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Buyer II

CoorsTek, Inc. • Benton, AR
a month ago

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Job Title

Buyer II

Responsible for the effective and efficient sourcing of assigned components and commodities, including but not limited to, raw materials, equipment, tools, parts, supplies, and services.

Roles and Responsibilities:

• Purchases materials, equipment, supplies, and services of a specialized or complex nature in accordance with prescribed purchasing regulations and procedures.

• Reviews bid proposals and negotiates purchase orders within budgetary limitations and scope of authority.

• Reviews and analyzes purchase requisitions, investigates and develops sources of supplies, prepares bid specifications, issues bid requests and reviews quotations.

• Issues purchase orders and confirms with the selected supplier the purchase order number, quantity, unit pricing, shipping terms, payment terms, due date at CoorsTek receiving dock.

• Works with management to forecast monthly supply budget and monitors closely to ensure that budget is met.

• Develops new supply sources where vendors and suppliers are inadequate.

• Coordinates purchasing activities with manufacturing and engineering departments to maintain inventory.

• Monitors the cost, schedule and scope of assigned subcontracts to assure best quality at best value.

• Resolves over-shipments or under-shipments reported by receiving.

• Resolves any discrepancies between the invoice, purchase order, and receiving documents.

• Ensures that the purchase order is closed upon receipt of all items or completion of all services provided. • Maintains supplier performance measurements based on quality products, deliveries, and services.

• Periodically reviews all open orders to determine whether expediting, cancellation, or closure of the purchase order is necessary.

• May write and distribute bid invitations or requests for proposals; receives and analyzes bids, quotes, and proposals.

• May be responsible for creation of part numbers and/or bill of materials and for setting up the part numbers and/or bill of materials into the system.

• Discusses defective or unacceptable goods or services with inspection or quality control personnel, users, and suppliers to determine source of trouble and initiates necessary corrective action.

• Enhances material productivity through improved inventory turns, increased utilization of consignment and supplier-managed inventory, and improved payment terms.

• Responsible for ensuring ongoing cost reduction and encouraging continuous supplier improvement.

• May authorize the payment of invoices or return of merchandise.

• Maintains manual or computerized procurement records such as items or services purchased, costs, delivery, product quality or performance and quotes received.

• Assists in developing programs and partnerships with key suppliers. This includes evaluation of supplier performance, communication of needs, selection of primary suppliers, developing cost reduction programs, and ongoing evaluation and measurement of partnership with suppliers.

• May supervise non-exempt and exempt employees involved in the purchasing and inventory function.

• Provides training/cross-training to ensure employees are in compliance with departmental and safety standards and are up-to-date with required training.

Job Requirements:


• Bachelor’s degree in business or purchasing required or 7 years’ experience in related field; or equivalent combination of education and experience.


• APICs or CPM certification preferred

Functional/Technical Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:

• Performs tasks utilizing advanced proficiency in Windows, Microsoft Office, Outlook, and MFGPro.

• Must be able to work with a diverse variety of people from different cultures and backgrounds


Target Hiring Range

: $0.00 - $0.00

Actual compensation is commensurate with experience, skills and education. CoorsTek strives to give all qualified applicants equal opportunity and to make selection decisions on job related factors. Do not provide any information on the application which will indicate your race, color, religion, national origin, sex, age, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, pregnancy, genetic information, veteran status, or any other status protected by law or regulation.

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