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Junior Buyer in Plainville at Vaco

Date Posted: 7/25/2018

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Job Description

Fast-growing organization in Plainville is seeking a purchasing coordinator to join their team! Ideally, we are seeking candidates with vendor coordination experience, who have processed purchase orders and are able to be highly organized in a busy environment. We are also considering recent graduates with applicable internship experience as well!

Responsibilities include:

  • Perform research activities to determine a list of possible vendors
  • Contact each vendor and take information regarding price, availability and quality of problems
  • Arrange meetings with vendors and confer with them in order to provide them with requirements
  • Confer with production managers to determine purchasing needs
  • Make purchase orders and have them signed from production managers
  • Monitor all purchase requisitions and handle adjustments with vendors
  • Process proof of delivery requests
  • Handle limited inventory management activities
  • Liaison with the accounting department to reconcile invoices and purchase orders
  • Create reseller agreements and maintain ETAs for open orders
  • Study and evaluate formal bids and make recommendations for awarding contracts
  • Research pricing information and compare prices and quotations


  • Bachelor's degree preferred, minimum of H/S diploma required
  • 1+ years of buying/purchasing experience OR relevant internship experience required
  • Vendor communication experience preferred
  • Strong organizational skills
  • Excellent communication skills