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Buyer/Purchasing Agent

Location: Lake Mills, Wisconsin 53551
Posted:Tue, November 17, 2020
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Buyer/Purchasing Agent

This position is with a stable, growing and well respected manufacturer and engineering solutions provider of world class precision machined parts & assemblies. Due to their continued growth and diversified portfolio of customers/industries (medical device, energy, aerospace, defense) in which they serve, they are seeking to add a Purchasing Agent/Buyer to their team. If you are a self-motivated, effective and collaborative professional seeking to put his/her procurement talents to use in a fast paced environment, please keep reading….

Position Overview:

The Buyer will be responsible for purchasing activities in a fast paced and time-sensitive environment. The Buyer's core responsibility is to procure direct materials (metals/raw materials) and as well indirect (MRO) goods & services that meet/exceed quality requirements at the lowest possible cost delivered on time to meet manufacturing production needs to fulfill customer demands.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Utilize company's ERP purchasing system to process purchase orders
  • Performance measurement tools are as follows: Past Due Purchase Order Report, Purchase Price Variance Report, Supplier Quality performance, and Delivery Performance Report
  • Ensure the accuracy of documents to meet the terms and conditions, payment terms, freight terms, and other key commercial terms
  • Cultivate supplier relationships and establish new relationships to support supply chain strategy and business needs
  • Collaborate with internal requestors to understand requirements, specifications, scope of work, budget, and delivery requirements
  • Communicate and resolve delivery and/or quality issues with supplier and internal requestor
  • Staying informed with real-time information on orders from RFQ to the use of the product
  • Recognize opportunities for continuous improvement and be an advocate and champion for change in support of Operational Excellence


  • Associate's Degree (AAS.) is required. Bachelor's Degree in Business, Supply Chain Management, Production/Operations Management or equivalent business experience
  • Minimum of two (2) years purchasing experience preferably with metals and/or raw materials
  • Effective verbal communication skills with a positive attitude
  • Proven initiative and accountability
  • Highly accurate computer data entry skills to include Word, Excel, and ERP software systems
  • Highly accurate number and visual perception
  • Effective planning and organization with maximum utilization of time management
  • Competent with deadlines and pressure with the ability to handle frequent interruptions
  • Ability to use judgment and independent thinking in the interpretation of data with indirect supervision

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