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Northfield, MN Full Time Posted by: Job Juncture Posted: Thursday, 26 March 2020


The primary function of the buyer is to purchase raw material, components, supplies and MRO at the best value based off price, delivery, and quality. Company size is 200+ and is a printed circuit board manufacturing company, adding an additional 15,000 sq. ft. of production area.

Responsibilities and Duties

Place purchase orders for BOM items as determined by MRP. Communicate material shortages to production planners and customer service.

Place purchase orders for supplies, equipment, etc. as required considering price, delivery and quality for best value.

Support sales, manufacturing, engineering and maintenance by sourcing and quoting needed products.

Contact suppliers to schedule or expedite deliveries and to resolve shortages, missed or late deliveries and other problems.

Monitor vendor performance and recommend modification or improvements when necessary.

Establish, evaluate and monitor contracts to ensure supplies comply with terms and conditions established.

Provide assistance with special projects, either assigned, or as needed inter-departmentally.

Work cooperatively with others to assure cycle counts of inventory are timely and accurate. Assist with reconciliation of inventory as needed.

Review material usage to establish safety stock and/or blanket orders to ensure material is readily available.


Purchasing electronics

Price negotiation

Sourcing experience

Strong MRP knowledge/experience

Supplier interaction/scorecards

Work with vendors on performance

Establish and evaluate contracts

Inventory management knowledge

APICS certified preferred

Job shop environment - no build to stock

Component buying experience preferred

Buyers with contract manufacturer experience

Hectic/fast paced environment


Detail oriented

3-5 years buying experience

Support buying of large quantity of part numbers

Northfield, MN, United States of America
Job Juncture
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3/26/2020 5:50:40 PM

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