Pittsburgh, PA 16323 | Direct Hire

Post Date: 06/15/2018 Job ID: 16511 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 
  • Manager inventory levels 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.
  • Initiate cost improvement activities to provide the company with best total cost of ownership value.
  • 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


  • 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.


Buyer - Manufacturing - 16511

Oxford Solutions is a professional staffing firm that specializes in the placement of talented professionals into challenging, career-enriching opportunities. We're based in Pittsburgh, PA, but we have openings with major clients located nationwide. We provide multiple avenues of employment to include contract, contract-to-hire and direct placement. Our well-trained staff of recruiters will work with you to help land your first job or your dream job and strive to always affect people's lives in a positive way.
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