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Junior Buyer


Posted: 01/05/2024 Job Category: Accounting Job Number: 2090176 Pay Rate: $24 / hour

Job Description


The Jr. Buyer will be responsible for performing duties centered on the material planning/purchasing process as it impacts the manufacturing operations. He/She will be responsible for the maintenance and evaluation of schedules along with processing of purchase orders as it relates to procurement. Schedules the delivery of materials to meet production or customer demand. Communicates with suppliers to ensure product quality, delivery and cost requirements are being met.


Pay: $21-$24


Monday - Friday


Essential Functions:

• Review material requirements to eliminate shortages and improve inventory turnover

• Creating Purchase Orders for inventory or Maintenance Repair Operations (MRO)

• Maintain Purchase Order delivery dates to align with production schedule

• Identify cost reduction opportunities available by employing techniques of price/cost analysis and/or negotiations

• Expedite the shipment of materials from suppliers to meet committed delivery dates

• Alert senior personnel to inconsistencies in supplier responses and delayed commitments

• Initiate inventory reconciliations via cycle count requests

• Support end of the year physical inventory counts

• Review forecasts and sales orders for procurement of custom components and parts

• Investigate and recommend new sources of supply that will provide maximum value by delivering quality goods on time and at a low cost

• Collaborate with Planning, Production, Warehouse, and Engineering to mitigate shortages




• Demonstrates job knowledge

• Shows loyalty consistently to Astrophysics

• Drives quality and excellence

• Works well with others

• Communicates effectively and thoughtfully

•Demonstrates dependability in all aspects of work

• Shows initiative and responsiveness

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