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Gentex Corp. • Simpson, PA
a month ago



Directs and plans the purchasing and procurement of materials, parts and equipment. It is designed to accomplish receiving specific materials, machinery, or work to be done at an actual needed date to keep production running smooth. General function of the job is to coordinate from start to finish, the process of getting the best price, delivery, quality merchandise or work for the particular job needed.


• Handle requisitions received for the purchasing of maintenance repair and operating items (MRO) throughout the plant. This includes getting the best price, delivery, and quality from the vendors. Coordinating relative information with all departments, placing orders, coordinating approval of all purchase requisitions, calling the vendors to place all orders, expediting all orders so they are received promptly, work with accounting closely, and receiving departments.

• Enter purchase orders in the system

• Distribute copies to receiving and accounting and file all orders and corresponding paperwork

• Check receivers against the P.O. to make sure items are received correctly

• Handle all RTV’s (shipping paperwork)

• Maintain daily and weekly models used for the purchasing of parts for the divisions assigned

• Provide analysis of inventory levels and accounts when necessary

• Maintain communication of vendor production schedules

• Communicate to management inconsistencies in fulfillment from vendors in a timely manner

• Analyze possible shortages and suggest possible alternatives

• Analyze current pricing and negotiate cost reductions with suppliers

• Focus on continuous improvement, and consistently demonstrate good business judgment

Buyer will follow up on the following:

• Requests for MSDS

• Check requests

• Credit references sent (opening new accounts with vendors)

• Maintenance agreements and service contracts

• Responsible for ordering all safety apparel (shoes, etc.) and uniforms (for all employees)

• Schedule flexibility to support critical deadlines may be required.

• Other duties as necessary



A.A. degree in business is preferred or a minimum of two years experience procuring materials.


• Excellent computer skills required: Word, Excel, Access, and Outlook

• Ability to express self clearly in verbal and written form – ability to interface with all levels of personnel

• Ability to handle multiple programs and tasks simultaneously and efficiently

• Ability to work in a comprehensive team environment


This position has no supervisory responsibilities


Contact is required with everyone in the purchasing department, all supervisors and all departments making purchases for MRO items, as well as, with accounting and receiving departments. Contact is made with various vendors on a daily basis (telephone contact, and also in-person meetings)

The department supervisor approves all purchases, and gives feedback on some purchases.


Employee is occasionally required to stand; walk; sit; use hands to finger, handle, or feel objects, tools, or controls; reach with hands and arms; climb stairs; balance; stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl; talk or hear; and taste or smell. The employee may lift and/or move up to 50 lbs. Specific vision abilities required by the job may include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus. The individual must have a high level of comprehension, and a high level of general, verbal, written, and numerical intelligence.



Gentex’s Carbondale facility is located in Northeastern Pennsylvania in Lackawanna County. Carbondale, PA is about twenty miles north of Scranton, PA, 50 miles south of Binghamton, NY, and about 125 miles from New York City and Philadelphia. The area hosts numerous nearby state parks, nature preserves and local colleges and universities, including The University of Scranton and Marywood University. Northeast Pennsylvania is a beautiful area and offers an excellent cost of living. It is a great place to work, recreate, meet people, raise a family and live!

At Gentex, we don’t just accept difference—we celebrate it, we support it, and we thrive on it for the benefit of our employees, our products and our community. Gentex Corporation is an Equal Opportunity Employer M/F/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to their protected veteran status or on the basis of disability. Gentex is an E-Verify Participant. Pre-employment drug/alcohol/background screening is required. If you have a disability and would like to request an accommodation in order to apply for a position with Gentex, please call our Human Resources department at (570) 282-3550.