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Buyer

Futaba Corp. Of America

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Huntsville, AL
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Job Description

As posted by the hiring company

Job Overview:

Position Summary:

The Buyer is a member of the Purchasing Department responsible for the procurement of raw materials, supplies and equipment for the Huntsville Factory.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  1. Receives, reviews, and processes purchasing requisitions.
  2. Prepares purchase orders or bid requests for materials, supplies and equipment.
  3. Reviews bid proposals and negotiates contracts within budgetary limitations and scope of authority.
  4. Maintains procurement records for items or services purchased, cost, delivery, product quality and/or performance and inventory.
  5. Thoroughly scrub bill of materials (BOM’S) to ensure pricing, quantity and product/material is correct and initiate corrective action when necessary.
  6. Confers with vendors to obtain product or service information such as price, availability and delivery schedule.
  7. Discuss defective or unacceptable goods or services with inspection or quality control personnel, users, vendors, and others to determine sources of trouble and take corrective actions. 
  8. All other duties as assigned by management to ensure the success of Futaba.

 Experience and Educational Requirements:

  1. Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration or relevant field preferred.
  2. Associates degree in a relevant field and/or 3-5 years purchasing/materials experience of electronic components, materials, parts and supplies.
  3. Advanced MS Office skills, specifically Excel, Word and Outlook are required.

Minimum Skills, Knowledge & Ability Requirements:

  1. Excellent analytical and planning skills.
  2. Strong organizational skills and detail oriented. 
  3. Strong verbal and written communication skills.
  4. Ability to work well in a team environment.
  5. Ability to travel as required.

Work Environment:

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an associate encounters while performing the essential functions of this job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions:

The noise level in the work environment is generally quiet.   

Physical & Mental Requirements:

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an associate to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions:

  1. Sedentary physical activity requiring walking, reaching, lifting, finger dexterity, grasping, feeling, repetitive motions, talking and hearing.
  2. Visual requirement is for close vision, distance vision, peripheral vision and ability to adjust focus.
  3. 80% or more time is spent looking directly at a computer.
  4. Associate is occasionally required to stand, walk (or otherwise be mobile).
  5. Ability to deal with stressful situations as they arise

Excellent benefits (90% paid health), generous time off policy and competitive pay. Rare opportunity!