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Junior Buyer in North Brunswick Township, NJ at Accounting Now

Date Posted: 3/1/2018

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Job Description

Purchasing Buyer Position - (Junior)

The Purchasing Buyer ensures the timely and cost efficient procurement of materials and components, manufacturing equipment, lab supplies, warehouse and office supplies across all facilities.

Essential Job Functions:

  • Sources and negotiates purchase prices on raw materials, packaging components, etc. and determines whether to purchase or pass based on our in-house guidelines and requirements for safety stock and production.
  • Work with Purchasing Manager to develop new supply sources as necessary insuring quality requirements and product specifications are met.
  • Ensures accurate data is entered onto PO's reports, requisitions, and ERP system.
  • Reviews issues and queries related to Accounts Payable and vendor Invoices and investigate and corrects where necessary.
  • Work with Accounting, Logistics, receiving and other related departments to solve questions on purchase order.
  • Maintain relationship with key suppliers, which include monitoring performance metrics, resolving claims and/or disputers and other factors affecting supply availability and pricing of products procured.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Education and Skills:

  • BS/BA degree with emphasis in Logistics, Business, Supply Chain
  • 5+ years of experience in a purchasing /procurement environment. Specific experience purchasing active pharmaceutical ingredients, raw materials, and packaging materials is a plus.
  • CPSM certification preferred
  • Well-developed knowledge of MS office applications, particularly in Excel.
  • Prior experience utilizing an ERP system (SYSPRO) is beneficial.
  • Possess a keen attention to detail, the ability to prioritize and a positive can-do attitude.
  • Ability to communicate clearly and professionally, both verbally and in writing.
  • Bi-Lingual in either Chinese or Hindi is a plus

Possible temp to hire opportunity for the right candidate. This client is growing and looking for excellent candidates for positions throughout the company.