Buyer - Manufacturing

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania | Direct Hire

Post Date: 06/16/2017 Job ID: 14754 Industry: BUYER

Buyer - Manufacturing
Pittsburgh, PA

Currently have a full-time, direct hire opening in the Pittsburgh, PA area for a Buyer for a manufacturing client.

Essential Functions

  • Manage the entire purchasing life cycle including engineering development, supplier candidate identification, quoting, supplier selection, purchase order entry, purchase order maintenance (move in/outs, expediting, cancellation) to actual receipt.
  • Manage supplier relationships through building new contacts, development & maintaining positive & productive working relationships and ensuring supplier performance metrics are accomplished.
  • Inventory levels are managed to optimize availability through the entire product life cycle at the lowest investment to support all customers/demand streams.
  • Independently analyze and recommend appropriate actions to maintain and reduce inventory levels to support departmental objectives.
  • Cost improvement activities are independently initiated and completed in order to provide the company with best total cost of ownership value.
  • The business system is used fully to maximize utilization and efficiency. 
  • Additionally investigate, analyze, and recommend streamlined process improvements.
  • Provide supervision and mentoring to other Supply Chain personnel to improve their skills in Purchasing techniques and strategies, and to encourage/champion initiatives.


  • Bachelor’s Degree in Business or Engineering
  • 5-10 years experience in an industrial procurement organization.
  • Broad and in-depth knowledge of purchasing, manufacturing, materials and inventory management, quality, information systems, finance, and engineering drawings. 
  • Solid decision-making skills
  • Strong analytical and critical-thinking skills
  • Working knowledge of integrated business systems is required to effectively execute the responsibilities of the position. 
  • High level of computer skills including office automation and business systems. ?


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Drew Malachosky
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