Senior Buyer

Aston Carter


Reviews the Material Requirement Planning (MRP) report for purchasing requirements and executes daily actions according to department procedures (P.O. releases, supplier acknowledgments)

Reviews requisitions and Engineering documents for requirements and specifications for same

Communicates forecasted requirements to suppliers to maintain supply chain health

Maintain appropriate inventory levels consistent with targeted inventory goals

Maintain accurate planning metrics including lead time, MOQ/EOQ, costing, purchasing information and safety stock levels

Conduct regular reviews of current usage levels with above parameters to ensure proper ordering volumes and patterns are followed to support Manufacturing and Service needs

Review all available reports for shortages and excess and take appropriate action to expedite or disposition material

Manage Supplier invoicing approval to minimize Purchase Price Variance and supplier adherence to contract terms throughout the year

Resolve non-conforming product, invoicing and other issues in a timely manner to ensure availability of product and timely payment to suppliers

Act as a liaison between suppliers and other departments to resolve procurement related problems

Escalate internal organizational issues and all issues pertaining to Suppliers (Cost, Quality, Availability, and Commercial) to the Procurement Director for resolution

Respond to customer inquiries promptly and professionally

Contribute to team effort by accomplishing other procurement-related tasks as needed (cycle counting, inventory adjustments, new supplier identification)

Special projects and other accounting related duties as requested

Comply with all applicable OSHA, EPA, local regulatory laws, and company safety policies

Management retains the discretion to add or change the duties of this position at any time

Coordinate efforts with receiving to verify accuracy, completing the receipt through the ERP system, and route to Accounts Payable. Assist Accounts Payable by investigating and reconciling any discrepancies. Additional responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

Create, send, and monitor open purchase order reports to suppliers

Check deliveries against purchase orders for accuracy and completeness

Follow up on due, late, and missing shipments

Expedite purchase orders as required to meet production needs

Research and resolve receiving and invoice discrepancies


Bachelor’s degree in Business or associate major

Minimum of 3 years’ purchasing experience

Demonstrated knowledge of purchasing principles and practices.

Strong MRP and/or ERP experience

Experience managing assigned product metrics

Proven experience in sourcing, negotiations, and developing cost saving initiatives

Proficiency using Microsoft Office advanced Excel capabilities

Experience using purchasing software and manufacturing computer system

About Aston Carter:

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At Aston Carter, we’re dedicated to expanding career opportunities for the skilled professionals who power our business. Our success is driven by the talented, motivated people who join our team across a range of positions – from recruiting, sales and delivery to corporate roles. As part of our team, employees have the opportunity for long-term career success, where hard work is rewarded and the potential for growth is limitless.

Established in 1997, Aston Carter is a leading staffing and consulting firm, providing high-caliber talent and premium services to more than 7,000 companies across North America. Spanning four continents and more than 200 offices, we extend our clients’ capabilities by seeking solvers and delivering solutions to address today’s workforce challenges. For organizations looking for innovative solutions shaped by critical-thinking professionals, visit Aston Carter is a company within Allegis Group, a global leader in talent solutions.

The company is an equal opportunity employer and will consider all applications without regards to race, sex, age, color, religion, national origin, veteran status, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information or any characteristic protected by law.

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