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Senior Buyer/Purchaser in Graham, NC at Vaco

Date Posted: 3/15/2019

Job Snapshot

Job Description

At Vaco, we give you an advantage over your competition through relationships with human resources and hiring managers directly. Currently, our client is seeking to fill a Senior Buyer opening, and we want to hear from you!

Job Responsibilities:

  • Responsible for negotiating components, equipment, supplies from vendors/suppliers
    • Qualify, source and negotiate, with an emphasis to identify cost reduction opportunities with suppliers
    • Accountable for Key Performance Indicators: On Time Delivery; Purchase Order Backlog, Accuracy and Premium Freight
    • Accurately enter purchase orders into ERP system with expected ship date upon issuance of order
    • Improve purchasing procedures and controls document and implement procedures
    • Work with internal customers to expedite and resolve supply issues
    • Provide delivery dates to project managers, service, and operations
    • Measure key supplier performance and drive resolution to issues by understanding supplier capacities and capabilities
    • Drive elimination of supplier defects received, and process returned material by deadline


  • 5-8 years of direct purchasing experience in an OEM environment
  • Strong working knowledge of mechanical items ie: pumps, motors & valves and electrical components
  • BA in Materials Management.