Buyer

POSITION TITLE: Buyer

DEPARTMENT: Purchasing

REPORTS TO: Materials and Quality Manager

MAJOR DUTIES: Works with Purchasing Manager to develop and implement purchasing department policies and procedures. Work indirectly with Project Management, Operations and Design Engineers to ensure project goals are met on budget. Will also work with Shipping and Receiving to ensure that materials and equipment flow through the system. Work with the management and department personnel to deliver the Eclipse Vision and the Eclipse Entrepreneurial Culture.

PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES:

• To ensure smooth flow and timely delivery of materials, goods and services throughout different departments and operations
• Participate in the preparation, processing and administration of materials goods and services
• Provide assistance for project and department budgets, pricing, delivery of goods and services as approved by department or Project Management department
• Generate high value purchase orders and ensure that all purchases are properly approved and consistent with company policies and procedures
• Follow up on and expedite orders to ensure adherence to contract delivery terms; investigate and resolve problems; coordinate returns and monitor accuracy of invoicing
• Liaison between ALL departments to ensure on time delivery of purchased items and on time delivery of Eclipse machinery and equipment
• Assist in managing inventory levels of materials for the company
• Responsible for initiating the counting of inventory for accounting
• Demonstrate continuous efforts to improve operations and decrease turnaround times
• Gather and analyze data and make recommendations to improve efficiency and cost effectiveness of materials, goods and services
• Research and develop a vendor / supplier base line that will give Eclipse a competitive edge on all product purchases
• Implement and maintain department procedures and standards
• Recognize problems, initiate action, assist in problem solving and evaluate results on purchasing issues
• As needed, promote environmentally and ergonomically safe purchased product to ensure safety of Eclipse personnel and the customer’s employees
• Promote positive relations with partners, customers, vendors, and distributors
• Recommend and consistently administer policies and procedures to enhance department operations and support continuous improvement
• Enforce Eclipse policies throughout the entire company including Human Resources, Safety and Environmental
• Recommend Eclipse Data Base improvements on an ongoing basis to increase efficiency throughout the company.
• Continuously resource new products for Eclipse to offer leading innovative solutions

• Using pallet lifters, lift trucks and fork-lifts, hoists or winches, powered cranes, dollies hand trucks, and loaders when needed
• Manual and computerized inventory control
• Prepare bills of lading, invoices and other shipping documents
• Inspect and verify incoming foods
• Ensure purchased items meet Eclipse Automation quality, safety and reliability standards.
• Maintain company confidentiality.
• Maintain good corporate citizen role in support of the Eclipse corporate Vision.
• Adhere to all Health and Safety rules and procedures
• Complete other duties and projects as assigned
• Ensure that all business activities are performed with the highest ethical standards and in compliance with the Eclipse Automation Inc. Conduct Code

 

QUALIFICATIONS:

Education:
• A self-motivated individual that has successfully completed either a University Degree or College Diploma in Materials Management, Business Management or a Purchasing /Administration for Businesses related program, or equivalent experience
• Working toward a Certified Professional Purchaser (CPP) designation would be an asset

Experience:
• 5 years’ experience in a similar role
• Must have a broad knowledge of raw materials, commercial and electrical items
• Excellent organizational skills
• Must have computer skills with MS Office, email and internet. Have a basic understanding of AutoCAD and database operational / search engines and ability to read blueprints
• Work requires professional written and verbal communication; interpersonal skills and driven with ability to provide leadership in a hands on environment, assertive, dependable and resourceful to successfully interact with engineering and operations staff

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