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  Job Title:    BUYER       

  Department: Purchasing            


  FLSA Status:     x     Exempt          Non Exempt         Hourly


Critical features of this job are described under the headings below.  They are not meant to be all inclusive and may be subject to change at any time due to reasonable accommodations or other reasons.


  General Purpose of the Position:

  • Responsible for source selection, negotiations and purchasing of materials for the TN facility


  Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

Specific Responsibilities

  • Ability or order MRO items, general supplies, services and production materials per policies
  • Monitor inventory levels, communicate variances  
  • Develop and maintain an appropriate inventory levels
  • Confirm and follow up on orders, shipment deliveries, and receipt of purchased goods.
  • Investigates late shipments, quality issues, and order discrepancies with suppliers; escalates issues within the purchasing team.
  • Verifies purchase requisitions by comparing items requested on the RFP and recommending alternatives
  • Files Purchase Orders and supporting documentation electronically
  • Sets up new part numbers and vendors and maintain system accuracy
  • Competes vendor items for best value and negotiates pricing
  • Verification of proper approvals on RFP
  • Investigates invoicing issues and authorizes invoices for payment
  • Continually review existing pricing commitments with various vendors to maintain cost effectiveness on all purchases
  • Prepare direct costs analysis and variances for review
  • Provides purchasing information by collecting, analyzing, and summarizing data and trends
  • Accomplishes purchasing and organization goals on savings initiatives
  • Leads projects for further savings initiatives
  • This position will serve as the back-up for Customer Service for vacation relief





Skills and Abilities Required:

  • Knowledge of Purchasing procedures
  • Familiarity of purchasing related Federal regulations
  • Strong computer and organizational skills
  • Strong vendor relations with the ability to negotiate


Computer Equipment and Software Requirements:

Experience in AS400, Infor or other MRP/ERP Systems. Strong use of Microsoft Office applications. APICS certification is a plus.



Daily interaction with internal customers and vendors


Decision / Judgment:

Minimal supervision required. Ability to work independently and make decisions based on standard policies and procedures


Errors / Accuracy:

Must be able to work with high degree of accuracy to ensure correct materials are ordered to requirements


Effort / Working Environment:

Must be able to sit for extended periods of time at a computer


Education and Experience Requirements:

Bachelor’s degree preferred and/or 5+ years’ experience


M Force Staffing is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants, including individuals with disabilities and protected veterans, are encouraged to apply. In addition to federal law requirements, M Force Staffing complies with applicable state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment in every location in which the company has facilities. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation and training. M Force Staffing is an E-Verify Employer

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