement experience in a technology-based, MRP, manufacturing environment.
• Experience must include the negotiation and/or issuance of purchase orders, purchase agreements, RFQ’s, and inventory programs.
• Must have experience in several of the following commodities: Off-the-shelf mechanical, electrical, electronics, printing, raw stock, packaging, plating, outside services, commercial and catalog products.
• Prior MRP experience required Deltek CostPoint preferred.
• Proficiency in word processing and spreadsheet application programs.
• Able to understand electrical, electronic and mechanical terminology as it pertains assigned commodities
• Must have general knowledge of the marketplaces of assigned commodities.
• Understands the manufacturing processes or the distributions networks of assigned commodities.

Accredited Associate’s degree or the equivalent experience in the purchasing /materials discipline.

9/80, 1st Shift

Job Number: 185766
Job Location: Ayer, MA
Rate: $20 to $30.00 DOE
Duration: 6 Months
Input Date: 06/19/2020
Attention: LaVada Pulley
Address: 420 CULVER BLVD
City, State: PLAYA DEL REY, CA 90293
Phone: 310/414-7800 X286
800 Phone: 800/927-9318
Fax Phone: 310/414-7808

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