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Buyer I

  • Job Category: Sales/Marketing
  • Education: N/A
  • FT/PT: Full-Time
  • Company: Bergkamp, Inc.

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Job Description:

Job Purpose: Buyer I will negotiate with vendors for the purchase of all materials, supplies, equipment and services used.

Essential Functions
1.Place orders for stock and non-stock items and services.
2.Prepare purchase orders for parts, process all paperwork, initiate order revisions.
3.Maintain supplier relationships, including negotiation of pricing, determining product availability, and arrangements/agreements on delivery schedules.
4.Monitor and expedite shipments to ensure committed delivery dates are met and/or pull-in shipments support production needs.
5.Resolve shipment errors with suppliers and assist accounting issues to ensure timely payment.
6.Work closely with production planning to ensure accurate data is used for lead times and delivery dates.
7.Negotiates best vendor terms, pricing and delivery based on budget and schedule requirements.
8.Works closely with receiving department to ensure proper supplies have arrived.
9.Traces delinquent arrivals from purchase orders.
10.Initiates purchase orders; arranges inspection of sample products as required.
11.Coordinates appropriate quality matters and engineering changes/developments between company activities and suppliers.

Qualifications and Requirements: To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential function satisfactorily.
The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

The Way We Do Things: We believe that a team of people who are humble, hungry and smart will deliver superior performance over the sum total of talented individuals; therefore, we are committed to achieving our mission through teamwork while honoring our core values.
a.Hungry Puts the needs of the organization before themselves. Acknowledge each individuals strengths and responsibilities. Is committed to the organizations success.
b.Humble - Active participation and engagement in department and companywide initiatives. Demonstrates an eagerness for achieving results, learning, setting a positive example, and adding to the success of the team.
c.Smart - Understands the impact of their words and actions on other people. Demonstrates good judgement and intuition of group dynamics.

1.Bachelors degree preferred with emphasis in business administration, economics, or two years of purchasing and materials control experience in a manufacturing environment.
2.Excellent written and verbal communication skills, with the ability to clearly communicate detailed information to co-workers, management, vendors, suppliers, and customers.
3.Excellent customer service skills with the ability to interact in a positive and professional manner to develop and maintain strong working relationships with co-workers, management, vendors, suppliers, and customers.
4.Ability to write routine reports and business correspondence.
5.Ability to add, subtract, multiply, and divide in all units of measure, using whole numbers, common fractions, and decimals. Ability to calculate figures and amounts such as proportions and percentages.
6.Ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out instructions furnished in written, oral, or diagram form.
7.Ability to manage time effectively and prioritize tasks to meet deadlines.
8.Strong attention to detail and organizational skills.
9.Knowledge of raw materials, production equipment, assembly methods, and tools.
10.Ability to operate computer and computer software, to include Microsoft Office products and MRP.
11.Ability to maintain confidentiality.

Physical Demands and Work Environment: The physical requirements described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
1.While performing the duties of this job, the employee is required to talk and hear. The employee is occasionally required to stand, bend, kneel, climb stairs and walk; use hands to finger, handle, or feel; and reach with hands and arms. The employee occasionally must lift and/or move up to 25 pounds. The employee seldom must lift and/or move up to 75 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and ability to adjust focus.
2.The work environment is usually an indoor setting with occasional exposure to outside elements. The noise level in the work environment is occasionally high. In addition, other elements that an employee could be occasionally exposed to in this work environment are but not limited to; Fumes and odors, mechanical and electrical hazards, fire hazards, and an elevated workplace. This position requires infrequent travel, which may involve exposure to extreme weather elements.

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Bergkamp, Inc.
3040 Emulsion Drive
Salina KS 67401

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3040 Emulsion Drive
Salina, Kansas 67401
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