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Junior Buyer

Job Summary: 
The Junior Buyer is responsible for the daily procurement of requests associated with bulk dry stock, shop stock, services, and employee purchases. This person will be responsible for the management of purchase orders from RFQ (request for quote) to supplier payment. The Junior Buyer works with Property Control to monitor inventory levels and order items as needed. This position reports to the Purchasing Manager.

Duties and Responsibilities may include, but are not limited to:
• Working under limited supervision following standardized buying practices and methods
• Reviewing RFQ’s for accuracy and works with vendors to negotiate pricing
• Establishing and maintaining effective working relationships within the company and with vendors
• Monitoring and following up on outstanding purchase orders regarding confirmation and delivery time
• Communicating and documenting information regarding orders and provides updates to the requestor
• Working closely with Shipping & Receiving to process returns and or outgoing shipments
• Working closely with Accounting to assist with invoice discrepancies and inquires
• Communicating and working effectively with peers, management, and customers

Required Qualifications:
• Excellent verbal and written communication skills to include a follow up/status update mindset and excellent active listening skills
• Demonstrated initiative and drive
• Shipping, receiving, and accounting workflow understanding
• Proficient with MS Office (Excel,Word, Outlook)
• Strong organizational skills with the ability to multi-task in a fast paced environment
• Ability to work well with a wide cross section of people and personalities
• Associates Degree with major course work in business or related field
• Bachelor’s Degree (desired)
• 1+ year of buying experience (preferably aerospace or manufacturing, or any equivalent combination of experience or education from which comparable knowledge, skills and abilities have been achieved

Essential Functions of the Job:
• Requires mobility and the ability to bend and reach
• Move materials weighing up to 25 pounds on a regular basis such as packages, files, binders, etc.
• May infrequently require moving materials weighing up to 40 pounds
• Manual dexterity and coordination are required (e.g., to operate computer keyboard)
• Vision at close distances and the ability to adjust focus

Equal Opportunity Employer M/F/Disability/Protected Vet and drug and alcohol free workplace

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