Job Title: Buyer
Location: Bristol, PA (19007)
Job ID #: 60516
Duration: 9 to 12 Month Contract Position with possible
Work Status: United States Citizen
Work Hours: First Shift Position / Day Time Hours / Monday To
Pay Rate: $32.00 Per Hour
List Certifications & Licenses: CPP or APICS
Job Details: Under the general direction of the Purchasing
Manager, the Buyer is responsible for the procurement of materials,
equipment, and services with the objective of meeting established
cost, delivery and quality initiatives.
Issue requests for quotation/bid/proposal & analyze supplier
quotes to determine best source in terms of cost, conformance to
requirements, and delivery
Generate reliable cost estimates that accurately reflect the
cost and customer requirements.
Organize data and estimates from various functional areas into
cohesive, auditable and consistent cost packages.
Analyzes material estimates to ensure cohesiveness and
consistency with the Proposal Action Plan.
Develops material cost histories and estimates to support
proposal packages, audits, and negotiations.
Document fair and reasonable pricing per Federal Acquisition
Regulation (FAR) by performing cost and and/or price analysis.
Maintain accurate PO documentation per FAR/ Defense Federal
Acquisition Regulation (DFAR) requirements and internal policies
Purchase required materials, equipment, and services in
accordance with the established Division and Corporate Procedures
and Work Instructions.
Meet established PPV (Purchase Price Variance) targets for cost
reduction and cost avoidance.
Initiate and maintain effective and professional relationships
Select, develop and maintain suppliers capable of meeting
quality, cost, timing and technology expectations
Support the company objectives by ensuring supplier commitment
to continuous improvement
Uphold internal and external policies, regulations and laws
(FAR, S/OX, etc.)
Provide information / data, through outside contacts, on new
materials, equipment, processes, and lead-time to respective
department heads for their review.
Advise respective department heads of economic conditions,
Negotiate cost savings and cost avoidance.
Monitor - status open purchase orders to ensure punctual
Resolve and process accounts payable / invoice
Aide in resolution of receiving discrepancies.
Negotiate the return of non-conforming material and
Perform other duties as assigned by the Purchasing Department
Technical / Functional Skills:
Education / Experience / Licenses etc.
B.S. Degree in business, engineering or equivalent with Two
years of purchasing experience with at least 1 year experience
using FAR/DFARs flow downs within the manufacturing & AD industry.
(Or 2 years post-secondary/Associates Degree and a minimum of 6
years of prior related experience; Or Graduate Degree or equivalent
with 0 to 2 years of prior related experience)
Purchasing experience utilizing ERP and MRP (i.e.: Infor LN,
Infor Visual, SAP, BAAN)
Experience with Microsoft Office Products (Word and Excel)
Purchasing experience utilizing Infor LN or BAAN preferred
Commodity purchasing experience of electronic components &
machined parts preferred
APICS, purchasing (ISM) or Purchasing Professional certification
Advance knowledge of Microsoft Excel preferred
Small Business Professional Certification preferred
Ability to obtain Clearance preferred