Junior Buyer

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Job Scope:

Test and examine products and make purchases for the company by contacting vendors to discuss price, availability, and delivery schedule. Return unacceptable products to vendors to receive refund.

Essential Duties:

· Selects products for purchase by testing, observing, or examining items

· Determines method of procurement such as direct
purchase or bid

· Reviews bid proposals and negotiates contracts within
budgetary limitations and scope of authority

· Confers with vendors to obtain product or service
information such as price, availability, and delivery schedule

· Estimates values according to knowledge of market

· Prepares purchase orders or bid requests

· Maintains procurement records such as items or services purchased, costs, delivery, product quality or performance, and inventories

· Approves invoices for payment

· Expedites delivery of goods to users

· Discusses defective or unacceptable goods or services with inspection or quality control personnel, users, vendors, and others to take corrective action

Secondary Duties:

· Maintain a clean and safe work environment

· Perform other duties as assigned

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

· Excellent communication and interpersonal skills

· Proficient with Microsoft Office applications

Education Requirements:

Associate’s degree or equivalent from two-year or technical school

Experience Requirements:

Six months to one year of related experience

Physical Requirements:

Individual must be prepared for:

Reaching – 10% of shift

Bending – 5% of shift

Pushing – 5% of shift

Pulling – 5% of shift

Climbing – 0% of shift

Sitting – 85% of shift

Overhead work – 0% of shift

Standing – 15% of shift

Walking – 15% of shift

Lifting up to 40 pounds – 5% of shift

Employee must perform essential functions of the job with or without reasonable accommodation. The company will provide reasonable accommodation to a qualified individual with a disability, as defined by the ADA, who has made the company aware of his or her disability, provided that such accommodation does not
constitute an undue hardship on the company.

Other Requirements:

· Pass a pre-employment drug screen and pre-employment physical

Work Environment:

Work takes place in a climate controlled office. The volume in the office is typically quiet.

Career Ladder:

This position could lead to advancement to a supervisory position.

Promote a Healthy and Safe Culture

Empower employees to make the workplace safe

Establish employee ownership for safe behavior and awareness

Plan safety into all tasks

Learn from unsafe experiences to prevent future accidents

Performance Standards:

The criteria for evaluation in this position include, but are not limited to, the following:

1. Successful development and timely completion of individual and divisional annual objectives

2. Accomplishment of professional development goals as established in the employee performance evaluation

3. Demonstrated strong interpersonal skills in building and maintaining levels of trust and respect

4. Satisfactory annual evaluation by supervisor

To apply for this job please visit workforcenow.adp.com.

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