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Purchaser

Atlanta, GA
Purpose of the Job
The Purchaser is responsible for the procurement of equipment, materials and services for our CAPEX projects and After Sales. This responsibility involves the selection of suitable vendors, negotiating prices and commercial terms, and assuring that the right quality and quantity of goods and services are procured at the right time and for the right price. The Purchaser will meet with various types of suppliers, domestically and internationally, and may attend trade shows and conferences to seek out new suppliers and track trends in the industry.
 
Organization Reporting
  • Direct Line Manager: Purchasing Manager
  • Team: Purchasing Dept. (3 members) and Parent Company’s Purchasing Department (approx. 10 members)
 
Responsibilities and Job Duties
  • Prepare and process requisitions and purchase orders for supplies and equipment
  • Review purchase order claims and contracts for conformance to company policy
  • Craft negotiation strategies and close deals with optimal terms
  • Seek and partner with reliable vendors and suppliers
  • Maintain records of goods ordered and received
  • Locate vendors of materials, equipment or supplies, and interview them in order to determine product availability and terms of sales
  • Participate in the development of specifications for equipment, products or substitute materials
  • Resolve vendor or contractor grievances, and claims against suppliers
  • Represent the company in negotiating contracts and formulating policies with suppliers
 
Qualifications and Skills
  • BS degree in engineering and/or business administration required,
  • Min. 5 years’ experience as a purchaser in the machinery & plant manufacturing industry,
  • Computer experience in Microsoft Office products including Word and Excel required,
  • Knowledge of SAP/R3 preferred,
  • Good negotiation skills and international sourcing knowledge required,
  • Aptitude for numbers and quantitative skills,
  • Positive work attitude, team player
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