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At Eriez our employees are the catalysts for success! Currently we have an opening for a Buyer role. The selected candidate for this role will review and analyze purchase requisitions, investigate, and develop sources of supplies, prepare bid specifications, issue bid requests and review quotations. Additionally, they will purchase materials, equipment, supplies and services of a specialized or complex nature in accordance with prescribed purchasing regulations and procedures. They will interpret and communicate purchasing procedures to departments and vendors, as a specialist in assigned material categories, which require a degree of technical knowledge. This position requires the use of initiative and independent judgment and ability to read and understand written instructions and engineering drawings.

Education and Experience: 

  • Bachelor's degree in related field AND one year of buying experience;
  • OR, five years of buying experience;
  • OR, Any equivalent combination of experience and/or education from which comparable knowledge, skills and abilities have been achieved.

Required Qualifications:          

  1. Examines and analyzes departmental purchase requisitions for completeness and accuracy of information; contacts department or initiator to clarify or complete information; determines method to process requisition based on dollar amount, timeliness required, existing open contracts, and/or competitive bidding.
  2. Makes adjustments/returns with vendors about replacements due to non-conformity to Engineering or Purchasing specifications.
  3. Identifies and selects vendor to procure requisitioned commodities, meeting criteria such as price, quantity, quality and delivery date and places orders.
  4. Identifies and assists in developing new sources of supply, securing favorable terms for the company. Also updates records and files and secures samples, descriptions, photos, or other pertinent information.
  5. Writes and distributes bid invitations or requests for proposals; receives and analyzes bids, quotes, proposals, and awards the contract after approval from the Purchasing Manager.
  6. Resolves purchasing problems between department and vendor.
  7. Knowledge of purchasing practices and procedures.
  8. Knowledge of materials, products, and the commodity market in area of specialization.
  9. Skill in preparing and analyzing complex technical specifications and bids.
  10. Skill in both verbal and written communication.
  11. Skill in establishing and maintaining effective working relationships.
  12. Ability to read and understand written instructions and engineering drawings
  13. CPM or CPIM a plus


Contact Eriez' Human Resources team at hr@eriez.com or 814-835-6000

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