Buyer (Twinsburg, OH)

Job Overview

Leiden Company is seeking an experienced Buyer to assist with sourcing, purchasing and expediting materials and supplies for our manufacturing facilities. He or she will seek quotes from vendors to support company cost saving objectives, negotiate pricing on raw materials, finished products, shop supplies, hardware and other required products, and maintain purchase orders and other relevant purchasing-related information in the ERP system.

Key Areas of Responsibility

  • Purchase materials submitted on requisitions and ensure price accuracy and delivery by due dates
  • Create and support positive relationships with current vendors while developing new vendor opportunities and sources
  • Process purchase orders, receivers and other required documentation
  • Oversee cost comparisons and reductions, invoice approvals and reconciliations
  • Obtain material quotes, evaluate and make recommendations to determine most economical supplier
  • Pursue cost savings opportunities and develop cost savings initiatives
  • Run open purchase order report for all vendors and verify due dates with vendors
  • Review material stock and usage to determine economical order quantities
  • Follow up on orders to ensure on time delivery; Inform Project Managers if vendor is not able to meet original requested dates or price changes
  • Interact with office and shop personnel to ensure expectations of orders are met
  • Assist shop in sourcing, securing and purchasing parts
  • Match purchase orders with vendor confirmations: All purchase orders must have a price, quantity and date confirmation from the vendor
  • Review all overages, discrepancies or quality issues with vendors as required
  • Help maintain quality of products; Working with manufacturing and quality discussing defective or unacceptable materials then working with vendors and others to trouble-shoot and resolve
  • Assist Purchasing Department and other departments as needed
  • Complete other assignments as requested

Qualifications & Experience

  • Minimum 3 years of similar experience required
  • Ability to negotiate and relationship management skills
  • Understanding of materials and products being purchased
  • General understanding of ERP system functionality and objectives
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills; Teamwork and collaboration
  • Independent decision-making abilities and exceptional attention to detail
  • Strong MS office skills
  • High school diploma/Associate Degree and/ or three (3) or more years of related experience and/or training or equivalent combination of education and experience. Experience in a manufacturing environment preferred. No Certifications required.

Why Work at Leiden

Leiden offers an opportunity to grow and develop your career in an environment that provides a fulfilling workplace for employees, creates an environment for continuous learning, and embraces the ideas and diversity of others. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to sex, pregnancy, race, color, creed, religion, national origin, age, disability status, protected veteran status, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other legally protected status.

Leiden is an Equal Opportunity Employer.