Purchasing Buyer

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Location
Mankato, Minnesota
Industry
Manufacturing & Production (Production Occupations)
Job Type
Full-Time
Working Hours
7:00 PM - 3:30 PM
Salary
US$ 21.00 - US$ 24.00 per hour
Ref. Number
S_32415
Contact
Adam Despres, Spherion
Phone
507-387-2200
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Job Description

The ideal candidate for the Buyer role will take initiative, solve problems, and make decisions. This person must have good people skills providing a balance between negotiating and building relationships with outside suppliers as well as internal customers.

Responsibilities:
- Procure material based on pricing and lead time to meet production requirements
- Negotiate with suppliers
- Create and maintain relationships both externally and internally
- All other duties assigned by your Supervisor

Working hours: 7:00 PM - 3:30 PM

Skills:
- Strong keyboarding skills with Windows, Word, and Excel
- Familiarity with MRP/ERP systems
- Excellent communication skills both oral and written
- Ability to work in a team environment
- Self-motivated
- Good multi-tasker
- Very organized with high attention to detail
- Must be able to read, write, communicate, and comprehend the English language

Education:
Associate

Experience:
1-4 years

Qualifications:
- Associates degree
- 2 or more years of purchasing experience in a manufacturing environment
- 90% of the Buyer position is spent working at a desk on a computer
- Must pass a Pre-Employment Drug Screening Test and Criminal Background Check

Spherion has helped thousands of people just like you find work happiness! Our experienced staff will listen carefully to your employment needs and then work diligently to match your skills and qualifications to the right job and company. Whether you're looking for temporary, temp-to-perm or direct hire opportunities, no one works harder for you than Spherion. EEO Employer: Race, Religion, Color, National Origin, Citizenship, Sex, Sexual Orientation, Gender Identity, Age, Disability, Ancestry, Veteran Status, Genetic Information, Service in the Uniformed Services or any other classification protected by law.

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